Tune Out the 2013 Static
February 28, 2012 Leave a comment
You’ve seen the 2013 budget request. And you’ve heard the various political reactions: It’s dead on arrival, it stands no chance of passage. Ignore it.
There are several cross-cutting issues in the 2013 budget request that may yield opportunities. These issues include:
- Cyber security
- Integration of thematically-related services spread across multiple agencies
- Mobilizing the federal workforce
- Data analysis to drive business decisions and reduce improper payments.
Keep in mind, enactment of 2013 is unlikely before the lame duck session after the October 1 start of the fiscal. But IT manufacturers should still start preparing for it. The best way is to strengthen your strategies for fiscal 2012, because certain themes this year carry over the next 18 months.