GBS In The News

Entries for January 2013


Expert’s Corner: The Government Market in 2013

Expert’s Corner: The Government Market in 2013

The U.S. economy and government budgets appear to be getting stronger at the start of 2013. The economy grew at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the last quarter of 2012, which was the fastest quarterly growth since late 2011, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Exports increased at a fast pace in the third quarter of 2012, as did consumer spending. In addition, employment rose in several s...

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New law may give women-owned small businesses a boost

New law may give women-owned small businesses a boost

Vying for federal contracts used to be a vexing process for a Stafford County woman-owned business. Acolyst, founded and owned by Ellie Nazemoff, had to split complex projects into smaller tasks due to caps on federal contracts awarded through the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. “For each task underneath the overall project, we would spend thousands of dollars in ...

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