Bush Administration Encourages Use of AbilityOne Program

On Monday, February 11, President Bushed signed a memorandum to various Federal procurement officials, reminding them to purchase goods and services from the AbilityOne program. Formerly known as the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program, AbilityOne employs thousands of blind or severely disabled workers, creates jobs and training opportunities for disabled Americans, and encourages the government to purchase products [...]

2008-02-15T22:05:00+00:00February 15th, 2008|Unemployment reduction|

Big News for Small Businesses

In a February 5, 2008 hearing on regulatory fairnesss, American Small Business League (ASBL) Communications Director Chris Gunn highlighted a need for greater enforcement of the regulations created to prevent the diversion of Federal small business contracts to large companies and their subsidiaries. As a result of this testimony, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office [...]

2018-09-26T09:06:05+00:00February 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|

Election 2008

When you head to the polls to vote, chances are that you've chosen your candidates based on their views on the war in Iraq, education, healthcare, same-sex marriage, abortion, gun control, and several other hot button issues. But businesses don't get a chance to cast a unified vote, which means that your vote will have [...]

2018-09-26T09:06:05+00:00February 13th, 2008|Political tides affecting technology|

Business Ethics: No longer just a good idea.

An article published on Monday, February 11 in Washington Technology explains how, as of the end of 2007, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) now contains a subpart requiring contractors to establish a code of business ethics and conduct. This will only apply for contracts valued in excess of $5 million or with a period of [...]

2018-09-26T09:06:05+00:00February 12th, 2008|Federal Acquisition Regulation|

For all IT companies and contractors…

With only 7% of solicitations fully compliant with Section 508 accessibility requirements in late 2007, the General Services Administration is increasing efforts to bring government agencies in line with Section 508 regulations. This initiative has begun with the implementation of a new grading system based on a random sampling of electronic and IT solicitations on [...]

2008-02-12T00:00:00+00:00February 12th, 2008|Federal Business Opportunities website|