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

GSA News

GSA Awards BPAs for Identity Monitoring, Data Breach Response and Protection Services

GSA awards government-wide Federal Supply Schedule BPAs for identity monitoring, and data breach response and protection services. Read more

GSA Awards First Contracts For Agile BPA

Awarding of the first contracts for the Agile Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), a new contracting vehicle from GSA. Read more

GSA Releases RFPs for Human Capital and Training Solutions Multiple Award Contracts

GSA Releases RFPs for Human Capital and Training Solutions Read more

GSA’s City Pair Program Saves Billions for Federal Agencies

GSA Announces New Lease for TSA Headquarters Read more

GSA Announces New Lease for TSA Headquarters

GSA Announces New Lease for TSA Headquarters 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 told! 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

IRS Issues Proposal to Eliminate Automatic Filing Extensions

On August 12, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that would eliminate the automatic extension of time to file information returns on forms in the W-2 series, effective for the 2017 filing series.  The IRS requires employers to report wage and salary information for employees on Form W-2.  Currently, employers who file Forms W-2 can receive an automatic...Read more

Regulatory Alerts Quick-facts

Quick Fact #1: Department of Labor (DOL) Overtime Proposal: Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Quick Facts #2: FAR Council's Fair Pay Rule and DOL's Fair Pay Guidance Read more

EPA Proposes Emission Requirements for New Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

On July 13, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a joint proposed rule, “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2.”  This proposed rule would further tighten greenhouse gas emission requirements for new Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty...Read more

Department of Labor Issues Overtime Regulations

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) published its proposed rule that amends the regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governing the “white collar” exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative and professional employees. The proposed rule from DOL: Read more

SBA Advice

Sales Tax and Small Businesses – Part Two

Questions about sales tax are among the most frequent inquiries from small business owners across the country.  In part... Read more

SBA is Empowering Communities across America to Become Business Smart!

President Obama once said that entrepreneurship is the most powerful force the world has ever known for creating opportunity and lifting people out of poverty. The benefits of entrepreneurship... Read more

Why Your Business Needs a “Content First” Social Media Marketing Strategy

Social media marketing takes more than signing up for a free account and waiting for followers and fans to materialize. But where do you start creating content that resonates with your... Read more

Sales Tax and Small Businesses – Part One

“As a small business owner, do I need to pay sales taxes?”  Questions about sales tax are among the most frequent inquiries from small business owners across the country.  Collecting sales... Read more

A Trip to Texas: Celebrating National Preparedness Month

For the past two days it has been my pleasure to meet with our partners and entrepreneurs in Dallas. As part of my trip, I visited the Fort Worth Disaster Processing and Disbursement Center.... Read more

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