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 »

4 Effective Ways to Increase Your Employee Retention at Your Tech Firm

With negative employment in today’s tech industry, it is critical to retain employees. Not only is it increasingly difficult to find new talent, but it also costs money, and typically, lost productivity as the new employee comes up to speed once hired. So, how do tech companies retain employees? Preventing the Exit: 4 Ways to… Read more »

Keeping Up with the Changing Scope of Defense Acquisition

The defense acquisition landscape is changing. Once known as a constant in the defense community, the acquisition machine is experiencing some significant shifts as a result of impending retirements, new partnerships, re-organizations, and new legislation. The Changes Ahead for Defense Acquisition Retirement is Coming Soon for Many Acquisition Officials When looking at the Federal workforce,… Read more »

How to Effectively Market Your IT Jobs to Recent Grads

With graduation ceremonies taking place across the country in the next month, that means one thing: about 1.9 million new grads entering the job market. Hiring new grads can be a great benefit to an organization. They are young, tech-savvy, full of energy, and ready to work! However, with a robust employment market and many… Read more »

5 Obstacles Obstructing Your DoD Small Business Contract

The DoD contracting process is a complex and complicated series of events. It can stretch out over several months or even years, at times making any forward movement feel almost impossible, especially for small businesses. Furthermore, it’s best for firms to have solutions on hand to deal with some of the most common obstacles facing… Read more »