SBA Launches Contest to Identify Incubation Grant Recipients; Maria Contreras-Sweet, Javier Saade Comment

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Javier Saade The Small Business Administration has kicked off a competition in San Francisco to identify applicants for an incubation program for emerging companies, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. J.D. Harrison writes that SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet wants to bring the Silicon Valley model to underserved markets throughout the U.S. with up to $50,000 in grant money for each entity. “We...

OPM and SBA Pick Up New CIOs in Donna Seymour and Renee Macklin

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Donna Seymour, OPM Renee Macklin has been named the new chief information officer of the Small Business Administration, Federal News Radio reports. Macklin joins SBA from the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration. Jason Miller writes that her predecessor Chase Garwood will return to the Department of Homeland Security as part of the Science and Technology Directorate‘s...

Former IRS CIO Art Gonzalez Joins TISTA Science and Tech. as SVP, CIO

Art Gonzalez, TISTA Government IT services and cybersecurity provider TISTA Science and Technology has appointed former Internal Revenue Service chief information officer Art Gonzalez as senior vice president and CIO. At IRS, Gonzalez set and executed strategy with a $2 billion annual budget for a workforce of 7,000 IT professionals. In his new role, he will continue to focus on institutionalizing...

ASM Research Honored for Mentorship Successes

ASM Research was named a winner of Department of Defense’s Nunn-Perry Award, recognizing achievement in the DoD Mentor-Protégé program. The firm and partner Networking and Engineering Technologies, an 8(a) IT solutions and management consulting firm, successfully met numerous goals working together, fulfilling the mission of the program. “ASM is honored to be a recipient of the Nunn-Perry...