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.