March 9, 2017

Two Upcoming National Events for Small Exporters

30th Annual NASBITE International Conference The Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA)—the international trade arm of NSBA—is pleased to be a partner with NASBITE International on this year’s World Trade Day and National Small Business Exporter Summit. Top small-business exporters from across the country will be in Spokane, Washington to present best practices and keys for success in global trade. Attendees …

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March 2, 2017

MTA Business Focused Breakfast: Success as an 8(a) and Beyond

REGISTER HERE ~ Seats are going fast ~ TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017 Join Us At the Next MTA Business Focused Breakfast  “Success as an 8(a) and Beyond” The Tower Club at Tyson’s Corner Doors Open at 7 AM – 9 AM We look forward to an exciting discussion with seasoned Federal Agency officials and industry leaders who will discuss the necessary …

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February 21, 2017

Linda McMahon Confirmed By Senate as SBA Administrator

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate confirmed on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s nomination of Linda E. McMahon as the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Small businesses are the engine of our national economy,” McMahon said upon her confirmation. “I will work to revitalize a spirit of entrepreneurship in America.  Small businesses want to feel they can take a …

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January 10, 2017

Here’s Why Defense IT Firms Should Brace for Merger Mania

Here’s Why Defense IT Firms Should Brace for Merger Mania Rrraum/Shutterstock.com By Frank Konkel January 9, 2017 Editor’s note: This story has been revised to include Acquilent’s revenue add. With forecasters expecting an extremely competitive federal IT market in 2017, the environment will be rife for mergers and acquisitions as large contractors and systems integrators look to diversify their offerings. …

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November 2, 2016

Join Mid-Tier Advocacy at our next Business Focused Breakfast featuring the Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Mid-Tier Advocacy Salutes Our Veterans!  November 16, 2016 Join Mid-Tier Advocacy’s Business Focused Breakfast with Centre Law & Consulting featuring the Department of Veteran’s Affairs The Tower Club Tyson’s Corner, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Vienna, VA 22182 7:00 AM Doors Open for Registration & Check-in REGISTER HERE! ~Join us if you are an advanced small, VOSB, SDVOSB, soon to graduate 8(a) …

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September 12, 2016

Brand With Us! Mid-Tier Advocacy, Inc. Small Business Sustainability Session CBCF ALC 2016!

Mid-Tier Advocacy, Inc. is proud to host The Mid-Tier Advocacy Small Business Sustainability Session will be held on September 15th, from 2-4 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Each year companies from coast to coast participate to connect with Mid-Tier Advocacy and CBCF ALC attendees and stakeholders. At this year’s session, we expect over two hundred business leaders to …

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September 12, 2016

Mid-Tier Advocacy Hosts Small Business Sustainability Briefing

Mid-Tier Advocacy Inc. is proud to present a great line-up of top level directors on our “FederalGovernment Contracting Panel” during this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This important event for advanced small and emerging businesses will kick-off with a discussion and exchange among policy leaders on defining opportunities in …

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August 23, 2016

Mid-Tier Advocacy Hosts Small Business Sustainability Briefing on

Special Announcement Sponsorship Opportunities Avaliable September 15th, 2-4pm!! Small Business Administration (invited) Department of Defense (invited) Guest Speakers will be listed soon on Event Brite! Mid-Tier Advocacy, Inc.  Hosts Session at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Annual Legislative Conference of 2016 Join business owners at The Walter E. Reed Convention Center ~ This Event is Free to the General Public – You …

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August 9, 2016

Bloomberg Government Releases Suggestions on Mid-Tier Paradox

Bloomberg Government recently released a report titled, Mid-Tier Paradox, Too Small to Compete, Too Big to Survive, in which they studied mid-tier successes in federal contracting. It was found that mid-tier performance was steady over the past five fiscal years (FY11-FY15), though they attribute this finding not to remedies in federal procurement policies, but rather, to other various trends that …

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August 8, 2016

David vs. Goliath

This entry features an infographic that illustrates the tough reality mid-tier businesses face upon graduating small business federal size codes. It briefly explores the undesirable scenarios mid-tiers often encounter, and possible remedies as suggested by Bloomberg Government.

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August 8, 2016

Advanced Small Business Pilot Program: Worth the Fight

Mid-Tier Advocacy (MTA) fully supports the passage of the Advanced Small Business (ASB) Pilot Program, which was included in section 1611 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) and passed by both the House Armed Services Committee and the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, before the NDAA (2013) was passed into law, language to establish the ASB Pilot program …

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May 30, 2016

We Honor Those Who Paid the Ultimate Price

Mid-Tier Advocacy and it’s partners would like to take the time honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. We we remember the fallen men and women who gave so unselfishly. To their families, love ones, and friends there are no words to share. However, Mid-Tier Advocacy Remembers and shall not forget the debt.

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May 16, 2016

Beware What You Post: Federal Employees May Face Government Scrutiny on Social Media

Eric Yoder May 12, 2016 Washington Post Federal employees may want to be more prudent when posting to social media and more selective about selfies, as the government eyes their online activities to gauge their trustworthiness. Two subcommittees of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing Friday on whether scrutinizing their social media accounts should become …

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May 16, 2016

Implementing Contracting Best Practices: The Challenge Ahead

Michael P. Fischetti, National Contract Management Association 2:06 p.m. EDT April 21, 2016 Federal Times As the current administration heads to the finish line, political appointees are focusing on leaving a legacy in concrete accomplishments from their agendas. But what can the acquisition community expect for the remainder of this presidential term? We know that acquisition change will semi-repeat through …

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May 10, 2016

DHS Pitches Silicon Valley: Innovate with Us

Salvador Rodriguez, Special to Federal Times 3:50 p.m. EDT May 3, 2016 The Department of Homeland Security wants Silicon Valley’s help defending the nation from cyber threats and issued the first call for help: securing the Internet of Things. Using the more flexible Other Transaction Solicitation funding method, DHS released the first request for proposals in its Silicon Valley Office …

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May 10, 2016

New DHA Mandate Routes All IT Buys Through GSA

Aaron Boyd, Federal Times 4:47 p.m. EDT May 2, 2016 Going forward, the Defense Health Agency will contract for its health IT needs solely through the General Services Administration, according to a DHA memo dated April 25. The memo — signed by DHA Component Acquisition Executive Michael O’Bar — requires health agency procurement officers use GSA governmentwide acquisition contracts (GWACs) …

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May 10, 2016

GSA Stakes Claim on Tech Innovation with New Business Line

Aaron Boyd, Federal Times 2:44 p.m. EDT May 3, 2016 The General Services Administration is known as the government’s landlord — currently managed under the Public Buildings Service — and the government’s buyer — through the Federal Acquisition Service. Now, GSA is staking its claim as the government’s technology innovation center with the creation of a new business line: the …

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May 6, 2016

2017 NDAA Markup Makes Subcontract Plan Compliance Failure a “Material Breach”

Paul Murphy, Senior Data Analyst at Bloomberg Government April 29, 2016 Congress is finally getting serious about the woefully inadequate subcontract reporting contained in the federal government’s Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (ESRS). Section 1821 of the just-passed Chairman’s Mark of H.R. 4909, the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains a potentially game-changing procurement reform innocently called, “Good Faith in Subcontracting.” …

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April 15, 2016

Former Fed Gets 18 Months for Spear-Phishing Colleagues

Aaron Boyd, Federal Times 12:41 p.m. EDT April 13, 2016 A former employee at the Energy Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his part in a spear-phishing campaign on his former colleagues with the ultimate goal of infecting federal networks and selling secrets to foreign governments. Charles Harvey Eccleston, 62, pleaded guilty in …

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April 13, 2016

VA Looks for Help with Wholesale Move to Cloud

Aaron Boyd, Federal Times 12:01 p.m. EDT April 11, 2016 An accompanying statement of objectives (SOO) explains that the current network infrastructure at VA is “siloed and project-based, focused on solving individual business problems and relying heavily on VA-specific acquisitions.” Using the ECS contract, officials hope to find a contracting “partner” that can help unify the IT acquisition process, leading …

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