WashingtonExec 2015 Market Outlook Series
We look forward to a new year and new opportunities for innovation and growth in the government contracting community. This past year, we experienced an increased emphasis on cybersecurity, the government’s procurement process and a perpetual focus on doing more with less.
WashingtonExec reached out to those most knowledgeable and experienced in the federal contracting space. We asked executives in and around the beltway for insight regarding where they see the government contracting community headed in 2015. Topics discussed include M&A activity, cloud computing, privacy issues, data collection, healthcare IT, defense and more.
Capstone Corporation CEO Richard White described what makes him the most excited about the future of the govcon space.
Richard White: The Department of Defense is dealing with the task of preparing a generation of trainees who have grown up in the digital age while dealing with the challenge of training resources being fixed or constrained. They see technology as a way to enable collective modular unit training among geographically separated units.
In the next five years, the DoD learning environment will increasingly employ virtual training environments as part of learning events for individuals and groups. The tools that will be needed to create these environments cover a broad range of capabilities including simulation, game-based scenarios, virtual worlds, massive multiplayer online games and others. All of these learning and training mediums are connected as they converge with IT trends. Capstone is developing solutions to meet these future needs.