Disruption and Opportunity Emerging From Declining Federal IT Market, According to Deltek


(PRWEB) July 16, 2014

According to a new report from Deltek, federal IT spending will decline from $ 102 billion in FY 2014 to $ 94 billion in FY 2019 as agencies continue to streamline operations and improve the efficiency of IT programs. IT reform initiatives continue to compel agencies to maximize budgets and strengthen IT performance, which results in both reductions and investments.

Delteks new GovWin IQ report Federal IT Market, 2014-2019, provides analysis of contractor-addressable budgets across the federal Hardware, Software, IT Services, and Communications and Network Services markets helping contractors identify areas of budget growth and contraction so they can better plan and execute their business development strategies. Delteks forecast includes IT spending not reported through the Office and Management and Budget (OMB), such as the judicial and legislative branches, the intelligence community, federal organizations that are not subject to federal IT budget reporting requirements, and IT embedded in large defense systems.

IT policies related to data center optimization, strategic sourcing, shared services and cloud computing are driving some cost savings. Agencies are reprioritizing and rescoping IT programs in an effort to maximize existing budgets and set the stage for lower spending in the future. This transition to a leaner federal government and the ability to sustain it requires technologies that facilitate the consolidation, integration and standardization necessary to develop uniform IT platforms known as Common Operating Environments.

The proliferation of Common Operating Environments in many agencies is the basis of their approach to delivering enterprise IT, said Deltek Analyst Alex Rossino. Getting there requires a variety of investments and activities, from deploying standardized hardware and applications to reengineering IT networks.

This enterprise-centric perspective will result in budget declines over the long run. In order to reach this goal within existing budget boundaries, agencies will eliminate redundant investments, focus on the must-haves, favor lower cost alternatives, and utilize strategic sourcing contracts.

In the course of this transformation, evolving IT policies will have an impact on all IT market segments. Strategic sourcing and data center consolidation and optimization efforts will put downward pressure on the IT Hardware and Software markets. The IT Services segment is similarly impacted by the administrations focus on reducing service contracting, which represents the largest category of federal contracting. While not exempt from cuts, the Communications and Network Services market is sustained by growing bandwidth and mobility requirements.

Agencies will also continue to rally budget dollars around technology solutions that support mission priorities, such as cybersecurity and data analytics. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Health IT will be critical for the Department of Defense in particular.

With or without sequestration in 2016, budget modesty has become the norm as agencies plan for the future. After experiencing sequestration in 2013, agency leaders want more control of where cuts happen, said John Slye, Deltek Analyst. This means redefining priorities and acquisition strategies to fit within new budget realities.

Contractors must continue to adjust to this reality by ensuring that they have the strategies and tactics in place to pursue growth opportunities and protect market share.

For more information on GovWin IQ and this report, visit the Federal IT Market, 2014-2019 page on GovWin.com. The report is free to subscribers of GovWins Federal Industry Analysis program. Press interviews can be arranged by contacting Lauran Cacciatori.

About GovWin IQ

Delteks GovWin IQ provides the market intelligence tools and analysis government contractors need to gain a competitive advantage and be a formidable player in the federal market. Backed by a team of government research and analysis experts, GovWin IQ provides the most powerful, comprehensive, and timely lead generation and business intelligence solutions available. More than $ 1.8 trillion opportunities are tracked every year a number no other competitor can match. http://www.govwin.com

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 18,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek Know more. Do more.

Federal Cybersecurity Contracted Spending to Exceed $11 Billion by 2018, According to Deltek


Herndon, Va. (PRWEB) December 04, 2013

According to Delteks new report, Federal Information Security Market, FY 2013-2018, federal contracted spending on cybersecurity will continue to grow from nearly $ 9 billion in FY 2013 to $ 11.4 billion in FY 2018, as a result of multiple initiatives aimed at improving the overall cybersecurity posture of federal agencies. Persistent threats, complex and evolving policy issues, and multiple changing technologies compound ongoing cyber-workforce shortages to drive investments despite constrained federal IT funding.

The new Deltek GovWin IQ report provides insight into contractor-addressable federal security budgets helping contractors identify areas of budget growth so they can better plan and execute their business development strategies.

Forecast Reflects Continued Priority of IT Security Investment

Security services and technologies will continue to be must-have investments for federal agencies, even in a tight budgetary environment. As agencies increase their dependence on systems, and as the amount of data and the volume and diversity of attacks on government systems and that data continue to rise, agencies must invest to ensure system security is up-to-date to meet current demands while anticipating future threats.

Agencies are grappling with handling the sheer variety and pace of cyber threats with their available resource mix of people, skillsets and tools, says Deltek analyst John Slye. Keeping core security policies and protocols current while finding ways to get ahead of the threats requires investment in people and technologies, even in lean fiscal times.

Agencies are also working to adapt to changing security guidelines. Evolving cybersecurity policy, standards and roles can make it difficult for agencies to identify the best approaches and solutions for their information systems, as well as how their efforts fit within the overall government and national cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection landscape.

There is some new momentum with recent White House policy directives and the frameworks and standards that have come out of them, says Deltek analyst Kyra Fussell. But the evolution of a cohesive government-wide cybersecurity approach continues to be difficult since it touches multiple areas of governance, personnel, technology standards and internal processes.

Several high-profile security failures to protect classified and other sensitive information have led to increased scrutiny of security processes and government and contracted personnel. Overhauling data access policies and processes, as well as deploying security measures at the data element level, will require both process know-how as well as the right technologies, says Slye.

Growing technology trends and priorities across the federal government, such as mobility and cloud computing, have significant information security implications and drive new requirements for security solutions. Advances in security technologies like continuous monitoring, advanced network protections, and data analytics are finding strong reception within agencies.

Delteks forecast includes information security spending for more than twenty federal agencies and across six market segments, including Security Operations; Planning, Policy, and Program Management; Compliance; Identity and Access Management; Training, Education and Awareness; and Infrastructure Security.

For more information on the Federal Information Security Market, FY 2013-2018 report, visit GovWin.com. The report is free to subscribers of GovWins Federal Industry Analysis program. Press interviews can be arranged by contacting Lauran Cacciatori.

About Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 16,000 organizations and 2 million users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, optimize resources, streamline operations, and deliver more profitable projects. Deltek Know more. Do more.

FISMA Compliance Guarantee Now Available to U.S. Federal Agencies and Contractors


Plano, TX (PRWEB) January 29, 2013

FISMA compliance for U.S. federal agencies and their contractors is now simpler and more certain with managed hosting leader Layered Techs announcement of a FISMA compliance guarantee. Layered Tech is offering a FISMA compliance guarantee to federal agencies and SaaS providers who utilize Layered Techs Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or compliant managed hosting services.

A year ago Layered Tech offered a compliance guarantee as part of its managed hosting services for PCI-DSS (credit card data) and HIPAA (healthcare data). Since then, and throughout its history, Layered Techs compliant hosting customers have passed 100 percent of every compliance audit. Layered Tech is now extending the compliance guarantee to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), which requires that federal agencies meet stringent data security requirements for IT services that they utilize.

With its FISMA-compliant Cloud and hosting services, Layered Tech delivers secure managed IT platforms on behalf of federal agencies or SaaS providers who sell to federal agencies. Layered Techs FISMA compliance guarantee, which is included free of charge as part of the FISMA-compliant hosting service, ensures clients that their hosted IT infrastructures will pass the FISMA certification and accreditation audit, as well as the mandated annual evaluations.

Especially since the initiation of the federal Cloud First program, there is strong demand for FISMA-compliant platforms and services, said Dan Tudahl, Layered Tech Government Solutions Chief Operating Officer. With our secure data centers, experienced staff and 100% FISMA compliance guarantee, we give SaaS vendors and their federal agency customers complete peace of mind so they can focus on their core missions.

Layered Tech has more than a decade of experience building and hosting secure solutions that comply with FISMA and the implementation standards mandated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Layered Tech currently provides FISMA compliant managed hosting services as well as cloud hosting services for over half of the cabinet-level federal agencies, including some of the most security-sensitive federal agencies such as the Departments of Justice, Energy, and Treasury. In conjunction with Microsoft, Layered Tech recently launched the Microsoft Dynamics Government Cloud, a FISMA-compliant Platform-as-a-Service cloud offering tailored specifically to the high security requirements of federal government enterprise applications.

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Techs scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit http://www.layeredtech.com.

Contact: Carody Lavender

Tel: 816-222-1289

Fax: 816-222-1280

Email: carody.lavender(at)layeredtech(dot)com

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Acquia(TM) and Carahsoft Launch Partner Program to Support Federal Governments Accelerating Demand for Drupal


Reston, VA / Burlington, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2012

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted Government IT solutions provider, and Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, are establishing a partner program to support the U.S. federal governments growing demand for the Drupal open source publishing platform.

As Acquias master government aggregator and GSA schedule holder, Carahsoft has worked with Acquia to select eight partners to provide government-specific Drupal implementation expertise, education, support, training, and complementary technologies. These partners include August Schell, Balance Interactive, Blackstone Technology Group, DLT Solutions, Fig Leaf Software, Mediacurrent Interactive Solutions, Open Source Fulfillment Center (OSFCI), and Vizuri.

Acquia is experiencing significant demand for Drupal expertise across federal government agencies and departments, said Joe Wykes, VP of Acquia Global Channels. We are excited about our new high-caliber partnership program with Carahsoft as it will help accelerate the adoption of Drupal as the premier platform for content and community within the public sector.”

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It is used by web developers worldwide to build sophisticated community websites. Diverse organizations use Drupal as their core social publishing system for their websites and collaboration applications.

Agencies throughout the federal government are choosing Drupal to meet the objectives established by the Open Government Initiative, said Natalie Gregory, vice president of Carahsofts open source practice. By building out a partner ecosystem around Drupal technology, we will provide the government with easy access to the education, implementation and procurement expertise they need to quickly and securely deploy and operate public-facing websites, improve collaboration, and build community.

Acquia and Carahsoft will be hosting a complimentary event, Drive Drupal DC, on Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, from 8am to 12pm at The Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. Dries Buytaert, Drupal creator and Acquia co-founder and CTO, will speak about the next generation of Drupal sites and what these mean for the public sector. Following the event, Acquia partner, Fig Leaf Software, will be offering complimentary Hello Drupal training to help participants get up to speed on building Drupal sites, specific terminology, the Drupal way, as well as help agencies determine the appropriate skills required for success. Register here or for more information, contact Rich Savage at 703-871-8629.

About Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal

Acquia empowers enterprises with the open source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupals creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquias products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it has done for nearly 2,000 enterprise customers including the US Department of Energy, NY Senate, Twitter, Warner Music Company, Turner Sports, Intuit, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and NPR. See whos using Drupal at http://www.drupalshowcase.com, and for more information please visit http://www.acquia.com or call 888-9-ACQUIA.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The companys dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Intelligence products and services among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry’s fastest growing firms by VAR500, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at http://www.carahsoft.com.

Contacts:

Mary Lange

Carahsoft

703-431-8485

Julie Reece

Acquia, Inc.

781-313-8371







Cyber Security firm, Passfaces Corporation, adds Federal Marketing Partner

Oak Hill, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012

Jon Shaw, CEO of Passfaces, announced that it has signed a strategic partnering agreement with WTG New Technology Corporation. The new agreement provides government agencies particularly those focusing on national security, financial records and healthcare access to Passfaces patented, secure authentication technology.

Dr. Lawrence Fedewa, Chairman and CEO of WTG New Technology stated that, Passfaces offers an innovative and proven verification technology for secure logon which easily integrates with existing security systems. By making this technology available to government agencies and contractors, we are expanding the use of a cyber security system to a user community that is extremely concerned about potential compromises of sensitive information. Passfaces’ pending GSA schedule will facilitate acquisition and contribute to a new standard of secondary authentication for government agencies as specified by the Office of Management and Budget.”

Shaw said, Passfaces has had multiple approaches from both agencies and contractors, but we have discovered that expertise in government acquisition and procurement is a necessity for doing business in this area. This partnership will help us accelerate our presence in government markets by working with a well known team of professionals that has an exceptional track record in government contracting.

Shaw added that much of the interest shown by agencies has been generated by new and planned moves to cloud computing which has increased the emphasis on more secure access for storing, processing and publishing sensitive information.

About Passfaces

Passfaces is an information security technology company based in Oak Hill, VA. The Company was founded in 2000 to commercialize an innovative, patented strong authentication technology that leverages the brains innate cognitive ability to recognize human faces. Passfaces products offer business, financial services, government, healthcare and OEM customers a fully scalable, reliable and cost effective, authentication solution that supports business risk management objectives and compliance requirements and is preferred and trusted by users. For additional information and to demo Passfaces technology, see: http://www.passfaces.com or, contact: Jon Shaw, CEO phone: 410-925-0962, e-mail: jon.shaw(at)passfaces(dot)com.

About WTG New Technology Corporation

WTG New Technology Corporation is a technology transfer firm, specializing in introducing technologies USA sponsored R&D and private US and international firms to government and industry. Its goal is to help the US government “do more with less” in view of the looming deficit and economic challenges facing the country in coming months and years. WTG specialties are: 1) cyber security, 2) secure access to property and equipment, including port security, and 3), biomedical technologies for hospitals medical and support personnel, and disaster relief. For additional information, see http://www.wtgnewtech.net, http://www.wtg.passfaces.com or, contact Dr. Fedewa, at: l.j.fedewa(at)wtg(dot)net.