Federal Business News

This section contains links to articles regarding federal busienss and key federal agency news.  Updated daily.

GSA News

Information About the Recent OPM Cybersecurity Incident

Info on cybersecurity incident affecting OPM systems and data that may have exposed the personal information of current and former Federal...Read more

President Obama Nominates New GSA Chief

President Obama Nominates New GSA...Read more

GSA Issues RFP for New Leasing Support Services Contract

GSA Issues RFP for New Leasing Support Services...Read more

GSA Seeks Solar Developer for Multi-Site Power Purchase Agreement in CA, NV

This Interagency Energy Procurement Will Help Achieve the Administration’s 2025 Renewable Energy...Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

Government Sales Falling Short?

Doing all the right things but without results? Do the sentiments in this email haunt you too? Companies seeking to generate GSA sales, or government sales in general, often make the same mistake…they do what they are...Read more

Are Federal Contractor Registration Services Really Necessary (sam.gov)

I received a call from a woman who told me she and her husband were starting a business and they would organize as a women owned small business (WOSB).  I won’t say what line of business they were in, because they seemed to have a unique niche...Read more

GSA Schedules: Spectators and Superstars

TurboGSA has been analyzing GSA sales information for some time now … trying to better understand which contractors are succeeding, and more importantly, what do differently from those who fail to generate contract revenues. We look for tactics and...Read more

Price Reduction Clause Spells Troubles for a GSA Contractor

According to a report published in PC World yesterday, the large technology contractor CA was sued by the Department of Justice for failing to comply with the price reduction clause of its GSA Contract. According to DOJ, this violated the False...Read more

Selling to Government: Help Establish the Agency Buying Vision

Have you ever thought this? You have a great solution to an agency’s problem, but the solicitation contains a few odd requirements.  And maybe the language suggests it is wired for someone else.  It’s not necessarily for any underhanded...Read more

SBA News

3 Reasons to Love Your Region

                                                      For interactive map click image below.                                   (To view facts click into each region. To...Read more

SEC Issues Proposal to Amend Investment Adviser Registration

On June 17, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a proposed rule that would revise the paperwork requirements for investment advisers who are registering with the SEC and with their state.  Specifically, the SEC is proposing amendments to Form ADV that are designed to provide additional information regarding advisers, including information about their separately managed...Read more

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: A Preliminary Examination of Its Impact on Small Businesses

Printer Friendly Version                    Research Summary The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act:A Preliminary Examination of Its Impact on Small...Read more

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

On May 28, 2015 the FAR Council published a proposed rule, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,  to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Executive Order “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.”  The Executive Order (E.O.) requires that for contracts over $500,000 prospective and existing contractors disclose whether under certain labor laws there has been any administrative...Read more

SBA Advice

Count the Blessings of Citizenship

On July 4, 1776, fifty-six men in Philadelphia had a choice. They could continue to live under tyranny, or they could take a stand for...Read more

This July 4th, We Salute Veterans Who Own Small Businesses

Independence Day is right around the corner, and as the preparation begins for 4th of July festivities, it’s important to recognize the contributions that veterans have made not only while...Read more

A New Federal Pilot Program for Small and Emerging Pension Fund Managers

Editor's note: This blog is by Nick Perkins, MBDA Business Development Specialist and first appeared...Read more

Federal Government Sets Record Achievement for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracts

This year, the federal government set a new record of achievement of rewarding contracting dollars to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs).  The Small Business...Read more

Federal Government Achieves 2014 Small Business Procurement Contracting Goal for Second Consecutive Year

Small Business Contracting and the Federal Government Each year, the United States government spends nearly half a trillion dollars on goods and services. By statute,...Read more

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