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My car got hit, what happened next completely caught me off guard

Posted by Abraham Xiong on August 7, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

My car got hit, what happened next completely caught me off guard


We live in a cynical world. Oftentimes, I’ve been that cynical person who doesn’t always believe in the good of humanity. Especially in business, I’m so wired to question people and not give them my trust immediately. Well, recently, my pessimistic view about people was put to the test…

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Women Vendors Get Less Than Price of Drone From U.S. Set-Asides

Posted by Abraham Xiong on July 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
By Danielle Ivory on June 21, 2012

A new federal program to help small contractors owned by women is drawing criticism from lawmakers and business advocates who say it has provided too little assistance to too few firms.

 

After an 11-year delay, the first contracts were awarded under the program in April 2011, according to federal procurement data compiled by Bloomberg. By the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, agencies had doled out $21.1 million ...

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SAM.gov to replace CCR, ORCA, FBO and 6 other systems

Posted by Abraham Xiong on May 31, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

SAM.gov implementation

SAM will reduce the burden on those seeking to do business with the government. Vendors will be able to log into one system to manage their entity information in one record, with one expiration date, through one streamlined business process. Federal agencies will be able to look in one place for entity pre-award information. Everyone will have fewer passwords to remember and see the benefits of data reuse as information is entered into SAM once and reused througho...

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Are contractors at risk of a flame out?

Posted by Abraham Xiong on March 8, 2012 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Nick Wakeman

Retired Vice Adm. Lewis Crenshaw Jr. is a former Navy aviator so you have to forgive his aviation analogy, but in presenting accounting firm Grant Thornton’s annual contractor survey he made a convincing case that many companies in the market are dangerously close to stalling out.

 

On the surface, some of the numbers look good: 50 percent of the respondents said revenues were up. But that is down from last year’s survey that showe...

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New Association Aims to Increase Business Participation in Government Contracting

Posted by Abraham Xiong on May 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM Comments comments (1)


Atlanta, GA. – May 11, 2010 – Government contracting has been around for more than 200 years. Yet, less than 1% of businesses in the US are actively winning government contracts. With the federal government being the largest consumer in the world, spending over $523 billion in 2009 and with a recession lingering; why are so few companies doing business with the federal government.


Mr. Abraham Xiong, President of Government Contracto...

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How Does "Coopetition" Work In The Government Market?

Posted by Abraham Xiong on May 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (1)

 

By Abraham Xiong – President of Government Contractors Association, Inc.

 

There’s a new buzz word floating around…”Coopetition.” You may or may not have heard of it, but you will. With the new age of globalization, businesses are finding that greater communication is making the world smaller. The globe is becoming one market place through greater travel capacity and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Ning. Thi...

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Government Contracts a Lesson in Patience

Posted by Abraham Xiong on May 7, 2010 at 4:41 PM Comments comments (0)

 

- Katie Orlinsky for The Wall Street Journal – 4/21/2010


Like many business owners who have suffered during the downturn, Randy Lebolo decided the most reliable client for his small construction firm would be Uncle Sam.

 

Thumbtack Technology’s Ben Engber, shown in Brooklyn, N.Y., Monday, says he has decided to hold off pushing for a federal government contract.

 

When the real-estate market was in free fall nearly t...

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Why was Government Contractors Association formed?

Posted by Abraham Xiong on April 8, 2010 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Government Contractors Association (GCA) was formed because there was a void in this space.  Even though government contracting has been around over 200 years, there is no national trade association for all government vendors (small/large/federal/state/local/etc) which has a primary focus in helping companies win government contracts.  


In addition, GCA was formed to educate, facilitate and advocate for our members.  GCA will support our members through educat...

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