The fall of Ramadi to ISIL changed things. American military strategists began to openly admit their failings. The world began to openly worry about the shortcomings of Iraq’s military. So, does that mean American boots will, again, trod Iraqi soil?
Today is Doublemint day combining legal and business news. If the SBA denies your business 8(a) certification, you’d usually turn to the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). But, what do you do when OHA says they don’t have jurisdiction?
Lately, trying to keep up with the news has been like clinging to a runaway train. But, with the Memorial Day holiday coming, things have settled down, which enabled us to ask: How would an extra $360,000 make your weekend?
The Goldwater-Nichols Act, passed in 1986, brought about sweeping changes in military management. One of the key provisions lessened the responsibilities of the service Chiefs in procurement and put civilian professionals in charge. Now, Congress wants to reverse that change.
Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) have been in the contracting headlines a lot lately – especially with announcement that the SBA will begin issuing sole source awards for WOSBs. So, what does it take to be certified as a woman-owned business?
The General Services Administration (GSA) launched another tool this week to add to its rapidly expanding collection. This one, called CALC, helps agencies (and contractors) determine the prevailing labor rates for professional services jobs. And, that’s just the iceberg’s tip.
Some imagine Capitol Hill as a modern day OK Corral. Others view more like something out of Blazing Saddles. Either way, there’s a storm a brewin’ over the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Better make sure your powder’s dry.
Today, there’s a ton of actions and proposed legislation that will affect most small business contractors. First up is the often-confusing non-manufacturer rule (NMR) that provides the guidelines governing how agencies must buy items that are part of set-aside contracts.
The consumer rights advocacy group Public Citizen released an investigative report during National Small Business Week accusing the Small Business Administration (SBA) of using accounting tricks and funky statistics to artificially inflate the number of contracts awarded to small businesses.
This is such a busy news day, that we’re altering our format so you can get the gist of everything quickly. First up is the increasingly aggressive approach DCAA is taking regarding incurred cost submissions. Being late can cost you.