Compliance for Federal Contractors Accounting Systems

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Tom Moler, of YHB (Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC) for this article!To learn more about the GovCon initiative, click here. Is it important to have our accounting system in compliance with the Defense Contract Audit Agency’s (DCAA) requirements?  That’s one of the first questions we get from many of our small government contractors.  […]

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10 Cyber Security Tips for Small & Medium-Sized Businesses

by Andrea Lucas

Thanks to the GovCon committee for writing this blog post! To learn more about the GovCon initiative, click here. Cyber-related crimes are not limited to large businesses only.  Small and medium-sized businesses using any kind of technology are just as vulnerable to cyberattack as large businesses. Protective Measures Businesses Should Consider   Train employees in security and privacy […]

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GovCon: Cloud Security

by Andrea Lucas

Blog Post by Carlo Espiritu, Triple Point SecurityFor more information about the GovCon Initiative, click here! In my professional life (and sometimes in my personal life), the topic of cloud security comes up almost on a daily basis, and they are such enlightening conversations!  What I find enlightening about them is that the definition of cloud security […]

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Exit Strategy Myths for GovCons

by Andrea Lucas

Blog Post by J. Patrick McMahon, of McMahon, Welch and Learned, PLLC. To learn more about the Loudoun GovCon Initiative, click here. Most small business owners do not have an exit strategy.  Here’s some common reasons why: 1)    My company is too young for an Exit Plan.  Surveys vary but it is estimated that 60% […]

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Teaming Arrangements – Best Practices to Avoid Pitfalls

by Andrea Lucas

Written by Ade Odutola, Solvitur Systems, LLCFor more information about the GovCon Initiative, click here! Lay the groundworkSuccessful teaming occurs long before a solicitation is formally published. Many business owners lay the groundwork for alliances and team arrangements by attending networking events, conferences or local city council meetings. Others get acquainted through business associations and publications, or […]

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Q&A on Growth Funding for Contractors

by Andrea Lucas

Thank you to Matt Stavish, Vice President at Republic Capital Access For more information on the GovCon Initaitive, click here! Each month, government contractors meet to network and learn through the Loudoun Chamber’s Government Contracting Initiative Committee and Educational Workshop Series.  Below is an expert form a recent series event entitled, Growth Funding for Government […]

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TAKE ACTION Against LPTA

by Andrea Lucas

We need your Tweets!  Our local economy and our safety as a nation is at risk if government agencies are continued to be allowed to choose the lowest price option for defense contracts.  Tweet out your support for the our safety and for our jobs! Contact Our Representatives Via Twitter: @SenJohnMcCain@SenatorReid@MacTXPress@RepAdamSmith Copy And Paste this Tweet to […]

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Networking with Prime Gov’t Contractors – May 3rd

by Andrea Lucas

Are you attending the “Future Federal Spending and Teaming Opportunities” event on May 3rd? If you’re a Government Contractor, then you don’t want to miss this event!  You’ll be able to network with prime contractors such as: Raytheon, Telos, BAE Systems, FCi Federal, CSC, Northrop Grumman. As an added bonus, there will be a Keynote speaker: Dr. […]

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Brian’s Corner: Politics needs a few (more) good people

by Andrea Lucas

Post by Brian Fauls, Loudoun Chamber’s Government Affairs Manager “Kick ’em when they’re up Kick ’em when they’re down Kick ’em when they’re up Kick ’em when they’re down” – Dirty Laundry by Don Henley Politics needs a few (more) good people Most people have probably heard the famous story that upon exiting the Constitutional […]

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Are we headed for a State Government Shutdown?

by Andrea Lucas

Brian Fauls, Government Manager   In Virginia, our elected officials pride themselves on working out even the thorniest of policy problems in a collegial manner; the so-called “Virginia way.”  The most recent case in point was last year’s bipartisan transportation bill, which has already raised $146 million to fund improvements to Northern Virginia’s overtaxed roads.  […]

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