DOD Amends Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

May 10, 2019

The Department of Defense issued a final rule that amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. It implements the National Defense Authorization Act, section 2804, for FY2019. This increases the threshold for small business set-asides for acquisitions of architect-engineer services. This includes construction design for military family housing or military construction projects to $1 million. […]

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Bill Introduced in House to Accelerate Payments for Small Businesses to 15 Days After Receipt of Proper Invoice

May 02, 2019

On April 15, 2019, Representative Troy Balderson introduced H.R.2322 – Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act of 2019. The bill would establish accelerated payments, ‘with a goal of 15 days after a proper invoice for the amount due is received’. Click here to follow its progress >  

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CIA Planning New Procurement Vehicle to Expand Cloud Infrastructure

April 29, 2019

The Central Intelligence Agency is planning a new procurement vehicle that would significantly expand its cloud infrastructure, according to an article published on The new vehicle is known as Commercial Cloud Enterprise (or C2E) and will leverage a multi-vendor strategy to provide billions of dollars in enterprise-wide support to the intelligence community. The RFI […]

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Several Fed Agencies Changing Acquisition Strategies

April 26, 2019

Looking to better engage small business and the innovation community, while speeding up the time-t0-market of technology solutions, several federal agencies are updating their acquisition strategies. According to, one of the agencies making changes is the National Science Foundation, who only accepted proposals from academia in the past, but will start awarding startups and […]

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SBA Amending SBIR and STTR

April 20, 2019

The Small Business Administration publishes final SBIR and STTR Policy Directives, effective May 2, 2019. Specifically: The Small Business Administration combines the two directives into one document, clarifies the data rights and Phase III preference afforded to SBIR and STTR small business awardees, adds definitions relating to data rights, and clarifies the benchmarks for progress […]

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