Category: VetLikeMe Newsletters

VetLikeMe (VLM) is a publication focused entirely on service-disabled veteran owned business. We feature National news that affects our community, interviews with federal government officials and agencies, legislative activities at the State level and editorial opinion. Launched in October 2009, VLM is published by BluePoint Productions, a non-profit business certified and verified by the Veterans Administration as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Hardy R. Stone, the sole proprietor of BluePoint Productions, is a 100% service-connected disabled veteran (SDVOSB). Archived VetLikeMe.

Attn SDVOSBs: Winter 2012 Issue of VetLikeMe Newsletter is now available

Attention Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses: The Fall/Winter 2012 VetLikeMe SDVOSB Newsletter (Volume 3, No. 4) is now available for viewing.  In this issue: VA’s Non-Compliance Under Increased Scrutiny Aldevra and Kingdomware continue to protest VA solicitations where SDVOSBs are not considered first in contracting priority. There have been 23 sustained GAO decisions to date. This means GAO agrees with… Read more

Attn SDVOSBs: Summer 2012 Issue of VetLikeMe Newsletter is now available for viewing

Attention Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses: The July-August 2012 VetLikeMe SDVOSB Newsletter (Volume 3, No. 4) is now available for viewing.  In this issue: Under the Bus (Hardy Stone Column) Since our first issue in October 2009, VetLikeMe has featured many interviews with members of Congress, senior government executives and SDVOSB professionals. We’ve featured conversations with Bill Johnson (R-OH), Senator… Read more

Attn SDVOSBs: May/June 2012 Issue of VetLikeMe Newsletter is now available for viewing

Attention Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses: The May-June 2012 VetLikeMe SDVOSB Newsletter (Volume 3, No. 3) is now available for viewing.  In this issue: Questions for Secretary Shinseki (Hardy Stone Column) The noun, “Veterans Administration” indeed sounds like an organization for veterans, doesn’t it? It implies a sort of ownership by America’s former soldiers who stepped up when needed by their… Read more

Attn SDVOSBs: March/April 2012 Issue of VetLikeMe Newsletter is now available for viewing

Attention Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses: The March-April 2012 VetLikeMe SDVOSB Newsletter (Volume 3, No. 2) is now available for viewing.  In this issue: Drinking from a Fire Hydrant (Hardy Stone Column) Wow. Balancing all the powerful wind gusts since our last issue has knocked me into a cold, muddy ravine.  The SDVOSB community feels the tremors. The past six weeks… Read more

Attn SDVOSBs: VetLikeMe March News Alerts are Now Available for Viewing

Attention Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses: March VetLikeMe SDVOSB News Alerts are now available for viewing.  In this alert:  VA Denies GAO Again (Aldevra Wins Again) (SDVOSB News Services, Washington, DC, March 14, 2012) — Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) again found the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) guilty of breaking a law to give procurement preference to service… Read more

Attn SDVOSBs: January/February 2012 Issue of VetLikeMe Newsletter is now available for viewing

Attention Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses: The January-February 2012 VetLikeMe SDVOSB Newsletter (Volume 3, No. 1) is now available for viewing.  In this issue: Bill Johnson, Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Interview VetLikeMe: What strikes you most about the VA policy that’s puts Veterans eighth in line for contract opportunities? The sole purpose and responsibility of the VA… Read more
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SDVOSB National News VA’s ‘VetsFirst’ Policy Under Attack – VetLikeMe

Attention Veteran Business Owners: SDVOSB National News – VetLikeMe VA’s ‘VetsFirst’ Policy Under Attack Violations of Law Questioned (Washington, DC — SDVOSB News Services) — The U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Bill Johnson, (R-OH) Chair), heard testimony from several government officials regarding Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and procurement priority at a joint… Read more