Tag Archives: small business

VA Contracts Went to Ineligible Businesses, Audit Finds

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded over a half billion dollars to companies that did not meet eligibility requirements for veteran-owned small businesses, a VA inspector general report says. Army Times reports a VA spot check found that 76 percent of businesses did not meet eligibility requirements and at least …

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FCC Talks Small-business Cybersecurity at Roundtable Event

The Federal Communications Commission is kicking off Small Business Week with a look at the importance of cybersecurity for smaller firms. As part of its efforts, FCC launched an online portal featuring cyber resources and held a cybersecurity roundtable today in Washington, specifically geared toward small businesses. The new portal …

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DHS Small Business Preparedness Plan Going Ahead

Small businesses have borne the brunt of the recession, and the Department of Homeland Security hopes they won’t bear the worst in the event of a national disaster. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the completion of a key step in developing contingency plans for small businesses in the wake of …

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Small Business Leads Innovation in Regional ‘Clusters’

Head of the Small Business Administration Karen Mills announced support for a pilot program that recognizes 10 regional economies or “clusters” and that will enhance the role SBA plays in these regional areas. The communities and economies chosen reflect collaborations between small businesses, the public sector, economic development and other …

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Obama to Announce Tax Incentive for Businesses

President Barack Obama is expected to announce tomorrow that companies will be able to benefit from a new tax write-off for investments over the next year. The move, along with Obama’s plan to pour $50 billion into infrastructure improvements, is aimed at stimulating companies to purchase now rather than later. …

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CCHIT, Drummond Group Named First EHR Certification Bodies

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology and the Drummond Group Inc. were yesterday named the  first technology-review entities authorized to test and certify electronic health record systems for compliance with the standards and certification criteria issued by the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year. EHR vendors …

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