Recent security breaches via software have made supply chain security a priority across government. No longer is it enough to build security into a solution; now every product that is part of that solution is being examined for its security and risk. In response, the Biden Administration issued a Cybersecurity Executive Order that aims to provide more control over the content of code that comes in contact with government systems and infrastructure.
For many years, government contractors relied on events and trade shows to connect with their federal customers. These events provided highly valuable face-to-face time for enhancing existing relationships, as well as for help in procuring new contracts.
This is all about to change in 2013. According a recent Market Connections poll, 38% of government employees plan to attend fewer educational and trade events in 2013 than last year.