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What You Need to Know About Changes to the National Defense Authorization Act?

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SBA News
Created on January 13, 2015
 

Government Contracting - Government building with U.S. FlagThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published a proposed rule to implement Section 1651 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA), proposing to change several key areas, including: the performance requirements applicable to small business and socioeconomic program set aside contracts and small business subcontracting, the non-manufacturer rule and affiliation rules, and the performance requirements for joint ventures. 

If you’re a small business doing business with the government, the proposed rule includes a number of provisions that could impact you. Comments must be received on or before February 27, 2015.

The highlights of the proposed revisions to the NDAA include:

Register to Attend a USTDA Event and Discover New Export Opportunities in 2015

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MBDA
Created on January 13, 2015
 

World MapThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) recently added new events to its website for 2015. USTDA events, like workshops and business briefings, showcase U.S. technologies and services that can help partner countries achieve their development goals.

Business briefings provide a platform for foreign delegates to present their upcoming procurement needs to U.S. businesses. A hallmark of USTDA-sponsored events is the one-on-one meeting, which allows U.S. companies and overseas project sponsors to discuss specific solutions to development challenges.

Call for Ideas: Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy

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Cecilia Muñoz and León Rodríguez
Created on January 13, 2015
 

LibertyIn November 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fix our broken immigration system. As part of these actions, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans.

We are proud to serve as the co-chairs of this federal interagency Task Force, which will focus on the civic, economic and linguistic integration of new Americans and creating welcoming communities for all residents.

As the President’s memorandum states:

Coming this January: Informative Sessions on Capital, Contracts, and Markets

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on January 12, 2015
 

We are pleased to present the January webinar series featuring informative sessions on capital, contracts, and markets for business growth and sustainability. Register at http://1.usa.gov/1BbG0xG

January Webinar Series

2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open for Business

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Guest blog post by Secretary Penny Pritzker
Created on January 12, 2015
 

SelectUSA InvestmentIn my first year as Secretary, one of my proudest moments was welcoming international investors to the 2013 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Alongside President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, we made it clear that America is “Open for Business.” 

As 2015 begins, we are moving full speed ahead with registration for the second SelectUSA Investment Summit, which will take place in the DC metro area on March 23-24, 2015. 

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