2017 Will Be a Competitive Year for IT Contracts

February 9, 2017 Top Federal IT Contracts to Watch for in 2017 Source: Nextgov, Frank Konkel, January 31, 2017 If 2016 was the biggest year for federal IT contracts in a decade, 2017 might well be the most competitive. On … Continued

Cybersecurity Should be Important to All Businesses

January 26, 2017 SBA To Provide Strategy For Small Businesses To Improve Cybersecurity Source: SmallGovCon, Matthew Moriarty, January 20, 2017 By the middle of this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration should have a strategy in place to assist small … Continued

Tech Advocacy Group Suggests IT Reforms

January 11, 2017 Tech group calls on Trump to assess IT vulnerabilities, lower acquisition barriers Source: Federal Times, Tony Ware, December 19, 2016 The federal government needs to assess its IT infrastructure and address cybersecurity, modernization and assessment reform as … Continued

Cumbersome Requirements are Challenges for Tech Startups

January 4, 2017 Tech Startups Struggle to Tap $82 Billion in Federal Contracts Source: Bloomberg Technology, Nafeesa Syeed, December 8, 2016 U.S. government’s tech budget is eight times that of Apple Cumbersome requirements keeps newcomers from getting foothold Jason Wagner’s … Continued

Four Key Changes in “New” NISPOM

November 22, 2016 4 things you need to know about new contractor requirements for classified networks Source: Washington Technology, Dan Velez, October 27, 2016 Over the years, I’ve sought to provide practical perspectives on the National Industrial Security Program Operating … Continued

An Analysis of 2017 Government Contracting

October 24, 2016 Five trends shaping federal contracts in fiscal 2017 Source: Bloomberg Government, Duncan Amos, October 11, 2016 After years of decline, government contracting may increase in fiscal 2017. Relatively flat spending decreases in recent years and increased budgets … Continued

Spam Filter Prevented Bid from Being Received

August 22, 2016 Agency Spam Filter Excludes Proposal; Offeror Loses Protest Source: SmallGovCon, Steven Koprince, August 1, 2016 An agency’s spam filter prevented an offeror’s proposal from reaching the Contracting Officer in time to be considered for award–and the GAO denied the … Continued