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This Week in Federal Contracting – July 24, 2017

As the end of the FY17 approaches, federal agency experts are offering their advice to government contractors in an effort to make the most of pending spending sprees. Agencies are also still looking to improve in-house technologies, but not without challenges. With these trends in mind, ARServices is compiling a regular roundup of pertinent federal contracting industry news.

Below are some recent headlines of which the federal contracting community should be aware:


How the Battle between Efficiency and Security Shapes Agency Clouds

Joe Kim, CTO of SolarWinds, offers his thoughts on the need for federal agencies to migrate to the cloud. He uses recent survey findings that state that while federal agencies know the migration is necessary, many are still uncomfortable abandoning the safety and security of their on-premises infrastructures.

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The Federal Government Wants Developers’ Help with Quality Control

The Technology Transformation Services, part of the General Services Administration (GSA), is reaching out to developers and coding experts in an effort to improve federal agencies’ coding. They are looking to adopt best practices of successful companies with quality digital products to help shape procedure at a federal level.

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To Win Federal Contracts, Focus on the Fundamentals

Jane Dowgwillo, President of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), shares her advice about how to win government contracts. She notes, “There are no tricks or shortcuts in government contracting; success comes from identifying a government buyer who needs what your company sells and demonstrating that you can provide the best product and price.”

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Contractors: Intensify your selling efforts at the end of the federal fiscal year

Angela Armstrong, senior bid trainer at the U.S. Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR), talks about the federal fiscal year approaching its end and strategy behind government spending during this time. Angela states, “To keep your business, products, and/or services on an agency’s radar, I strongly encourage my government contractor clients to refresh their capability statements, marketing materials, and website – when applicable – and let their agency contacts know about the changes as they make them.”

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DHS Makes Mobile Security a Priority

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trends continue to grow in the federal workspace and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking note. Next month, the DHS plans to announce a new Science and Technology Directorate research program to increase mobile application security.

Read the whole story here.

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