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Business Development | Government

Federal Government Breaks Records with $120 Billion to Small Businesses

By: Chris Smith
July 10th, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration has just announced its findings on the Federal Government’s 2018 fiscal year, and it is great news for American small businesses. 2018 marks the 6th consecutive year the Federal Government has met their small business contracting goals. Not only did the federal government meet this goal in 2018, they surpassed it by $15 billion.

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Business Development | Government

Top Five Cybersecurity Requirements for Government Contractors

By: Bradley Wyatt
June 26th, 2019

The General Services Administration is responsible for managing a myriad of IT security programs, which help government agencies implement IT policies that promote public safety and enhance resiliency of the government’s systems and networks. In order to do business with the federal government, or any branch of government for that matter, it is important to first understand the guiding principles and regulations set in place.

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Top 10 Reasons to Get on the GSA Schedule

Top 10 Reasons to Get on the GSA Schedule

Do you know what the real benefits of being on the GSA Schedule are? Learn the top 10 reasons (and advantages) why you should consider it.

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Government | Resources and Insight

Bill H.R. 2083 Presents Big Opportunity for Schedule 84 Contractors

By: Carter Bowman
June 20th, 2019

Background New bills working their way through congress can signal incredible opportunities for government contractors. The House has passed a series of bills related to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) management in the past month. Perhaps most prominent is H.R. 2083 which, if turned into law, will benefit small businesses tremendously. First introduced by California Democrat Correa Luis in April 2019, the bill has three main goals: to increase the share of equipment for DHS personnel procured by U.S. manufacturers, enhance regulation of delivery timelines, and determine whether to raise uniform allowances.

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Government | Contracts

25 Government Contracting Acronyms and Abbreviations

By: Carter Bowman
June 12th, 2019

In the world of government contracting, one of the most confusing elements to navigate is the incessant use of acronyms. In an effort to help you out, this blog post is dedicated to listing and defining some of the most frequently used acronyms so that you can either learn something new or refresh your memory on some old acronyms.

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The Basics of Government Marketing

By: Viviana Vargas
May 15th, 2019

The world of government contracting can be a very intimidating place due to its complexity and competitiveness. Companies that decide to pursue a Schedule contract can easily access the network of federal, state, city, county, and municipal level agencies looking to buy products and services. It is important to understand the basics of government marketing in order to successfully sell your products and services.

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CISA 2018: Big News for US Government Contractors

By: Morgan Taylor
November 28th, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security recently gained a new agency thanks to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018. The agency, called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), focuses on U.S. cybersecurity, infrastructure security, and emergency communications. This new initiative will require the collaboration of a variety of private and public-sector organizations, which could mean great upcoming opportunities for government contractors!

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