Federal Business News

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

GSA News

GSA's ARRA-Funded Green Investments Help Federal Buildings Weather the Storm

ARRA-funded projects used an average of 5.5 percent less energy compared to the winter before the project...Read more

GSA Integrated Award Environment Common Services Award

GSA) announces it awarded a contract for common services for transforming the current Integrated Award...Read more

GSA On Track to Meet Administration's 2020 Renewable Energy Goal with First-of-its-Kind Wind Energy Procurement

The Wind Energy Procurement will add over 500,000 MWhs of electricity to the power grid, & is the largest wind energy purchase from a single...Read more

GSA to Test Commercial Car Sharing as New Federal Fleet Solution

Short-term rental options for federal agencies will be piloted in four U.S....Read more

GSA Begins Next Phase of DHS Consolidation

GSA has awarded a design-build contract to renovate the historic Center Building at the Department of Homeland Security's St. Elizabeths...Read more

GSA Schedule and Federal Marketing News

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

GSA Contract Renewal - First Things First

Before you attempt to extend your GSA contract for another five years, your team needs to understand the renewal process and and begin preparing well before the official renewal process...Read more

GSA Contract Audit – The Video

It usually starts off with an email from someone at GSA, that begins, “As part of your GSA schedule contract requirement, I would like to set up a Contractor Assistance Visit (CAV) review with you on...Read more

SBA News

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations for Partners to Measure Interest in Unrealized Receivables and Inventory Items

On November 3, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations that prescribe how a partner should measure its interest in a partnership's unrealized receivables and inventory items.  The proposed rule also would provide guidance regarding the tax consequences of a distribution that causes a reduction in that interest.  The proposed regulations affect partners in...Read more

Extended Comment Period- Waters of the United States

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have extended the comment period for the proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  This proposal would set forth several categories of waters to be included in the definition as well as establish waters that are subject to the act.  The comment period now...Read more

STEM Entrepreneurship: Are Women on a Level Playing Field?

  STEM Entrepreneurship:  Are Women on a Level Playing Field? Office of Advocacy report identifies gender differences in STEM entrepreneurship and strives to find avenues for...Read more

DOL Proposes Rule to Encourage Pay Transparency for Government Contractors

On September 17, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would prohibit federal contractors from maintaining pay secrecy policies.  The rule, which implements Executive Order 13655, would require most contractors and subcontractors to change the nondiscrimination provisions in their contracts to state that they will...Read more

SBA Advice

Real Sales Forecasts Have Curves

Are you forecasting sales of a startup or a new product? Avoid straight lines. They aren’t realistic. Projections that draw good-looking curves are better than straight lines. That’s...Read more

SBA Celebrates the First International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

As Assistant Administrator of SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, I have met women entrepreneurs and small business owners all around the country. I see the impact of their businesses...Read more

Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist

Each year, the 11 federal agencies that provide funding via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer...Read more

3 Up-and-Coming Social Tools and How to Use Them to Market

If you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably too busy to stay on top of the latest and greatest social media marketing tools. And with more coming online all the time,...Read more

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