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Report says Billions in Federal Small-Business Contracts Go To Large Firms
Each year, the government attempts to award at least 23 percent of all federal contracts to small businesses. But new research from the American Small Business League (ASBL) shows that 72 large companies received $16.4 billion in federal small-business contracts, which the group attributes to a combination of policy loopholes, human error and mis-categorization.
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VA’s ‘VetsFirst’ Policy Under Attack
The U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Bill Johnson, (R-OH) Chair), heard testimony from several government officials regarding Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and procurement priority at a joint hearing. Lawmakers were troubled by the VA’s implementation of Public Law 109-461 and its adherence to the 2006 federal statute.
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Veteran-Owned Suppliers May Gain $3 Billion from VA Griddle Fight
A dispute over the U.S. government’s attempt to buy three griddles, a food slicer and a skillet may result in as much as $3 billion in additional federal spending each year with companies owned by veterans.
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