A majority of IT security spending at civilian agencies has nothing to do with computers. About 74 percent of agencies’ IT budgets are spent on employee paychecks, according to a Deltek analysis.
John Slye, an advisory research analyst for Federal Industry Analysis at Deltek, joins In Depth to discuss Deltek’s analysis of federal data on IT spending. Slye provides a comparison of civilian IT spending vs. defense and discusses why better defining “cybersecurity professional” remains an issue.
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Jim Phillips — Executive Vice President, Centre Consulting
Baseball legend Yogi Berra might have put it best. When it comes to contracting, the federal government isn’t just looking at the past. It’s actually starting to relive it.
Jim Phillips, executive vice president of Centre Consulting and a partner in the Centre Law Group, says the dominance of price as a factor in awarding contracts — as in the Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable (LPTA) designation — is very reminiscent of the past.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.