ANUARY 2021 CHECKING IN WEBINAR: GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY BUDGETS + FORECASTS
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Angelika Kausche, Georgia House of Representatives (District 50 Johns Creek)
Bobby Swoope, Fulton County Government IT Systems Management
Robert E. Minor, former Chief Information Officer, city of Baltimore
• The need for qualified and pre-vetted technology vendors to fulfill government-issued RFPs has never been greater; applicants should be keenly aware of these RFP needs and requirements before submitting bids.
• Cybersecurity and IT best practices is tantamount to sustainable governmental operations in the digital space across all platforms; back-end architecture to user interface.
• With government budgets growing in tandem to technology needs, expect more remote situations to develop as the pandemic continues to disrupt in-person interactions.
• Prospective RFP respondents should be aware of budgeting structures (fiscal year schedules) and be ready to submit based on those financial structures.
• Video conferencing will continue to grow throughout all governmental verticals: from justice systems to legislatures as social distancing continues to create adjustments in enclosed time and space constraints.
• Understanding how RFPs originate and how prospective vendors must bring greater value to internal IT teams.
• It’s not who you know or what you know: conflicts of interest or insider-knowledge will all but disqualify a potential RFP candidate. Skillsets and value win the day.
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