April 2019 Federal Analysis: Government Cybersecurity and Women-Owned Contracting

Posted by Nick Schiffler on April 24, 2019

Washington, D.C.

The GovWin research team of more than 150 federal and state, local, and education (SLED) market analysts provide in-depth research reports, timely articles, webinars, presentations, and consultations to help clients build business development plans and navigate the government market effectively.

In this feature we highlight timely analysis from our federal research team, including an examination of government cybersecurity spending, and a webinar explaining what women-owned contracting trends will be most important for both medium and small businesses in the 2019 fiscal year.


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Women-Owned Contracting Trends and Regulations, Explained

To compete for and win federal government contracts, every bit of advance information counts. Contractors who work for women-owned businesses can get that information in this informative webinar from GovWin’s federal market expert Ashley Sanderson, Women-Owned Contracting Trends for 2019, to find the latest intel in WOSB/EDWOSB programs and spending, and to understand the regulations within the federal government contracting world to give themselves the best chance to capitalize on available opportunities.

Below is just one example of the information available in the webinar - a graphic explaining ED/WOSB program details.

“Despite competing against many of the other small business programs for federal dollars, the WOSB and EDWOSB programs have some unique rules and regulations on how the programs are used.”

Information Technology and Cybersecurity in the FY 2020 Budget

Angie Petty, GovWin Senior Principal Research Analyst, broke down some of the IT and cybersecurity priorities found within the FY 2020 federal budget. She explores which areas the government feels that they most need to strengthen – including a big increase in cybersecurity spending – and calls out some of the areas in which proactive federal government contractors can look for increased spending and contracting opportunities.

 “The budget states that strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks, systems, and data is one of the most important federal challenges and a vital component of the administration’s IT modernization efforts.”

Free Summary: Federal Artificial Intelligence Landscape for the Upcoming Year

Technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other forms of IT automation are increasingly being prioritized by the federal government. The GovWin Federal Market Analysis team has delved into this topic in their most recent report, the Federal Artificial Intelligence Landscape, 2020 – a free summary of which is now available.

“This research takes an in-depth look at the factors shaping the strategic and budgetary priorities governing AI procurement.”

A Proposed Increase in the Budget for Federal Government Cybersecurity Spending

A second look at spending in the federal government cybersecurity space comes from GovWin’s John Slye. He broke down how the current administration is proposing an increase to federal cybersecurity budgets to help better protect and modernize a number of federal government information technology (IT) systems.

The FY 2020 federal budget asks for a total of more than $17B for FY 2020, up nearly $800M from the estimate for the current 2019 fiscal year, as the chart below shows.

“The FY 2020 President’s Budget Request included detailed government-wide data on the Administration’s intent to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more on cybersecurity across federal departments and agencies.”

Highlights from the CDCA Small Business and Industry Outreach Initiative Symposium

Deltek Research Analyst Kara Crowe covered the recent Small Business and Industry Outreach Initiative Symposium (SBIOI) held by the Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA). The event covered current initiatives and strategies, and called out upcoming procurements being released by the Naval Information Warfare Center (NWIC), plus the impact that contracting vehicles like Seaport-e and Seaport-NxG may have on current and prospective vendors.

“Areas of focus consist of product with attention to move beyond a data center solution and shifting to the cloud, people with a large emphasis on recruiting and enhancing overall technical skills and knowledge, and process to concentrate around user experience and increasing internal and external customer service techniques.”

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