Small Business Week is upon us. Every year since 1963, the president has proclaimed the National Small Business Week a time to recognize entrepreneurs and small-business owners for their contribution to the economy, government and innovation in general.
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A request for proposals pilot project, developed under the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program, is starting to gain ground in the small business IT community.
Former White House Presidential Innovation Fellows Kara DeFrias and Adam Becker discuss their experiences and the role open source played in the innovation and collaboration process.
The Small Business Administration is noting a decline in the number of government contracting firms in the 8(a) and HUBZone set-aside programs, said John Shoraka, SBA’s associate administrator of government contracting and business development.
The White House Small Business Procurement Group is pushing to make senior leaders in the federal government more accountable for the small-business contracting goals set forth by the Small Business Administration.
For the first time since 2009, the federal IT budget is seeing a modest increase. But far from all agencies can expect an influx in their IT dollars.
Joseph Jordan, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget, sat down with FedScoop on Thursday to discuss what his office is focused on and what to expect in the future with respect to federal government acquisition.
Mills has served as SBA administrator since 2009 when the Senate unanimously approved her. Her position was elevated to that of a Cabinet-level officer in January of 2012.
The federal government awarded more than $2.3 billion in sole-source contracts to 8(a) companies in fiscal year 2010 without the proper justifications thanks to a lag in updating the federal acquisition regulation, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report.
Naylor has served as the FCC CIO since June of 2011 and will leave January 4 to become the CIO and equity partner for a cyber-security firm that specializes in assisting the intelligence community.
On today’s show we talk about SBA’s annual small contracting report card, a large new deal between the Navy and Microsoft and a breakthrough in the science community.
The Small Business Administration gave the government as a whole a “B” on its 2011 Fiscal Year Small Business Procurement Scorecard.
The Senate confirmed Joseph Jordan as the new Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget last Thursday.
The White House will announce the winners of the National Small Business Week Video Challenge during a Google+ hangout on Wednesday at 3 p.m. featuring Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills.
With Facebook’s initial public offering on Friday, it only reinforces the image of entrepreneurs as young, fresh-faced innovators willing to take risks, but as Small Business Administration Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development Michael Chodos tells us, that’s not always the case.
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved Joseph Jordan as the next administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday with only one vote being cast against.