Small business government contracting has been controversial of late with organizations challenging the SBA’s methods for determining small biz awards. Still, most agree that more small contractors are getting work. The question is, can they afford all this good fortune?
Last summer, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the Kingdomware case that meant the VA must apply the veteran owned small business “rule of two” for pretty much all its procurements.And, the good news is still coming.
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
Lots of people are wondering about the future of lots of government-related things in the new Administration, from national security to the economy. Add contractors to that list. So, consider this the first of many glimpses into the crystal ball.
The HUBZone program is designed to promote business development in areas that have been designated as economically depressed. HUBZones, like most other SBA programs, have had a busy few months. But, there’s one aspect that been particularly confusing for contractors.
The DoD issued its Final Rule regarding contractor obligations in protecting covered defense information (CDI). The Rule mandates that both prime contractors and subcontractors take appropriate steps to safeguard such info, report on network penetrations and choose proper cloud services.
To say that former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra is annoyed with government contractors’ increasing reliance on bid protesting to delay new contracts and keep the taxpayer dollar spigot turned on as long as possible is a definite understatement.
To some extent, the Pentagon’s early efforts to streamline tech procurement have been like sinking in quicksand. The harder the military struggled, the faster it sank. But, that’s about to change with a new procurement effort aimed at new contractors.
In Charlie Wilson’s War, Joanne Herring asks the lawmaker, “Why is Congress saying one thing and doing nothing?” Tom Hanks’ Wilson responds, “Well, tradition mostly.” And, that pretty much sums up what’s currently happening with Defense and other appropriations bills.
In 2011, Democrats and Republicans weren’t getting along. From that turmoil arose the Budget Control Act (aka, sequestration), which was predicted to become a “plagues of locusts” kind of thing. For federal contractors, however, it didn’t turn out that way.