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This Week in Federal Contracting – September 25, 2017

In this week’s Federal Contracting News Roundup, we are looking at:

  • The White House’s pending IT policy and how suggested deadlines from industry experts might spark opportunities for federal contractors.
  • Tips and tricks from government marketing consultant Mark Amtower for winning contracts in FY18.
  • How North Korean hostilities are driving opportunities for defense contractors.
  • The DoD’s new approach to cloud adoption.

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

 

White House’s IT Policy Deadline Looms

Final comments from industry leaders are being collected on the draft of the White House’s IT policy that was released on August 31. Matt Lira, a presidential advisor on tech issues and a leader in the White House Office of American Innovation, has been providing updates on the feedback and recommendations put forth and noted that the majority of these recommendations have hard deadlines outlined. This could mean swift movement will be needed from federal contractors to implement the changes once the clock starts ticking.

Read the whole story here.

 

5 Tactics that Will Help You Win in 2018

Government marketing consultant Mark Amtower shares some secrets to success for federal contractors in the coming fiscal year. Amtower states, “For over 30 years I have watched smaller businesses struggle to grow from fiscal year to fiscal year, including those who won spots on coveted contracts…” This article addresses those challenges and how to overcome them.

Read the whole story here.

 

For U.S. Defense Contractors, North Korean Hostilities are Good for Business

As tensions with North Korea rise, so do opportunities for defense contractors. A recent article from GovExec notes, “On Sept. 18, the US Senate authorized $700 billion in military spending for the fiscal year starting next month, in part to expand missile defenses in response to North Korea’s increasing hostility.”

Read the whole story here.

 

DoD Looks to Get Aggressive about Cloud Adoption

A recent memo sent to all Department of Defense (DoD) agency indicates a significant push for more robust cloud adoptions, especially with commercial cloud products. FCW reports, “That directive fits neatly in line with executive and legislative priorities. The Trump administration’s draft plan for IT modernization put heavy emphasis on commercial cloud adoption as a means of building up the government’s shared services infrastructure.”

Read the whole story here.


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