The House this week passed a fiscal year 2015 budget that would allocate an estimated $600 billion to the Pentagon in a move that could potentially change the contracting environment for GovCon firms competing for work with the Defense Department.
The House’s proposed National Defense Authorization Act would raise the Pentagon’s goal of awarding 23 percent of prime contracts to small businesses to 25 percent and target 40-percent of subcontracts to be awarded to those firms.
The Senate’s version of the NDAA has not yet been voted on by the full chamber.
“As a really small business, most of your customers are really the large businesses that are going to be your primes in subcontract arrangements until you’re big enough to step out on your own,” Jaffe said.
“We were only in the program about 17 months and now are a large business.”
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David Fisher Joins SRA as VP and Business Transformation Officer
Fisher is also the author of a book about enterprise optimization and was a managing director at BearingPoint before working in government.
Jill Pomeroy and Michael O’Hara Appointed to Ball Aerospace Leadership Roles
Michael O’Hara has been named director of space business development and will lead the company’s space technology offerings and services.
John Jordan Appointed President of Wyle’s Weapons Systems Support and Analysis Group
In his new role, the 30-year company veteran will be responsible for the firm’s DoD business and focus on weapons system and analyses services.
ManTech Closes Acquisition of Healthcare Firm 7Delta
ManTech has bought healthcare community applications and software development firm 7Delta Inc.
The acquired company will be a part of ManTech’s mission solutions and services group.
Fluor-Backed Company’s Nuclear Energy Project Receives Energy Dept Investment
“DOE’s significant investment in the technology is helping us show the value of NuScale’s SMRs to investors, manufacturers and other supply chain partners so that we can help build the future of nuclear power,” said Dave Dunning, Fluor EVP of BD and strategy.
NuScale has built an engineering and operations center in Charlotte, N.C. to support the reactor project.