Opinion

Are you ready for another government shutdown?

If a government shutdown occurs this week or any time in the future, there will be ramifications for government contractors, which means that contractors, like the agencies they contract with, should have their own shutdown contingency plan

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What the slogans of the Top 100 say about the companies and the market

An analysis of the slogans used by Top 100 companies to describe their businesses and convey their mission reveals the importance of a consistent message as well as recognition that sometimes change is good.

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Myth-busting teaming agreements

There are plenty of misconceptions about what makes a teaming agreement enforceable and what doesn't. Here's a guide to some of the common problems with teaming agreements.

Opinion

How federal contracting can supercharge sustainability

Government contractors and contract requirements can supercharge the nation's push to address climate change and create a more sustainable future.

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Biden's cyber EO moves past the 'castle and moat' strategy

President Biden's May 2021 executive order on cybersecurity is pushing agencies to move past a castle and moat security posture. Here's what you need to know to drive that conversation.

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How to move tech from disruptive to sustainable

Disruptive technologies can become catalysts for sustainability when public policies and private initiatives align and create long-term benefits.

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FedRAMP's doing well but there's room for improvement

FedRAMP has proved its great value but there are still key areas that need improvement.

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Why ITES-SW2 is the key to selling software to the Army

If you don't have access to the Army's ITES Software 2, then you are probably missing an important venue for getting your software products into the Army.

Opinion

With CMMC certification, slow and steady wins the race

Despite delays in getting the third-party assessors online and the potential for other CMMC delays, there is no reason not to take action. Here are three steps to start right now.

Opinion

Why CIO-SP4 needs to take a timeout

The NIH CIO-SP3 contract is widely considered to be a success but the follow-on vehicle, CIO-SP4, has sown confusion and even anger and presents an existential threat to industry and NIH. A pause is needed before it's too late.

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With data everywhere, the endpoint becomes the problem

Agency IT teams don't have the visibility and control of their devices to protect the growing number of endpoint vulnerabilities. Here's' how you can help.

Opinion

Creating a new strategy for today’s software supply chain security

Today's cyber threats require a new way of addressing threats to the supply and that includes laying a foundation for how you'll address new threats that emerge in the future.

Opinion

JEDI cancellation offers multiple benefits for DOD, industry

The cancellation of the JEDI cloud contract was not fully unexpected but continuing delays and rapidly advancing technologies made a single cloud approach problematic.

Opinion

Among CMMC's great unknowns, a necessary paradigm shift looms large

Questions loom about the ongoing implementation of DOD's CMMC implementation but real success will require a cyber ethos that permeates your company.

Opinion

Here's what you need to know when the customer asks you to write the work statement

When your customer issues a statement of objectives instead of a performance work statement, it falls to you to write that PWS. Here's what you need to know to make the most of that opportunity.

Opinion

Do the latest CIO-SP4 amendments create inequities?

NITAAC's latest CIO-SP4 amendments will allow small businesses to use the experience of large business partners in their proposals. The late change might put small businesses without large partners at a disadvantage.

Opinion

How the cyber executive order will drive funding

The executive order on cybersecurity will drive funding and focus priorities for the government. Here's a guide on what to follow and where to focus.

Opinion

Evolving digital platforms open more ways to win in GovCon

In the government technology and services marketplace the traditional marketing formula remains dominant but digital platforms are evolving and opening a more dynamic venue to reach customers and potential employees.

Opinion

Biden's budget promise ... and peril

The Biden administration's proposed 2022 budget has been increases for IT spending as well as pushing IT-rich priorities. But the reality is that the proposal has long, uphill journey that it might not complete.

Opinion

Why a WW2 contracting practice is the best way to build a federal cloud

Current contracting methods fall short when it comes to procuring something as large and complex as a federal cloud but a method used during World War II might just be the answer.

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