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Documents obtained by the Project on Government Oversight or POGO, show the Small Business Administration forgave millions of loans it knew might be fraudulent. SBA issued the loans under the Payroll Protection Plan, a big element of federal pandemic relief.
Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo explained a contract award dispute that hinged on the spelling of a name.
Two weeks into the continuing resolution agencies hoping to start new initiatives are now looking towards December 16. That's when Congress promised to establish a 2023 budget. History shows that's a pretty thin read to lean on.
In today's Federal Newscast: Lawmakers are pushing to extend a program deadline for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. A lawsuit about racially biased performance evaluations at NASA moves forward. And a handful of IRS employees are charged with defrauding two pandemic-relief programs.
Although FASA’s implementation started out with promise, 27 years on we have witnessed regulatory, operational and procedural steps backward.
A review by the SBA Office of Inspector General found a number of applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from foreign IP addresses were flagged as fraudulent, but not properly reviewed.
This Secret Service agent led a nationwide criminal investigation that so far has clawed back more than a billion dollars anyway, awarded to frauds under the Paycheck Protection Program and prevented maybe twice that much from going out in the first place.
The U.S. Secret Service said Friday that it has recovered $286 million in fraudulently obtained pandemic loans and is returning the money to the Small Business Administration
The DoD deputy chief information security officer and the Justice Department’s ATF CISO also announced they were leaving federal service.
Also in today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Labor Relations Authority has issued a complaint against EEOC over office-reentry policies. And the Air Force is embracing privacy during pregnancy.
SBA, in an all-staff email obtained by Federal News Network, told employees on July 13 that it will bring bargaining unit employees back into the office at least two days a pay period, starting Sept. 12.
The Small Business Administration is trying to address the 40% decline in the small business industrial base over the last decade with new initiatives.
Agencies are thinking about ways to boost employee engagement in a hybrid workforce, with more interactions and shorter learning sessions.
Although DLA and SBA have worked together on similar NMR waivers for many years, we recognize that SBA has recently taken exception to how the program has been implemented.