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Government Contractors Feel Pain From Shutdown, Sequestration

Federal contractors rethink business strategies to weather uncertainty, declining revenue in government business.

Graphic: Market Connections
Graphic: Market Connections

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User Rank: Ninja
12/31/2013 | 3:05:32 AM
Political connections help; Skill sets not so much.
Note how it's only the small biz contractors adversely affected by sequestration. It is rarely the corporate cronies losing money.
User Rank: Author
12/23/2013 | 1:59:27 PM
Doing Business With Government Isn't Getting Easier
While the findings of this study - suggesting government contractors are rethinking the ROI of selling services to the government - don't come as a surprise, it is cause for concern.  Added to growing disenchantment of LPTA (Lowest Price, Technical Acceptable) contracts (see LPTA Contracts Stifle Government Innovation), there's reason to worry whether agencies won't eventually have fewer high-quality contracting firms to choose from to do their contract work.

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