Federal Business News

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

GSA News

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 Chief Issues the Statement on New Executive Order on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Other Sustainability Issues

Announces New Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Pilot with CDP and More Than 100 Federal...Read more

U.S. Army Enlists with OASIS

US Army Commits to Use GSA’s Groundbreaking Contract for Complex Professional...Read more

President Obama's 2016 Budget Proposes Significant Investment in America's Public Buildings

GSA announced plans for major construction and repair projects outlined in President Obama’s 2016 budget...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

DOL Issues Proposal Expanding the Types of Retirement Advice Covered by Fiduciary Protections

On April 14, 2015, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule intended to protect investors from hidden fees in retirement investment advice.  To accomplish this, the proposed rule would expand the scope of the definition regarding when a person providing retirement advice becomes a “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement...Read more

Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

On February 23, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its proposed Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Small UAS or small drones) rule.  The proposed rule would  allow small UAS to operate commercially in the National Airspace (NAS) under certain controlled conditions.  A small UAS is a small unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55...Read more

USCIS Issues New Policy for L-1B Visas

Visas Allow International Companies to Transfer Employees to...Read more

Small Business Labor Safety (OSHA/MSHA) Roundtable

Next Small Business Labor Safety (OSHA/MSHA) Roundtable Friday, March 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon     Dear Small Business Representatives:   We have scheduled the next Small Business Labor Safety (OSHA/MSHA) Roundtable for Friday, March 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon....Read more

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