Market Intelligence November 1, 2022
On September 30, Congress and the White House passed a Continuing Resolution (CR), which funds the government through December 16, 2022. At this point, anyone keenly watching the budget process every year can tell you the likelihood of a CR being passed as opposed to a new budget by Oct 1st is all but guaranteed. CRs function as a temporary stopgap designed to avoid a government shutdown. However, it also locks funding to the previous fiscal year’s level and prevents new projects from beginning.
Big Data & Analytics, Cybersecurity, Market Intelligence August 26, 2022
In a recent webinar produced by Federal News Network, the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Information Security and Privacy, Tonya Manning, detailed the state of the agency’s zero trust and data handling postures, as well as its latest priorities. We’ll spotlight several takeaways and look at what’s to likely come down the pike for the EPA in the coming months and years. Zero Trust Architecture
Market Intelligence August 26, 2022
This past week, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. It contains a total of $750 billion dedicated to a number of provisions, including combatting climate change challenges. The legislation itself has been in the works just over a year and directs funds to several initiatives that those in the contracting sphere will want to watch.
Federal Government, Market Intelligence April 4, 2022
Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin III, joined the President this past week in releasing the FY23 budget. With a total of $773B requested for defense priorities, which represents a nearly 4% increase from last fiscal year’s enacted amount, the Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking funding across multiple focal areas.
Market Intelligence April 4, 2022
This past week, the president released the FY23 Budget Request. Civilian agencies are set to receive a boost across an array of initiatives including cybersecurity, workforce pay and development, climate science, mental health priorities, as well as infrastructure repair. The following will examine some of the prominent departments across the civilian landscape and the funding set to boost these top initiatives.
Cybersecurity March 3, 2022
Zero Trust is a concept gaining significant attention across the federal landscape. The idea isn’t new, and yet the notion of "never trust, always verify" is appearing more and more in memos, solicitations and other federal government announcements. For example, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released memo M-22-09, "Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles," in late January 2022.
Cloud Computing January 27, 2022
The concept of cloud computing has been around for many years now. Anyone positioned in the information technology (IT) world knows the language: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, multi-cloud, hybrid, on-prem, and the list goes on. How has the concept of cloud morphed? More importantly, what are the cloud buzzwords and concepts that you should be aware of to get in front of end-users? Edge computing, data-centric architecture and sky computing are emerging, and here to stay. Let’s break down what each is and its current or future role in the U.S. federal market.