October 30, 2017

Update on the National Defense Authorization Act

The FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), passed by the House this past July and the Senate in September, authorizes appropriations for military activities of the Department of Defense, military construction and defense actives of the Department of Energy. The final draft of the bill includes contracting and entrepreneurial development bills introduced by nine members of the Small Business Committee. …

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October 23, 2017

November MTA Business Focused Breakfast “Saluting Our Veterans” is coming!

Our Mid-tier Advocacy, Inc. (MTA) Business Focused Breakfast supporting our veteran business community has been amazingly successful in the past. MTA received notes and remarks from attendees who were pleased with the pertinent information provided to help their business identify opportunities and expand their professional networks. We are excited by the great participation and support of the Federal Agencies and community organizations …

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October 23, 2017

Small Business Sustainability Issues Forum–Army Acquisition Opportunities

1. Links to some Army commands’ Acquisition Forecasts: NGB: http://nationalguard.mil/Leadership/JointStaff/SpecialStaff/SmallBusinessPrograms.aspx USACE (MILCON): http://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/MILCON-Forecast/ MICC: https://micc.army.mil/business-opportunities.asp AMCOM Competition Advocate Shopping List: https://ams8.redstone.army.mil/casl_cmo/casldba.casl_cmo_casl TACOM LCMC:  http://army.mil/contractingcenters/acc-     wrn/Oppt/APBI_2018_2019.pdf PEO STRI: Forecast provided at annual Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS).  Updates given monthly at PALT meetings.  Last TSIS:  http://peostri.army.mil/2017-army-tsis-presentation-15-june 2. MEDCOM Highlighted Acquisition Opportunities: The Health Readiness Contracting Office awarded contract #W81K04-12-D-0017 to …

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October 23, 2017

Speakers Announced for Our Business Focused Breakfast: “Procurement Opportunities for Veteran Owned Business” on November 3rd

Department  of Homeland Security Dan F. Sturdivant, II   Dan Sturdivant serves as the Senior Small Business Advisor & Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Coordinator; OSDBU, U. S. Department of Homeland Security. Dan is responsible for activities and program implementation, DHS-wide, which would increase opportunities for the small business community nation-wide. Additionally, at Homeland Security, Dan’s also responsible for the …

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October 20, 2017

From Our Strategic Partners at Public Spend Forum

Public Procurement Insights Perspectives and Insights on the Public Sector Market from Public Spend Forum GSA’s Blockchain Blockbuster In his latest blog post, Dr. Steve Kelman interviews GSA’s Jose Arrieta who led the effort to award the federal government’s first contract to use blockchain technology. Read More Price Verification – ‘Basic Function Or Lost Art’ When making a purchase using a state, …

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October 18, 2017

Update on National Defense Authorization Act

This bill has been introduced by Mac Thornberry (Republican, Representative for Texas’s 13th congressional district) on Jun. 7, 2017 and passed in the House and the Senate. H.R. 2810 authorizes and prioritizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) and military activities and construction, and prescribes military personnel strengths for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill authorizes $613.8 billion in base funding, …

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October 18, 2017

Small Business Administration and the RISE Act

From PilieroMazza: “The RISE Act allows SBA to give agencies double credit for contracting goaling purposes!” Small Business Administration Bulletin, October 13, 2017. Retrieved from govdelivery.com In an October 13, 2017 bulletin, the Small Business Administration reminded the HUBZone community that, during the period of a presidentially declared major disaster, procuring agencies can provide contracting preferences for the small businesses located in the affected areas. The …

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October 18, 2017

Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program NAICS Code Updates

From PilieroMazza: The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has updated the North American Industry Classification System (“NAICS”) codes authorized for use in the Women-Owned Small Business (“WOSB”) Federal Contract Program (“WOSB Program”). The update is being made to reflect the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s NAICS revision for 2017, identified as NAICS 2017. NAICS 2017 created 21 new industries …

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October 16, 2017

Update on National Defense Authorization Act

In steps towards resolving the differences in the National Defense Authorization Act this month, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), named the following members of the House Armed Services Committee to serve on the House-Senate Conference committee: •    Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House …

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October 13, 2017

Join Us in Celebrating National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month and we couldn’t be more delighted to celebrate at Walker’s Legacy and the Walker’s Legacy Foundation At Walker’s Legacy, we are on a mission to build the largest platform for professional and entrepreneurial women. We exist to inspire, equip, and engage through thought-provoking content, educational programming and a global community. This month represents a …

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