Tag Archives: small business

NSF Seeks to Reach More Startups Through ‘Project Pitch’ Platform

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is conducting a pilot of a new portal in the FastLane system that allows startups and small businesses to pitch their project concepts and receive responses within three weeks, FedScoop reported MondayKelly Monterroso, a communications specialist at NSF, said the Project Pitch platform allows NSF to streamline the scientific research grant application process for startups and entrepreneurs.

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SBA Launches PPP Tool to Connect Borrowers with Lenders; Jovita Carranza Quoted

Jovita Carranza

Jovita Carranza, Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator, has launched an online tool for small businesses and nonprofits to be matched with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), Farm Credit System lenders, Microlenders and traditional smaller asset size lenders in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), SBA announced on Monday.  

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James Geurts: Navy Eyes More ‘Tech Bridges’ to Advance Collaboration With Nontraditional Vendors

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James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is increasing the number of technology collaboration centers to 12 to create networks, facilitate collaboration and award contracts to nontraditional defense contractors and small businesses, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants Pentagon to Shed Light on Increased Progress Payment Rates

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has asked the Department of Defense (DoD) to answer some questions about the increased progress payment rates for contractors. DoD released a memo in March that increases the progress payment rates to 90 percent for large businesses and to 95 percent for small businesses in an effort to ensure cash flow into the industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic.

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DoD Hosts Events to Protect Small Firms From Adversarial Capital; Jennifer Santos Quoted

The Department of Defense has increased engagement with small businesses through webinars, virtual Trusted Capital Marketplace activities and regular teleconferences with trade groups to protect such businesses from “adversarial capital” offered by foreign rivals during the coronavirus pandemic, FCW reported Monday.

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Julie Dunne Offers Updates on GSA’s E-Commerce Initiative, Alliant 2 Small Business Contract

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Julie Dunne, commissioner of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service, said FAS is now moving forward with the e-commerce marketplace initiative after delaying the program during the first few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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L3Harris Allocates $100M in Accelerated Payments to Support Small Business Suppliers Through COVID-19 Challenges; William Brown, Evan Cramer Quoted

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L3Harris Technologies announced that it will contribute more than $100 million in payments to small business suppliers nationwide to support the companies that play a critical role in sustaining regional economies and ensure the nation’s security, the company reported on Friday.

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