This post is co-authored by Tamara Jack of LMI.
Federal government contractors, especially those in the manufacturing sector, continue to experience the economic impact of budget cuts, decreased federal spending, and increased regulatory requirements. Nonetheless, the federal government continues to be one of the largest consumers in the country, spending more than $500 billion annually on procuring goods and services. Below we have summarized the key trends in government contracting in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy, mergers and acquisitions, and bid protests from 2014 and how they are likely to impact government contractors in 2015. Continue reading this entry