Tomorrow is Veterans Day and SmallGovCon would like to thank our veterans for their service.
Here are some interesting historical facts about Veterans Day. It was on November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in the war was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The US Department of Veterans Affairs holds a ceremony each year in Arlington National cemetery, to honor and thank all who served in the US Armed Forces. The first celebration using the term Veterans Day occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1947. You can read more about the history of Veterans Day here.
If you are not a veteran, please reach out and take a moment to thank those veterans in your life. We hope you will consider attending a Veterans Day event in your area to thank them for their service and honor their sacrifice.
And now, this week in federal government contracting news included a new contracting initative, increased use of AI, and cyber security updates.
- FAR: Small Business Development Centers
- Army to set up digital contracting center of excellence
- Contract spending is set to grow across the board in 2024
- FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Better Contracting Initiative to Save Billions Annually
- AI Adoption Transforming Government Contracting
- General Services Administration hosts Native American Industry Day for Native American-owned businesses and tribal government leaders
- Bank of America doubles support for Veteran Loan Fund to Aid Growth of Veteran-Led Small Businesses throughout Texas
- Honoring Our Veterans : Retired Fighter Pilot, 96 year old continues to run Business
- The White House launches a contractor initiative centered on better data and performance
- Biden wants better deals from contractors
- Why did bid protests to GAO rise sharply in fiscal 2023?
- President Biden Selects HUD’s Small Business Director for Prestigious Presidential Rank Award
- Former Defense Contractor in Tomah Receives 15-Month Prison Sentence & $10,000 Fine For Wire Fraud
- GE Aerospace Agrees to Pay $9.4 Million to Resolve Allegations of False Claims Act Violations
- OSTP director stresses importance of AI talent search following executive order
- NIST releases revised cyber requirements for controlled unclassified information
- Defense firms can take steps now to comply with enhanced cyber standards, industry officials say