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House Small Biz Committee introduces more contracting reform legislation

Lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee introduced three bipartisan bills Wednesday aimed at contracting reform.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 03:17pm EST

Analysis: OFPP nom Jordan will have to win acquisition workforce confidence

Steven Schooner, co-director of the Government Procurement Law program at the school, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his take on Jordan's nomination and what's ahead for the federal contracting community.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:26am EST
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Obama to nominate former SBA official Jordan to head OFPP

President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to nominate Joseph Jordan, a former Small Business Administration official, to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 09:22pm EST

House bill aims to increase subcontracting transparency

A bill introduced in the House aims to increase the subcontracting transparency and pass-through contracts to large companies.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 03:42pm EST

OMB gives more details on agency consolidation plan

President Barack Obama will send Congress a bill in the coming weeks to reinstate the president's authority to consolidate agencies, said Lisa Brown, the Office of Management and Budget executive leading the government reform effort. She said the bill would require proposals to "reduce the number of agencies or save costs."

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 08:20pm EST
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Bill to increase agencies' small contracting goals

The chairman of the House Committee on Small Business is introducing two bills today aimed at increasing small business contracts in government, including bumping agencies' small contracting goal from 23 percent to 25 percent.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:56pm EST

What's in store for feds in 2012?

National Treasury Employees Union president Colleen M. Kelly and Federal Times reporters Sean Reilly and Andy Medici will discuss some of the big issues affecting government workers.
January 18, 2012

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 09:30pm EST
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Analysis: White House reorg plan could leave out agencies' functions

The White House is taking a new step toward reducing duplicative government programs and reorganizing agencies. John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Ira Shapiro, an international trade lawyer, give analysis on the recent administration proposals.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 09:29am EST
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What does SBA's elevation to Cabinet mean for small business?

Guy Timberlake, the chief visionary officer at the American Small Business Coalition, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recently announced federal reorganization. Specifically, what will change on a day-to-day level for agency employees and small-business owners with the elevation of the Small Business Administration, to a Cabinet-level post.

Monday - 01/16/2012, 04:32pm EST
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Obama elevates SBA to Cabinet announces business website

As part of a sweeping government reorganization first unveiled nearly a year ago, President Barack Obama announced the elevation of the Small Business Administration to a cabinet-level agency.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 03:37pm EST

OFPP calls for more micro-purchase spending with small firms

A new memo from OFPP and OMB tells agencies to improve training to buy more from small businesses through the government charge card.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 04:25pm EST

Small business contracting chief leaving for OMB

Joseph Jordan will begin his new job in mid-December as adviser to OMB Deputy Director Jeff Zients, an OMB spokeswoman told Federal News Radio. He joined the Small Business Administration in March 2009.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 03:31pm EST

Senate confirms Obama's chief counsel for advocacy nominee

Dr. Winslow Sargeant will be the new chief counsel for advocacy of the Small Business Administration.

Monday - 11/21/2011, 12:26pm EST

NIST partners with Education Dept. on cyber education

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has inked a deal with the Education Department and the National Cybersecurity Education Council to better promote formal cybersecurity education.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:06am EST

DoD pushes business training for veterans

The Defense Department has announced new opportunities for service members and wounded veterans who are now returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:00am EST

Analysis: Vets need small biz guidance

Scott Denniston, executive director of programs at the National Veteran-Owned Business Association, discusses the barriers to veterans getting small business contracts.

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 07:46pm EST
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Senators call for probe into veteran-owned contracting

Three senators are calling for a Government Accountability Office investigation to ensure federal contracts are actually going to businesses owned by veterans and service-disabled vets.

Monday - 11/07/2011, 07:32pm EST

IGs recommend harsher deterrents for small biz fraud

The inspectors general at the General Services Administration and the Small Business Administration propose the government prosecute small business contract fraud based on the contract amount instead of the financial loss to the government.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 04:07pm EDT

Agencies can say no to GAO recs

By law, agencies do not have to follow GAO's recommendations but most do, says William Welch, chair of the Government Contracts Practice Group at General Counsel.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:37pm EDT
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Obama takes more steps on own to help businesses

Pushing a campaign to act without Congress, President Barack Obama moved unilaterally Friday to boost private business.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 11:56am EDT
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