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SBA News

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

What's the future of GTSI?

GTSI President and CEO Scott Friedlander joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the company's future now that the SBA suspension has been lifted.

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 06:11pm EDT
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SBA lifts GTSI suspension; CEO forced to resign

GTSI can go back to working with federal agencies, but the company must pull back from any contracts where small businesses are prime vendors. GTSI also must have an SBA-approved monitor its current and future dealings with small businesses.

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:28pm EDT
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SBA names new CIO; COO going back to FTC

Eileen Harrington, the SBA's chief operating officer, announced yesterday that she is leaving to become the new executive director of the Federal Trade Commission.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 04:26pm EDT

SBA mum on GTSI alleged accomplices

Washington Technology reports that SBA is not offering information about whether or not suspensions are in store for the small businesses working with GTSI Corp.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 02:02pm EDT

The future of GTSI

GTSI said it will fight its suspension by SBA, but it face an uphill battle, Government Technology reports.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 03:36pm EDT

GTSI gives ‘going concern' warning because of SBA suspension

Washington Business Journal reports GTSI's concerns over its SBA suspension from new government contracts.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 02:52pm EDT

GTSI suspended from acquiring new business

Learn more about the SBA's action against the government contractor

Monday - 10/04/2010, 08:36pm EDT
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OMB begins pruning of financial systems

VA, SBA, EPA and HUD are the first to go through the review process and see dramatic changes. OMB controller Werfel said the goal for each agency is to invest only in top priorities, saving $1 billion a year by eliminating or reducing the size of agency modernization projects.

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:58am EDT
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FAR Council seeks input on changes to 8(a) program

The council will hold three meetings with Alaskan Native and Native American vendors to seek their ideas on how best to write new regulations for sole source contracts in the 8(a) business development program. Congress required new rules for when agencies can give these firms sole source contracts worth more than $20 million.

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 06:37pm EDT

SBA falls short of contracting goals

Learn more from the SBA's latest Scorecard

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 10:41am EDT
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SBA conference designed to help minority enterprises

The conference is taking place all this week at the Omni Shoreham Hotel here in D.C.

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 04:08pm EDT

Is SBA disaster ready?

Five years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, doubts over SBA's efficiency, effectiveness emerge

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 11:58am EDT
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Agencies opening up slowly under FOIA mandate

The Justice Department's new report finds that the number of partial documents released last year increased by 50,000. Many agencies also reduced their backlog of FOIA requests. Agencies say some of improvements can be attributed to increased attention across the government and better technology.

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Phony firms make the grade for HUBZone

As part of its latest undercover operation, the Government Accountability Office obtained certification in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone program for three phony firms. SBA's Joe Jordan tells us about changes being made to HUBZone as a result.

Monday - 08/02/2010, 10:08am EDT
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SBA to name new HUBZone director

Grande Lum will lead a program that has been plagued by fraud and abuse. GAO successfully received HUBZone certifications for three bogus firms in sting operation. SBA administrator promises more oversight of the program.

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Task force seeks comments on small business contracting

The administration is looking for ways to improve contracting with small businesses and wants the public's input.

Monday - 06/14/2010, 03:25pm EDT

Lady Liberty contractor grows step by step

Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, Kalimex, reopened the stairs to the crown in the Statue of Liberty for the first time since 9/11, ensuring visitors' safe ascent up the famous double helix stairway to the observation level in the statue's crown. Vice-president Kevin O'Brien walks us through it.

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 10:31am EDT
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