Brian Friel

  • Interior, DHS, GSA add drama, intrigue, tragedy and comedy to the federal procurement soap opera

    The Interior Department awards a $94 million contract to move its email to Microsoft O365, while DHS will release its solicitation for FirstSource III in January.

  • Business development is key

    Brian Friel is a leading federal market analyst, specializing in data-driven analysis of markets and opportunities.

  • An analysis of the federal budget

    Brian Friel, founder and CEO of Nation Analytics, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to dicuss President Donald Trump’s budget and what it could mean for contractors navigating the federal market. March 28, 2017

  • The Lay of the (contracting) Land

    Nation Analytics founder Brian Friel and Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal business Partners, join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the state of the contracting landscape. March 27, 2017

  • 26 protests of $11.5B training contract kicks off busy summer of IT

    Government contractors and GAO are likely to be busy this summer responding to several billion-dollar solicitations for IT services and dealing with the corresponding protests from the losing bidders.

  • “Big competitions” in the federal marketplace

    Brian Friel, principal at One Nation Analytics LLC, discusses Alliant 2, Encore 3, category management and more when he joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. February 16, 2016

  • Brian Friel: Contractors to face fewer opportunities and fiercer competition

    Fiscal year 2016 will be the seventh straight year of a constrained federal contracting market. Contractors will face fewer opportunities and fiercer competition. Industry will have to adapt as government buyers revamp their acquisition strategies. That’s all according to Bloomberg Government, which has identified five key trends that will define government contracting in the upcoming fiscal year. Brian Friel, senior contracts analyst at Bloomberg, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • Brian Friel: DoD, DHS go big on OASIS contract

    OASIS is one big multiple award contract, and it continues to grow. The Defense Department leads the pack with the Air Force accounting for half of its obligations. The Homeland Security Department is committed to it as well. Brian Friel, a government contracts analyst at Bloomberg Government, offered his analysis on In Depth with Francis Rose as part of Industry Chatter.

  • Brian Friel: $92 billion in RFPs still to come this fiscal year

    Contractors have a busy rest of the summer. Requests for proposals now or about to be on the street will amount to $92 billion worth of future opportunities. That’s according to analysis by Bloomberg Government. More than half of that will come from the General Services Administration’s forthcoming Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions multiple award program. Brian Friel is a government contracts analyst at Bloomberg. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to preview these upcoming multiple award contracts.

  • 2015 winners & losers in the federal market

    Bloomberg Government’s Brian Friel and Cameron Leuthy join host Roger Waldron to discuss the current federal budget landscape, and provide an overview of multiple award contracts across government. July 21, 2015