We look forward to a new year and new opportunities for innovation and growth in the government contracting community. Last year, we experienced an increased emphasis on big data, insider threat, merging technology with health care, and the internet of things, among others.
WashingtonExec reached out to those most knowledgeable and experienced in the federal contracting space. We asked executives in and around the Beltway for insight on the direction they see the government contracting community heading in 2018. Topics discussed include M&A activity, public/private sector collaboration, cloud computing, the incoming millennial workforce in defense/IT/health care, talent retention, and more.
Kicking off the series is Paul Leslie, CEO at Dovel Technologies, where he drives the overall growth strategy of the company and oversees daily operations.
Here are his insights:
As we enter 2018, the ongoing and critical technology trends around cybersecurity, cloud technologies and data analytics will remain at the forefront of technology services with the federal government. However, responding to the needs of “government of the future,” the areas of intelligent automation is beginning to take hold.
The government faces real challenges that intelligent automation can help address: demands for improvement of systems and process performance, declining and aging workforces and increased demands and citizen expectations.
Intelligent automation holds incredible promise of solving problems using cognitive computing, deep learning, machine learning and natural language processing. These technologies will allow the future of government be innovative, exciting and more in touch with the citizens it serves.
Dovel Technologies is a high-end technology services company, so as a business, we are very interested and excited with the administration’s direction and emphasis on IT modernization, pro-active cybersecurity and cloud adoption with the expectation to reduce infrastructure costs and improve performance outcomes. We envision that in 2018 the focus of this administration will remain on investing, and deploying and applying technologies that drive positive outcomes while reducing costs.