V3iT has been fortunate to be of service to these customers since the outset for past over 15 years. We have an indepth knowledge of the industry. We have our own GSA schedule. The three biggest trends where we have been of service includes the following:
Big Data and Open Data
Intelligence applications will derive value from public data: Governments have published data online for years, but in 2016 they will release more data sets at little cost through open source solutions like CKAN and DKAN, powered by declining data storage costs from Amazon and IBM. Plummeting costs per dataset will incentivize governments to share increasing amounts of data and place a premium on applications that can glean insights from that data. These applications will form enterprise solutions that enable governments to leverage their data internally across departments and between governments, then share the data with the public.
Cloud based Collaborative Finance
Agency budgeting will become collaborative: Stories describing how government budgets reflect political priorities are becoming more commonplace. The budget process drives organizations and involves loads of stakeholders. But governments craft budgets largely in spreadsheets. Sharing complex spreadsheets is cumbersome, and benchmarking against other governments is nearly impossible. In 2016, the clerical work required in the budgeting process will be as easy as posting a status to Facebook. With modern cloud-based technology, the budget process will be streamlined and governments will save hundreds or thousands of hours -- time that can add value in research, benchmarking, and strategic planning. And, it will eliminate unnecessary information barriers within and between governments, empowering budget teams to engage staff, learn from other organizations, and then inform citizens and get their input.
State and Local Growth
State and local governments will grow more important: Washington, D.C., dominates the news, but services from city halls and state capitals touch citizens’ lives far more than federal services. These include clean water, power grids, police services, fire and emergency response, and K-12 and university education. In September 2015, the Obama administration unveiled a $160 million initiative to fuel innovation in areas as diverse as traffic congestion, climate preparedness and energy efficiency. This initiative, combined with private-sector efforts, will increase the attention on and importance of local governments at the forefront of public-sector innovation. These governments will also gain new powers given that, for example, Congress devolved significant control and oversight of K-12 education to state and local governments in the recent Every Student Succeeds Act.