NDAA Enters the Home StretchDecember 19, 2012
Over the years, small-business contracting has been a top priority for NSBA. Yesterday, several NSBA-supported contracting reform provisions were included in the final version of the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which will now need the approval of both houses before going to the President’s desk for his signature. The referenced provisions include language to increase transparency, improve accountability, and enhance small-business contracting policies to ensure that small businesses are actually the ones benefiting from the contracts set-aside on their behalf as well as language to enhance the role of small-business advocates in the federal procurement process and improve small businesses’ ability to win and perform on government contracts. These provisions will help create a more efficient and effective federal procurement system, promoting and facilitating competition, job creation and long-term economic growth.