January 2020 Federal Analysis: Government Contracting Game Plan

Posted by Nick Schiffler on January 31, 2020

Making a 2020 Government Contracting Game Plan

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 our January 2020 analysis you can find a review of the past 12 months of federal government contracting along with a look-ahead at the coming year, an examination of defense IT priorities and strategies, plus what to expect in the technology areas of cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data and health IT. 


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2019 Federal Government Contracting Year in Review and What's to Come in 2020

Are you trying to make sure your federal government contracting business is as well positioned for the new decade as possible? Then you can’t miss this 2019 Federal Contracting Year in Review on-demand webinar from Kevin Plexico, Deltek Senior Vice President of Information Solutions. In the webinar you’ll see a recap of the market from the last 12 months, and learn about some recent enhancements to the GovWin IQ platform designed to help businesses succeed in this competitive market.

“Now that FY 2019 is behind us and federal agencies have recorded their contract spending, it’s a good time to take stock of the past year, revisit what happened and game plan for how to succeed in 2020. In this session, we will review the major stories from last year, how the market performed and what’s in store for the rest of 2020.”

IT Priorities and Strategies of the Department of Defense

A great deal of change is occurring within the information technology ecosystem of the Department of Defense (DOD), and this report, Defense IT Priorities and Strategies, 2019-2024, focuses on how some of these changes will impact government contractors. The report discusses the DOD’s shift to cloud infrastructure, and analysis of key trends impacting the Defense IT budget and contracting opportunities.

One notable finding from this analysis points out that while the recent creation of the US Space Force highlights space as a key area requiring strategic focus, Congress is hoping to minimize cost in this new department in the near future.

“The topline Department of Defense discretionary budget will likely continue to see growth, primarily within the military departments. Congress’ use of 2-year Bipartisan Budget Agreements points to DOD budgets remaining above sequestration caps.”

What to Expect in Federal IT Spending for 2020

GovWin’s team of federal market analysts examined the information technology market in detail, and provided highlights on four key focus areas for IT-related federal government contracting in 2020.

  • Federal Cloud Computing: Alex Rossino examined what’s coming for federal cloud investment, writing that while many government agencies have designated offices that provide oversight of their cloud investments, “those organizations will require tools to manage the capabilities being used.” 
  • Federal Health IT: Angie Petty wrote about federal health IT trends to watch in the next 12 months, including the rapidly expanding field of telehealth and virtual health services, and why departments of government focused on healthcare expect to broaden their IT spending.
  • Federal Big Data: Christine Fritsch says “With troves of data continuing to filter into the government, ongoing agency efforts in analytics to sort and process enormous amounts of data will remain.” This is just one of the factors expected to drive federal big data spending in 2020.
  • Federal Cybersecurity: John Slye explains that some of the key trends to watch in federal cybersecurity contracting this year may include machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreements to spark increased cyber innovation.

You can access more of the analysis produced by both our Federal and SLED Market Analysis teams using the following link: In-depth federal and SLED market analysis

It’s easy to learn more about current procurement opportunities and research in the GovWin IQ federal database – even well before the contracts go out to bid. Not yet a subscriber? Click the link below to learn about Deltek's GovWin IQ service.


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