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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

News/Latest Buzz Archives

Archive Start Date: 04/2013


Operation Boots to Business - From Service to Startup - A high number of service men and women will be and have been transitioning from military into civilian lives. Learn how entrepreneurship can be an avenue for Veterans and Wounded Warriors to make a meaningful way for themselves and their families. (04/04/2013)
Two Brothers Charged with Defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs - ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Raymond Testa, 60, of Rochester, N.Y., and Gerald Testa, 55, of Ontario, N.Y., were arrested and charged by criminal complaint with major fraud against the United States. (03/15/2013)
Fact Sheet: Pre-Determination Findings for Veteran-Owned Small Business Applicants - This new initiative is aimed at streamlining the way firms apply for Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) “Veterans First” contract designations with VA. (03/05/2013)
Former Gray Bear Construction Company Owner Sentenced for Lying to Obtain SDVOSB Contracts - PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman today sentenced John Witty, 67, of Portland, to pay a $206,844 fine and serve five years probation, for lying to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) about being a service-disabled Veteran. Witty will also be required to perform 100 hours of community service at a Veterans’ organization. (01/31/2013)

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U.S. Court of Federal Claims Affirms VA’s Utilization of FSS - The United States Court of Federal Claims issued a decision in the case of Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. The United States. (12/10/2012)
Veterans Business Opportunity Event - The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) sponsored the Veterans Business Opportunity Event held at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center in Houston, TX, where approximately 70 Veteran businesses participated in the Business Opportunity Event. (12/07/2012)
Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference - 30th Anniversary Fall 2012 - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) hosted the 30th Anniversary of the Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, the Nation’s premier event for minority entrepreneurs, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. (12/06/2012)
Removal of Expired Veteran-Owned Small Businesses from Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Database - Read the Fact Sheet for more information! (11/29/2012)
Direct Connect Program Deploys Small Business National Outreach Session In Spite of Sandy - Over 100 Veteran-Owned companies and Small Business owners participated in the Video -Teleconference (VTC) Pilot Small Business National Outreach Session on October 31, 2012. We had participants from California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington, DC. (10/31/2012)
Chelmsford Businessman Charged with Defrauding Federal Disabled-Veterans Program - Boston - A Chelmsford man was charged today in Federal court with defrauding the Federal Government with a scheme to subvert a program designed to provide business opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran owners of small construction companies. (10/23/2012)
New RSS Feed - The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) has launched a new way to notify Veteran and Small Businesses of news and information related to VA Acquisition programs. (08/20/2012)

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