• ANALYSIS
    Jim Kane

    The noise surrounding LPTA, sequestration masks a deeper shift in the market

    In this exclusive analysis, Washington Technology explores how the noise surrounding lowest price contracting and budget cuts are disguising a profound shift in the market. In part one of a two-part series, industry expert Jim Kane explores how this shift impacts contractors and the risks they take on in their government projects. Read More

  • OPINION
    Chris Knotts

    When tech support goes global, are federal networks compromised?

    Moving tech support overseas has lowered costs for manufacturers and customers, but creates several security questions for government agencies. Force 3's CTO Chris Knotts offers his take and a possible solution. Read More

  • OPINION
    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
  • OPINION
    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

  • OPINION

    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
  • OPINION
    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

  • OPINION
    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
  • OPINION
    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

  • OPINION

    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
  • OPINION
    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

    Comments: 1

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