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GAO: Army Futures Command Needs Better Small Business Coordination

The Government Accountability Office recommends that the Army Futures Command track small business engagements and bolster coordination with other U.S. Army components. GAO said Wednesday that it found the new command, despite supporting small businesses, does not maximize the use of Army expertise such as that of the service's Office of Small Business Programs.

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Ryan McCarthy: Industry Partnerships can Help Army, DoD Reach Acquisition Goals

Undersecretary of the U.S. Army Ryan McCarthy said during the recent Muster DC event that collaboration with entrepreneurs has significantly helped the Department of Defense reach its goals, the Army said Thursday. McCarthy noted that small businesses can support the DoD in its objectives by scaling out their concepts and ideas through partnerships with larger firms.

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Chamber of Commerce: Government Shutdown Significantly Affects Small Businesses; David Berteau Quoted

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released data reflecting a loss of $2.3B in small business revenue due to the government shutdown, NextGov reported Thursday. The shutdown has affected 41,000 small businesses across the country over the shutdown's first 34 days.

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USAF Revamps Technology Transfer Program With New Efforts

The U.S. Air Force is accelerating the transition of new technologies to warfighters with new efforts under the branch's Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. The renewed program includes an upcoming STTR-focused workshop and expanded coverage of contributors, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Monday.

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National Center for Medical Readiness Supports Small Business Training, Testing

The National Center for Medical Readiness leverages U.S. Air Force small business support funds to train personnel and test technologies for use in national security missions. The Wright State Research Institute manages the Ohio-based center to provide small businesses with an environment for testing new technologies, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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CBO: Small Biz Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $6M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that would provide small businesses access to cybersecurity resources from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology would cost $6 million over five years. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 would require the agency to help companies address cyber threats through the voluntary use of tools, methodologies and guidelines, CBO said …

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