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VetLikeMe Weekly 12/27/2010

In 2010 an investigation was conducted by the Veterans Administration (VA) Inspector General’s Office into allegations of corruption and kickbacks of a VA Contracting Officer.

VetLikeMe Weekly 12/16/2014

By the time all protests are resolved, there might not be anyone left to take the reins of the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (“CVE”).

VetLikeMe Special Report: Business Scams and Veterans

It’s great being popular, if you’re popular for the right reasons. But when you’re popular and other people make money off your popularity, it’s usually not so great.

VetLikeMe Weekly 11/20/2014

A recent VA OIG audit addressed the following question: are systematic deficiencies in the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) contracting processes causing money to be wasted on support service contracts?

VetLikeMe Weekly 10/16/2014

For the last two years we have been working on launching the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC), a new Veteran Business Certification program to help our Veteran Business Owners to be able to share in the Supplier Diversity spend of Corporate America.

VetLikeMe November 13, 2014

U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs’ Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on Tuesday’s observance of Veterans Day:

VetLikeMe November 6, 2014

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VetLikeMe Edition 4.5

In 2004, Tammy Duckworth (D-IL [8]) was deployed to Iraq as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the Illinois Army National Guard. She was one of the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom until her helicopter was hit by an RPG on November 12, 2004.

Interview: Senator Bernie Sanders, Chairman, Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs

VetLikeMe interviewed Senator Sanders from Washington on April 19, 2013.

VetLikeMe4.1

Well, that was fast. A little more than two weeks after the U.S. Court of Federal Claims held that the VA need not consider service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-asides before procuring goods and services using the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS), the GAO has ended its long-running dispute with the VA over the same issue.

Battle Tested

It’s often said veterans are owed a debt because they freely took a dangerous pledge – that by joining the service – maybe, just maybe, they would be asked to put their lives on the line.

VetLikeMe Press Release

After sustaining at least three dozen protests in 12 months against the Veterans Administration (VA) for failure to adhere to Public Law 109-461, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a decision today to dismiss further protests based on the ‘Veterans First’ mandate.

VA Exceeds Government-Wide Goal for Veteran-Owned Business Procurement

The Department of Veterans Affairs exceeded by more than six times the Small Business Administration (SBA) goal of government procurements to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) according to the SBA scorecard released today. That total surpassed the combined procurements from the rest of the civilian agencies of the federal government.

News for Service – Disabled Business Owners

The Veterans Administration issued an ‘Interim Rule’ in the procurement priority of Service Disabled Veterans Owned Business (SDVOSB), placing them behind the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and Ability One in small business set-asides.

SAWTST, LLC Continues To Hire Veterans

SAWTST, LLC has signed on for a 3rd year with online military job board Hire Veterans. This coming after another successful year of hiring in the Veteran community.

SDVOSB Business Alert

The “Small Business Contracting Fraud Prevention Act of 2011” (S. 633) was passed by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship with unanimous consent on September 21.

The Value of Veteran-Owned Businesses

As former employees in the private sector, both Secretary Shinseki and I have been in the shoes of small business owners–trying to navigate the ins and outs of the General Services Administration (GSA), and figure out how to secure federal government contracts.

VetLikeMe, Vol2 No. 2 March-April 2011

VetLikeMe A National News Publication for Service-Disabled Business Owners Vol. 2, No. 2, March-April 2011 President Obama’s Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development Second Meeting...

Latest News for Veterans Who Own Businesses (Service Disabled Veteran Owned...

The news below comes from the VetLikeMe newsletter. VetLikeMe reports on national news for Service Disabled Business Owners

Centuria Corporation Joins Forces with HireVeterans.com to Attract Talented US Veterans

SDVOSB Centuria seeks Military Veterans to Join Their Team By Randy Miller The Centuria was the pivotal element of the Roman army whose capability drove...