Bernie Gauf

    Is it time to revamp your software testing strategies?

    Today's market demands efficiencies and cost savings, so why are labor intensive software testing still the norm? Bernie Gauf argues that automated software testing offers the advantages of lower costs and higher quality. Here's what you need to know. Read More

    Comments: 3
    Robert Davis

    4 critical questions to guide your career

    Careers last longer and involve multiple employers, so you need to know the critical questions to ask yourself as you take responsibility for your professional development. Remember, no one is going to do it for you. Read More

    Ed Hammersla

    Time to bury GOTS technology

    Known as GOTS, government-off-the-shelf technology has seen its day come and go. It's wasteful and just can't keep up with rapidly changing times. Read More


    Can you afford to chase premium price? Maybe.

    In this era of lowest price contracting, a price premium might seem to be a pipe dream but Robert Lohfeld's analysis shows that if the opportunity presents itself, it can be well-worth the pursuit. Read More

    Comments: 1
    Lisa Mascolo

    Can an Agile mindset save you from the LPTA trap?

    The Agile methodology can create a closer partnership with customers and increase the likelihood of success but it can also help your solutions stand out as exceptional in a low-price, technically acceptable world. Read More

    Comments: 2
    Steve Charles

    2014 budget request points to new opportunities

    Future opportunities will be split between areas the Office of Management and Budget can bring savings such as shared, services, consolidation and cloud computing and areas where more investment is needed such as mobility and cybersecurity. The challenge is knowing where to look for those opportunities. Read More


    Forging a public-private partnership for cybersecurity

    The government and the private sector have an opportunity to build a forward-looking collaboration on security that relies on sharing information and mitigating risk. Read More

    Comments: 1
    Jason Bloomberg

    Time to embrace Agile and beyond

    The benefits of Agile development are immediate and obvious but to reap its real value contractors and customers have to embrace flexible architectures and processes including procurement and program management. Read More

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    Robert Davis

    Washington, we have a procurement problem

    In a tight, highly competitive market, the role that acquisition and procurement officials play is critical, which is why the shortage of people with these skills is going to take a bad situation and make it worse. Read More

    Comments: 13
  • Opinion
    Stan Soloway

    Plenty of unanswered questions about $10B OASIS contract

    GSA communications efforts around the $10 billion OASIS contract have been unprecedented and are an example for others, but there are still critical questions about the lucrative contract that need to be answered. PSC President and WT columnist Stan Soloway explores issues around pricing, strategic sourcing and past performance. Read More

    Comments: 2

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  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More