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How contractors can ‘almost’ stay prepared for everything

Sometimes you’ve got to remember the basics. There are some best practices you can implement in the world of government contracting.

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A troubling small business trend is getting worse

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Why there’s not a huge cause for optimism for the rest of the federal budget year

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Contract spending is set to grow across the board in 2024

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Contractors make plans for a messy start to the next fiscal year

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FILE - An American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Nov. 2, 2020. The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a challenge to the consideration of race in college admission decisions, often known as affirmative action. The justices are taking up a pair of lawsuits alleging that Harvard University and the University of North Carolina discriminate against Asian American applicants. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

That Supreme Court affirmative action decision is already affecting federal contracting

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Empty federal offices are bad for the economy

Thanks to that extensive survey by the Government Accountability Office, we know just how empty federal offices really are. None of them is more than half…

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The hottest topics in procurement

This week on Off the Shelf, Larry Allen, president of  Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the…

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That rumbling you hear is the end of the fiscal year approaching

Time-wise, there’s not much left of the federal fiscal year. Less then three months now. Money-wise it’s a different story. Agencies will spend around $217 billion between now and September 30, more than half by the Defense Department.

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