News Monthly Archives: September 2015

More Steps to Prepare if the Government Does Shutdown

Contracting officers hold the key to surviving the government shutdown Can your business continue working on your federal contract if the government shuts down?  That depends. Source: Washington Technology, Article written by Nick Wakeman, published September 22, 2015 The clock … Continued

Preparing for a Compliance Audit from OFCCP

Responding to a Scheduling Letter From the OFCCP: The Little Things Matter The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs wants to conduct a compliance review.  What do you do? Source: Foley & Lardner LLP, Article written … Continued

New Payment Technology Designed to Reduce Fraud

Make the Switch to New Payments Technology Fraud is a big problem in the United States.  New payment technology starts October 1. Source: SBA, Article written by Maria Contreras-Sweet and Jack Dorsey, Published September 15, 2015 This October, America will … Continued

Changes are Needed to the Buy Indian Act

Buy Indian Act: 105 Years (And Counting) Of Frustration The Buy Indian Act regulations are finally in place. Source: SmallGovCOn, Article written by Steven Kiprince, published August 12, 2015 In 1910, William Howard Taft lived in the White House, the … Continued

OMB Proposes Guidelines to Secure Data

Pentagon Unveils New Rules Requiring Contractors To Disclose Data Breaches IT security is very important for small business.  OMB is proposing new guidelines for data security. Source: NextGov, Article written by Aliya Sternstein, published August 26, 2015 New sweeping defense … Continued

US Department of Energy Announces Small Business Forum

FY16 Small Business Kickoff Outreach The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is presenting a FY 2016 Small Business Kick-Off Forum to share DOE initiatives and upcoming procurement opportunities, and to further the … Continued

SBA Releases Final Rule Allowing WOSB and EDWOSB Sole Source

Implements WOSB/EDWOSB Sole Source Authority Provisions in FY15 NDAA On September 14th, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published their final rule allowing sole source awards to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) in certain circumstances, … Continued