Opinion

Why a national cyber academy is a bad idea

A cybersecurity academy modeled on the military academies isn't an efficient use of resources, but rather ROTC programs are a better option.

If, Then: 2022 brings plenty of scenarios to ponder

It is too easy to say contractors face a lot of uncertainty in 2022, especially considering all that we can be certain of and the different scenarios that those certainties will drive.

GAO: Navy should disqualify Booz Allen from $400M Navy win

Two former Navy officials helped shape Booz Allen Hamilton's winning bid for a nearly $400 million Navy task order, but the Government Accountability Office agrees with incumbent Serco Inc. that the winner had an unfair advantage.

NOAA's $8B ProTech 2.0 solicitation brings the latest in streamlined acquisition

The Dec. 2 release of NOAA's $8B ProTech 2.0 RFP probably ruined the holidays for small business contractors but the plethora of streamlined acquisition process also are a harbinger of things to come.

What Oracle's planned $28B Cerner acquisition means to federal

We cover our fair share of big-ticket acquisitions and megamergers, but then there is Oracle's plan to pay a company record $28.3 billion for the health IT giant Cerner, which brings along its electronic health record business with the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments.

Why milCloud's end hurts DISA and General Dynamics IT

General Dynamics IT will lose a prestigious program when its contract to run the milCloud 2.0 service ends in the spring, but the Defense Information Systems Agency also faces potential risks as the new multiple-cloud contract to replace JEDI advances.

What's behind WT's new look

Our website's new design is likely noticeable by now. We've gone through some significant changes but our mission remains the same -- provide you the best coverage of the business of federal government contracting.

Court challenges don't mean you should ignore vaccine mandates

While opponents have scored some early victories against the Biden Administration's vaccine mandates for contractors, the GovCon community can't ignore the controversial mandates.

What you need to know as DOD ramps up procurement fraud investigations

The Defense Department is beginning to ramp up its scrutiny of procurement fraud and government contractors need to look at their own processes and practices to determine their level of exposure.

Building confidence is key to winning State's $8B EVOLVE contract

To win a spot on the State Department's $8 billion EVOLVE contract, bidders must work on building their customer's confidence.

Failure to Launch: Why CMMC requirements will trip up the defense industrial base

The road to cyber compliance is bumpy and many contractor are bound to fail. Here's why and what you can do to protect your organization.

What you need to know as DOJ steps up enforcement of cybersecurity protocols

The Justice Department has launched its Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative and even the most compliant government contractor needs to pay attention to what DOJ is saying and where it is focusing.

Break barriers between marketing, BD, capture and proposal groups to maximize your profits

Too often marketing, BD, capture and proposal groups operate in silos, often with disastrous results. Here's how you can get them to work together.

Supply chain risk management is now a GovCon necessity

Requirements are growing for supply chain risk management and contractors need to embrace them not just as a business necessity but as a competitive differentiator.

4 crucial considerations as your business grows beyond a small business designation

A veteran of the small business world offers sage advice on four crucial consideration to prepare for when your company leaves the confines of the small business tier.

Go deep, not wide: How agency-based marketing can drive results

When trying to expand their market share, small business too often cast a wide net. But the smart strategy starts with focus. Here's how agency-based marketing can pay off.

A secure supply chain is the best defense for federal data

Sensitive defense and national security data will never be secure until all of the companies in the supply chain -- second, third and fourth tier included -- meet the same stringent requirements of DOD itself.