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Bill to increase agencies' small contracting goals

The chairman of the House Committee on Small Business is introducing two bills today aimed at increasing small business contracts in government, including bumping agencies' small contracting goal from 23 percent to 25 percent.

Tags: Sam Graves , Congress , contracting , House

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:56pm EST

Small biz trying to get piece of DoD procurement pie

The Pentagon has been under pressure to spend less, and that urgency is growing, as the threat of automatic-cuts looms.

Tags: John Shoraka , contracting , acquisition , DoD , Congress

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:08am EST
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Think tank calls for a federal Department of Competitiveness

Jonathan Sallet, a partner with the law firm O'Melveny and Myers and the report's co-author, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what such a department would look like.

Tags: Jonathan Sallet , Center for American Progress , Commerce , management , government reorganization , Federal Drive , innovation , contracting

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:00am EST
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Analysis: White House reorg plan could leave out agencies' functions

The White House is taking a new step toward reducing duplicative government programs and reorganizing agencies. John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Ira Shapiro, an international trade lawyer, give analysis on the recent administration proposals.

Tags: John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , management , government reorganization , OMB , Commerce , Federal Drive , HHS , Ian Shapiro

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 09:29am EST
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What does SBA's elevation to Cabinet mean for small business?

Guy Timberlake, the chief visionary officer at the American Small Business Coalition, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recently announced federal reorganization. Specifically, what will change on a day-to-day level for agency employees and small-business owners with the elevation of the Small Business Administration, to a Cabinet-level post.

Tags: Commerce , federal reorganization , In Depth , Francis Rose , Guy Timberlake , American Small Business Coaliton , small business

Monday - 01/16/2012, 04:32pm EST
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Obama elevates SBA to Cabinet announces business website

As part of a sweeping government reorganization first unveiled nearly a year ago, President Barack Obama announced the elevation of the Small Business Administration to a cabinet-level agency.

Tags: Karen Mills , government reorganization , Barack Obama , Commerce , BusinessUSA.gov

Friday - 01/13/2012, 03:37pm EST

OFPP calls for more micro-purchase spending with small firms

A new memo from OFPP and OMB tells agencies to improve training to buy more from small businesses through the government charge card.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , OFPP , OMB , Dan Gordon , Karen Mills , Danny Werfel , micro-purchase threshold , government charge card , GSA , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 04:25pm EST

IGs push for greater whistleblower protections for contractors

Whistleblowers at government contractors need better protections against reprisal and need to know how to contact agency inspectors general. Two IGs and a whistleblower awaiting trial were among the witnesses at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. It is considering legislation to extend federal whistleblower protections to all contractors, subcontractors and local governments receiving federal funds.

Tags: contracting , whistleblowers , Senate , Claire McCaskill , Rob Portman , Walter Tamosaitis , Hanford Waste Treatment Plan , Energy , DoD , Marguerite Garrison , Peggy Gustafson , Recovery Act , transparency , URS , Bechtel , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 04:26pm EST
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Small business contracting chief leaving for OMB

Joseph Jordan will begin his new job in mid-December as adviser to OMB Deputy Director Jeff Zients, an OMB spokeswoman told Federal News Radio. He joined the Small Business Administration in March 2009.

Tags: Joseph Jordan , people , OMB , contracting , acquisition , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 03:31pm EST

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
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