Buy American

FILE - This May 25, 2021, file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. Would-be travelers are overwhelming federal offices as the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions unleashes a pent-up demand for passports. Wait times for new passports and renewals are now up to 18 weeks and those seeking expedited appointments can take up to 12 weeks. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman, File)

State Dept. says it’s back to sending passports out at pre-pandemic levels

In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department says it can now get passports out to customers in a matter of weeks.

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New artificial intelligence initiatives, Buy American increase advancing in House NDAA

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SBA

SBA sees Biden executive orders as opportunity to increase equity in small business contracts

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VenableDismas Locaria-Venable

What’s different — if anything — about Biden’s ‘Buy American’ agenda from past directives?

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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo cargo containers are stacked on a ship at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. The market for small businesses cooled for the third straight quarter. That report comes from BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small companies that counted 2,444 transactions reported by business brokers from April through June, down 9.6% from 2,705 in the second quarter of last year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Buy American initiative may push federal contractors to study shipping rules more closely

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Lawmakers tee up legislation to push DoD, prime contractors on supply chain vulnerabilities

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Joe Biden

Time to bone-up on those new Buy American procurement rules

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Joe Biden

Navigating the Biden administration’s new Buy American policy

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Donald Trump, Mike Pence

Administration’s vague push to ‘Buy American’ a worry for federal technology procurement

As agencies begin to implement the EO over the next eight months, the potential elimination of various carve-outs is going to be the most interesting thing…

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Trump administration puts (buy) America first

President Trump issued an executive order for federal agencies to review their policies and procedures for buying American. He suspect loopholes in buy-American…

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Buy American? Good luck with that

Does anyone need reminding of the thoroughly international content of PCs, smartphones, network switching equipment? And pencils?

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