As the government is making moves to spend more in cybersecurity, contractors too are gearing up for projects in the cyber field. A recent report by the Washington Post indicated that many firms are now turning to cybersecurity.
Booz Allen Hamilton for its part opted to build a cyber network that can work with multiple clients nationwide from their McLean-based facility.
“Having that capability, we believe, is going to be market-driving,” he said.
Contractors are also looking to drive up revenue by what SAIC officials call “readiness and sustainment” of old equipment, trucks and aircraft. SAIC recently won two task orders worth $600 million to sustain blast proof trucks in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
“If you’re going to cut out the new systems, what are you going to do? You’re going to fix up the old systems,” he said. Contractors are also doing the work for contract wins themselves, rather than subcontracting the work.