SmallGovCon Week In Review: Sept. 2-6, 2013

SmallGovCon is now more than a year old (time flies!) and it’s time to make a few changes to enhance the site for our regular readers (and those who have yet to become regular readers).

As part of that effort, I am pleased to announce the debut of SmallGovCon Week In Review.  Every Friday, SmallGovCon Week In Review will spotlight a number of current news articles, editorials, and other writings.

In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, the Washington Post focuses on the VA’s SDVOSB program, Federal News Radio spotlights new Department of Labor hiring benchmarks for federal contractors, Washington Technology offers advice from three of the country’s fastest-growing government contractors, and much more.

  • The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is setting higher expectations for the training and tracking of federal acquisition professionals.  [Federal News Radio]
  • The VA’s crackdown on SDVOSB fraud is squeezing out some vets (look for quotes from a certain Kansas-based government contracts attorney).  [Washington Post]
  • A wrongful termination lawsuit alleges improprieties in federal contracts awarded to a Native Hawaiian Organization.  [Hawaii News Now]
  • DoD’s acquisition, R&D efforts may be hit twice as hard as other DoD budget components in the second year of sequestration.  [Federal News Radio]
  • Leaders of three of the fastest-growing government contractors share tips for success.  [Washington Technology]
  • In part of his popular podcast series, “Getting PO’d,” Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition looks at purchase order spending by the U.S. Department of State.  [GovConChannel]
  • Blogger Steve Kelman questions whether small government contractors are innovating.  [Federal Computer Week]
  • Small businesses are feeling the pain of sequestration.  [The Republic]
  • New veteran, disability hiring benchmarks are goals, not quotas, says Department of Labor.  [Federal News Radio]

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