In search of qualified teammates

Nick Wakeman

Joining the right team and finding the right teammates form one of the pillars of success in the government market. The federal government has manifold requirements for small-business subcontracting plans, and no company alone can do everything.

In part, teaming is what our coverage is about: writing about new opportunities and reporting on the companies that come together to chase them. With this issue, we launch a monthly feature, "Making the Team." Using our annual Top 100 list as a starting point, each feature will focus on one company and what it is looking for in partners, particularly small businesses.

We've published several of these on our Web site,, and now we are bringing the feature to print. If the reaction to the online version is any indication, "Making the Team" promises to be a popular page in our magazine.

First up on page 18 is Computer Sciences Corp. and Diane Dempsey, manager of CSC's Supplier Diversity Office. She explains what the No. 4 Top 100 company is looking for in teammates and how potential partners can get CSC's attention.

Also meriting attention this issue is our front-page story on international IT. Although the United States remains the biggest government market in the world, at tens of billions of dollars, the spending in Europe and Asia also is strong. Countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom are clamoring for solutions such as e-government applications, customer relationship management software and enterprise resource planning solutions that cut across government operations.

Deputy Editor William Welsh explores the opportunities and challenges of being a global IT provider.

Keep your passport current.

About the Author

Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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