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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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GSA to close some contracts to new vendors

Posted by Abraham Xiong on June 9, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Matthew Weigelt 

A senior General Services Administration official told policy-makers June 7 that the agency will identify "oversaturated" Multiple Award Schedules markets as means to help agencies find contractors and save GSA’s resources.

 

“The MAS program is perpetually open to qualified new offers, and, while vibrant markets exist in some of the Schedules, we have reached the point of saturation in others,” Steve Kempf, commissioner of GSA...

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SBA issues proposed rules for small-biz participation in multiple-award contracts (MAC)

Posted by Abraham Xiong on May 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Article by Jack Moore

The Small Business Administration has published proposed regulations in the Federal Register, clarifying how agencies should include small-business contractors in multiple-award contracts.

MACs have proliferated across government in recent years, but small contractors contend they are frequently left out of the process. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 sought to rectify that by allowing agency contracting officers to set aside parts of a multiple-award sch...

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JOBS Act: Raising Capital is About to Become Easier.

Posted by Abraham Xiong on March 24, 2012 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Great news for small businesses.  Raising capital is about to get a lot more easier as the new JOBS Act Bill is being consider into law.

Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) was passed this week by the Senate, which fundamentally alters the securities laws for small businesses. One of the major benefit of the Bill will remove restrictions on capital raising that many of the detractors of the Act believe are important for investor protection.

Another significant comp...

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Bill strips contractor reviews from past-performance evaluations

Posted by Abraham Xiong on March 8, 2012 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

About the Author: Matthew Weigelt is a senior writer covering acquisition and procurement for Federal Computer Week.

This article was published on Mar. 1, 2012 at http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/03/01/no-review-past-performance-evaluation.aspx?s=wtdaily_020312.


Companies would lose the opportunity to respond to performance reviews written by government officials under a new contracting bill. The reviews often play a major role in winning future contracts...

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Government Agencies to Increase Small Business Set-Asides

Posted by Abraham Xiong on November 17, 2011 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Government Agencies to Increase Small Business Set-Asides

On November 2nd, officials released an interim rule based on the FAR revisions. The rule took effect the same day.

 

Small businesses should be excited about the new regulation which will allow more set-aside opportunities for the 99.7% of businesses in the USA. Last year, only 22% of all Federal contracting dollars were awarded to small businesses. This new rule will encourage agencies to ...

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HUBZone Expiration & Redesignated Changes Coming Oct 1st. 2011

Posted by Abraham Xiong on September 21, 2011 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO HUBZONE COMPANIES

Important, statutorily mandated changes will occur beginning October 1, 2011 that may affect your small business’ eligibility for the HUBZone program. SBA is committed to helping all current HUBZone firms during this transition. If you need additional assistance after reading the questions and answers below, please call the HUBZone help desk at (202) 205-8885, or email at [email protected]

How might your firm be...

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GCA Supports Important Bill: Fairness in Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Act of 2010

Posted by Abraham Xiong on June 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM Comments comments (0)

 

On May 24th, 2010, Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced an important bill that will strengthen the ability of women-owned businesses to secure federal contracts.

 

Government Contractors Association (GCA) strongly supports this legislation and urges the Congress to enact this legislation as soon as possible.

 

There are approximately 10 million women-owned companies or about 32% of all US companies. Yet, le...

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White House establishes small business contracting task forces

Posted by Abraham Xiong on April 29, 2010 at 10:23 AM Comments comments (2)

Article by: Robert Brodsky


The White House on Monday established a pair of interagency task forces to help federal agencies award more contracts to small businesses.

 

The first task force will focus on improving procurement opportunities for all small businesses and helping agencies meet statutory contracting goals. The second group will focus exclusively on improving contracting opportunities for small businesses owned by veterans and servi...

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Small Business Parity Act of 2010

Posted by Abraham Xiong on April 18, 2010 at 8:56 AM Comments comments (0)

WASHINGTON – United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., along with Senator Richard Durbin, D-Ill., introduced the Small Business Parity Programs Act, which would place three small business government contracting programs – Hubzone, 8(a) and service-disabled veterans – on an equal playing field when competing for government work.

 

A recent court decision – which followed two Government Accountabili...

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