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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: SBA , 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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Analysis: SBA size standards overhaul 'overdue'

Rob Burton, a partner at Venable law firm and a former deputy administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose

Tags: SBA , Industry , Rob Burton , Guy Timberlake , small business standards , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/17/2012, 08:04pm EST
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Are agencies abusing reverse auctions?

Some people who follow contracting say agencies are abusing small businesses through the reverse auction process. Raul Espinosa, the president of the Fairness in Procurement Initiative joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss why he believes agencies are abusing simplified acquisitions.

Tags: In Depth , Acquisition , contracting , Raul Espinosa , simplified acquisition

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 06:11pm EST
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OMB gives more details on agency consolidation plan

President Barack Obama will send Congress a bill in the coming weeks to reinstate the president's authority to consolidate agencies, said Lisa Brown, the Office of Management and Budget executive leading the government reform effort. She said the bill would require proposals to "reduce the number of agencies or save costs."

Tags: Congress , government reorganization , Lisa Brown , OMB , Commerce , SBA , Emily Kopp , trade

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 08:20pm EST
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Could DoD cuts benefit small businesses?

Steve Krause, a principal at Catalyst Partners, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how steep defense cuts could actually play to smaller contractors' strengths.

Tags: DoD , Acquisition , contracting , Industry , Steve Krause , Catalyst Partners , budget

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 06:09pm 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: SBA , Commerce , federal reorganization , In Depth , Francis Rose , Guy Timberlake , American Small Business Coaliton ,

Monday - 01/16/2012, 04:32pm EST
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OFPP's Gordon reflects on mythbusters, acquisition workforce

Host Roger Waldron talks procurement and other issues with Dan Gordon, outgoing administrator for Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.
December 20, 2011(Encore presentation January 3, 2011)

Tags: Acquisition , procurement , contracting , OFPP , OMB , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , management support services , acquisition workforce , set aside contracts , Multiple award contracts , 2010 Small Business Jobs Act , George Washington University School of Law , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 06:30pm EST
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GSA seeks 'breakthrough' on small business

Julia Hudson, the General Services Administration's National Capital Regional administrator, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss GSA's series of "Business Breakthrough" seminars for small businesses. The aim of the conferences is to increase the participation of smaller companies on the GSA schedule.

Tags: contracting , GSA , Julia Hudson , Francis Rose , In Depth

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 08:49pm EST
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Summing Up

This is my last, weekly Op-Ed on Federal News Radio, and I want our listeners to know that I appreciate the wonderful support, emails, and comments you have made over the past year.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Federal News Radio , Leadership Matters , stimulus , federal budget , contracting , deficit , job creation , Peter Orszag

Monday - 02/22/2010, 10:54am EST
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