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New Government Contracts Created Despite Government Shutdown

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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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FEMA Launches Disaster Reporter Phone App

FEMA Registration Hurricane

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created a mobile phone app called ‘Disaster Reporter’. The app can be downloaded from the Android, Apple, and Blackberry app stores. The app is designed to let users report disasters that occur in their area...

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Understanding the Certification Process as an 8 (m) Woman-Owned Small Business

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIPS

The federal government has set-aside 5 percent of federal contracting funds to the 8 (m) Woman-Owned Small Business program. In 2010, the federal government increased the number of set-asides from 3.5 percent to 5 percent in an effort to create...

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US Senate Blocks Vote on Two Jobs Bill Components

Two versions of President Obama’s jobs bill were prevented from reaching the floor after both Democrats and Republicans failed to get the 60 votes necessary to force their respective bills through the Senate on Thursday. The bill presented by Democrats...

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Steve Jobs’ Innovations Benefited Government Agencies as Well as Private Sector

The late Apple founder’s legacy has changed not only how private sector consumers interact with technology and media, but our very government as well.  In just the last month, over 25 federal government contracts were signed with various government agencies...

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American Jobs Act: Good News for Small Businesses and Contractors?

President Obama’s American Jobs Act, revealed last night before a joint session of Congress, includes many features of interest to small businesses and government contractors. Highlights of the President’s plan includes a reduction (and in some cases, the elimination) of...

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Government Contracting Tips – Using Recovery.gov to Find Opportunities

Recovery.gov is the United States Government's official website used to track and report data related to Recovery Act spending.  However, as reported in the Recovery Blog, the site is also require to provide leads to potential job opportunities "to the...

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