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***SDVOSB/VOSB Alert*** Bogus RFP Laptops, Phones and other Accessories

***SDVOSB/VOSB Alert*** There is a bogus RFP/Quote request going around for laptops, phones and other accessories. The quote looks like it comes from the Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration (ITA). The phone number (see below) and return email are for a company that–from research–sells government grant services and loan services. The email (including the DoC/ITA seal) looks very legit as… Read more
POW/MIA

National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Friday, September 21, 2018

National POW/MIA Recognition Day In the United States, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed on the third Friday in September. It honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as seeking the return of the remains of fallen soldiers. This day was established by an Act of Congress, by the passage… Read more
US Air Force

Happy Birthday United States Air Force!

Businesses owned by Air Force veterans, active duty and USAF spouses View the history of the United States Air Force View famous quotes regarding the U.S. Air Force The United States Air Force became a separate military service on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. The Act created the National Military Establishment, later… Read more
FedBizOpps

9/18/2018 SDVOSB/DVBE and Veteran Owned Business Government Bids

Here’s a recent list posted on September 18, 2018 of RFPs, RFIs, Pre-Solicitations, bid updates and more from Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov). These are for various products and services for many government agencies. You must have an account with FedBizOpps.gov to view these bids. Your business must be verified with the CVE (click here for information about the CVE and… Read more
United States Constitution

Today is Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) – September 17th, 2018

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. When Constitution Day falls on a weekend or on another holiday, schools and other… Read more
Veterans Crisis Line

VA marks Suicide Prevention Month in September with ‘Be There’ campaign

VA marks Suicide Prevention Month in September with ‘Be There’ campaign: Initiative urges communities to support at-risk Veterans through simple actions Initiative urges communities to support at-risk Veterans through simple actions WASHINGTON — To mark Suicide Prevention Month this September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent Veteran suicide with its… Read more