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

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.

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