Federal Business News

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

GSA News

GSA Seeks Proposals for Federal Triangle South Project

GSA Seeks Proposals for Federal Triangle South...Read more

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 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

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...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...Read more

3 Reasons to Love Your Region

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

SBA Advice

Part II: Preparing to Open a Franchise

In the last blog we talked about deciding if a business is franchise worthy. The next step is the...Read more

Summer Slowdown? Make the Most of It

While some seasonal businesses hit primetime during the summer, many others see a major slow-down as clients and customers go on vacation (and as new projects are postponed until after...Read more

West Coast Lenders: Profit From Your Customers' Export Sales

The most competitive companies in your portfolios are those that have proven themselves by succeeding in international markets.  But, they often need additional working capital to expand into...Read more

Let’s Pop the Bubble on Startups, Ideas, and Investments

Maybe it’s because business schools teach it that way. Maybe it’s because it’s easier to write about. Maybe it’s because of the dream and the glamor involved. Whatever the reason, there...Read more

SBIR Agency Blog #5: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Note: This blog is co-authored by Scott Dockum, USDA SBIR Program Coordinator. The SBIR...Read more

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