Industry Matters

Strategic goals for 2019 at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Strategic goals for 2019 at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Thomas Hardy, acting director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, outlines the organization’s mission, and how they are assisting...
The complicated scenario for some contractors post-shutdown

The complicated scenario for some contractors post-shutdown

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses how contractors were impacted by the shutdown and what they have to...
Partial shutdown lifted, agencies & contractors back to work

Partial shutdown lifted, agencies & contractors back to work

Professional Services Council president & CEO David Berteau and ICF senior vice president Jeff Neal discuss how federal leaders and...
DHS pushes to pause contracting deadlines until government opens

DHS pushes to pause contracting deadlines until government opens

Chris Cummiskey, former acting Homeland Security undersecretary and CEO of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, outlines why DHS is holding contract deadlines...
Government and industry efforts in managing the shutdown

Government and industry efforts in managing the shutdown

Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Government Contracting Center at George Mason University, details how the public and private sectors...
Partial government shutdown’s impact on contracting community

Partial government shutdown’s impact on contracting community

David Berteau, president & CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Wesley Hallman, senior vice president of policy at the...
Federal contractors feel impact of partial government shutdown

Federal contractors feel impact of partial government shutdown

Tom Marcinko, principal consultant at Aronson, discusses “A Contractors Guide to Surviving a Government Shutdown” and why it’s important that...
OMB plans to have GEAR Center operating in 2019

OMB plans to have GEAR Center operating in 2019

Dan Tangherlini, former GSA administrator and chief financial officer at Emerson Collective, discusses the White House’s new policy development center,...
SBA initiative aimed at women-owned businesses in federal marketplace

SBA initiative aimed at women-owned businesses in federal marketplace

Antonio Doss, district director of the Small Business Administration Washington Metropolitan Area District Office, and Ann Sullivan, chief advocate at...
Industry concerns over new security clearance organization

Industry concerns over new security clearance organization

David Berteau, president & CEO of the Professional Services Council, details how the government is moving background checks to the...
Impact of the Cloud Smart Strategy on industry

Impact of the Cloud Smart Strategy on industry

George Young, vice president of public sector at Elastic, and Paul Wilkinson, executive vice president of the 1901 Group, discuss...
DoD examining L3 & Harris merger’s impact on competitive landscape

DoD examining L3 & Harris merger’s impact on competitive landscape

John Song, managing director at Baird, details the $33 billion merger of two defense contractors and why we should expect...
Defense industrial bases’ perspective on Other Transaction Authority

Defense industrial bases’ perspective on Other Transaction Authority

Robert Tuohy, chief operating officer of Advanced Technology International, gives an industry-based view on the growing use of Other Transaction...
DoD considers adding new cybersecurity measurements for industry

DoD considers adding new cybersecurity measurements for industry

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Celero Strategies, discusses the Department of Defense possibly judging industry members on cybersecurity practices...
Cloud use evolution in the federal marketplace

Cloud use evolution in the federal marketplace

Microsoft President of U.S. Regulated Industries, Toni Townes Whitley breaks down the future of government cloud computing applications.
DHS aims to boost relationships with government contractors

DHS aims to boost relationships with government contractors

Carla Thomas, industry liaison at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses why the department wants to cultivate relationships with their...
Industry presents cutting-edge tech at AUSA 2018

Industry presents cutting-edge tech at AUSA 2018

The defense industrial base came to the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in full force. Government Matters’ Charis...
Pentagon releases Defense Industrial Base report

Pentagon releases Defense Industrial Base report

Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (USAF, Ret.), president of the National Defense Industrial Association, details the latest Defense Department report on...
Government contractors enter protest season

Government contractors enter protest season

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses the bid protests that come after the year-end spending spree, and why...
GAO report looks at SBA procurement scorecard

GAO report looks at SBA procurement scorecard

Bill Shear, Director of Financial Markets & Community Investment Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses issues with the Small...
Provisions in the FY19 NDAA impacting government contractors

Provisions in the FY19 NDAA impacting government contractors

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, details important provisions in the NDAA that contractors should know about, and why...
Government agencies & contractors prepare for fiscal year end

Government agencies & contractors prepare for fiscal year end

On the contracting side of things, industry is also bracing for the Q4 spending rush. Government Matters assembled a panel...
SBA’s HUBZone connects companies to communities

SBA’s HUBZone connects companies to communities

Neil McDonnell, founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce, discusses the $13 billion HUBZone contracting program, and the success his...
DoD’s long-awaited JEDI cloud proposal is released

DoD’s long-awaited JEDI cloud proposal is released

Dave Mihelcic, former Defense Information Systems Agency CTO and federal chief technology & strategy officer at Juniper Networks, discusses the...