Tag Archives: federal contracts

Maria Contreras-Sweet: SBA Moves to Resolve HR, IT, Contracting Program Challenges

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator at the Small Business Administration, has informed a House committee that the agency launched efforts to address agency operations management issues identified during audits by the SBA Inspector General and Government Accountability Office. Contreras-Sweet told the House Small Business Committee in a written testimony published Thursday that SBA formed a working group to …

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SBA: Agencies Beat Small Business Contracting Targets for 2014

The Small Business Administration found that almost 25 percent or $91.1 billion of federal agency contracts were awarded to small businesses during the 2014 fiscal year. It represented the highest small business contracting rate since Congress established a 23 percent target in 1997, SBA said Friday. FY 2014’s numbers increased …

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Defense Officials Say Reduced Furloughs to Delay Contracts

The Defense Department is looking to shift funding from acquisition programs in order to compensate for missed savings following the reduction in furlough days, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Aitoro writes that Congress-approved reprogramming requests from the DoD will defer 200 defense programs. The Pentagon intends to save …

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