Opinion

The James Webb telescope can teach us more than just space

Project management lessons from this program serve as an instruction manual on how to leverage mistakes and mitigate risks.

Coming Soon: The Top 100 Big Reveal

We are unveiling the 2022 edition of the rankings next week following the GAIN conference. You don't want to miss either of them.

Modernizing the modernization tool: Changes are coming for FITARA

A new version of FITARA will come this summer, so vendors need to line up their solutions with the new cyber requirements customers will face.

Why contractors should care about the Buffalo shooting

Saturday's tragic event is a stark reminder of the work still to be done in addressing racism in the U.S., an effort contractors have a role in.

Best-in-class, or worst-in-class?

Given the recurring problems with large multiple-award contract vehicles, the government needs to reevaluate how it bundles the purchasing of IT products and services.

How hypersonic missiles work and the unique threats they pose

Hypersonic weapons are evolving quickly. Here's what you need to know to understand what they can and can't do.

White House push for government redesign has echoes from the past

The Biden administration's efforts to reorganize government processes around life events such as births and retirements has a ring of "deja vu" to it, but will things be different this time around?

Will inflation reshape the government market?

As publicly-traded GovCon companies prepare for their quarterly reports to investors, the impacts of inflation will be a topic executives have to address.

The importance of finding your voice as a woman in the public sector

Don't ask for permission is the advice this woman executive offers. Women in the workforce should speak up, advocate for themselves, and become experts in their market, she says.

Business and life lessons from my mother

Work and life lessons are all around you, especially when your mother had a great mind for business.

Blue chip defense companies make moves for Defense Department’s 5G plans

Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin announce new partners for the department’s networked future.

How governments are adapting to an endemic world

COVID is not the only driver of change among government organizations. In this essay, William Eggers describes the changes that are in the works as governments at all levels put a greater emphasis on resilience.

Know how to say 'No' to bad bids

The most successful companies find a balance between chasing everything and being too picky on what to bid. Lack of discipline there creates a barrier to growth that is hard to overcome.

Woman-owned business can grow their market share by working together

In a call to action, a pair of women business leaders urge women-owned businesses to cooperate as a way of growing their market share. Here's what they want you to do.

Why size matters in the federal market

The largest federal contractors continue to get bigger and that says a lot how the market is evolving and why size continues to matter.

Polaris RFP sparks small business fears

The solicitation for the $15 billion has sparked fears that small businesses are at a disadvantage and joint ventures are favored in the competition. One protest so far but are others in the works?

Protests keep nagging at CIO-SP4

The National Institutes of Health's flagship IT contract faces new challenges from bidders angry about the number of revisions the agency made during the bidding process.