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More DoD contracting dollars are going to shrinking pool of small businesses

Story excerpt provided by Federal News Network The Defense Department has been steadily increasing the number of contracting dollars it directs to small business. But the number of small businesses it works with is dropping. For the Government Accountability Office, that indicates a need to better coordinate the department’s many efforts to promote small business. … Continue reading More DoD contracting dollars are going to shrinking pool of small businesses

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Once bracing for a spike in demand, CMMC AB now worries about a shortage

Story excerpt provided by FedScoop The Department of Defense’s recent dramatic paring down of its contractor cyber requirements could collapse the market of cybersecurity assessors, the CEO of the accreditation body tasked with setting up that market told FedScoop. David McKeown, the DOD’s chief information security officer, said Wednesday that the number of companies that … Continue reading Once bracing for a spike in demand, CMMC AB now worries about a shortage

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Event highlights opportunities for women-owned business

Story excerpt provided by Edwards Air Force Base WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Opportunities abound for women-owned small business in the Air Force, and the Air Force Materiel Command Small Business office is on a mission to make those possibilities known. The small business office, in partnership with the Wright Brothers Institute located in … Continue reading Event highlights opportunities for women-owned business

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Small Businesses Critical to DOD Mission, Official Says

Story excerpt provided by DOD NEWS Small businesses are agile and innovative, and every day they provide value in their contributions as prime and sub-tier suppliers to the defense mission, the director of the Defense Department's Office of Small Business Programs said. And there's no question that the warfighter is benefiting from their capabilities on … Continue reading Small Businesses Critical to DOD Mission, Official Says

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Report: Army Doing Poor Job Communicating its Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Needs

Story excerpt provided by National Defense The Army could leverage the burgeoning U.S. truck market for its tactical-wheeled vehicle needs if it could do a better job of communicating with manufacturers, a Government Accountability Office report released July 15 said. “The Army does not always communicate information about future plans in a coordinated manner or … Continue reading Report: Army Doing Poor Job Communicating its Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Needs

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Hasten CMMC Compliance Through Zero-Trust

Story excerpt provided by National Defense It’s hard to have a conversation about cybersecurity these days without hearing about “zero trust,” a cybersecurity design philosophy that, although conceptualized over a decade ago, has reemerged as contemporary wisdom among security practitioners in both government and industry. Zero trust has risen to prominence in the post-COVID world … Continue reading Hasten CMMC Compliance Through Zero-Trust

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ITAR Compliance Crucial for Lower-Tier Suppliers

Story excerpt provided by National Defense Companies that supply products and services that are used in the defense sector increasingly are being asked by their customers whether they are “ITAR compliant” and if they can document this. Many mid-sized, second- and third-tier contractors and suppliers do not know how to respond to these requests, which … Continue reading ITAR Compliance Crucial for Lower-Tier Suppliers

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Using the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) in Grants.gov

Story excerpt provided by Grants.gov Applicant users who have registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) are now seeing their Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) within Grants.gov. The UEI is a 12-character unique number assigned to all entities (public and private companies, individuals, institutions, or organizations) who must register to do business with the federal … Continue reading Using the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) in Grants.gov

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FAA Updates Its Rules to Embrace HUBZone Program

Story excerpt provided by SmallGovCon.com. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did not participate in the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Contracting Program. But as of January 2021, it looks like that may be changing! Historically, the FAA did not incorporate any HUBZone goals into its Acquisition Management System (AMS) Contract Clauses. In … Continue reading FAA Updates Its Rules to Embrace HUBZone Program

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SAM Transition Update

Article by Ohio PTAC SAM and beta.SAM are merging. On April 26, 2021, beta.SAM.gov will get a “new look and feel.” On May 24, 2021, all of the current capabilities of SAM.gov will be moved to beta.SAM.gov before retiring the website for good. Once SAM.gov and beta.SAM.gov have been successfully merged, the new website will … Continue reading SAM Transition Update