4 Steps to an Acquisition Strategy Plan for Government Agencies
In successful federal government acquisitions, an agency’s needs are met in the most effective, economical, and timely manner. The key to meeting your acquisition objectives? Proper acquisition planning—which begins well before you write your plan document. In other words, plan first, document later.
Requirements Management in Government Acquisitions: Importance and Challenges
Whether deploying a ship or a software application, a new acquisition is only as good as its requirements.
Clearly defining your requirements in the RFP results in a less risky contract opportunity, leading to more competition and lower pricing from vendors. All the nuts and bolts of the opportunity—the many small requirements that make up the larger project—need to be captured in a deliberate, methodical fashion. And for transparency into the scope of the acquisition, the complete set of requirements should be shared with all stakeholders.
The Growth of Esports in Education: A Guide for Vendors and Resellers
In recent years, we have seen the rapid growth of esports (electronic sports), or competitive video gaming, with the global esports market already surpassing $1 billion and, according to a recent report from Stratview Research, expected to reach over $9 billion in 2028. Therefore, it should be no surprise that this trend has caught the interest of educational institutions, especially considering over 60% of esports fans are within the age range of the average secondary and post-secondary student, between 13 and 26 years old.
DISA's Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023 and Strategies for Success
At a recent Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) DC luncheon, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Director Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner highlighted three key priorities for the fiscal year 2023: posture, position and partnerships. These priorities reflect the agency's ongoing efforts to meet the changing threats of today and secure the future of its information systems.
The IC’s Push for Secret Transparency
The Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) conference took place in San Antonio, Texas from December 12-15. Its annual gathering of industry and government personnel invites networking, exhibitors and speakers to take on the top IT challenges currently facing the Department of Defense (DOD). Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Dr. Stacy Dixon, spoke to the audience at large regarding data, its challenges, and opportunities within the intelligence community (IC).
Take Control of Your Workplaces With Archibus IWMS on AWS
The term "Integrated Management Workplace System" (IWMS) was first used by Gartner in 2004 to refer to a program that could manage and integrate all business and workplace requirements into a single, centralized solution. Since then, a number of solutions have emerged with the aim of bringing together various operational and organizational areas that had previously tended to operate in isolation from one another.
How To Approach Cloud Native Application Security and Why Snyk is the Best Solution for Your Needs
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The development world has changed, and organizations are still adapting to developing in the cloud. Cloud native technology and containers are now at the forefront of software development, meaning that software no longer exists and operates locally. However, despite these quick advancements, cloud native application security still lags behind.
This article will cover how you should approach cloud native application security and why Snyk is the best solution for your needs.
What Technology Skills Were Popular in 2018 and Today?
There is always something new to learn in the world of information technology, and organizations must act fast to keep pace with the fast pace of change. But where should your agency spend its training dollars to upskill its talent to match your evolving technology strategy?
DLT’s technology partner, Pluralsight, has the answer.
Data Governance: Here’s a Fix to the People Problem and the Technology Problem
Government agencies store large volumes of information. Yet poor data quality and a lack of collaboration across functions can be stumbling blocks to information governance. Some of the data is dirty, messy, and non-standardized making data sharing a challenge. Without holistic data governance, data is chaotic
But some organizations still see data governance as it used to be – siloed projects focused on compliance. Government enterprises spend all their time struggling to implement data governance. And, in the end, no one trusts the data.
The Inconvenient Truth About Professional Development in the Government Workplace
When you think of learning or professional development in the workplace, what thoughts spring to mind? Enduring another lunch and learn where a colleague shares their insights? Struggling to stay awake through another PowerPoint?
That kind of learning can be drudgery, even if it does come with a free lunch. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As Natalie Portman said: “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.”
The 70:20:10 Rule