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Contracting Spotlight: Alliant 3 Draft RFP Officially Closed

By Jonathan Sanders, Director, Research, GovExec In October 2022, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a draft RFP for Alliant 3, their latest governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) that aims to provide Federal Government agencies with integrated IT solutions services for evolving needs on a global basis. “GWACs serve as a springboard for small businesses to…

The Puzzle of Broadband

by Emily Wolfteich – Industry Analyst (Government Business Council) Is the revolution here yet? Flying among the dozens of buzzwords that make up government-speak is one that has a particularly deep resonance for state and local leaders – broadband.  The technical definition of broadband can be a little up for debate – the FCC is…

Qualitative Research: In-Depth Interviews or Focus Groups? Which Method is Best for Your Needs?

Qualitative research is ideally suited to gain a deeper understanding of the opinions, motivations, frustrations, and priorities of your target audience. There are numerous ways to achieve this level of understanding, primarily through focus groups and in-depth interviews (IDIs). Both methods can be highly effective at uncovering and unlocking valuable insights.

2022 National Defense Strategy: Implications for the Defense Industry

By David Hutchins, Industry Analyst On October 27, 2022, the Department of Defense (DoD) publicly released the latest National Defense Strategy (NDS). Released every four years, the NDS is subsequent to the President’s National Security Strategy and sets the DoD’s strategic direction and priorities for the next four years. The NDS serves as an important…

Contracting Spotlight: The Navy is breaking up price contracts to increase small business participation

In FY 2022, nearly $18.4 billion of the U.S. Navy’s prime contract awards went to small businesses— $1.4 billion (8.2%) increase from $17 billion last year. There is opportunity for small businesses in the Navy in the coming months. Now is the time to prepare your small business to win these contracts. Read more to find out how we can help.

The Evolution of News Consumption and Why It Matters to Marketers

In the last few years the way we seek and receive news has been changing and evolving faster than ever. Between the COVID-19 pandemic more or less forcing many companies to adapt to work from home trends, team collaboration needs, and an industry wide push toward cloud, things are getting more digital by the day. 

Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) has a new Awardee to Provide Government IT Solutions

As agencies continue transitioning to EIS and other vehicles, Market Connections, Government Business Council and Leading Brands (GovExec’s Insights & Research Group) combined with GovTribe can keep you up to date on what is happening in this rapidly changing contract environment. Read more to find out how we can help you strategically position yourself right where you want to be for future opportunities.

Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and the Future of the US Military

In this article David Hutchins (Industry Analyst) details the importance of robotics, autonomous systems and the future of the US military.

Custom Content: A Closer Look

What is custom content and why does it need to be part of your 2023 marketing plan? by Susan Rose, Senior Director of Insights and Content As part of a company that produces every type of content, we find “content” means different things to different people, and some new definition pops up every single day.…

The Importance of Understanding Your Brand

Revisiting the Leading Brands 2021 Panel Discussion Jonathan Sanders, Director, Research, GovExec In the B2G space, there are few things more important than understanding your brand — it is the story you tell without ever walking into a room. It is the reaction someone has when they see your company mentioned online. It is the…