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Department of Defense - Continuing Resolution?

Posted by Mike Anderson on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 @ 09:51 AM

What is wrong with the way we are currently operating our government?  The government operates on a budget year from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30.  Theoretically the budget for the fiscal year should be established and approved prior to the start of the year.  Right now, the budget is not approved!  What?  That's right, the budget is operating on what is called a "continuing resolution" authorized by congress.  This means uncertainty, it means inefficiency and it means slow actions by the acquisition arm of the government (since they are not sure of funding, whether it will be approved, reduced, increased, eliminated, etc).  Undersecretary of Defense Aston Carter describes the problems well.  This short video allows some of his views of the problem. 

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Topics: SBIR Re-authorization, Ashton Carter, Government Contract, government contracting, DoD, Defense Budget

SBIR authorization (Continued)

Posted by Mike Anderson on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 @ 04:11 PM

As you know, the re-authorization of the SBIR program has been delayed 8 times now by congress over the last 2 years.  I have blogged about it several times here simply because I believe this is a crucial program for small business, national employment and the development of new products for the American economy among other benefits.  I think a recent article by Rick Shindell of the SBIR Gateway (Zyn Systems) sums it all up best.  Rick is the author of the SBIR Insider newsletter and has tremendous insight into the SBIR program.  Thank you Rick.
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Topics: SBIR Re-authorization, SBIR/STTR, SBIR