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Office of Budget and Management Estimates $2 Billion Lost from Government Shutdown

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In light of the 16 day government shutdown last month, the Office of Budget and Management (OBM) has estimated over $2 billion lost from furloughed federal employees and contracting projects across the nation, according to a report from the Federal Times on...

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Contracting Opportunities Start to Rise Almost a Month After Government Shutdown

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Almost every government contractor felt some sort of effect from the recent government shutdown that ran its course from October 1st to the 16th.  However, despite the shutdown and the furlough of non-essential federal employees government contractors were still hard...

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Government Shutdown is Officially Over; Furloughed Federal Employees and Contractors Go Back to Work

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Early this morning Thursday, October 17th, 2013, President Barack Obama signed into effect a bill that will reopen the federal government and lift the debt limit.  This will allow more than 800,000 federal employees to return to work and all...

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Effects of Government Shutdown on Contractors Still Uncertain

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As the government shutdown approaches a little over a week of duration, it is still uncertain how large an impact the shutdown will have on federal contractors and small businesses. However, it is agreed that the longer the federal government...

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Government Shutdown 2013: GSA’s Acquisition Services Remain Intact While 8,000 GSA Employees Furloughed

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The GSA has announced that out of their current federal staff of 11,821 employees, only 4,094 will stay on active duty during the current government shutdown.  With almost 8,000 federal employees on temporary leave; Congress unfortunately shows no clear signs...

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New Government Contracts Created Despite Government Shutdown

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Several news sources are stating that a government shutdown would greatly effect government contractors and small businesses, but that proves to be incorrect with agencies still releasing contracts.  FedBizOpps (FBO.gov,) the government’s massive database that displays all of the available...

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Government Shutdown 2013: Who Will Be Affected?

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Bottom line, not government contractors. With the first day of the new fiscal year this Tuesday, contracting officers are in fifth gear spending the last of their funds, because if they do not use it, they lose the remain funds...

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Woman-Owned Small Business Contractors Continue to Thrive in Spite of Recent Sequester

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Woman-owned small businesses in the 2013 fiscal year have been pulling in contract after contract due to small business set-aside initiative. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (which contains over 2,200 pages of government rules) states very clearly that 23% of all...

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