February 22, 2016

Why the NDAA is So Important to Small and Mid-Size Federal Contractors

By Tonya Saunders, Founder and Director of Mid-Tier Advocacy, Inc 501(c)3 On November 25, 2015 President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2016 fiscal year into law. The NDAA contains many new clauses that affect federal contractors and the Department of Defense (DoD). Among other things, the NDAA aims to increase the capability of small businesses …

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February 10, 2016

White House Released the President’s FY 2017 Budget.

Posted By the White House, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Today, the White House released the President’s FY 2017 Budget. It calls for the investments that not only make us stronger today, but also reflect the country we aspire to be — one with an economy that works for everybody.     Visit Links Below for Fact Sheets:  The President’s Budget: …

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February 8, 2016

GSA Opens Federal Acquisition Gateway for Public Access

Transparent Access to Site Allows Non-Federal Users to Explore Tools and Content Posted February 5th, 2016 for General Services Administration WASHINGTON — Today, in the spirit of data transparency, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) went live with a public view of the Acquisition Gateway, giving non-government users access to a subset of what is available to federal government employees. …

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February 4, 2016

Homeland Security Secretary: Cybersecurity Tool Einstein is Good and Getting Better

Homeland Security Secretary: Cybersecurity Tool Einstein is Good and Getting Better Aaron Boyd, Federal TImes 11:19 a.m. EST February 1, 2016 Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said cybersecurity is a top priority for the department — right alongside counterterrorism. So, after news outlets reported on a recent critical review from the Government Accountability Office, Johnson released a statement defending …

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February 4, 2016

SBA Considers Public Comments on Proposed Size Standard Increases to NAICS Codes 562910 and 541519

SBA Considers Public Comments on Proposed Size Standard Increases to NAICS Codes 562910 and 541519 BY JON WILLIAMS, PILIEROMAZZA As we previously reported, on September 10, 2014, the SBA released proposed increases to the small business standards for many industries that use employee-based size standards. The final rule is scheduled to be published on January 26, 2016; however, a pre-publication …

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February 3, 2016

The House Small Business Committee Releases a Spate of Small Business Legislation

The House Small Business Committee Releases a Spate of Small Business Legislation BY KATIE FLOOD, PILIEROMAZZA On the heels of a GAO report calling for more leadership attention to be paid to SBA’s “management challenges,” a number of bills have been referred to the House Small Business Committee since the new year started, calling for more SBA reform and oversight. …

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February 3, 2016

Obama Commits $1.4B for New FBI Headquarters Construction

Obama Commits $1.4B for New FBI Headquarters Construction Carten Cordell, Senior Writer 3:49 p.m. EST January 22, 2016 The Obama administration is keen on making sure the FBI gets construction of its new headquarters underway in fiscal 2017, committing $1.4 billion for construction in the 2017 budget, which will be released on Feb. 9. The General Services Administration issued Phase …

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February 3, 2016

New Federal Office Will Take the Lead on Background Checks

New federal office will take the lead on background checks Carten Cordell, Senior Writer 2:15 p.m. EST January 24, 2016 The Obama administration plans a new office to handle background checks for federal security clearances, according to the Office of Personnel Management. The National Background Investigations Bureau will operate under OPM and absorb the Federal Investigative Service, which had previously …

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February 3, 2016

Congratulations CEO Roundtable Member Fran Pierce

DSA Honored at Philadelphia SmartCEO Fast-Growth Companies 2016 Future 50 Awards Ceremony DSA recognized as one of 50 Greater Philadelphia’s fastest-growing companies January 19, 2016 Philadelphia, PA – Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) was recognized by Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine as a winner of the 2016 SmartCEO Fast-Growth Companies Future 50 award. The program recognizes the region’s 40 fastest-growing mid-sized companies …

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