I am a volunteer counselor, specializing in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses, offering free assistance in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. 2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Receives many inquiries from small companies wishing to enter or enhance their position in federal government contracting.Ken Larson
Adaptive Acquisition Framework — Ready, Set, Contract?
This new Adaptive Acquisition Framework displays a patent willingness to put substantial trust in program managers by moving decision-making authority as close to the program manager as possible. For this new framework to prevail, there must be trust in contracting officers by moving authority for actions as close to the decision-maker — the contracting officer — as possible.
US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Enters into Force, Officially Replacing NAFTA
On July 1, 2020, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force, officially replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). USMCA is a ground-breaking achievement for U.S. small businesses and is the first trade agreement ever to include a full chapter dedicated to small business interests.