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Dear Republicans: Big Budgets equal big government

In an opinion piece by Washington Examiner on February 8, 2018, the author tears down the budget deal recently proposed by Republicans. The budget deal, if passed, would eliminate spending limits, called sequestration to increase spending by $300 billion over the next two years. They argue that increased spending will require larger government oversight, which Republicans typically dislike. The author …

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White House Will Revise Its 2019 Funding Request In Response to Budget Deal

President Trump signed Bipartisan Budget Act into law on Friday, February 9, 2018. This law goes against spending caps put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act, so the President must now make edits and present them Monday, February 12, 2018. Included in the spending increases are an additional $63 billion for non-defense agencies and an additional $80 billion …

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Veterans Affairs Wasted Closer to $2 Billion On Failed IT Projects

In an audit conducted by the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs wasted almost $2 billion on three failed attempts to modernize the electronic health records system it uses to provide care to 9 million veterans. This audit and VA’s spending trail are important as the Department is about to embark on a fourth attempt to modernize …

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House Panel Passes Grant Reporting Bill; Federal Contracting Could Be Next

On Tuesday, February 6, Representatives Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) announced they plan to introduce legislation to extend the same requirements established by the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act to federal contractors.

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GSA Awards TAPE Prime Position In Veterans Technology Services -2 (VETS 2) Contract

Please join us in congratulating… TAPE,LLC on winning prime position in Veterans Technology Services Ms. Louisa Jaffe,  CEO/President(Technical and Project Engineering, LLC) Mr. William Jaffe, Executive Vice President/General Manager(Technical and Project Engineering, LLC) Congratulations! WASHINGTON, DC |– 6 December, 2017– Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE), announced, that it was awarded a prime position for a multiple-award Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract, to …

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Senate confirms Trump pick for GSA administrator — Emily Murphy

Source: Federal Times By: Jessie Bur On Tuesday evening, the Senate unanimously confirmed Emily Murphy to head up the General Services Administration, a position which hasn’t had a confirmed official since Denise Turner Roth left the post in January 2017. “It’s truly an honor and a privilege to receive the Senate’s support for my nomination to serve as administrator of …

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“Defense industry will be hurt by government shutdown, even if it’s brief”

A government shutdown is looming if Congress cannot agree on a new funding bill soon. The current continuing resolution expires in just two days, on December 8th. A shutdown could have serious consequences for federal employees. Read the CNBC article about what could happen to Pentagon and defense workers if the shutdown happens here:

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Mid-Tier Advocacy wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  As we prepare to give thanks, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to each one of you. You play a crucial role in the advancement of MTA, Inc. through your persistent support efforts in achieving our goals. Mid-Tier Advocacy extends its best wishes for your continued success and hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Photo from Last Week’s House SBA Roundtable

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MTA Supports Mid-Tier Businesses at House SBA Roundtable

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Listen to Veteran’s Day episode of The Daily Helping Podcast

Dr. Richard Shuster is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of The Daily Helping Podcast. In honor of Veteran’s Day last week, he has produced a special episode of the podcast focusing on veterans with PTSD, including interviews and information about resources to help veterans and families. Click here to listen to the episode.

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HOUSE & SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEES COMPLETE CONFERENCE ON NDAA 2018

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539   HOUSE & SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEES COMPLETE CONFERENCE ON NDAA FOR  FISCAL YEAR 2018 Washington, D.C. –  Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today …

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Defense Acquisition Reform 1960-2009: An Elusive Goal

Read or download, please click on the link. CMH_Pub_51-3-1 Defense Acquisition Reform

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On the behalf of Mid-Tier Advocacy, Inc., we wish to thank you for being our guest at the MTA Business Focused Breakfast Saluting Veterans on November 3, 2017 at the Tower Club.   Because of your attendance, the event was a success!      We are always grateful to our honorable speakers and wish to remind you to visit our website …

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Join us in congratulating our MTA Board Member, Mr. Kim Harwell for recently being named as the 2017 Top 100 MBE winner – Congratulations Kim Harwell!

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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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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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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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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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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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