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Fed agencies reining in the LPTA

The Department of Defense (DOD) recently joined the General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration in amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)....

The next decade of commercial businesses

Howard County is facing budget shortfalls coming out of the pandemic. The Howard County Spending and Affordability Committee recently advised that projected revenues fall...

Howard’s Calvin Ball: County planning to define the future

By Dr. Calvin Ball | Howard County Executive  Last summer, we launched the planning process for Howard County’s next General Plan, HoCo By Design. In...

NIVA comments on reopening of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. The SBA initially opened the application process...

Howard County Chamber’s McClarty: The need for business and commercial growth

Since taking the helm of the Howard County Chamber, I have been fortunate to participate on a hosts of task forces and work groups....

Recently awarded government contracts

The following information is regarding awarded contracts can be used to develop prime contractor, subcontractor and teaming partner relationships on these and other opportunities....

Federal updates for small businesses, changes in WOSB set- aside rules

Owners and employees of government contractors and small businesses that have been – and presume that that they still are – certified for a...

Biden says, ‘buy American or else’

Among the numerous Executive Orders (EOs) President Joe Biden has signed since his inauguration is the directive entitled, “Ensuring the Future Is Made in...

Recently awarded government contracts

The following information is regarding awarded contracts can be used to develop prime contractor, subcontractor and teaming partner relationships on these and other opportunities....

Investing in customer trust

Information travels faster than ever and a person’s worst moments can come to define them. Because scandals spread quickly on the internet, indecent behavior...

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