Washington Management Group

Deltek‘s $1.1 billion dollar acquisition, announced Monday by Thoma Bravo, may not have surprised those familiar with the private equity firm’s long history of investing in technology companies. But the timing of the deal and its price tag may come as more of a question in the minds of anyone who works in and around the federal government.

What could Thoma Bravo gain by spending $1.1 billion for a place in the government contracting business given the current spending environment? Keep reading →

While government insiders applauded the General Services Administration’s move to cut back contracting schedules to save $24 million, some caution against what could become a “slippery slope.”

GSA said it will stop adding new contractors to schedules – the shopping catalog for the government to get bargains and discounts – as the first step toward streamlining its contract offerings. After a year, officials will review the schedules to see if there is still demand for them. GSA plans to eliminate contract agreements that are rarely or never used. Keep reading →