Federal Publications Seminars
On June 9, the Professional Services Council (PSC) released its 2016 Acquisition Policy Survey. This biennial survey, conducted jointly by PSC and member firm Grant Thornton Public Sector since 2002, is the only report of its kind, capturing opinions and insights on the current and future state of federal acquisition from interviews with 80 senior federal acquisition executives. This webinar roundtable will discuss key findings in six core areas: Workforce – While there were positive trends in workforce capability, workforce development and hiring persist as key issues as seasoned personnel retire. Gaps in workforce capacity and confidence are also lingering issues.Budget – Despite ongoing budget uncertainty and related challenges, the acquisition community is strongly committed to “getting the job done.” However, they are experiencing strain from diminishing resources and increased demand. Communication & Collaboration – Federal acquisition leadership has emphasized the importance of communication and collaboration between government and industry; however, this has not been routinely practiced at the operational level – it is viewed as inherently risky.
Increasingly sensitive school and local government data are being targeted by cybercriminals. In 2016, there was a startling 40% growth in data breaches, with over 172k records exposed in the US.
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Do you operate a WOSB (woman-owned small business)? Are you considering starting one? If so, you have the chance to take your business to the next level—fast—by becoming a federal contractor. That’s because agencies are required to set aside a portion of billions of dollars in contracting awards exclusively for WOSBs … and especially for EDWOSBs (economically disadvantaged WOSBs). How do you qualify? How can you avoid facing protests over your status? How can you use this certification to compete with bigger businesses for bigger contracts? What partnerships can accelerate your success? Here’s where to find your answers:
This live webinar is designed for engineers, public works and utilities directors, hydrologists, government officials, developers, planners, architects, environmental professionals, presidents, vice presidents ,project managers and attorneys.