Posts Tagged: Businesses

William Noonan: Legislative Action Needed to Bolster Consumer Data Protection

William Noonan, the U.S. Secret Service’s head of cyber investigations, has urged Congress to require businesses to notify consumers and law enforcement agencies in the event of a data breach, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Noonan appeared at a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit hearing Wednesday. “While there… Read more »

SBA’s proposed contracting rule is a mixed bag for small businesses

The Small Business Administration has issued what is arguably one of the most significant proposed rules for small businesses in the past decade. The proposed rule implements Section 1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act, signed by the president in September 2010. Section 1331 of the Jobs Act requires SBA and OFPP to establish regulations… Read more »

The “Government” Network

By Heidi Sheppard On a typical INEAP meeting day I might hear a conversation among representatives from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discussing cluster development initiatives and how to work together. In another corner, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Commerce… Read more »

The Scoop on the New Rules for Woman-Owned Small Businesses

Small business administration has been very active these days. They have been issuing rulings left and right and coming down like a ton of bricks on long-established business practices. By the way, GTSI is back to working for the government but they cannot continue subbing to small businesses the way they were doing it. One… Read more »

Local Business Contracting Compliance – Do you have tips for us??

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) in San Francisco is committed to ensuring government contracts stimulate the local economy. To ensure compliance with San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 14B Local Business Enterprise and Non-Discrimination in Contracting Ordinance the HRC has teamed up with the Department of Technology’s Emerging Technologies team. They have been tasked with recommending… Read more »