|By PR Newswire||
|July 30, 2014 05:29 PM EDT||
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will join Small Business Administrator (SBA) Maria Contreras-Sweet and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Friday, Aug. 1 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to announce the results of the 2013 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard.
Media interested in attending should contact Miguel Ayala at 202-205-6420 or [email protected] no later than 10 a.m. Friday. Media must report to Goddard's Visitor Center, located off ICESat Road in Greenbelt. Once on ICESat Road, turn left into the Visitor Center prior to the security checkpoint.
The annual scorecard is an assessment tool that measures how well federal agencies are progressing toward their goals for small business and socio-economic prime contracting and subcontracting. Goals are established for each prime and subcontracting component, including small businesses, small businesses owned by women, small disadvantaged businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).
Each federal agency has a different small business contracting goal, on which their scorecard results are based. Agencies negotiate these targets biannually in consultation with SBA. SBA ensures that the sum total of all of the goals exceeds the 23 percent target established by law.
For more information about the NASA Small Business Office, visit:
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Agency specific data from previous years can be found at:
Jan. 16, 2017 11:45 PM EST Reads: 4,173
Jan. 16, 2017 11:30 PM EST Reads: 3,507
Jan. 16, 2017 09:00 PM EST Reads: 7,433
Jan. 16, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 4,575
Jan. 16, 2017 08:00 PM EST Reads: 614
Jan. 16, 2017 06:45 PM EST Reads: 3,486
Jan. 16, 2017 06:00 PM EST Reads: 366
Jan. 16, 2017 05:00 PM EST Reads: 4,011
Jan. 16, 2017 03:30 PM EST Reads: 4,821
Jan. 16, 2017 03:15 PM EST Reads: 353
Jan. 16, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 1,549
Jan. 16, 2017 02:15 PM EST Reads: 5,267
Jan. 16, 2017 01:45 PM EST Reads: 3,594
Jan. 16, 2017 01:30 PM EST Reads: 3,309
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Jan. 16, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 3,647