Two experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group join In Depth to discuss trends in homeland security contracting.
Guy Ben-Ari, deputy director of the group, and Priscilla Hermann, a research assistant worked on a report detailing contracting trends at the Homeland Security Department from the creation of the agency to today.
Throwing money at data infrastructure is already the next big thing. Spending on data storage has almost doubled across the government since 2007, according to a an analysis by Bloomberg Government. But the breakdown in contracts might surprise you.
Jason Wilson, a BGov reporter, joins In Depth to discuss data infrastructure buys.
The contracting blacklist could be making a dramatic comeback. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill not only had a big impact on the environment, it’s also reshaping how the federal government uses contracting tools, according to Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.
He joins In depth to discuss the recent suspension of oil company BP and its implications for federal contracting.
In the cybersecurity world, there’s a difference between the solutions the government is looking for and what it should be looking for. It’s what makes the security planning process important. That was the theme at a Federal Executive Breakfast, sponsored by Deltek, today.
Robert Bigman, former chief information security officer at the CIA, hosted the event. He joins In Depth to discuss how agencies can build a thorough security plan.
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