Over the past few years, the federal government has made major advances on its digital transformation journey. These advances began before the COVID-19 pandemic, but were certainly accelerated by the need to support the hybrid workforce and deliver essential services remotely. Additionally, there was an increase in funding, approximately $1 billion for Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) under the American Rescue Plan, which ignited federal agencies to overhaul their IT infrastructure. Through streamlined acquisition capabilities, and much more, 8(a) and Native-owned small businesses have been prioritizing federal IT modernization efforts, which helps the government to maximize their investments while also delivering on mission goals.
These were the key themes of our “8(a) and Native Owned Small Business Advantage: Helping to Shape Federal IT Priorities and Missions” podcast where Ryan Maloney, President at Chenega Systems; Heather Lacroix, President of Chenega Technical Innovations, and Brandilynn Collins Garrison, Partner Manager for Small and Medium Businesses at Verizon Public Sector, discussed prioritizing federal IT further.
“The main way we help the government with digital transformation, especially during the pandemic, is through our streamlined acquisition process,” said Maloney. “Every contract is done through the Alpha contracting process, which has allowed us to provide turnkey solutions for the federal government where we have provided fully-designed, collaborative spaces and facilities, which includes developing the network, as well as software and IT support, and much more.”
Listen to the full podcast below: