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   In my relatively new role as the Government Contractor Lead from Microsoft, I was surprised to find there were not many community sites for the Small to Midsize Government Contractor.  Hoping this will make a difference.

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week - Share the news with your Enteprenuer Friends

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    T his is shaping up to be a fantastic event geared for Startups and Students. It is being held in December 15-19, 2008 in Reston MTC, VA. There will be commercial and student teams, who would develop their business idea on CRM Platform and present it...
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    Can’t replace your ERP system? Why not upgrade your reporting!

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    Maybe you have replaced your ERP in recent years and have not yet realized your ROI enough to justify replacing your solution entirely but you want better reporting.  Here is something that you may want to consider. Microsoft PerformancePoint Services...
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    CPA and QuickBooks User Webcast

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    I find that many government contractors started on Quickbooks which is a solid solution for new businesses.  At about the $10-15M revenue mark, those customers tend to experience the pain of outgrowing what their financial solution can support. ...
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    DOD Issues New Contractor Rulings

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    This article was posted on Washington Technology.com on 1/11/3008 by Matthew Weigeit, author for Federal Computing Week. It has some interesting implications for systems integrators. See Below for the an excerpt from the article; "Systems integrators...
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    Microsoft Midmarket Government Contractor Summit Feb 8, 2008- Register Today!

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    Join Microsoft for a day geared to helping Government contractors capture more business and manage financial growth. Curt Kolcun, VP of Microsoft Federal Business will keynote this Midmarket Government Contractor Summit . Mr. Kolcun will provide insight...
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    Government Contractor Selects Dynamics SL over Deltek

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    After conducting a stringent survey of five enterprise resource planning (ERP) products -- including offerings from Deltek Inc., J.D. Edwards & Co. and SAP Business One -- Innovative Wireless Technologies Inc. (IWT) ( http://www.iwtwireless.com/ ...
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    High-Growth Government Contractor Says Microsoft Dynamics NAV Solution from PVBS Helped Company Manage Growth and Optimize Contract Opportunities

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    Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS) released a press release in regards to one of their customers Oberon Associates. What I find particularly notable is that Dynamics NAV supported Oberon’s growth without Oberon having to invest in more functionality...
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    62 Contractors Named as Pre-Award Recipients for the Alliant SB Contract

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    GSA has completed evaluation of proposals for Alliant Small Business under the subject Solicitation without discussions per FAR 15.306(a)(3). This list represents a complete roster of the selected offerors and is beingreleased on schedule, per the publicly...
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    Professional Services Council Merges with the Contract Services Adminstration

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    Stan Soloway, President of the Professional Services Council had some exciting news this week! The Professional Services Council merged with the Contract Services Adminstration and now has 320 of the largest and top growing services contractors represented...
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    BAE Systems Using Microsoft CRM

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    Dena Tompros, Director of Enterprise Systems Management will share her insights around planning and deploying Microsoft CRM to help BAE Business Development resources collaborate throughout the capture process . Interesting challenge they were able to...
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    For Contractors in War Zones, Business Will Keep Growing

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    Defense Watch's own Sandra I. Erwin posted an article about increases in spending - see below...... The constant sniping in Washington about military contractors — particularly those doing business in Iraq — ignores the inescapable conclusion that...
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    DCAA Compliance Gets Easier with the Right Reporting Tools and Standard Reports

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    In speaking with Ken Bricker, former DCAA auditor and Senior Partner at Goodman and Co. We asked Ken: What do DCAA auditors look for in a commercially available accounting package? Auditors want to ensure that the accounting solution generates...
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    Microsoft Flexes ERP Muscle

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    When CACI International Inc. wanted to create an advanced budgeting and reporting software tool for federal agencies, it didn’t want to reinvent the wheel. Instead, the systems integrator sought to build on applications its customers had to minimize user...
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    Proposed rule would establish contractor code of ethics

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    Interesting Tidbit shared by Secaf.org A new rule has been proposed which would require contractors to establish a code of ethics and put internal controls in place to detect and prevent improper conduct in contracting. The Civilian...
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    USWCC Smacks Around the SBA

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    Thought this might be interesting as there are many women-owned government contractor companies...................this excerpt was provided by www.wit.org The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce is a leader in advocating for women business owners,...
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    Defense Contractors Reviewing Market Positions and Valuations Amid Political and Budgetary Uncertainty

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    By Mike Stone and Richard Tekneci in New York Published: February 8 2008 21:58 | Last updated: February 8 2008 21:58 This article may be of interest to owners and operators.  Of special note, Microsoft, Pleasant Valley, Kipps Desanto and Commerce...
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    Microsoft Corporation and the Government Contractor Executive Forum Announce Government Contractor Summit

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    WASHINGTON— Jan. 14, 2008— Microsoft Corp. and the recently formed Government Contractor Executive Forum, comprised of senior-level executives from the government contractor industry, today announced a one-day Government Contractor Summit...
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    Curt Kolcun Kicks Off the Microsoft Government Contract Summit on Feb 8th

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    More than 150 government contractor owners and executives gathered in the state of the art Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, VA to participate in a day geared towards business development and financial management best practices. Kicking off the day...
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    Phoenix International A Real Success Story on Microsoft Dynamics SL

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    With much ERP experience behind him, Larry Mocniak, CFO of Phoenix International was determined to spend necessary time up front to think strategically about the structure of his accounting solution. His thinking paid big dividends for Phoenix as they...
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    End to End Proposal to Project Management

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    I3 Solutions, Dynlink, and Eagle Eye put forward an informative session at Friday's Government Contractor event on Capture Management and the benefits of having an end to end Proposal Resource Center for Government Contractors.  This Microsoft solution...
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    Doing Contracting Business in Maryland May Get More Expensive

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    Here is an excerpt from Nick Wakeman, Tech Editor of Washington Technology.com on the proposed sales tax on computer services done in the State of Maryland.  If you are interested in actively fighting this issue, there is a grass roots effort via...
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    GWACS are down but Agency Specific Contracts are on the Rise

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    At FedSource's Outlook conference this morning, Ray Bjorklund presented information that the use of governmen wide task order contracts is declining. According to FedSources' analysis, the use of GWACs has dropped 15 percent since 2005. The GSA schedule...
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    Spending Time with Bob Kipps

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    Bob Kipps , Managing Director of Kipps DeSanto a boutique M&A firm addressed an audience of CEOs of high growth government contractors at the Tower Club this past Thursday evening. He shared his insights from doing more than 40 M&A transactions...
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    CRM For Government Contractors - WebCast

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    Webcast: Business Development & Pursuit Management Solutions for Government Contractors Date and Time: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 and Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern Featured Speakers: Henry McCallum , Senior Consultant and CRM...
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    Oberon Founders Share Their Secrets of Success

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      It took Oberon just five years to go from the ground floor to selling to Stanley for $170 million , so it’s no wonder 100 people joined co-founders David Young and Jodi Johnson (that’s them in the middle flanked by KippsDesanto’s...
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