Federal Business News

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

GSA News

GSA Announces OASIS SB Now Open for Business

Court of Federal Claims and GAO deny all OASIS SB protests, GSA issues Notice to...Read more

GSA Gets Green in New Carrollton

Tangherlini Announces New Energy Savings Performance Contracts in DC Metro...Read more

GSA Awards CAMEO Task Orders to Transform FAS Business Systems and Applications

GSA announces the award of the CAMEO Task Order to Lockheed Martin, and the CAMEO Small Business Task Order to Alliant Solution...Read more

GSA's "Green Button" to Save Energy Costs Across Federal Government

GSA will use Green Button technology to save energy and shrink costs across the federal...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 GSA sales.  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

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

Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 Framework

On September 4, 2014, the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) published a proposed rule on Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 Framework.  FCA is seeking comments on this proposed rule that would revise the regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1and tier 2 risk-based capital ratio requirements...Read more

SBA Advice

Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience

Note: This blog is co-authored by Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, and G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence “We...Read more

How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”

Your business may not be small just because you think it is. The government actually has a say in it. Small business size standards, established by the SBA, define the maximum size that...Read more

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Note: This blog is co-authored by Jerome Nash, Information Technology Specialist at SBA “Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility” With the rapid and amazing development...Read more

Lending Money to Your Employee

From time to time, an employee going through a rough financial patch may turn to an employer for help. As member of your small business family—which is how many owners view their staff—you want...Read more

Hispanic Businesses are at the Forefront of Small Business Growth

As we close out another successful Hispanic Heritage Month, the SBA would like to congratulate the more than 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses and entrepreneurs who work tirelessly to...Read more

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