Tag Archives: Government Shutdown

SAIC’s Tom Eldridge: Strategy Could Help GovCon Firms Stand Out, Win the ‘War for Talent’

Tom Eldridge, a senior vice president at Science Applications International Corp., has said government services contractors should have a strategy in order to facilitate operations amid government shutdowns, increasing competition and policy changes. Eldridge wrote in an article published Thursday on LinkedIn that having a sense of direction is one of the three reasons why companies need to have a strategy.
 

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Forcepoint’s Eric Trexler: Government at Risk of Losing Cyber Talent Due to Partial Shutdown

Eric Trexler, vice president of global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, has said the recent partial government shutdown impacted 800K federal employees, including cybersecurity workers in the public sector. “One of the greatest challenges to come out of the most recent shutdown is likely going to be the unmeasured loss of an entire generation of the best cybersecurity workers the government employs,” Trexler wrote in a Nextgov article published Friday.

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CenturyLink’s David Young on Gov’t Shutdown, EIS Telecom Contract Transition

David Young, senior vice president of strategic government at CenturyLink, has said he believes a delay in agencies’ issuance of solicitations under the $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract for telecommunications services due to the partial government shutdown does not affect the transition goal for the EIS vehicle, FCW reported Thursday. In December, the General Services Administration decided to extend until 2023 existing telecom support contracts, which are set to expire in 2020, to provide agencies enough time to transition to the EIS vehicle.

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PSC Cites Possible Impacts of Govt Shutdown on GovCon Firms; David Berteau Comments

The Professional Services Council has notified government contractors of the potential impacts of a government shutdown on their staff and operations. PSC said Friday those impacts include the unavailability of agency contacts to accept deliveries or offer guidance to contractors; lack of contractor personnel’s access to needed facilities on government …

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CACI’s Ken Asbury: US Natl Security Spending Increase Leads to Defense-Related Contract Wins

Ken Asbury, president and CEO of CACI International, has said the Trump administration’s increased spending on military efforts against the Islamic State militant organization has led to a number of contract wins for the company in the defense space, CRN reported Thursday. “We have already seen a number of key wins in …

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Steve Halligan, Dan Hushon: 2013 Challenged Federal IT Vendors

Executives at some information technology contractors identified sequestration, tougher regulations and the government shutdown as factors affecting the industry in 2013, CRN reported Thursday. “The reality is the government contracting community [got it] harder than … federal employees,” Steve Halligan, chief operating officer at n2Grate Government Technology Solutions, told CRN. Sarah …

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Pragmatics Offers Furloughed Employees Emergency Leave Days

Pragmatics is giving 10 emergency leave days to employees affected by the government shutdown in an effort to offer them financial support, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday. Jill R. Aitoro writes the additional time off is for 45 employees that are assigned to affected government agencies. After10 days, the employees will …

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