As many of us make dramatic resolutions to change habits and make bold plans, the reality of the New Year in many federal agencies is: maintain measurable progress on existing long-term projects. For those in the midst of multi-year efforts, the likelihood of dramatic change is low, but the opportunity to incorporate new technologies and make small shifts in delivery is high.
To learn about some examples of successful efforts in 2016, and get a glimpse of some of the technology trends that federal agencies may continue to embrace in 2017, we sat down with Mr. Jay McCargo, President and CEO of ARServices. Our conversation began with some highlights of client work that was accomplished in 2016 for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), which included IT asset management in the continental United States (CONUS), which expanded into global locations (OCONUS).
Next, Mr. McCargo shared some predictions for 2017 with regard to new and existing technologies that federal agencies are likely to embrace. “Some of the trends I see continuing are new and expanding uses of proven tools.” Examples he shared included BMC Remedy and Microsoft SharePoint. “Those are tools that, over the last decade, have become widely used and spread across the government.” By expanding the use of these and other technologies, McCargo added, agencies can significantly reduce development costs by moving away from custom software solutions.
To learn more about how federal agencies and contractors are able to roll out technologies across their enterprise, listen to the podcast below.