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This Week in Federal Contracting – September 4, 2017

In this week’s Federal Contracting News Roundup, we are looking at David Berteau’s expert opinion on the current state of the federal contracting landscape, insights from POC 2017 Army Forum’s keynote speaker Steffanie Easter about Army modernization, the American Technology Council’s plan for IT modernization, and special hiring exceptions being made by the Office of Personnel Management for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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


David Berteau: What’s the state of federal contracting?

CEO of the Professional Services Council David Berteau shares his take on the current state of the federal contracting industry. With so much policy in flux and uncertainty stemming from the Trump administration, the government contract market is sure to see some major changes on the horizon.

Read the whole story here.


POC 2017 Army Forum, Steffanie Easter Addresses Modernization

At this years POC Army Forum, keynote speaker Steffanie Easter spoke about the Army’s approach to modernization both on and off the battlefield. Specifically, she spoke about the five-step modernization program the Army has set in place and shared her views about how federal contractors should reassess their business approaches with these needs in mind.

Read the whole story here.


Trump’s Tech Team Shares Plans for Modernizing Government

Trump’s American Technology Council has recently shared their plan for driving federal IT modernization, a process ripe with federal contracting opportunity. According to Next Gov, “The American Technology Council’s rough strategy would direct agencies to continue consolidating data centers, move more data into the cloud using commercial technology, and share services they currently buy individually, like payroll or human resources systems. It would also encourage agencies to focus first on modernizing high-risk, high-value projects before tackling other efforts.”

Read the whole story here.


OPM offers flex for Harvey hiring

In the wake of the travesty that is Hurricane Harvey, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) put special exceptions into place for federal agencies, allowing them to fast-track hiring and on-boarding critical positions for relief efforts. This includes help from medical professionals, the private sector, and even retirees.

Read the whole story here.


@ARServices_CEO Twitter Feed

ARServices is #hiring! We're looking for a full-time Program Analyst for the JIDO Office in Arlington. Details here: goo.gl/3x4YRE

About 3 days ago from ARServices's Twitter via Hootsuite