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SBA Unveils Support Website for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has launched a new website designed to simplify the application process for small companies and entrepreneurs that aim to do business with the federal government. Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA administrator, said in a statement released Tuesday the agency created the certify.sba.gov website to build on its ongoing programs such as LINC, the Start …

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Dan Tangherlini: GSA’s 18F Unit Helps Refresh Federal IT Acquisition Efforts

Dan Tangherlini, former General Services Administration chief, has said he believes GSA’s 18F organization should be given a chance to help foster innovation and modernize federal government information technology acquisition in an interview with Government Technology posted Tuesday. “People are deeply satisfied with the work that 18F is doing … this is an internal government agency …

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy Introduces Bill to Codify Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) has introduced new legislation that looks to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows program into a long-term project under General Services Administration management, Fedscoop reported Monday. Kayla Nick-Kearney writes the TALENT Act of 2016 also aims to create a PIF program advisory board that will help guide the team’s project …

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Vormetric’s Wayne Lewandowski: Federal Govt’s Cyber Strategy Should Prioritize Encryption, Access Controls

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal operations at Vormetric, has said the federal government should develop a cybersecurity strategy that focuses on the adoption of encryption and access controls for privileged users in order to safeguard critical data from cyber attacks. Lewandowski wrote in a Federal News Radio commentary published Wednesday …

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FAR Council Calls for Info on Public Disclosure of Contractor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council seeks public comment on a proposed rule that calls for information on the public disclosure of government contractors’ greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategies. Anne Rung, Ali Zaidi and Christine Harada wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the proposed rule will focus on the federal government’s supply chain …

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