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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.

Tags: Winslow Sargeant , Office of Advocacy , President Obama , Senate , Congress

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

Tags: Scott Denniston , VA , contracting , In Depth , National Veteran-Owned Business Association

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 07:46pm EST

Analysis: No 'unincentive' to commit small biz fraud

Guy Timberlake is co-founder of the American Small Business Coalition.

Tags: Guy Timberlake , American Small Business Coalition , GSA , contracting , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 07:04pm EST

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.

Tags: Patty Murray , Claire McCaskill , Maria Cantwell , Senate , VA , veteran-owned business , contracting , Acquisition , Small Business Act

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.

Tags: Peggy Gustafson , Brian Miller , GSA , IG , contracting , contracting fraud , Acquisition , Jolie Lee

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.

Tags: William Welch , General Counsel , GAO , VA , contracting , bid protest , In Depth , Congress

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:37pm 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

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , In Depth , , FCC

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

Tags: pay and benefits , buyouts , retirement , workforce , CDC , Tom Skinner , NRC , Ruben Gomez

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

Tags: Acquisition , Acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , kenneth dodds , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:53am EDT
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