Opinion

If, Then: 2024 serves up many questions and potentials

Off we go then with 2024 and all of the pathways, possibilities and scenarios to consider across the entire public sector ecosystem.

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Three growth tactics for small contractors

Small businesses have limited resources, so how do you leverage your time, money and staff for the most impact?

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UPDATE: CMMC's proposed rule is published

After much anticipation, the proposed new standard for the defense industrial base's overall cyber posture is available for download now.

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Generative AI poised to revolutionize capture management

GenAI tools have immense potential for federal contractors when it comes to both proposal and capture management and writing compelling proposals.

Opinion

GovCon's public company universe is poised for growth in numbers and profile

The pending emergence of at least one new publicly-traded government contractor, and maybe more, means the conversation about this market will increasingly be in the open and executives will have less control over that narrative.

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RTX's CEO transition follows three years of change and turbulence

Both the company and Greg Hayes' tenure started amid the coronavirus pandemic and essentially a pause in air travel. Chris Calio will move up to CEO in the spring amid rising demand for defense products.

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SBOMs are a needed ingredient but not the full recipe for software supply chain security

Validating the integrity of IT supply chains is critical to cybersecurity and includes the supply chain feeding software development.

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From social contacts to more contracts: Unlocking the power of winning relationships

To get the most out of your business relationships, you need to measure them and identify how to improve them, writes our business development expert.

Opinion

Waiting game continues for release of draft CMMC rule

It appears the White House budget office has finished its review of the new industry-wide cybersecurity standard ahead of the final unveiling.

Opinion

Protest over OASIS+ pricing data access falls short

Boston Consulting Group claimed it did not need to provide that information on certain items in its bid for the government-wide professional services vehicle.

Opinion

Why you should go beyond the cyber requirements for OASIS+

Just don't check the boxes for your OASIS+ proposals because your approach to cybersecurity might be the key differentiator for winning task orders, especially for small businesses.

Opinion

Defending military space assets is a national security imperative

Paul Maguire, CEO of Knowmadics, goes over what today's space security landscape looks like for the government and where the priorities are likely to drive tomorrow's.

Opinion

For now, T4NG2 awards are protest-free

It is now nearly 30 days since the Veterans Affairs Department's made its selections for the $61 billion IT vehicle and the window is rapidly closing for disappointed bidders to make their objections.

Companies

Booz Allen protest dismissed after T4NG2 award

But the door remains open for the company to raise objections again regarding this $60 billion IT vehicle from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Opinion

CIO-SP4 drove spike in bid protests

Unhappiness with the National Institutes of Health's main IT contract vehicle contributed to a 22% increase in protests during the government's 2023 fiscal year.

Opinion

Demystifying the acronym soup of CMMC

To prepare for the Nov. 8 CMMC Ecosystem Summit, here is an acronym cheat sheet to follow along in the conversation about the defense industrial base's new cybersecurity standard.

Opinion

The race is on to quantum proof encryption

While a standard isn't in place yet, now is the time to understand your risks and put a focus on agility.

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Where IBM's protest over financial requirements fell short

A newly-released bid protest ruling details how the Veterans Affairs Department wants to look at bidders' liquidity ratios for a supply chain modernization contract.

Opinion

Claiming a SME position and the 10,000-hour conundrum

Marketing guru Mark Amtower explains that it takes time to become an expert, but true mastery requires actively developing skills and then sharing your expertise.

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Power of partnerships advances business and mission goals

The ideal technology partner should offer proven solutions tailored for government with capabilities such as AI that help integrators to better serve customers.