Are there opportunities for IT service providers?

Yes, there are opportunities for Information Technology and Communications companies. Issues such as high levels of competition, dynamic environment, compatibility, and security make this area of sales to the government very complex and challenging.

The General Services Administration (GSA) contracts for a variety of Information Technology and Communications products and services. Federal agencies and in some cases, state governments, are eligible to purchase their IT requirements from the GSA contract vehicles. Information on targeted opportunities is available at http://www.gsa.gov/technology.

Several free publications provide current information regarding the Federal IT environment and priorities.

Federal Computer Week – http://www.fcw.com
Government Computer News – http://www.gcn.com