Obama Announces Initiatives to Help Small Businesses Grow

In July 2012, encouraging news came from the White House for companies that participate in federal contracts or would like to do so. This announcement detailed President Obama’s ideas to help with the start-up and operation of small businesses that participate in government contracts. We expect that the president’s initiatives, which the White House referred […]

VA Gives Aspiring Contractors Guidance for Certification – Part 2

In this blog, we previously recounted some highlights from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Verification Training on June 7, 2012, at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, This was an informative event hosted by WAVE — Women As Veteran Entrepreneurs. The training was aimed at helping veteran business owners who are either engaged […]

D.C.’s ‘First Source’ Contracting Program Faces Federal Lawsuit

In 1984, the D.C. Council passed the First Source Employment Agreement Act, which required contractors who work on city-funded projects to hire at least 51 percent of their employees from among D.C. residents and to list their job openings with the D.C. Department of Employment Services. The law was passed in response to D.C.’s growing […]