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Which trends should you be on the lookout for?

Deltek's annual Clarity survey sheds light on two trends to watch in the coming year

At Deltek’s Clarity event last week, the market research firm gave an overview of its annual survey, highlighting trends that will be present in the coming year.

The purpose of the survey, which is called Clarity, “is really to provide a back-base baseline for industry,” said Warren M. Linscott Jr., vice president, Deltek GovCon Product Strategy & Management.

The survey itself is a compilation of 366 responses from executives, business development, project management, finance and accounting leaders from the government contracting industry.

Two trends stuck out to Deltek as being worthy of watching during the coming year:

The first was that task order contracts have become widespread, with nearly 9 out of 10 firms telling Deltek that they now leverage these vehicles. Of those firms, more than half manage these contracts with a centralized group, as it is this kind of method that offers the best visibility.

The second was that risk management is becoming a critical area to watch, with more and more firms seeing its bottom-line impact. Risk management maturity is on the rise, and responsibility for this area is shifting into the C-suite, Deltek said in its report.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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