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CBO Examines Decline in Entrepreneurship Since Early 1980’s

Entrepreneurship

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says the rate at which new companies formed or entered the market dropped from 10 percent in 1982 to 8 percent in 2018. CBO said in the report published Tuesday that new firms operating for less than five years accounted for 29 percent of all businesses in 2018. 

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OFPP Chief Michael Wooten Issues Memo to Boost Involvement of People With Disabilities in Federal Contracting

Michael Wooten

Michael Wooten, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), has issued a new memo outlining five measures agencies should take to boost the participation of people with disabilities in federal contracting through the AbilityOne program.

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Report: Army Plans Military Transition Assistance Center in San Antonio, Texas

The U.S. Army wants to establish a facility in San Antonio, Texas, that will offer housing, healthcare and employment assistance to military veterans as they transition back into civilian life, Fox San Antonio reported Wednesday. Emily Baucum writes the service branch aims to open the military transition support center near Fort Sam Houston next year. Kevin Wolff, Bexar …

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New Pennsylvania Policy Aims to Cut Teacher License Processing Time for Military Vets, Spouses; Pedro Rivera Comments

The Departments of Education, Military and Veterans Affairs in Pennsylvania have introduced a new policy to reduce processing times for veterans, active military personnel and their spouses who apply for a teacher license. Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-New York) and Pam DeLissio (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) are currently working to turn House Bill 2078 …

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Loretta Lynch: DOJ to Initially Hire Contractors for FBI’s Gun Buyer Background Check System

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said the Justice Department will initially employ contractors to immediately fill positions at the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that works to conduct background investigations on gun purchasers, GovExec reported Wednesday. “Because we need to move as quickly as possible, we will likely hire …

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