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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.

Tags: Federal Drive , Google , technology , contracting

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.

Tags: contracting , Barack Obama , OMB , Commerce , Small business contracting , Interagency task force on small business contracti , Small business Web site , Veterans-owned businesses , executive order

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.

Tags: technology , Paul Grant , Mike Butler , DoD , VA , DoT , Interagency Smart Card Advisory Board , OMB , CIO Council , Committee on National Security Systems , TechStat , HSPD-12 , Secure identity , Identity, credential and access management , Secure online transactions strategy

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:01am EDT
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SBA tries for less disparity in disparity ratios

SBA awarded a contract to the KauffmanRAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy (RAND) to complete a revised study of the availability and utilization of WomenOwned Small Businesses in prime contracts. In the study, RAND computed disparity ratios in twentyeight different ways.

Tags: mngt , best practices , women owned small businesses , Joe Jordan

Monday - 03/08/2010, 10:30am EST
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Small business contracting bill brings changes

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee passes small business contracting bill focusing on four main areas. Agencies would have to justify bundled contracts and create new policy to oversee subcontracting. Vendors do not support all provisions of the bill.

Tags: contracting , Mary Landrieu , Olympia Snowe , Ben Cardin , Greg Willis , Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committ , House Small Business Committee , GSA , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , Small business contracting , Small business goals , contract bundling , Subcontracting , Small business size standards , Multiple award contracts

Friday - 03/05/2010, 07:18am EST
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VA sets rules for set-aside program

Final regulation applies to all agencies for determining eligibility of veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Agencies spent almost $20 billion with these firms in 2008.

Tags: contracting , VA , GAO , Veteran-owned small business , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , Small business contracting

Monday - 02/08/2010, 04:50pm EST

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.

Tags: contracting , GAO , TSA , bid protest , alternative dispute resolution , A-76 , task order protest

Tuesday - 01/26/2010, 07:02am EST
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Learning more about the evolution of Business.gov

This week, Amtower talks with Nancy Sternberg, program manager of the site, who talks about how it's evolved.
Nov. 30, 2009

Tags: Business.gov , small business , government contracting , small business planning , Nancy Sternberg

Monday - 11/30/2009, 12:17pm EST
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Small Business Summits, Scams and Profitable Hype

After 15 years as a small business owner, and as the former Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, I've been to the circus a few times and seen all the strings connected with small business initiatives and the federal government.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , White House , Jobs Summit , Small Business Administration , set aside goals , Goldman Sachs , Nydia Velazquez, , Warren Buffett , Karen Mills

Monday - 11/23/2009, 12:53pm EST
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