Attention, Urgent Message!
Greetings everyone, I ask you to lend me your eyes and ears, for this message is so urgent, so ahead of its time, so avant garde that I have made the executive decision to sidestep Schoology, Teams, and Student Square. I, Arman Harutyunyan, am proud to announce the launch of the most groundbreaking and cutting-edge communication technology available to man.
Welcome to the future of humanity. Welcome… to the blog post.
I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “Man, I forgot how hard it is to focus on one thing for more than 10 seconds!” Yeah, it’s scary how fast you lose that. Fret not, I won’t take up too much of your time.
As stated, my name is Arman Harutyunyan. I am a senior student at Basis Independent McLean, and this blog will be where you can find all of my findings on my senior project, which I will be clacking away at my keyboard for the next 3 months to complete. “But Arman,” you might ask, “what kind of project will you be working on?” Well dear reader, allow me to tell you about government contracts.
Government contracts, or “assistance listings,” are programs where the federal government can provide assistance to the American Public through public works, service, and projects in a wide range of areas, such as health care, education, research, infrastructure, and more. These are taken on by a variety of entities for wage rates and other benefits, and they make decisions regarding which contracts to pursue based on data provided by consultants. These consultants have to identify trends and make predictions about future contracts for independent contractors and organizations. However, while most types of trends in contracts are well documented, contracts in newer technological fields, such as cybersecurity, don’t have as well established patterns. This can be problematic all the way down the chain because these contracts can often be of very high value to both the government and contractors, and it falls on consultants to provide the data. One of these consultants, Artisan Analytix, has generously offered me an internship to assist them in compiling data under their mentorship. Utilizing my previous experience from internships and my on site mentor’s guidance, I will compile contract data that is made readily available by the US Government. The objective of this process is to have a full collection of trends and properties in recent government contracts accompanied by a full analysis of the resulting implications on cybersecurity contracts. While I intend to focus on technological areas specifically, I will also connect them to a wide array of government contracts and analyze what makes them so unique compared to the past few decades of precedent. I will be using this “blog” technology to log my work on this project on the web over the next few months. I can’t wait to keep you all posted. Until next time.