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Glenn Delgado, Associate Administrator Office of Small Business Programs, NASA

For the first time in nearly a decade, the government earned an 'A' for meeting its small business contracting goals. That's 23 percent of contracting dollars across the government. NASA got the equivalent of an 'A+'. Nearly 30 percent of its contracts went to small and disadvantaged businesses. How did they do it? Glenn Delgado is associate administrator of NASA's Office of Small Business Programs. He told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive that the commitment starts at the top.

Tags: Glenn Delgado , NASA , contracting , SBA

Monday - 08/04/2014, 02:59pm EDT
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SBA delays in implementing rule changes costs small contractors millions

Lawmakers and small business contractors are wondering why the Small Business Administration has not implemented the procurement reforms that President Obama signed into law 18 months ago.

Tags: SBA , industry , contracting , set aside contracts , House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting a , Richard Hanna , NDAA , Charlotte Baker , John Shoraka , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 12:14pm EDT

Obama renews initiative helping small fed contractors get paid quickly

President Obama announced Friday that he will renew the QuickPay initative, requiring federal agencies to expedite payments to small business contractors. He also will launch SupplierPay, bringing together 26 large and small companies. SupplierPay builds on the success of QuickPay, and requires committed companies to pay small suppliers faster. It also asks them to support those suppliers' access to low-cost capital.

Tags: QuickPay , SupplierPay , White House , President Obama , contracting

Friday - 07/11/2014, 11:38am EDT

8,400 additional businesses to qualify for SBA loans, assistance

The Small Business Administration adjusted its monetary size standards for inflation, allowing nearly 9,000 additional small businesses to qualify for loans and financial assistance.

Tags: industry , Small Business Administration , size standards , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 06/16/2014, 10:15am EDT

Doing business with the federal government

Ed Swallow, vice president, Business Development, Federal and Defense Technologies at Northrop Grumman, provide tips on what your company can do to increase its chances of winning government contracts.
June 2, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Ed Swallow , Northrup Grumman , LinkedIn , business development , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 06/02/2014, 07:59pm EDT
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GSA picks 74 vendors for unrestricted OASIS contract

GSA announces the winners under the new multiple-award contract for complex professional services. GSA made 225 awards to 74 contractors across the seven functional areas of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract.

Tags: OASIS , GSA , contracting , acquisition , industry , Tom Sharpe , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:56pm EDT

Bill Shear, Government Accountability Office

The federal government celebrates Small Business Week with great fanfare. Thursday and Friday, there will be panels, speeches and award ceremonies. But on a day-to-day basis, agencies have had mixed success in helping entrepreneurs. Bill Shear, director of Financial Markets and Community Investment Issues at the Government Accountability Office, has written many reports about ways to improve federal services for small businesses. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp some of the challenges to helping small businesses.

Tags: Bill Shear , Government Accountability Office , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 09:15am EDT
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Does your company need a board of advisors?

Stan Krejci of the SK Group discusses whether your company needs a board of advisers, and if so, how you should assemble one.
May 12, 2014

Tags: acquisition , board of advisors , Stan Krejci , SK Group , industry , management , contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/12/2014, 07:07pm EDT
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Doing business with the federal government

Ed Swallow, vice president, Business Development, Federal and Defense Technologies at Northrop Grumman, provide tips on what your company can do to increase its chances of winning government contracts.
May 5, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Ed Swallow , Northrop Grumman , LinkedIn , business development , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/05/2014, 07:59pm EDT
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Concerns over contract bundling cast shadow over 2013 small business successes

All signs are pointing to the fact that despite the government spending less overall on acquisition last year, agencies met the statutory goal of awarding at least 23 percent of all prime contracts to small businesses. Experts say contract consolidation and bundling will negatively impact small firms in the coming years.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , SBA , Ken Dodds , Emily Murphy , Rob Burton , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/25/2014, 04:16am EDT
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