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 »

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 »

Build a Foundation of Success for Your Workforce

Fostering a company culture focused on the organization’s values and mission statement provides a myriad of benefits to your government technology business. This becomes especially important when your firm operates in the defense tech industry. You want to attract great candidates and subcontractors able to thrive in this unique environment. Simply put, advertising your organization’s… Read more »

4 Benefits of Partnering With a Small Business Contractor

Running a technology company – no matter the size – takes a big effort from your managerial team. When faced with a sudden need for a talented IT pro on an important project, working with a subcontractor remains a smart call. They will quickly close a skills gap, without your firm engaging in a full… Read more »

Avoid Disruption: Implement These Onboarding Strategies to Ensure a Seamless New Hire Addition

When hiring new employees, you only get one chance to make a great first impression. It’s the responsibility of the employer to give new hires the best opportunity for success as they adapt to their new role. To help with this effort, it’s important to implement effective onboarding strategies for employees to maximize their value… Read more »

4 Ways to Attract, Maintain, and Retain Contingent Workers at Your Tech Firm

Hiring contingent or “temporary” employees can be a great way to fulfill immediate roles in your organization, while providing the flexibility growing organizations need to restructure assignments when necessary. However, due to the temporary nature of these positions, it can sometimes be hard to attract the right employees and keep them engaged, especially in the… Read more »

Automating Security Compliance in the DoD

As the DoD moves closer to automated security compliance, it is time for contractors to prepare for this change. Contractors should not only be aware of specific security requirements, but also the status of compliance by various agencies along with acceptable tools. An Easier Transition Guaranteed: Understand NIST 800-171 One of the best ways for… Read more »

NIST, FISMA, and FedRAMP: What is the Connection?

As rapid technology changes continue in the defense industry, security, risk and compliance concerns are at the forefront of every contractor’s mind. With so many different policies and regulations regarding NIST, FISMA and FedRAMP, how can contractors ensure they know how all three of these entities are connected and function within the DoD community? A… Read more »

NIST 800-171 Compliance for DoD Contracting

On December 31, 2017, all businesses that work with the DoD were required to be in compliance with NIST 800-171. So, what is the NIST 800-171 standard? What is NIST 800-171? The NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) 800-171 standard relates to secure file sharing and information governance. To put this standard into the… Read more »

Is Artificial Intelligence Changing the Defense Industry? The Answer Is Yes!

Artificial Intelligence continues to prove it will be a revolutionary technology. Each day, AI technology changes and evolves to offer more applications and challenge existing operational concepts; this is especially true in the defense industry. While AI technology continues to grow, it has created a global “arms race” with many countries trying to drive innovation… Read more »