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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Small Business Administration Publishes Proposed Rule Change

June 24, 2019

On June 24, 2019, a much anticipated proposed rule that changes the period of measurement for a receipts-based size calculation from three years to five years was published by the Small Business Administration. The proposed rule summary reads: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) proposes to modify its method for calculating annual average […]

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Will Federal Contractors Get Back Pay?

June 21, 2019

According to a recent article by, there’s still a chance that federal contractors unpaid during the January/February 2019 shutdown could get back pay. The House Appropriations Committee package now includes contractor back pay to hundreds of thousands of federal contractors who went unpaid during the last government shutdown, which lasted 35 days. The provision […]

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