By Angel N. Davis,
Happy New Year and Happy Contracting!
As we enter 2019, we have the opportunity to make and commit to several resolutions with the hope of remaining steadfast and following through with at least a few. As an industry, a company and an individual now is the time to set goals for the new year.
What can we expect in 2019?
2019 will undoubtedly continue being a year of technological disruption. Due to that, this year our government will place a high value on:
- Acquisition reform
- Government-Industry collaboration
As thought leaders within government and industry, we must be prepared to adapt to these changes and ensure that the workforce is equipped with the appropriate tools and resources to make effective business decisions that have the least amount of risk and the best overall value. Is your organization, adequately equipped to support these changes?
While Acquisition Reform is not a new topic, its importance is heightened as we discover more innovative ways to deliver services and products, in a more streamlined way in support of all government agencies. As the Acquisition Reform initiative continues to mature, input from industry leaders and stakeholders will help to shape future acquisition reform policies. Let’s resolve to initiate continuous dialogue in support of Acquisition Reform initiative.
With the constant challenges of Cyberwarfare, vigorous Cyber-Security solutions must be implemented in order to protect government and industry networks. Federal regulations will continuously be revised to keep up with the constant Cyber threats. Is your organization prepared to deliver services and products in accordance with these new regulations? Has the cost and business risk been analyzed to support and implement these cyber-security solutions?
Innovation and collaboration
With the evolution of Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs), Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and many other Smart Technologies, Government- Industry collaboration is significant. We must work together to utilize these new technologies to support innovation within the Government Contracting and Acquisition communities. This new technology will undoubtedly drive the future of Government Contracting. We should anticipate solicitations being shaped to support such technological advances and be prepared to respond accordingly.
Centre Law and Consulting, LLC., takes pride in supporting our clients and providing consulting and training services that align with the latest Federal Regulations and Emerging Technologies. As you head into the New Year, please contact us to find out how we can support your organization’s New Year Resolutions.
About the Author:
Angel Davis, CFCM
Angel N. Davis has over thirteen years of experience in federal contracts management. She is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) and is currently President of the Tysons Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). While completing the NCMA Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP), Angel successfully pioneered the NCMA Tysons Women In Leadership Initiative.