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Industry begins feeling impact of sequestration

While federal agencies are dealing with furloughs and tightening budgets, industry is also beginning to feel its effects. Small businesses will likely be hardest hit, says John Grobe, whose business is already being impacted on the government contracts side.

Tags: sequestration , industry , John Grobe , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 04:40am EDT

Military worried small business suppliers will disappear during sequestration

Small firms already have taken a disproportionate hit from DoD's pullback in 2013 spending, Pentagon officials say. Military acquisition leaders worry the sudden cuts will bankrupt small businesses that provide one-of-a-kind capabilities.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu , defense industrial base , industry , contracting , House Armed Services Committe

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:10am EST
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Top 3 for 2013 - Guy Timberlake on small-business strategies

Guy Timberlake, co-founder and chief visionary officer of the American Small Business Coalition, says the top priority for small-business contracting companies should be better leveraging the resources already at their disposal.

Tags: Guy Timberlake , In Depth , Francis Rose , Top 3 for 2013 ,

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 07:26pm EST
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New FAR rule would permanently require prompt payments to small subs

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council's proposal would implement part of a July 2012 memo from the Office of Management and Budget. The memo directed agencies to take specific steps to ensure accelerated payments to small businesses.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , OMB , FAR Council , industry , prompt payment , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 02:16pm EST

OMB increasing the tempo of strategic sourcing

A new memo from acting OMB Director Jeff Zients to agency leaders codifies an interagency council to oversee the promotion and implementation of bulk buying. Each agency also must name a senior official to oversee their efforts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Jeff Zients , OMB , OFPP , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 01:34pm EST

DoD carries weight of governmentwide small business goal

As the biggest spender in the federal government, the Defense Department has the greatest potential to award contracts to small businesses. But the nature and breadth of defense contracts can leave out small firms. In part one of Federal News Radio's special report, The Small Business Dilemma, we examine how the Pentagon is taking steps to make it easier for small firms to do business with the department.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , Alice Williams , Army Contracting Command , Sean Crean , Navy , Naval Supply Systems Command , set-asides , Mitch Free , Connecting to American Manufacturing , MFG.com , Small Business Dilemma , Jolie Lee , exclusive

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 08:00am EDT

HUBZone program in transition after losing 30 percent of firms

Federal agencies already have had a hard time meeting their goal to award 3 percent of contract dollars to small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone). But the 2010 Census wiped out more than 30 percent of the HUBZone companies certified by the Small Business Administration leaving agencies searching for new firms and decertified firms trying to figure out what's next.

Tags: HUBZone , contracting , David Spinazzolo , Metropolitan Laboratories , Mark Crowley , HUBZone Contractors National Council , John Shoraka , SBA , set-asides , Jolie Lee , Small Business Dilemma , exclusive

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 05:00am EDT

EPA, USDA break through small business contracting barriers

The federal government as a whole has consistently missed its goal to award 23 percent of its contract dollars to small businesses. But the government also has examples of agencies bucking that trend. In part two of our special report, The Small Business Dilemma, Federal News Radio speaks with several agencies' about how they're succeeding in the small business contracting arena.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , SBA , Jeanette Brown , EPA , Dot Harris , Energy , Joe Ware , USDA , Small Business Dilemma , Jolie Lee , exclusive , best practices

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:00am EDT

Navy honors Tatigian's 70 years of service

Sarkis Tatigian enlisted in the Navy as a 17-year-old sailor in 1942. After the war, he continued his service to the department in various jobs in and out of uniform. Now, he is being recognized for his seven decades of dedication to the Navy.

Tags: Navy , DoD , NAVSEA , people , Sean Crean , Ray Mabus , Brian Persons , procurement , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 02:14pm EDT

Obama chides Congress for departing with much left

Tags: Barack Obama , SBA , Congress ,

Saturday - 09/22/2012, 10:17am EDT
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