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Michael Wooten Confirmed As Top Procurement Administrator

August 12, 2019

Michael Wooten has been newly confirmed administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. His agenda includes innovation, cost efficiency, cybersecurity protections, small business partnerships and category management. He has pledged to be a strong supporter of President Trump’s management agenda. Mr. Wooten is the first confirmed head of OFPP since 2016. During his confirmation […]

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Changing Size Status Calculation: Impacts of SBAs Proposed Rule

July 15, 2019

The Proposed Rule, if enacted, will expand the look-back period to five years. Currently, the U.S. Small Business Administration averages a company’s annual receipts for the preceding three years to decide if a company qualifies as a small business or whether the company has grown out of the applicable size standard. By altering the calculation […]

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Bill Gives IRS Ability to Quickly Hire Temp Employees with Critical IT Skills

July 08, 2019

On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed the Taxpayer First Act, which gives the IRS the ability to hire temporary employees with critical IT skills quickly. The bill brings back “streamlined critical pay,” an authority that had expired in 2013, and one that IRS leaders have advocated for. The IRS has argued that streamline critical […]

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Proposed Rule for Lower-Tier Subcontracting Plan Credit Arrives

July 01, 2019

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act allowed prime contractors with individual subcontracting plans to receive credit towards their subcontracting goals for awards made to small business concerns at any tier by subcontractors with individual subcontracting plans. In 2016, SBA issued its final rule implementing these directives. SBA’s regulations require prime contractors to establish two sets […]

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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Acquires Integrated Federal Solutions

June 26, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POARCH CREEK INDIAN RESERVATION, Alabama – The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) announced today it purchased Integrated Federal Solutions (IFS), a Reston, VA based company. IFS will remain a standalone business and operate under the direction of the economic development division of the Tribe, Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA). The […]

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