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CPARS and How They Impact Your Bid 

“The greatest predictor of the future is the past.”     While the original source of this pithy observation is unknown, it remains true, most especially in government contracting. A company’s past performance rating may be the single greatest determining factor in the next bid’s win or loss.  The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) is one of the most critical, and... Read More

The NVSBC Veterans Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) 2019:  Welcome to Wrap-Up! 

The National Veteran Small Business Coalition Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) is one of the most exciting veteran-focused events in which I’ve participated over the years; it never disappoints.  This year, from welcome to wrap-up, VETS19 provided veteran-centric motivation, engagement, and robust networking opportunities from beginning to end!  The keynote speaker, awards, veteran-owned small business pitch competition, along with the events in-between, kept all fully engaged, provided countless shared experiences, and... Read More

New Rules Proposed for Federal Women Owned Business Certification Program

To address issues long complicating certification process for the Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) participating in the WOSB Contract Program the Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed rule changes and is inviting public comments before finalizing the new rules. The SBA rule changes only affect those contracting opportunities specifically... Read More

Mid-America Aerospace and Defense:  Business Beyond the Beltway 

People working in the Aerospace and Defense industry in the Washington D.C. area, specifically focused on U.S. Federal Government contracting, often take the resources, community, and proximity to ‘the action’ for granted.  This past week I had the opportunity to take part in the Mid-America Aerospace and Defense Summit, the first and largest concentration of Aerospace and Defense-focused... Read More