Federal Contract Procurement Opportunities Exist for Wisconsin Companies

June 5, 2012

This is the second part of a two-part column celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wisconsin Procurement Institute. Created by Congressman Les Aspin, WPI was established to provide technical expertise to Wisconsin businesses and help them win their fair share of federal contracts.

Procurement defense spending, and indeed federal spending across the board, will remain critically important to the U.S. industrial base and research community. Wisconsin companies and research organizations will need to understand future spending priorities and how those priorities relate to what the government is actually buying.

I believe there are several potential growth areas in the Department of Defense (DoD) and across the government. In fact, WPI's "Wisconsin in Washington" program this June will focus on these:

Cyber Security: This is perhaps one of the greatest threats to our national security. In my discussions with policy leaders, it's clear that they take this threat seriously and are shifting significant resources to focus on it. For the right companies, or individuals, there are solid opportunities at the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice. 

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