We at SmallGovCon try to stay cognizant of the fact that there are new federal contractors every day, as well as seasoned companies venturing into the federal government contracting realm every day. As such, we are proudly introducing our new Back to Basics series of posts that will (yes, you guessed it) take you back through some of the basics of various federal government contracting programs, regulations, and procedures. If you are new to federal government contracting, new to specific programs (i.e. 8(a), WOSB, SDVOSB, etc.), a first time protester, or simply looking for a refresher on some of the basics, this series is for you! You can use the category bar on our blog website to find all posts in the Back to Basics series, but also, keep an eye out for new ones!