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FY18 Small Biz Contracting Is One for the Record Books

For the sixth year in a row, the federal government exceeded its small business contracting goal. The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that just over 25 percent of federal contract dollars went to small businesses in fiscal year (FY) 2018, totaling $120.8 billion, an increase of $15 billion from the previous FY and the first time …… » Read more


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Legislation Aims to Reward Contractors that Hire Veterans

The House has again passed a bipartisan bill that would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to give preference to contractors with “high concentrations” of full-time veteran employees in an effort to reward large and small businesses that actively hire veterans and create an incentive for other firms to do the same. …… » Read more

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How Agile Helps Gov’t Come out on TOP

The Opportunity Project (TOP), a Department of Commerce program, is sharing its lessons learned and recommendations for agile practices to help agencies build digital tools that use open government data to address the nation’s challenges. TOP conducts 12- to 14-week technology development cycles that unite tech teams from industry, …… » Read more

Check-out the Contracting Life Cycle Series! This 12-month guided learning path is designed to help you get through your procurement in time for the end of the FY, and prepare for post-award success!

New Name, New Leader: DCSA Moves Forward

As progress continues on taking over background investigation responsibilities from the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) security clearance agency added new leadership to its new name. The Defense Security Service’s (DSS’s) name change to the Defense …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2019-01

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2019-01, effective January 22, 2019.

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