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Author Steve Koprince will talk about his book and the challenges facing small business contractors.
July 9, 2012(Encore presentation August 6, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Steve Koprince , small business , set asides , SDVOSB , Subcontracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:36pm EDT
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In 2011, small federal contractors took it on the chin twice as hard

SBA released data today that showed the amount of total dollars going to small firms is down as are the overall percentage of contracts small businesses won in 2011. Agencies made only one governmentwide goal for SDBs last year.

Tags: contracting , small business , HUBZone , veterans , VA , John Shoraka , Jason Miller , set-asides

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 01:34pm EDT
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OFPP, SBA trying to fix small business contracting shortcomings

Procurement chief Joe Jordan and SBA Administrator Karen Mills highlighted three long-time challenges in a new memo to senior agency officials. Agencies have until July 9 to detail steps they will take to address three areas.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition workforce , OMB , OFPP , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Karen Mills , Joe Jordan , Jason Miller , small business

Monday - 06/11/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , FDIC , NASA , NRC , OPM , EPA , GSA , State , SSA , education , DoT , Labor , TSA

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

On the show today - May 21

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Thad Allen , John Berry , John Shoraka , Lance Rodewald , CDC , OPM , Coast Guard ,

Monday - 05/21/2012, 06:01pm EDT

SBA issues proposed rules for small-biz participation in multiple-award contracts

The Small Business Administration has published proposed regulations in the Federal Register, clarifying how agencies should include small-business contractors in multiple-award contracts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Federal Register , small business , Multiple award contract , MAC

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 04:11pm EDT

SESers recognized for leadership, results with Presidential Rank Awards

The White House honored 54 Senior Executive Service members for their work in 2011. Combined, the honorees saved or helped the government avoid spending $36 billion.

Tags: workforce , Senior Executive Service , management , Senior Executives Association , Karen Mills , Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/27/2012, 10:25am EDT

IGs express concerns with Senate cyber bills

The legislative committee of the Council of the Inspectors General has weighed in on two Senate cybersecurity bills. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.). Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), introduced the SECURE IT act.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Senate , Congress , Peggy Gustafson ,

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:45pm EDT

Air Force has new plan to increase small business contracting

The service will use both penalties and incentives to get their program offices and large businesses to award more prime and subcontracts to small firms. The Air Force issued a new small business improvement plan that details three goals to increase both the percentage of contracts and dollars going to small companies.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Small business contracting , Joseph McDade , Air Force , defense , industry , David Van Buren , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:28am EST
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Report: Many small-business contracts awarded to large companies

Some of the biggest contracts for small businesses are awarded to companies that are not that small, according to a recent report from the American Small Business League. Brian Reeder, the league's communications director, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report's findings.

Tags: small business , industry , acquisition , contracting , acquisition workforce , American Small Business League , Brian Reeder , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:40pm EST
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