Small Business Administration

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  • Acting SBA administrator returning to Maine

    The acting administrator of the Small Business Administration is stepping down.


  • FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, file photo, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Chairwoman of ProAmerica Bank, arrives to speak at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) in Washington. President Barack Obama intends to nominate Contreras-Sweet, a former California cabinet secretary, to be head of the Small Business Administration, according to a White House official. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Obama nominates Calif. businesswoman to lead SBA

    Putting a finishing touch on his second term Cabinet, President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles and a former California Cabinet secretary, to be head of the Small Business Administration.


  • Md. couple indicted in scheme to cheat SBA on minority contracts

    A federal grand jury indicted a Maryland couple Wednesday on charges of obtaining more than $50 million in government contracts by abusing the minority contracting system.


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    Local business contract takes the long route; government allows pass-through costs

    When the U.S. Forest Service sought to do some minor work replacing the siding on buildings at the San Jacinto Ranger District in Riverside County, Calif., it limited bids to HUBZone contractors — "small businesses in urban and rural communities" or "Historically Underutilized Business Zones."


  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, file photo, Karen Mills, of the Small Business Administration, participates in a discussion, in Dayton, Ohio. Mills is stepping down. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

    Obama Cabinet loses another woman: SBA's Karen Mills leaving

    Karen Mills, head of the Small Business Administration since 2009, is leaving her position, according to a media report.


  • SGT. SHAFT: Was ship in Vietnam exposed to Agent Orange?

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: A friend of mine who recently passed from cancer was in Vietnam on the USS Hoel DDG 13. The ship had several missions in Vietnam, but it is not on the VA ships list. His daughter is trying to help get compensation for her mother. Can you help?


  • Illustration Buying Votes by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Obama's election-buying binge

    It should be well known by now that President Obama holds the all-time, blockbuster records on federal spending, budget deficits and debt.


  • Illustration: Employment puzzle by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    SULLIVAN: Men need not apply

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a solicitation for a contract to provide support services at Fort Detrick in Maryland. Nothing unusual there, except that the contract reflects a new Obama administration program to restrict competition on the basis of gender.


  • Screen capture of Capitol Structures Management Inc. (Courtesy of capitolstructures.com)

    Minority contract set-aside program exploited

    Ambrose Oliver was strapped for cash when his girlfriend suggested he move from Arizona to Maryland, go into business with her uncle and his associates, and go after minority set-aside contracts. Three years later, Mr. Oliver is back on the Navajo reservation, still stinging from the disappointment of plans gone awry.


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