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Sens. Marco Rubio, Gary Peters Present Small Business Cybersecurity Bill

Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced a bill to better inform small businesses on cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Assistance Act of 2019 will task the Small Business Administration to provide these firms with cybersecurity counseling and access to informative materials, Rubio’s office said Monday

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Agencies Advance Trusted Internet Connections Pilots

Several agencies have begun conducting pilots of the updated Trusted Internet Connections policy even if the policy is not yet finalized, FedScoop reported Tuesday. The Office of Management and Budget released the draft TIC 3.0 policy in December, which intends to build network security across the government and eliminate barriers to the adoption of cloud and other tech platforms.

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Small Business Administration Reports Contracting Achievement for Fiscal 2018

The federal government has exceeded its targeted amount of small business contracts for fiscal year 2018, marking the sixth year of meeting the annual goal. Around 25 percent of federal contract funds, totaling $120.8 billion, went to agreements with small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Administration said Tuesday. This record exhibits an increase from last fiscal year's $15 billion.

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George Koklanaris, Stefanie Baker Wehagen Fill Executive Roles at SBA

The Small Business Administration has named Stefanie Baker Wehagen and George Koklanaris to the roles of national ombudsman and associate administrator for the office of small business development centers respectively. Koklanaris will manage the agency's small business development facilities in the U.S. while Wehagen will help small businesses in the event of uneven federal regulatory enforcement activities as part of their new roles, SBA said Wednesday.

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SBA, Visa Seek Disaster Recovery Apps via Small Business Week Hackathon

The Small Business Administration and Visa will hold a three-day hackathon that aims to encourage entrepreneurs and designers to develop applications and other platforms meant to help small businesses recover from natural disasters, FedScoop reported Monday. Participants will have access to the Visa Developer Platform and the U.S. government’s application programming interfaces to develop their apps as part of the Small Business Week hackathon that will kick off Friday, May 3, in Washington, D.C.

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SBA’s Sanjay Gupta Details What Agencies Need in Cloud Migration

Sanjay Gupta, chief technology officer at the Small Business Administration, said agencies should assess options when moving to the cloud, especially when considering either a single or multi-cloud enterprise to save time and cut migration costs, GovernmentCIO Media & Research reported Friday. He said at the recent FCW 2019 Cloud Summit that agency leaders should focus on technology, people and process as the traditional three domains in enterprise cloud migration.

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IG Report Highlights Need for Better Oversight on SBA’s Cloud Migration

The Small Business Administration’s inspector general issued the evaluation report highlighting that SBA needs to improve how it handles risk management, security, data mobility and information technology investments as well the adoption of federal standards to efficiently move data to the cloud and reduce disruption during migration, according to the IG report published Tuesday.

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SBA Reports Smooth Reopening After Government Shutdown

A top official at the Small Business Administration said previous changes in processes and operations allowed the agency to resume work immediately after the 35-day government shutdown, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. William Manger, associate administrator of SBA’s Office of Capital Access, said the process improvements placed by the agency’s head Linda McMahon “greatly enhanced” their ability to get back to business.

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