There are benefits, and drawbacks, to using small business subcontractors to help your company do business with the federal government. We learned a little bit about both from a company in Texas, called B&W Pantex which does business with the National Nuclear Security Administration. The Small Business Administration has just given the Eisenhower Award to B&W Pantex. General Manager John Woolery tells Federal News Radio that the Eisenhower Award validates the work that his company is doing with small businesses.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.