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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 , SBA , small business , HUBZone , VA , John Shoraka , Jason Miller , set-asides

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 01:34pm EDT
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VA wants to change vet-owned business re-verification from 1 to 2 years

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to change the frequency of reverifying veteran-owned businesses from once a year to once every two years, according to an interim final rule published in the Federal Register.

Tags: VA , contracting , acquisition , Bob Hesser , Vet-Force , Jolie Lee , Federal Register ,

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 11:56am EDT

Report encourages cooperation to increase veteran hiring

Employing veterans is good business for companies. A recent Center for a New American Security report examines why and offers recommendations on what agencies can do to help make the hiring process easier.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , CNAS , Margaret Harrell , DoD , VA , veteran hiring , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 04:54pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- June 19

Avinash Kar of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses an FDA decision on cattle feeding processes. Attorney Joseph Petrillo offers his perspective on burgeoning bid protests. GAO's Bill Woods talks about GSA's reliance on "dun" numbers. Jamison Cush discusses Microsoft's new tablet device. Charles Scoville works with amputee veterans.

Tags: Avinash Kar , Joseph Petrillo , FDA , acquistion , GSA , GAO , Bill Woods , Jamison Cush , Charles Scoville , Walter Reed Army Medical Center ,

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:49am EDT

DoD, VA, Education toughen rules against predatory colleges

Agencies are working toward implementing an executive order designed to crack down on "fly- by-night" colleges that target military members' education benefits

Tags: DoD , CFPB , VA , education , Carolyn Baker , Robert Worley , GI Bill , Executive order 13607 , Jared Serbu ,

Monday - 06/18/2012, 05:14am EDT
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In Depth interviews - June 13

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 , Jim Williams , Daon , GSA , Rick Kiernan ,

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 01:03am EDT

VA launches virtual hiring event for veterans

VA will offer teleconferencing at Fort Drum, N.Y., Fort Knox, Ky., Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Riley, Kans.

Tags: VA , DoD Report , Mary Santiago , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:14am EDT

House passes veterans funding bill

Tags: VA , Congress , House , health care

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:25pm EDT

White House issues veto threat on veterans bill

The White House is warning that President Barack Obama will veto a widely popular House spending bill for veterans' programs and construction projects at military bases.

Tags: President Barack Obama , House , Congress , budget , DoD , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:52pm EDT

'Mobile job store' for vets parks it in DC - literally

A job-assistance program for veterans is taking its show on the road.

Tags: Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve , DoD , DoD Report

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 02:13pm EDT
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