What Happens Once You Win a Government Contract?

All the hard work keeping your company busy for last month paid off, as your organization won a contract for a technology project with the government. The competition was fierce, but your team’s skill set, and the quality of its bid, helped seal the deal. However, one pressing question remains: What are the next steps… Read more »

The Emerging Role of Data, Analytics, and AI in the Defense Industry

Artificial intelligence and data analytics continue to transform multiple industries within the private sector, and a similar disruption is also taking place in the defense industry. The use-cases for these technology innovations are wide-ranging. Applications include everything from improved information security to the faster analysis of threats on the battlefield. Here’s a quick overview of… Read more »

US Navy Awards Entrust Solutions as Prime for MSC ITESS Contract

Sentient Digital, doing business as Entrust Government Solutions, has won a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) $49M contract from the U.S. Navy to provide information technology engineering support to the Military Sealift Command. Entrust will help MSC develop and sustain command, control, communications and computer systems, the Department of Defense said Friday during the release of… Read more »

4 Elements You Need to Be Considered for a Government Contract

If your organization wants to work on contracts for the government or defense industry, it’s important to understand that the requirements are more rigorous than compared to the private sector. In fact, to place a successful bid, there are a few items that any company must first have in place. This is not surprising considering… Read more »

The Top 5 Things That Will Get Your Security Clearance Denied

Earning some form of security clearance is a requirement for many IT professionals working on government and defense projects. It’s a natural expectation when considering the importance of this work for our nation. You need to ensure your background is clean before even applying with companies active in this sector, as they will likely do… Read more »

A Guide to the Ever-Evolving Trusted Computing Standards

At its most basic definition, trusted computing involves making computing and communication systems available, controllable, and secure. These related requirements become more complex when taking into account the extremely dynamic environment of the battlefield. Nevertheless, our military personnel and support need technology they can rely on no matter the situation. The constant evolution of trusted… Read more »

What is FedRAMP and How Can It Help My Business?

If your organization works on technology projects for the government and/or defense industry, you are likely familiar with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, better known as FedRAMP. The program standardizes the process for the security assessment, authorization, and monitoring of cloud-based services used for the government and military. Its ultimate goal is to… Read more »

Prepare Yourself for These Popular Interview Questions

When interviewing with a technology company serving the defense sector, providing detailed answers to the interviewer’s questions obviously plays a key role in earning a job offer. Of course, this is the same for any tech interview, but the world of defense IT requires specialized knowledge. Expect a thorough exploration of your relevant skills and… Read more »

6 Reasons You Should Outsource Your Project Management

When your company serves the government and defense industry, it’s a whole other environment compared to the regular business world. Different policies, procedures and requirements conspire to distract your focus from the technology project work in which your organization specializes. In this scenario, outsourcing project management duties can make plenty of sense. Let’s take a… Read more »

3 Government Technology Conferences on the Radar for 2019

Attending defense and government technology events provides your organization with benefits it would otherwise miss out on. It facilitates an environment where you can network with like-minded professionals and companies working in this industry sector. That aspect alone can increase the probability of finding businesses that could become valued partners with you upcoming government projects…. Read more »