SmallGovCon Week in Review: February 20-24, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers! Can you believe that February is almost over? I guess that means we are one month closer to Spring. Stay safe if you are in the areas of the country getting pounded by more snowfall. In the middle of the country, the thermometer has been going up and down so much on a daily basis, we just never know what we will get. That’s Kansas for you.

We have included a few news articles on the federal government contracting issues this week. There is some good thoughts this week on how contractors can approach the debt ceiling standoff, as well as federal diversity and inclusivity goals. Enjoy and we hope you have a great weekend.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 3-7, 2022

Happy Friday and happy October, Readers. There were a lot of announcements this week in Federal Government Contracting, including new guidance from the White House for federal agencies to increase the share of government contracting dollars to small, disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) in fiscal year 2023. It is part of the administration’s effort to steer $100 billion in new contracting opportunities to minority-owned businesses over the next five years.  The SBA’s  Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman , announced the awarding of $300,000 to deliver existing training programs through the SBA’s Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program, as well as announcing over $5.4 million in funding through the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. FAST provides small businesses and startups, particularly those in underserved communities, with specialized training, mentoring, and technical assistance for research and development. Grant selectees can qualify for award amounts of up to $125,000 each. You can read more announcements and other federal government contracting news in the articles below. Have a great weekend.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 16-20, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers! We’ve been as busy as bees this week here at SmallGovCon. We hope you have had a productive week, as well. The flowers are blooming, the crops are growing and the grass is greening up nicely here in Kansas. Here are a few articles on the happenings in federal government contracting this week. Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: March 21-25, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. It’s been an exciting March Madness so far and we are looking forward to our hometown Kansas Jayhawks basketball game later today. There have been some major upsets and we are hoping the Jayhawks can hang in there on the road to the championship. Fingers and toes are crossed.

This week in federal contracting there were several announcements such as the Senate passing a 2022 Federal spending bill and the Department of Labor Announcing a Proposed Rule for Modifying Procedures to Identify, Remedy Discrimination in Federal Contracting. You can read more about these announcements and a few other noteworthy articles below. Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 3-7, 2022

Happy new year, Readers! After a very mild start to our Winter season we are experiencing frigid temperatures here in the Midwest to start off 2022. As old man winter makes his arrival we are very grateful to live and work in a climate controlled environment. Thank goodness for heat and warm coats!

There was a lot of news in federal government contracting this week, including trends and marketing info in the new year, cyber security and workforce initiative provisions from the recently signed 2022 NDAA, and a FAR clarification on the commercial item definition.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 20-31, 2021

Happy Holidays, Readers! We hope you have been enjoying this holiday season with friends and family while staying safe and healthy. Since many of you (and folks in our office) are taking some time off this holiday season, we’re bringing you two weeks in review for the end the year. Thank you so much for your support of SmallGovCon and stay tuned for more informative blogs in 2022.

The world of federal government contracting is continuing to be very active as we approach the end of 2021. Here are a few articles from the past two weeks with some notable news and announcements, including some roundups of what contractors faced this year and how the pandemic affected the industrial base.

Enjoy and have a very happy new year!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 25-29, 2021

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween! As always, there was a lot of news in the federal government contracting world this week including an announcement from the SBA concerning a new community navigator pilot program which will provide $100 million in funding to 51 organizations to help support local community entrepreneurs. Also, the GSA announced it will be making revisions to its commercial platform initiative. You can read more about these and other federal government contracting related topics in the articles below.

Have a great weekend!

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