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CBO: Small Biz Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $6M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that would provide small businesses access to cybersecurity resources from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology would cost $6 million over five years. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 would require the agency to help companies address cyber threats through the voluntary use of tools, methodologies and guidelines, CBO said …

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Trump Selects Linda McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

Linda McMahon, a former Senate candidate in Connecticut, has been nominated by president-elect Donald Trump as head of the Small Business Administration, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Peter Nicholas writes the nomination of McMahon, co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, follows a private meeting with Trump in the past week. “Linda …

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SBA’s Chris James Adds Field Operations Associate Admin Role

Chris James, associate administrator at the Small Business Administration‘s office of intergovernmental affairs, has been appointed to serve as associate administrator under the agency’s office of field operations in addition to his current role. SBA said Thursday James oversees a number of programs at SBA such as Startup in a Day, which …

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Pentagon Small Business Office Issues Funds for DISA Cyber Tech Development Effort

The Defense Information Systems Agency has received $9.7 million from the Defense Department‘s small business programs office to fund the development of technologies in support of the country’s warfighters. DISA said Tuesday its Rapid Innovation Fund program will receive funds within the $3 million maximum allowance DISA would get from OSD OSBP to complete, transition …

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GAO Reports Decline in DoD’s $20M+ Sole-Source Contracts to Small Biz

A Government Accountability Office report indicates a decline in the Defense Department’s sole-source contracts worth more than $20 million that are awarded to small businesses under the 8(a) program. The number of DoD 8(a) sole-source contract awards began to drop below 20 in 2011 upon the implementation of a new Federal Acquisition Regulation requirement for a …

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Govt, Commercial IT Pros Urge Small Businesses to Invest in Cybersecurity Programs

Some government and commercial security experts who took part in a Small Business Administration-hosted panel discussion Monday said that small businesses should implement programs to protect their critical assets from cyber threats, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Phil Goldstein writes Douglas Kramer, SBA deputy administrator, moderated the panel and told audience an SBA study found that nearly …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Should Ensure Small Businesses Have Access to Federal Contracting Tools

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, has launched an effort to make it easier for small businesses to access data and tools related to the federal contracting process. “We must ensure that our agency provides opportunities for suppliers across the board, most especially small, young and women-owned businesses,” Roth …

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