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Monday, March 20, 2017
NAICS Code Impact On Small Business | FBI HQ On-Hold | Marines Add Electronic Warfare Force | ASBC Member Perks Rolling In!
Here's a look at some of the updates posted in the Featured Articles section of the GovConChannel this week:
There's another one we'd like you to look at and respond to if you are so inclined. NAICS Codes are a well-known and mysterious aspect of federal contracting. Well-known because so many talk about them, and mysterious because so few truly understand their use and meaning. NAICS Codes are considered by many to be the single classification needed to 'crack the code' on understanding how and what agencies buy, which adds to the mystery since NAICS Codes are not intended to describe what is being purchased. That's the job of Product Service Codes, a classification system in use long before NAICS Codes came on the government contracting scene.
All of the confusion about NAICS Codes exists on both sides of the aisle. That's right, both Government and Industry have issues with this system. Why else are there protests challenging how NAICS Codes are assigned to federal contracts? This is part of the reason The American Small Business Coalition is meeting with a federal agency this week, to discuss the use of NAICS Codes and the impact of use and misuse on small business concerns. Interested? If so, take a look at this article and comment or send us your feedback as we'll include it with our submission to the agency. Stay tuned for follow-up from this meeting, too.
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That is, where can you find him when he's not hard at work hosting 10+ events each month produced by his organization, The American Small Business Coalition? Take a look!
Tuesday, January 31 - Thursday, February 2, 2017 Private Strategy Development Retreat | San Diego
Wednesday, May 29 - Friday, June 2, 2017 ANVCA 9th Annual Meeting & Conference | Anchorage
Hosted by: Alaska Native Village Corporation Association and Native American Contractors Association
Wednesday, August 9 - Friday, August 11, 2017 CIRAS Annual GovCon Conference | Des Moines
Hosted by: Iowa State University/CIRAS
Wednesday, August 30 - Thursday, August 31, 2017 11th Annual Indian Country Business Summit 2017 | Norman, OK
TOPIC: Mining for Gold in FPDS-NG (Blended Learning Session)
Hosted by: Tribal Government Institute and Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network
"I learned information critical to my success in government contracting that I wasn't even aware I didn't know and found the experience extremely valuable."
- Participant Survey Response Competitive Intelligence (CI) Bootcamp™ LITE, Clive Iowa - August 2016