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SBA gets squarely behind startup roundtables

As part of the White House's Startup America initiative, senior Obama Administration officials will visit eight cities to meet with entrepreneurs and hear directly from them on ideas and suggestions for reducing barriers and regulations to build a more supportive environment for entrepreneurship and innovation. We learn more about it from SBA's Sean Greene.

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 09:41am EST
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Bill would protect minority, women-owned firms

Sen. Casey proposes legislation that would prevent prime contractors from abusing subcontractors in the acquisitions process.

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:27pm EST

The budget, new and old, and your agency

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:00pm EST
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SBA increases transparency requirements

Rep. Thompson and Sen. McCaskill have recently proposed companion bills to make changes to the contracting program.

Friday - 02/11/2011, 07:18pm EST

Part 5: SBA responds to whistleblower series

SBA Administrator Karen Mills sent an email to staff to respond to the Federal News Radio reports about allegations of whistleblower retaliation at the agency.

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 04:03pm EST

Part 4: SBA's contracting practices under close scrutiny

In part 4 of Federal News Radio's investigative series "Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA," allegations of cronyism and conflict of interest in the acquisition process arise. Over the past year, lawmakers and auditors have raised concerns about the agency's acquisition practices. SBA officials deny the accusations and say they are strengthening their acquisition processes.

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 07:20am EST
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Part 3: SBA whistleblowers weigh resolution options

In part 3 of Federal News Radio's exclusive investigative series "Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA," Karla Saunders weighs her options to find resolution in her three-year battle against alleged retaliation. Saunders and three other agency employees say they want to return to their original jobs and restore their reputations. SBA officials say the agency is focusing on strengthening management and oversight.

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 06:46am EST
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Part 2: SBA employees allege fake positions created

In part 2 of the special investigative series, Diane Sellers said she faced another round of retaliation just this past January when management moved her into a new position without cause. Sellers and two other career agency officials say they are facing a hostile work environment because they blew the whistle on potential misconduct. SBA says there is no evidence of HR violations or creating phony positions.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 07:15am EST
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Part 1: Four employees claim retaliation from SBA managers

In part one of the exclusive Federal News Radio series, Karla Saunders says SBA management continues to exact revenge against her for testifying on behalf of another employee about agency misconduct. Saunders says among the reprisals she has faced over the past three years is officials put her in two jobs involuntarily that she has no qualifications for. SBA officials deny any wrongdoing and say the administrator has no tolerance for waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement.

Monday - 02/07/2011, 06:44am EST
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New SBA online community builds on Business.gov

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 03:35pm EST

16 agencies sign on to help military families

Caring for the families of military personnel requires a coordinated approach across the federal government, President Obama said Monday. He said agencies have made 50 separate commitments to coordinate programs designed to assist the loved ones of servicemembers.

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:58am EST
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Seven steps to winning a government contract

We learn how to "Learn the Hidden Secrets that all Contractors Need to Know!" and how to get a running start in under a day from Summit Insight's Judy Bradt.

Monday - 01/17/2011, 09:31am EST
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SBA to the rescue with COOP planning help

If you're not prepared, a disaster could put you and your employees at risk, possibly shutting down your business forever. Agility Recovery Solutions' Bob Boyd tells us about a new way to prepare for the worst.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 09:31am EST
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New SBA website to build online community

The Small Business Administration's Joe Zepecki says the new SBA.gov represents a cultural shift at the agency.

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 04:01pm EST
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How to prepare to compete for a federal contract

The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin implementation of its women-owned small business (WOSB) contracting program. Summit Insight's Judy Bradt tells us about how to be a part.

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 08:31am EST
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SBA set-aside program targets women-owned businesses

Warren Corbett, editor of the Set-Aside Alert, discusses the details of the proposed SBA rule.

Monday - 12/06/2010, 05:11pm EST
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2010 and Beyond: Challenging times for contractors

Rob Burton, former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and currently an attorney at Venable Law Firm, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss how the events of 2010 will shape the procurement community next year.

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 04:35pm EST
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How contractors can avoid SBA scrutiny

Former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Rob Burton, shares tips on how contractors can avoid suspensions.

Monday - 11/22/2010, 09:31am EST
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SBA expands boot camp for vets

SBA has two new programs for women vets, guard, reservists and families. We get details from SBA's William Elmore.

Friday - 11/19/2010, 09:08am EST
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Are there Industry-wide consequences of the GTSI suspension?

Jonathan Aronie writes in the Government Contracts blog that SBA's suspension of GTSI could have industry-wide implications.

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 03:42pm EDT
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