Posts Tagged: govcon

Roundup: Government Shutdown Looms – What it Means to Contractors

As March 4 draws closer, the likelihood of a government shutdown increases as Republicans remain steadfast in their commitment to deep spending cuts. Their resolve was exemplified by the House passing a continuing resolution on Saturday for $61 billion in cuts for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. Senate Democrats responded yesterday with a proposalRead… Read more »

Cloud Is No Passing Fad; Contractors Get On Board [Video]

In today’s GovWin webinar, “To the Cloud!,” a range of experts concurred: Cloud computing is no passing fad. The government agrees: Federal, state and local governments are clamoring for cloud services and guidance. The panel, which included a range of industry experts, discussed cloud computing as a concept, its security implications and what contractors canRead… Read more »

The SBA 8(m) Woman-Owned Small Business Program, Decoded [Infographic]

I don’t know about you, but certain aspects of the Small Business Administration’s new Woman-Owned Small Business Program (also known as the SBA 8(m) program) that took effect on Friday, February 4th seemed a bit confusing. Things like: Is the 8(m) program related to the 8(a) program? (No.) Is my Woman-Owned Small Business in anRead… Read more »

The DOD Responds to President Obama’s Budget Proposal

Remarks from the Secretary of Defense Secretary of Defense Robert Gates conducted a briefing today to discuss President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2012 budget proposal to Congress. Secretary Gates prefaced his remarks by highlighting two major concerns: the strain on the Department of Defense of operating under a continuing resolution for five months; and the JointRead… Read more »

Northrop Grumman CEO on Strengthening the Defense Industrial Base

According to Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush, the key to maintaining the U.S. defense industrial base, in a time of unparalleled threats and domestic economic challenges, lies in choosing key capabilities to support, and in easing export controls for defense companies. Over 600 attendees gathered at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia, on Friday, Feb.Read… Read more »

Inspector General Finds Power Grid Cyber Security Lacking

A report by the Department of Energy (DOE) Inspector General, released yesterday, revealed gaps in the way the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is implementing cyber security standards for the United States’ power grid. The audit revealed a number of issues with both the standards and their implementation. The implementation approach and schedule for criticalRead… Read more »

Lockheed Martin Teaming Suggestions via @govwinteam

Two main themes emerged from today’s Teaming Suggestions Webinar with Lockheed Martin’s Bob Gemmill: As a small business looking to partner with a large integrator, do your homework; and don’t be vague and tell a Prime that you can “do whatever they need you to do.” [Editor’s Note: Bob’s archived video can be found onRead… Read more »

The number one story in the GovCon space is….

Based on a govWin community poll, the following has been determined as the biggest GovCon story of 2010: GovCon Story of 2010: The Suspension of GTSI SummaryThough the cuts to Defense Department funding is a close second, the shock of GTSI’s suspension by the Small Business Administration from receiving new procurement work on October 1stRead… Read more »

Dilemma for New Members – Identifying Group(s) to Join – Acquisition, Procurement, Contracts – Federal, State, or Local

Key Words: Acquisition, Procurement, Purchasing, Contracts, Contracting, Supply, Supply-chain, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Construction, A/E/C, Public Works, A & E Design, Tendering,Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing and all of the former in 2.0 It’s not rocket science. If “a rose is a rose is a rose”, then acquisition is acquisition is acquisition, right? If you workRead… Read more »