A Deltek analyst says U.S. governors highlighted education public safety, justice and social services as areas for policy initiatives in their 2014 state of the state addresses, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
Chris Dixon, a Deltek senior manager of state and local industry analysis, believes that contractors could shape their business development strategies around these state-level goals.
Dixon writes that governors consider education a tool for long-term economic development and that states want student performance tracking and job matching technologies to help achieve that goal.
Several governors have introduced programs to integrate correctional, social service, employment and court services for non-violent offenders and have been interested in acquiring case management and monitoring tools, according to Dixon.
Dixon says some states also seek to expand mental health services for prisoners, veterans and young people as well as establish alternative courts and addiction rehabilitation programs.