House Talks DoD Subcontracting

May 23, 2018

Last week, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing on the failure of the Department of Defense (DoD) to implement statutory  requirements relating to small business and subcontracting plans.


Bill Ups Biz Competition with Feds

March 15, 2018

A House committee is set to mark-up the Freedom from Government Competition Act which would require federal agencies to rely on the private sector when providing goods and services that are readily available.


NIST Rules for Federal Contractors

January 31, 2018

Beginning in, 2018, federal contractors must meet minimum security standards or risk losing their contracts, based on a 2015 DoD rule requiring adherence to security requirements specified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


NDAA Moves to Conferees

October 11, 2017

House and Senate Conferees are expected to begin work in the coming weeks hammering out a compromise on NDAA bills which include small businesses contracting improvements.


House Passes FY 2018 NDAA

July 18, 2017

On Friday, the House passed the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act which includes many positive small-business contracting reforms championed by the House Small Business Committee.


NSBA Honors Small Biz Owners

June 19, 2017

Today, NSBA honored David Ickert of Air Tractor, Inc., and four other exceptional small-business owners as the winner and finalists for the 2017 Lewis Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award.