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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

SBA, CDC, NRC offer buyouts

The three agencies have joined a growing number that are offering incentive payments for employees to leave the payroll. Federal News Radio provides a roundup of recent buyout offers.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 07:27pm EDT

FCC helps small biz with cybersecurity plans

The agency has launched its Small Biz Cyber Planner to help businesses make a cybersecurity protection plan

Monday - 10/24/2011, 04:57pm EDT

Prime contractors must notify agencies of sub switches under new SBA rule

A new Small Business Administration rule would require prime contractors to notify agency contracting officers when there's a change in subcontractors from the original bid. Kenneth Dodds, an SBA attorney, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how the new rules would affect contractors and agencies.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:53am EDT
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Acquisition expert Wilkinson to leave Senate committee

Molly Wilkinson, a 22-year federal employee, will take her first job in the private sector as head of government affairs for Regions Bank. She worked as the Republican general counsel for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the last two years.

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 04:51pm EDT

White House wants to open channels for small businesses

A new Web portal will bring information on all federal agency services for small firms into one place. At the 29th Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week conference, White House officials highlighted how they are holding agencies accountable for meeting governmentwide small business goals.

Friday - 09/30/2011, 05:19am EDT
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Bill aims to close small biz contract loopholes

The proposal by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) would establish no more than 20 industries as categories and size standards based on the current Economic Census.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 01:30pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 15

On today's Federal Drive: Lawmakers plan to promote structural reforms in the Homeland Security Department through its authorization bill and the Senate Armed Services Committee mulls the numbers of the top ranks of the Defense Department.

Thursday - 09/15/2011, 07:38am EDT

Did reg-trimming roundtables spark new ideas?

Sean Greene, associate administrator for investment at the Small Business Administration, joined the Federal Drive to discuss a recent series of roundtables that aimed to find new ways to trim regulations.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 09:29am EDT
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Agency financial systems still deficient

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee found agencies manually input data into grants, contracts and loan systems. The committee also said at least 10 agencies don't have good oversight of the data quality.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 03:19pm EDT

SBA program helps agencies meet contracting goals

Bill Elmore is the SBA's deputy associate administrator for the veterans office of business development. He told Federal News Radio how the Patriot Express program works.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 12:38pm EDT
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SBA shares tips for hiring reform

President Barack Obama's order to streamline hiring requires agencies to complete the process in 80 days. Federal News Radio asked Kevin Mahoney, chief human capital officer at the Small Business Administration, to provide tips for success.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:52pm EDT
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