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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.

Tags: technology , management , Danny Werfel , Jeff Zients , Doug Criscitello , Roger Baker , OMB , VA , HUD , EPA , financial systems modernization , FLITE , IT Dashboard , financial systems advisory board , Jason Miller

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.

Tags: contracting , FAR Council , Claire McCaskill , Alaskan Native Corporations , Native American firms , 8(a) program , sole source contracts , Jason Miller

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

SBA falls short of contracting goals

Learn more from the SBA's latest Scorecard

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , Joe Jordan

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.

Tags: contracting , management , MED Week , Marie Johns , Dorothy Ramienski , small businesses , DorobekInsider

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

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , management , Hurricane Katrina , Associated Press , Mich Weiss

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.

Tags: management , technology , Melanie Pustay , DoJ , DHS , Interior , IRS , Commerce , Institute of Museum and Library Services , FOIA , openness , transparency , Web 2.0 , Jason Miller

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , HUBZone , Joe Jordan , management , contracting

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.

Tags: contracting , management , Karen Mills , Nydia Velazquez , Sam Graves , Greg Kutz , House Small Business Committee , GAO , DoJ , HUBZone program , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

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.

Tags: contracting , OMB , Commerce , White House , Interagency Task Force , small business , Meg Beasley

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Statue of Liberty , Kalimex , Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year , Kevin O'Brien

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