When Congress established the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) program in 2003, the purpose was to enable contract officers to give contract award preference to businesses owned by the men and women who have given so much to their country.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed down one of the biggest rulings it has made during the Obama presidency Thursday when the agency ruled that companies can be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors and subcontractors.
Maybe it’s because we’re nearing the “Labor Day sprint” toward the end of the 2015 fiscal year, but It’s been another busy day in acquisition and cybersecurity news. We’ll start with the Small Business Administration (SBA) hyping small biz trade.
Russ Feingold once said, “There is nothing more American than peaceful protest.” If he wasn’t running to return to the Senate, you’d swear he was a contractor. As budgets tighten and sequester becomes entrenched, bid protests are becoming more common.
For the second day in a row, news broke of a major federal contract that will soon be dropped. This one comes form the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and concerns the agency’s National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) and EINSTEIN.
If you own or work for a company that would like to help the federal government train and manage its personnel, this is your lucky day. Yesterday, the final version of the Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) was released.
Government contracting can be very rewarding. Not surprisingly, it’s also very competitive. Imagine your team puts together a killer proposal, and you win the contract – only to learn that the agency making the award decides to start all over.
When the Office of Personal Management (OPM) discovered four million personnel records had been stolen by hackers, the agency knew that it had a problem. When that number grew to 21 million, OPM knew it’s problem was not going away.
After Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), then Minority leader, famously stated that Congressional Republicans’ top priority was to make sure Barak Obama was only a one-term President, the Administration went a different direction: Executive Orders. So, how’s that been working out?
Contractors know to search places like FedBizOpps for formal solicitations. Trouble is, so does everyone else. Hidden gems – sources that are easy to overlook – are hard to find. One such spot, however, has been right there all along.