Government Insights Profiles Small Business Government Contractors That Meet Technical, Contract, and Regulatory Requirements ; New Study Provides Collaborative and Competitive Analysis for Government Outsourcing and Contractor Teaming

FALLS CHURCH, VA – DECEMBER 20, 2007 – Leading independent research and advisory firm, Government Insights, an IDC company, today announced the release of a new report, The Government Insights Small Business Profiles Guide. It provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the elite world of small business government contractors that have a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) rating from the Software Engineering Institute. The report brings together data and information from dozens of sources to provide in-depth analytical profiles of 65 small technology-focused businesses who work primarily or solely in the public sector.

The report identifies and qualifies small business government contractors with particular capabilities, competencies, and experience for potential work on technology-intensive programs or projects. Government contractors can use the profiles to identify and qualify potential partners and subcontractors for government programs or projects. They may also use them to identify potential targets for acquisitions and mergers. Both government and contractor managers may use the profiles to identity companies with particular skill sets and to meet legal, regulatory, and contract requirements, such as small business set-asides, ISO certifications, and clearance levels. Thus, the utility and value of the Small Business Profile Guide extends far beyond a requirement or need for CMMI qualifications.

"The Guide provides the subscriber with the ability to slice and dice the data on these companies in a variety of ways to find one or multiple qualifications, certifications, expertise, capabilities, and experience for one or more companies and allows for collaborative and competitive analyses," states Mark Kagan, research manager at Government Insights and the author of the report.

Government Insights will be hosting a complimentary Webcast demonstrating the capabilities of the Guide and providing essential guidance for government and contractor managers on January 17, 2008. To register for this event visit: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P16770 or contact Deborah Stark.

To set up a one-on-one briefing with Mark, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-794-3214 or sarahbethmurray@gmail.com. In addition, the full report is available to qualified members of the media. For more information on purchasing this report The Government Insights Small Business Profile Guide (Doc #GI209864), contact: info@government-insights.com

About Government Insights, an IDC Company

Government Insights, an IDC company, provides government organizations and IT vendors who serve them with research-based advisory and consulting services that enable government executives to maximize the value of their technology investments; minimize technology risk through accurate planning; benchmark themselves against industry peers; adopt industry best practices for organizational/technology alignment; make more informed technology decisions; and drive technology-enabled performance and innovation. Government Insights provides full coverage of the government value chain, with special emphasis on developing and employing strategies that leverage IT investments to maximize organizational performance. Staffed by senior analysts with significant experience in government, Government Insights provides a portfolio of research and advisory services that are relevant to the needs of both the government and IT vendor communities. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and events company.