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 [ForGovSector] NSETS Industry Review 5/10;LinkedIn.Gov?;Margins vs. Revenues;FFRDC set-asides?;DHS/CBP Spotlight

Monday, April 16, 2012

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For The Government Sector

The American Small Business Coalition's weekly e-newsletter providing

accurate, actionable information for novices and veterans of Government Contracting.

Issue Date: April 16, 2012

Volume 8 Issue No. 16

In This Week's Issue
The Chief Visionary Blog (
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight by the SAP Task Force
News You Missed presented by @GovConChannel
New and Renewed Members Update
Upcoming Events by The ASBC


The National Security Agency Small Business Set-aside program (NSETS) is an important agencyIC_circle initiative that enables NSA to competitively acquire agency requirements for business, engineering, information technology, operations support, and training services from teams of highly qualified small businesses. In preparation of the next generation of this program (NSETS 3.0) our Small Business Intelligence Community and Cyber Working Group (SBINT/CYBER) will host a half-day session entitled 'NSETS Industry Review' on May 10th in Columbia, MD.

NOTE: Participation in the NSETS Industry Review is limited to U.S. citizens representing U.S. owned/controlled companies doing business as government contractors/subcontractors. All registrations are subject to approval for this event. Questions? Contact us at

Next Monday at 2:00PM ET via webinar, the SAP Task Force will dive into what the DHS/CBP is spending via simplified acquisitions, where they are spending those dollars and what they are buying.

Each presentation of the Simplified Acquisition Spotlight offers a tactical view of business activities and opportunities at a specific agency. We're online the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Click here to view the 2012 Simplified Acquisition Spotlight calendar.

Join us at Chima Brazilian Grill in Tysons on May 2nd as we team up with the McLean Orchestra for their first 'Instrumental to Business' network mixer. Mingle with orchestra members and some of the movers and shakers that make business happen. Click here for details and to register.

Catch Up On News You Missed
Please take a moment to stop by the News You Missed section for industryreading the paper headlines like these:
  • Get ready for the everything-as-a-service world;
  • Bill would allow federally funded centers to get exclusive access to government work;
  • Nearly twice as many federal executives using LinkedIn;
  • Fed's focus on margins put's industrial base at risk;
  • and other useful information to help keep you informed, brought to you by GovConChannel.
Enhance Your Information & Relationships
networkingThe ASBC offers a portfolio of useful resources primarily focused on helping small companies develop and leverage relevant and timely information and relationships to augment their government contracting efforts. Call us at 800-422-4960, email us, or stop by an event to learn how membership can help you succeed in 2012 and beyond!

Have a productively fantastic week!



Guy Timberlake, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary

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"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."

From The Chief

Chief Visionary Blog

found on the web at:


Mobility, Micropurchases and Simplified Acquisitions. Perfect Storm of Opportunity?

In a recent entry to the Chief Visionary Blog, I wrote about an FCW article that quoted a GSA/FEDSIM official as saying, "For acquisitions from $3,000 to $25,000, there could be a "sweet spot" for small business developers of mobile applications and websites because the acquisitions can be simplified and made at a more rapid pace than traditional acquisitions.

Click here for the entire blog.


- The Chief Visionary


Acquisition Spotlight

Simplified Acquisition

brought to you by the:

2012 Simplified Acquisition Spotlight Schedule
Here's our complete Spotlight schedule for the rest of FY2012.
  • April 23 DHS/CBP
  • May 14 Air Force
  • May 28 Justice
  • June 11 Navy/Marine Corps
  • June 25 GSA
  • July 9 Army
  • July 23 State Department
  • August 13 DLA
  • August 27 VA
  • September 10 DoD/WHS
  • September 24 HHS
  • October 8 DHS (sub-agency TBA)
  • October 22 DOT
  • November 12 Air Force
  • November 26 NASA
  • December 10 Army

Next Monday at 2:00PM ET, the SAP Task Force will take on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, specifically looking at how Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spends its Simplified Acquisition dollars.

So far, DHS/CBP has executed more than 1,000 simplified acquisition actions valued over $63 million dollars.


Based on this spending, CBP has done business in 37 U.S. states and territories using 181 different NAICS Codes.


Want more detail like this? Register for the next Simplified Acquisition Spotlight webinar.

View event details by clicking on the link under upcoming events!

Off we go into the wild blue yonder with the U.S. Air Force on May 14th!


See you online!


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This Week's Events

Wednesday, April 18th

Business Over Breakfast

7:30AM in McLean, VA


Upcoming Events

Monday, April 23rd
Simplified Acquisition Spotlight: DHS/Customs and Border Protection
2:00PM via Webinar

Wednesday, April 25th
11:30AM in McLean

Wednesday, April 25th
5:00PM in Tysons

Thursday, May 3rd
Simplified Acquisitions: A Missed Opportunity for Small Government Contractors
1:00PM in Columbia, MD

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