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SBA Asks for Clarity on Small Biz R&D Regulation

The Small Business Administration recently asked the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council to clear up a regulation regarding small business set aside awards for research and development, Fierce Government reports. According to David Perera’s report, the simplified threshold for setting aside R&D contracts for small businesses is currently $150,000. In an …

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Former DHS FOIA Lead Charley Barth To Oversee Federal Register

David Ferriero, archivist of the U.S., has appointed former Department of Homeland Security official Charley Barth director of the Office of the Federal Register. The Office of the Federal Register is where citizens can follow executive and legislative actions on either online or print platforms, Barth said in the announcement …

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Online Federal Register To Integrate With Regulations.gov

The Federal Register’s webpage has been updated to integrate more closely with the government’s regulations.gov domain, according to a Sunday blog post. Michael White, acting executive director for the Office of the Federal Register, said changes in the websites’ accessibility were made as a result of comments submitted on regulations.gov. …

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Contractors Publishing R&D Info on Govt. Portal

Major defense contractors are now sharing independent research and development spending data with the government through a secure Web portal. A new rule, published Jan. 30 in the Federal Register, requires companies that claim more than $11 million a year on IR&D and bid and proposal costs to submit data …

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SBA Adjusts Small Business Revenue Standards

The Small Business Administration issued a final ruling Friday that adjusts the agency’s standards in determining what revenue sizes constitute small businesses. In a Federal Register notice, the SBA said it is increasing 37 small business standards for 34 industries and three sub-industries. SBA will continue to review size standards …

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Labor Proposing Contractors Increase Disability hiring

The Labor Department proposed a new rule Thursday calling for contractors and subcontractors to raise their disability hiring, with a goal to make up 7 percent of their workforce. Federal contractors and subcontractors are already under obligations for equal opportunity employment as part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 under Section …

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Proposed Rules Would Require Privacy Training for Contractors

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration are proposing regulations that would require contractors to complete training that addresses privacy protection, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, and the handling and safeguarding of personally identifiable information. The regulation, published in the Oct. 14 Federal Register, would …

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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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NIST Seeks Help Building National Public Safety Network

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced it is seeking advice on building a national wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. A Sept. 12 Federal Register notice asks for comments as to whether the network is plausible with today’s technology or technology in the near future. The …

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