Artifact Details

Title

Government Professional Services (GPS) workshop : session #5 : later history -- growth and adaptation

Catalog Number

102742924

Type

Text

Date

2009-03-31

Contributor

Bannister, Dan, Participant
Bergin, Thomas (Tim), Participant
Bersoff, Ed, Participant
Ceruzzi, Paul E., Participant
Culver, Walt, Participant
Grad, Burt, Moderator
Grier, David, Participant
Gutkowski, Stan, Participant
Huntzinger, Judy, Participant
Jerger, Doug, Participant
Johnson, Luanne, Participant; Editor
Kendall, Cliff, Participant
London, Jack, Participant
Plouffe, Bob, Participant
Shelton, Wayne, Participant
Toups, John, Participant
Yost, Jeffrey, Participant
Young, Dan, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Falls Church, Virginia

Extent

30 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

This session covers what happened in the 1980s after the GPS companies were well established. What were the marketing and technical differences among the markets and services among the various companies? What were the changes in organization and mission and how did they affect the positioning and success (or failure) of these companies? What happened to the independent companies after their first successes? How did they grow? What new financing did they require? When did they go public and what were the results? Did they venture into other business areas? Did they introduce software or hardware products? Was there more systems integration rather than in-house development? Who were some of the new competitors and what effect did they have on the nature of the business? Did the organizations and management have to change to accommodate these changes in the markets and technologies?

Category

Transcription

Subject

8a program; Association of Data Processing Service Organizations (ADAPSO); Association of Independent Software Companies (AISC); American Electronics Association (AEA); Advanced Management Software (AMS); Andersen Consulting; BDM International; BTG, Inc.; CACI; CDSI; Computer Sciences Corporation; Contract Services Association (CSA); COCO (Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated); Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF); Datran; DynCorp; Federal Data Corporation; FFRD (Form Factor Reference Design); GOCO (Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated); Information Technology Association of America (ITAA); Tech America; Krueger, Robert (Bob); Northern Virginia Technology Council; Northrop Grumman; Professional Services Council (PSC); Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA); Tysons Corner

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X5323.2009