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The U.S. federal government set a record in individual income tax revenue in 2018, collecting more than $1.683 trillion from taxpayers, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released this month. The period reflects the government’s fiscal year, which runs from October 2017 to September 2018. However, while the government collected more revenue from taxpayers in history, it
FedFem Awards Honoring Women Owned Businesses in Government Contracting - LeadersNest
LeadersNest has announced the 2018 FedFem Award Winners, who will be honored at a special event on Thursday, October 25, 2018.  Here is what you need to know: FedFem Awards: The FedFem awards (www.fedfemawards.com) salute high-impact women-owned businesses (WOBs) and executives of the government contracting (govcon) industry. This is the first awards program in Washington, DC
L3 Harris Technologies
In an all-stock merger, Harris and L-3 Technologies merged to create the sixth-largest defense contractor in the U.S. The new company will be known as L3 Harris Technologies. The deal, with a value of approximately $34 billion, passes the Boeing merger with McDonnell Douglas as the largest in the history of the defense industry. Once the deal
Pentagon - U.S. Department of Defense
Google has decided to not bid for the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract known as JEDI. According to published reports, a Google representative stated that the contract may violate principles or values the company recently set when taking on contracts that involve artificial intelligence (AI), and the contract scope may be
F35A Lightening - US Air Force
Congress has increased Defense spending in a number of areas, often exceeding what the DoD has requested. However, despite having a large amount of unobligated money, contract awards have been slow. Unobligated money is money allocated to a department or agency that has not yet been obligated to a specific program or purpose. A department’s
Government Contractors - U.S. Capitol Building and Dome
The “minibus” appropriations, or spending bill, that was passed by Congress and is expected to be signed by President Trump, avoids a government shutdown for the moment. The bill is one of three bills – all of which are designed to fund approximately 90% of the U.S. government’s operations through December 7, 2018. However, Congress
Marketing automation is a form of CRM or customer relationship management. It is a software tool (typically cloud-based) that allows marketers to better manage their engagement with prospects and customers on communication channels such as: websites, e-mail, social media, online search, and advertising. One of the core benefits of marketing automation is to automate communication
If you are interested in marketing automation for your business, government agency, or organization, then it is important to have a complete understanding of what is marketing automation, and why it is important, before you start to compare and contrast the different service offerings and prices. As we defined on our page, “What Is Marketing Automation,”
Often debate rages as to whether it is generally a good idea on recompetes for incumbent program managers (PM) also to be dual-hatted as capture managers. Absolutely not. Sometimes we see what we want to see, not what really is. In like manner, some incumbent program managers are too close to the recompete to see
As a business owner looking for help financing part of your business, it is important to understand the fundamental differences of a bank line of credit and a term loan. They are used specifically for different purposes. Applying for the wrong type of loan may cause problems later on as the business grows. A line of
We have all been there: Stand-up meetings that began with such promise, but over time they languished until we came to dread them as time wasters. Here are 10 keys to making your stand-up meetings effective for everyone: Actually stand up. Don’t let anyone settle in their seats for a session of gridlock. They’re called “stand-up
At various times in the life of a company there are going to be requirements for outside capital in order to grow the business. Choosing which type financing vehicle is best for your company is very important. Deciding whether to seek equity capital or debt financing is the first step. Usually companies trying to get
Business-people always say that access to funds is the life blood of any company. Going out and securing outside financing to help grow a business is an important step in the life of an emerging organization. Keep in mind, the process of commercial borrowing is best done in preparation for needing the capital, rather than

When Is An Invoice An Asset?

When a company is looking to fund its growth from outside sources, one particular aspect of their business is a good candidate for use as collateral – the invoice. An invoice is an obligation to pay from an account debtor, meaning, your business has done some work and now the receiver owes you money. Whenever
Being competitive and staying competitive are essential to any business. Search online and you will find an almost infinite number of people offering ideas and best practices. When I hear people ask what does it take to be competitive or stay competitive in government contracting, the answers I most often hear revolve around tactics from

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