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Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, questions Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Alex Edelman/Pool via AP)

Sen. Ernst leads bills seeking higher standard for federal small business contracting goals

The top Republican on the Senate Small Business Committee is calling for higher standards for federal small business contracting goals.

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Ben Cardin, Delali Dzirasa

This team of business coaches aims to enlarge the field of minority federal contractors

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SBA working to reform category management, reverse decline in small business contractors

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Acting OFPP Administrator Lesley FieldOFPP

How the boost in federal contracting with small and disadvantaged businesses will actually happen

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What another continuing resolution could mean for contractors in 2022

Congress is focused this week on long-term infrastructure spending. But the clock is quickly winding down on the end of the fiscal year deadline to keep…

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

The Small Business Administration, as part of the Biden administration’s diversity, equity and inclusion work, is stepping up to increase the percentage…

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DoD stands up permanent program to give vendors access to top-tier secrets

The Special Access Program Corporate Portfolio Program, begun as a pilot in 2016, became permanent last month.

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