Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow: Amazon, RPA, AI and ethical IT in the federal sector

Notwithstanding the increased integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and process bots into government operations, the U.S. federal services sector decidedly remains a people business. At a recent Washington Technology Power Breakfast forum, industry leaders talked talent strategies and how they hope to succeed as digital transformation fundamentally changes the types of people sought for government […]

2019 Public Sector Predictions: Ethics compound complexity as federal agencies rush to embrace commercial IT innovations

The march of technology challenges humans to keep up, leading to difficult conversations for the many technology firms clamoring for a slice of federal IT modernization spend In 2018 U.S. federal government policy and budget aligned to amplify excitement around the long-promised application of private sector IT innovations to public sector missions. We began to […]

Federal initiatives around IT modernization translate to revenue growth for public sector services providers

Growth opportunities across defense and civilian agencies uplift vendor performance The results of TBR’s 2Q18 Public Sector IT Services Benchmark demonstrate clear top-line benefits for services providers as government agencies accelerate IT modernization initiatives. Revenue for the 16 benchmarked vendors improved 5.3% year-to-year, which does not even factor in General Dynamics IT essentially doubling in […]

Legacy’s last gasp: SAIC, Engility and the importance of skills over scale

SAIC’s planned purchase of Engility combines federal contractors with business models similarly disrupted by the march of technology Themes of consolidation continued to pervade the U.S. federal government IT and professional services market on Monday, Sept. 10, with SAIC (NYSE: SAIC) announcing it will acquire peer Engility (NYSE: EGL). The proposed deal would combine two […]

Booz Allen Hamilton targets Philippines for advisory around cyber and data privacy in APAC

When Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH; NYSE: BAH) separated its commercial practice from its U.S. federal government business in 2008, noncompete clauses restricted the federal practice’s ability to pursue opportunities outside the U.S. government. Since then, the commercial practice known as Booz & Co. joined PwC as Strategy& and the noncompete clauses expired, opening new markets […]

JEDI is the force leading AWS’ charge into the U.S. Department of Defense

Central governments, even more than the largest commercial enterprises, struggle to keep pace with the current rate of technological change. Many times, major decisions do not occur proactively, but rather are made in response to gaps in capabilities that become matters of national security. The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) […]