Unisys' PV Puvvada Cites As-a-Service Model as One of Federal Procurement Trends

Unisys' PV Puvvada Cites As-a-Service Model as One of Federal Procurement Trends - top government contractors - best government contracting event
PV Puvvada

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys' federal systems business, said in an interview that aired Tuesday on Federal News Radio that one of the trends he sees in federal procurement is the government's increasing interest in as-a-service business model.

“It's generally leading toward if you want to be agile, provide me as service on an agile team and take responsibility for delivering me certain elements of the capabilities that we need,“ Puvvada told Views from the Corner Office host Jason Miller.

Another trend in government acquisition is the federal government's transition toward a “results-oriented statement of objective approach“ that allows government contractors to define the objectives, he noted.

Puvvada, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, also cited the challenges faced by GovCon firms as partners to government agencies and those include budget uncertainties driven by continuing resolutions as well as talent recruitment and retention issues.

He also cited the key elements of a business model such as innovation within internal business processes, availability of platforms and the need to focus on target clients.

You may also be interested in...


Air Force Taps CloudBees to Support Software Development, Implementation Efforts

CloudBees will help the goverment with its adoption of DevSecOps capabilities as part of the U.S. Air Force's Small Business Innovative Research Phase 1 contract award. Michael Wright, director of public sector at CloudBees, said the company's Software Delivery Automation offering is designed to provide the Air Force, Department of Defense and other agencies with assistance in developing and implementing secure software.


CAE-Pinnacle JV to Update Army Watercraft Training Systems

A joint venture between CAE USA and Pinaccle Solutions has received a delivery order to update a suite of systems used to train U.S. Army personnel in watercraft operations. Xebec Government Services will refresh expeditionary fast transport, vessel defense and full mission bridge simulator configurations in the service branch's Maritime Integrated Training System, CAE said Tuesday.


Perspecta to Help Marine Corps Further Build Cyber Capability

Perspecta has secured a two-year, $17.9 million task order from the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific to develop, test, integrate and maintain software for Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command. The company said Wednesday the cyber tool development award is meant to help MARFORCYBER augment the command's operational performance in cyberspace.