Monday, June 25, 2007

The coming controversy over federal contracting

Systems integrators fall from grace, but many doubt that government can run without them

Major setbacks for the Coast Guard’s $24 billion Deepwater program are casting a shadow over the use of lead systems integrators on other large federal contracts and could result in a reduction in that contracting approach.

Clearly federal contractors are going to come under increased scrutiny and changes are going to be made. My advice to federal contractors is to make change your friend, not your enemy.

I would also advise primary integrators to increase their public relations efforts including new media strategies.

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