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A Park Police officer walks passes a sign announcing the closure of the Lincoln Memorial due to a partial government shut down in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The U.S. government began its first partial shutdown in 17 years, idling as many as 800,000 federal employees, closing national parks and halting some services after Congress failed to break a partisan deadlock by a midnight deadline.Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

Just in Case: Partial Government Shutdown Basics for Contractors

With lawmakers facing a midnight deadline to resolve differences over a stopgap spending measure, a partial government shutdown appears likely.  Beyond the closure of national parks and museums, a partial shutdown will have significant consequences for the government contracting community.

Army Market Budget & Opportunities

BGOV Analysts Laura Criste, Rob Levinson and Cameron Leuthy will explore the standup of Army Futures Command and the top six modernization priorities, and the increasing emphasis on networks, autonomy, and cybersecurity.

In addition, the presentation will explore recent trends in non-combat information technology and professional services acquisition.

FY19 Top 20 Contracting Opportunities

Bloomberg Government has released a list of the 20 leading contracting opportunities for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The report covers contracts worth a total of about $130.9 billion for which a final request for proposal is likely by the close of fiscal 2019.

Air Force Budget Priorities

The Air Force is preparing for a new wave of spending on aircraft procurement, IT modernization, and Space Force. The Bloomberg Government report examines where the money is going in Air, Space and Cyberspace capabilities.

Fall 2018 Hill Watch

Congress returns after Labor Day with only a few weeks to resolve government funding and expiring programs before attention shifts to the November elections.

Race to the Finish—Maximizing Q4 Opportunities

Government spending accelerates in the fourth quarter of the federal fiscal year, making it a critical period for contractors that can take advantage of Q4 spending and lay the groundwork for fiscal 2019.

Blockchain in Government: Pilot Programs, Investments and the Outlook for Growth

It’s perhaps ironic that a technology created to bypass central authority might one day become that central authority’s key engine of innovation. Such is the case with distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain.

Blockchain was introduced to the world as the record-keeping mechanism for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, created as an alternative to the global financial system and fiat money backed by central governments.

BGOV200: Federal Industry Leaders 2018

Bloomberg Government is proud to present the seventh annual BGOV200 Federal Industry Leaders rankings. 

Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities Report

The Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities report finds that about 71 percent of the government-wide information technology was spent on federal contracting and the remaining 29 percent is toward internal agency operation between fiscal 2014 and 2018. Most of those contract obligations go toward IT modernization, including cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.

The 2018 Mid-Tier Market Report

The 2018 Mid-Tier Market Report highlights federal spending trends within the mid-tier market, key drivers that led to growth, and how multiple-award contract competition is impacting performance.