Tag Archives: federal policy

CBO Examines Decline in Entrepreneurship Since Early 1980’s


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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OGE Rule Would Ban Lobbyist Gifts to Fed Workers

A proposed rule from the Office of Government Ethics would require federal employees to refuse all gifts from lobbyists and lobbying firms. The OGE released the rule for comment in the Sept. 13 Federal Register, extending the rule to employees not considered political appointees. Under current policy, federal employees cannot …

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Redefining Small Business and Other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Redefining Small Business? The Washington Post reports the Small Business Administration is working to redefine what will qualify as a small business for contracting purposes. The proposed change, which generally …

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