Tag Archives: spending

Requests for Information

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As promised, I wanted to take a second to talk about Requests for Information (RFI) from the government.  In an effort to curb spending, the government may begin to use these gems a little more. Normally, an RFI solicits input … Continue reading

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Almost Big Brother, Almost…

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I came across an article in Government Executive that made me smile for a minute.  While government contractors wonder about spending cuts and contract stoppage, Congress continues to fight the debt battle.  A recent bill (HR 325) aims to extend … Continue reading

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Another Take on Sequestration

I know I ranted about sequestration, but I guess it finally hit home for me when one of my students asked what I thought about it. I am in the DC metro area and I teach in the DC metro … Continue reading

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Small Businesses in GovCon – 5 Basic Tips

The federal government spends over $500 billion a year in contracts, making it the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Businesses throughout the country can and should take advantage of contracting opportunities so that they can grow, … Continue reading

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Election Year Implications – Probably Minimal

Federal contractors tend to get nervous every four years.  Potential new administration = potential shifting priorities.  There is always a lot of talk surrounding “what if” one or the other candidate takes or retains office.  However, historically, there is little … Continue reading

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Insider Trading Ban for Lawmakers Clears Congress – NYTimes.com

Insider Trading Ban for Lawmakers Clears Congress – NYTimes.com. I couldn’t help but post this article.  Just the thought that this was allowed to happen before this bill cleared is unconscionable.  Would you want the types of Conflict of Interest … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Need More Than Just “Love”

The Beatles said “all you need is love.”  Fortunately, they didn’t do business with the DOD.  If it really was just about the love, every small business in America should be gearing up for its first government contract.  No one … Continue reading

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