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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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Small businesses make a big difference

The nation's top entrepreneurs will be honored at the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week events to be held next week, in Washington, D.C.. We learn more from SBA's Sean Greene.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 10:16am EDT
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Google and SBA offer big tips for small business

The "Tools for Online Success" site features tutorials, video testimonials, and tips from savvy small business people who have leveraged the web to become more efficient, more cost-effective, and more successful. Joe Zepecki, deputy assistant administrator for communications at the SBA explains.

Monday - 05/17/2010, 10:52am EDT
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Obama calls for more small business contracting

The President also establishes a new task force on veterans small business development. New executive order on small business requires a new Web site to list agency small business contracting data. The order also creates a new interagency taskforce to make recommendations on improving federal progress in meeting governmentwide goals.

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 06:11am EDT

White House ready to reveal identity management plans

OMB will issue a new memo on HSPD-12 in the coming weeks. Agencies are feeling more pressure to meet the secure identity card requirements. Administration is also closer to finalizing new strategy for securing online transactions.

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:01am EDT
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GAO sees more bid protests in 2009

The agency received more complaints last year than in any of the previous eight years. GAO also came to a final decision on more cases in 2009 than the year before. More agencies and vendors also are turning to alternative dispute resolution to solve their differences, GAO finds.

Tuesday - 01/26/2010, 07:02am EST
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Small Business Administration

Sunday - 11/29/2009, 02:39pm EST
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GSA lone agency to meet SBA goals

Wednesday - 10/14/2009, 09:37am EDT
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GSA: Small Business Goals Met

Tuesday - 08/25/2009, 07:08pm EDT
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Ask the CHCO: SBA

Darryl Hairston
Deputy Associate Administrator for Management and Administration
August 5, 2009

Wednesday - 08/05/2009, 09:31am EDT

Pres. Obama: Time to Push a Pawn

A political pawn's purpose is simple. And there are two kinds of pawns--those who see it coming, and those who don't.

Monday - 07/20/2009, 10:45am EDT
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The Patriot Express Loan

Wednesday - 07/01/2009, 10:05am EDT
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