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.
George Mason University‘s Dr. Kamaljeet (Kammy) Sanghera, an Associate Professor of applied information technology and Director of the Volgenau School of Engineering STEM Outreach, believes 2015 will be the year for “data-driven decision-making solutions.”
Dr. Kamaljeet Sanghera: In 2015, government contracting across the nation will offer great opportunities in the areas of cybersecurity, big data, healthcare and mobile technologies. With most federal agencies collecting and storing data in cloud, there will be emphasis on all aspects of cybersecurity to minimize the cyber attacks. Government services will be expected to be available for smart phones and tablets. There will be a need to solve problems in medicine and translate basic science to bedside care. The year of 2015 will demand for data-driven decision-making solutions. For all these opportunities, the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University stands right next to GovCon industry by preparing a strong workforce to solve local, national, and global challenges.
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