Think the federal government’s small business contracting numbers are inflated? The Small Business Administration’s inspector general just confirmed your suspicions. via SBA inspector general: Small business contracting numbers inflated by contracts to ineligible 8(a), Hubzone firms – Washington Business Journal.
Quite a few of the companies we engage with are in the $10M or less category for annual revenues, which is why it’s interesting for me to dissect industry data and find ways to drive their business growth. via How a Drop in the Bucket Can Make All the Difference! – The American Small Business … Continue reading
In one year alone, hackers working for the Chinese government penetrated computer networks of U.S. Transportation Command contractors at least 20 times, the Senate Armed Services Committee revealed Sept. 17 after a year-long investigation. via Chinese government hackers penetrated fed contractor systems 20 times, Senate probe reveals – FierceGovernmentIT.
An offeror was not entitled to hold itself out as having a Federal Supply Schedule contract by virtue of its relationship with an affiliated company that held the FSS contract. via Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court – SmallGovCon.
A bill to reform how the government buys and manages technology came up this week at a hearing about the security of HealthCare.gov — but contracting officers willing to plunge into some heavy reading may discover they already have a lot of the capability they need. via Contracting Officers: Take a Look, It’s in a … Continue reading
Congress should consider making future funding for the Homeland Security Department’s consolidation at St. Elizabeths hospital contingent on two agencies developing a more precise tenant plan that “conforms with leading practices” and recognizes how the workplace has changed in recent years, auditors said on Friday. via Will Congress Pull the Plug on Homeland Security’s Move … Continue reading
This week on “Amtower Off Center”, host Mark Amtower is joined by industry icon Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal business Partners, to discuss the beginning of FY 2015 and more. via What’s ahead in FY 2015? – FederalNewsRadio.com.
Editor’s Note: Why is it Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns are still not afforded the same government contracting ‘priority’ as AbilityOne organizations? More than 60 legislators signed on to a bipartisan letter to the General Services Administration this week imploring the agency to review its compliance with federal laws that give precedence to vendors … Continue reading
Federal background investigation contractors would no longer be able to perform a final review of their own work, under legislation passed by the Senate Sept. 18. via Senate bans background check contractors from reviewing their own work | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
The House and the Senate passed a spending bill that keeps the government funded through Dec. 11, and sets up Congress for a spending fight or another short-term fix in a lame duck session after the fall elections have been decided. via Congress approves stopgap spending bill — FCW.