Tag Archives: small business

GSA Issues Memo on Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors, Subcontractors

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The General Services Administration has cleared a class deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation to allow accelerated payments to small business contractors and subcontractors and comply with a provision of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Pelosi, Schumer Propose $250B More for Small Businesses in Interim Emergency Relief Package

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have proposed a potential $500 billion interim emergency bill to offer additional relief for small businesses and working families during the COVID-19 pandemic and build on the assistance provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

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Pentagon Begins Implementation of Increased Progress Payment Rates for Vendors

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Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, said DoD has started implementing the increased progress payment rates for contractors and that the Defense Contract Management Agency has modified about 1,400 contracts to reflect the increased rates, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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Hughes Develops Multi-Transport Technologies to Provide Hybrid Solutions, Anytime Connectivity; Pradman Kaul Quoted

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Hughes Network Systems has announced a new suite of innovations that will advance connectivity beyond single-transport services, yielding smart solutions for small business, enterprise, aeronautical and military applications, the company announced on Thursday.

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Dana Deasy on DoD’s JEDI Cloud Program, Joint AI Center

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Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Thursday about DoD’s progress with the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program and plans to have the first “unclassified” environment in place by mid-February as part of that effort.

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Rep. Adam Smith on Acquisition Reform, National Security

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) told Defense News in an interview published Friday that he will prioritize acquisition reform. “I’m a big believer in competition and commercial off-the-shelf technology. We need to make sure we encourage as many competitors as possible."

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