PROJECT 38: Global IT issues hit the federal landscape

How do the widely-reported disruptions in global IT supply chains caused by COVID-19 impact both the federal government and its leading systems integrators? We take an “outside-in” approach to finding some answers in this episode with Michael Hong and Jeff Sorensen of Kearney’s public sector practice.

Why call it “outside-in” for this conversation? Federal agencies and their largest IT product and service providers all rely on the same supply chain network, one way or another, all the way from basic materials to the bundled solutions that integrators are responsible for providing. The COVID-19 crisis is causing a rethink of approaches to supply chain management and sourcing.

Given Kearney’s work with both commercial and public sector organizations, Hong and Sorensen both hear the questions their clients are asking and provide some possible answers that others are discovering. They also share some perspectives on how enterprises have bolstered their IT investments and what that means for the virtual workplace of today/tomorrow.

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