What the Federal Government’s Budget Request for FY 2021 Means for Contractors

Posted by Nick Schiffler on March 9, 2020

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 February 2020 federal analysis you can find a look at the recently-released federal government budget request for FY 2021 and discover what it means for those doing business with the government. You’ll also learn about the upcoming ASTRO procurement and receive insight into IT spending in the federal Intelligence Community.


First Thoughts on the Federal Government’s Budget Request for FY 2021

The federal government has recently released its budget and spending priorities for the 2021 fiscal year, and government contractors who sell to federal agencies have plenty of takeaways that can inform their strategic planning. GovWin’s research team has identified these takeaways, key implications and much more in this on-demand webinar, First Thoughts on the Federal FY 2021 Budget Request, for government contractors seeking to get a jump-start on planning for the next fiscal year.

“Join GovWin's federal market expert Deniece Peterson as she breaks down key elements of the budget landscape for FY 2021 and potential opportunity areas for government contractors.”

IT Spending in the Federal Intelligence Community  

In an environment increasingly focusing on technology threats, the federal Intelligence Community (IC) is setting their strategic information technology priorities to cover areas like cloud computing, data management and artificial intelligence. GovWin researchers John Slye and Alex Rossino combined to create a report investigating this market segment, and you can download a free summary of that Intelligence Community IT Landscape, 2019-2024 report today.

“This free summary of GovWin’s primary research provides a useful five-year market outlook designed to help information technology providers gain a competitive edge in contracting with the IC.”

Is the Upcoming ASTRO Procurement on Your Radar?

One of the largest federal contracting opportunities in the near-term coming from the GSA is ASTRO, and GovWin’s team of federal market analysts hosted an on-demand webinar examining this key procurement. Register today to get the scoop on which technology areas ASTRO will focus on, and learn what contractors should consider as they make bidding decisions.

“With an anticipated draft solicitation release of January 2020, interested vendors would be wise to consider the latest news and what to think about as GSA moves forward with the ASTRO procurement.”

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Aims for Process Improvement

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) helps set the guidelines for contractors doing business with the federal government, and the current OFPP administrator has released several proposals to improve that process. GovWin analyst Chris Campbell has provided a deep dive into these proposals, which include standardizing task and delivery order protest thresholds, and updating the micro purchase threshold.

“As it continues its effort to innovate the current procurement system, OFFP is looking beyond just government agencies for solutions and enlisting the help of private sector companies – seeking advice on how they gain the most value from their procurement spending.”

NOAA Releases Strategies in Four Science and Tech Spaces

GovWin analyst Christine Fritsch reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released drafts of targeted strategies to help the organization expand its focus in four science and technology areas: cloud technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), unmanned systems and advanced methods of analyzing materials like DNA or RNA.

“According to NOAA, the primary purpose for the strategies is to ‘ensure robust agency-wide coordination and strong institutional support from NOAA senior leadership for these emerging science and technology focus areas to guide transformational advances in the quality and efficiency of NOAA's science, products, and services.’”

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

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