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 »

Did Someone Say, “Bidding Opportunities?” How to Bid on Military and Government Contracts.

If your small to medium-sized tech business is looking for project opportunities to boost its revenue, consider bidding on contract work with the military or government. There are several options to obtain a government contract including Micropurchase, Simplified Acquisition Procedure (SAP) or Invitation to Bid (IFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP). Micropurchase. Contracts generally less… Read more »

A Year in Review: The 2018 IT Industry

The defense industry in 2018 saw increased growth driven by a rise in military expenditure across the world. Technology innovations like blockchain and cybersecurity advancements also impacted the business sector, as companies sought to make their operations more efficient and secure. Still, multiple risks abound, especially in regard to competition, as well as being able… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994

Any company doing business with the government needs a full understanding of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA). It effectively modernized the contracting process for government work, ultimately making it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to get into the game. Fewer paperwork requirements helped facilitate the awarding of government contracts using electronic… Read more »

Will a Security Clearance Boost My IT Career?

There comes a time in the career of most technology professionals when a job opportunity requires you to have a security clearance. This happens on a fairly regularly basis when working in the defense industry or government IT. In fact, articles on security clearances remain among the most popular here at the Entrust Solutions blog…. Read more »