2012 is here, and with it comes big changes for the Federal IT industry.
Greg Baroni, CEO of Attain, gave WashingtonExec his 2012 predictions for the government contracting space. Baroni will specifically be watching the cloud computing, health IT, cybersecurity and mobility spaces for growth and innovation.
Greg Baroni: I believe 2012 will be a formative year. Set against the backdrop of an election year, the challenges of the current economic and budgetary environment will certainly be at the forefront and serve as the foundation for charting the best course forward as the procurement landscape continues to shift.
How Government ultimately responds to today’s challenges will undoubtedly have a significant impact, especially on this region’s contracting community. Amidst political volley, however, we are most likely to experience the status quo throughout 2012. This year will be one more year to aggressively seize opportunities in the areas of cloud computing, health IT, cyber and defense before any impending widespread contraction of the market. As these opportunities wane, mobility is emerging as the next mounting wave to catch.
To prepare for what comes after 2012, contractors need to continue finding new ways to meet client needs with innovation that both differentiates and delivers real value to Government and taxpayers.
*Baroni is also the chairman of the WashingtonExec Small Business Acquisition Reform Commission (SBARC). Learn more about this outcome-based networking group here.
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