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Can a Cyber Attack Wreak Havoc on Your Business?

Posted by Abraham Xiong on October 26, 2014 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Do You Need to Be Ready for Cyber Attacks as a Government Contractor?

You’ve heard it on the news….

  • JPMorgan Chase Hacking Affects 76 Million Households
  • Home Depot's Payment Systems Hacked, 60 Million Shoppers Affected
  • UPS Joins List of Hacked Companies
  • Target Missed Warnings in Epic Hack of Credit Card Data

Many of these major bra...

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Hiring Procedures Compliance: A Necessary Evil

Posted by Abraham Xiong on January 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

By: Diana Younts, Managing Partner First Advantage Consulting Firm, LLC


For most companies, hiring procedures cause issues, not only big ones with the US DOL, but also internal problems. First, most financial violations that the US Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) finds are in hiring. How does a company avoid these problems? The best way is training and checks to ensure everyone knows to be consistent with policies and procedures...

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FBO - Contracting Tip #7

Posted by Ambalal Patel on May 26, 2011 at 2:57 PM Comments comments (0)

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What is Federal Business Opportunity (FBO)?

It is an online (internet) medium via which information of Federal Business Opportunities including

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ORCA - Contracting Tip #6

Posted by Ambalal Patel on May 19, 2011 at 11:12 AM Comments comments (0)

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What is ORCA?

ORCA is a web-based system that collects vendor representations and certifications ("reps and certs") of business information and stores that information in a common database.  ORCA’s primary purpose is to ...

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CCR Part 2 - Contracting Tip #5

Posted by Ambalal Patel on May 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

What is MPIN? Where to locate MPIN?

A Marketing Partner ID Number (MPIN) is a personal code that allows you to access other government applications such as the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA).

The MPIN acts as your password in these other systems, and you should guard it as such.

The MPIN is amandatory data element c...

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DUNS NUMBER - Contracting Tip #1

Posted by Ambalal Patel on May 6, 2011 at 12:32 PM Comments comments (0)

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What is a DUNS Number? 

Created in 1962, the Data Universal Numbering System or D-U-N-S® Number is D...

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Central Contractor Registration (CCR) - Contracting Tip #2

Posted by Ambalal Patel on May 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM Comments comments (0)

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions.



Why CCR registration is Important?

Since October 1, 2003, it is federally mandated that any organization wishing to do business with the federal government under a FAR-based contract...

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Contracting Tip #3 - CAGE CODE

Posted by Ambalal Patel on May 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM Comments comments (0)

Contracting Tip #3 - CAGE CODE



The Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code is a five-character ID number used extensively within the federal government. The Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) administers the CAGE Code system.

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The Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) in Battle Creek, Michigan,...

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NAISC CODE: Contracting Tip #4 , Basics of NAISC Code

Posted by Ambalal Patel on April 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM Comments comments (0)


The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

NAICS was developed under the auspices of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the

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