Organizational culture, bureaucracy, complacency, arrogance and quite simply money are some of the obstacles preventing America’s Small Businesses from getting a ‘fair proportion’ of government contracts. All of those pale in comparison to the obstacle of the math used to tabulate the results. Continue reading
The Supreme Court’s decision in Kingdomware will end a long-running battle between the VA and various SDVOSBs, which have accused the VA of creating loopholes to avoid a statutory contracting preference for veterans. Hopefully, the Court will get it right. As a matter of policy and law, the underlying decision of the U.S. Court of … Continue reading
Small businesses overall received $91.1 billion in federal contracts, an increase of $8 billion over the fiscal 2013, according to SBA’s annual score card. The evolving methodology of the score card has been criticized by some lawmakers. via Agencies Break Records Meeting Small Business Contracting Goals – Contracting – GovExec.com.
The Supreme Court will decide whether the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is complying with a law designed to increase the number of federal contracts awarded to small businesses owned by disabled veterans. via High court to hear dispute over gov’t contracts to veterans – FederalNewsRadio.com.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said the Office of Personnel Management’s contract award to Winvale and CSID for credit monitoring services doesn’t smell right. via House lawmakers zero in on concerns about credit monitoring contract – FederalNewsRadio.com.
Declaring that geospatial intelligence is at an “inflection point” ripe for collaboration between industry and government, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo on June 23 rolled out a new strategy that emphasizes using data automation to free up analysts. via New NGA strategy touts automation, commercial capabilities — FCW.
The Navy has awarded a $9.1 million contract to Microsoft to support dated products such as Windows XP, which the software firm stopped providing updates for more than a year ago. The award raises the specter of federal agencies grappling with legacy systems and procuring products that the private sector ditched long ago. via Navy … Continue reading
Pentagon officials hope an ongoing transition to a single service provider for department IT services will yield benefits in efficiency and scale. via Pentagon hopes single service provider will deliver — FCW.
I wonder if the SBA OIG will chime in as they did last year when their agency released its last report touting success in the area of small business goals? Continue reading
That’s the subject of a joint hearing to be held Tuesday by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and the House Small Business Committee, which will center on the aftermath of an explosive memo sent by a VA official detailing improper spending and contracting practices worth up to $6 billion at the agency. via House to … Continue reading