New Series: WashingtonExec 2012 Predictions Issue: Execs Speak Out
2012 is fast approaching, and with it comes big changes in the Federal IT industry. WashingtonExec is giving local executives the opportunity to share their thoughts on where they see the government contracting industry headed. Leaders of the industry were asked a series of predictions questions focused on challenging issues such as cloud computing, healthcare IT, defense and so forth.
John Kealey, CEO of Vivisimo shared his initial thoughts with WashingtonExec.
“I think it is natural to assume that very little will be accomplished in Washington during an election year. Couple that with the difficult fiscal position the government finds itself in and it may be reasonable to forecast a negative outlook at worst and uncertain outlook at best. However, the US does not control all the variables that will influence government spending.
The continued unrest in the Middle East, troubled economic condition in Europe and our need to stay competitive with the emerging markets, especially China, will drive a need to spend even with our fiscal problems. As a supplier to the US government our strategy is stay cautious, be prepared to address unforeseen opportunities to help and make certain our value proposition not only helps achieve the mission, but does it in the most cost effective manner. We all need to be lean and help the government become lean, while they still deliver the services that government needs to provide.”