Right after the the November election, many contractors got excited. Visions of a new administration with new business-friendly policies caused the stocks of defense contractors to rise. But, now that the Trump team is here, are contractors still as optimistic?
Everyone’s trying to figure out what the next four years are going to be like for the federal government. Are agencies on the chopping block? Where is discretionary spending heading? While we don’t have answers, we do have some clues.
Amid the inaugural hubbub, little attention was paid in the mainstream media to the GAO’s decision to deny the pre-award protests for the $50 billion Alliant 2 vehicle. But, government contractors may have felt the ground shake beneath their feet.
Slow payments to small businesses can be a real problem. Without the luxury of corporate cash reserves, sluggish cash flow can make it difficult to even meet payroll. To address the issue, OMB published a faster-pay memo in July 2011.
Mention capturing almost $10 billion in lost revenue and even federal agencies will sit up and take notice. That’s the amount Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman hopes to collect if his Tax Accountability Act passes.
For some time, the American Small Business League (ASBL) has been on a crusade to prove its assertions that small contractors are being shortchanged by rules that give unfair advantage to large corporations. However, on one front a setback occurred.
Here’s a hypothetical: What do you do when a government agency requires your company to disclose information that could result in your company being permanently disqualified if it was uncovered? And, here’s the fun part — this isn’t a hypothetical.
The best new business for 2017 may be selling crystal ball polish. Many have already tried auguring what business will be like with the new administration. Could this week’s much ballyhooed tech meeting reveal anything? Let’s check the crystal ball
Right after Election 2016′s shocking results, defense stocks soared. After all, a Republican in the White House usually means it’s bonus time for defense industry execs. Then, the President-Elect tweeted about outrageous costs for the F-35, and Lockheed stocks plunged.
Second verse, same as the first … It’s incredibly fitting that the final act of the 114th Congress would be a last-minute effort to avert a government shutdown. Forget crafting an actual budget. Continuing resolution or bust’s the theme here.