Entries by Paul McVeigh

Sabre88 Core Values: Work-From-Home

As the world adjusts standard routines and a large majority of businesses transition to working from home, we at Sabre88 have done our best to uphold and incorporate our core values into our new normal. Changing the setting of business has its challenges, but it appears that it certainly has its opportunities, as well. This […]

Early FY 2021 Budget – Where is the Money

In February, the White House released an early look at the Fiscal Year 2021 budget. This early look is a great indicator for small business government contracting firms looking to make strategic adjustments. No surprise, the IT industry gets the lion’s share. The figure? $92 Billion. That is a 5% increase. With the Unites States […]

Artificial Intelligence in Federal Agencies

The Administrative Conference of the United States commissioned the report, titled “Government by Algorithm: Artificial Intelligence in Federal Administrative Agencies,” from researchers at Stanford and New York Universities. Released in February, it found that 45% of federal agencies have experimented with AI and related machine learning tools and that those agencies are already improving operations […]

State prepares for Coronavirus: Starting from Federal Government

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health is continuing to prepare for the spread of COVID-19 — more commonly known as the coronavirus — as the federal government increases its response to the disease. There are no reported cases or investigations of coronavirus in West Virginia. The bureau said […]

Federal IT Assessments: Small Business Concerns

TRAs and TRLs How do federal agencies know when a new technology is mature enough or safe enough to implement? Worse than remaining stagnant with antiquated software can be the disastrous consequences of investing in an immature new tech. For branches of the military and NASA, these risks are well known and have been accounted […]

Federal Contractors to Be Limited on Criminal Background Checks

Private employers with federal contracts will soon be prohibited from requesting criminal history information from candidates at the onset of the hiring process; instead, they will have to wait until after an offer is made. The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 (Act) was discreetly tucked into the Defense Spending Bill approved […]

Core Value Focus: Teamwork

 “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success.” – Henry Ford There may be no “I” in team, but being part of a team can help you grow. “By sharing information and essentially cross training each other, each individual member of the team can flourish,” says John Murphy, a […]

Small Business Government Contracting in 2020

It is officially the year 2020 and that means it is time to examine what the landscape looks like in the government contracting world as we head into a new year. Some trends will inevitably remain the same, while new trends and certain procedural and legislative changes may mean revisiting the old SWOT analysis for […]

Passed in the House: Unlocking Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019

For small businesses hoping to unlock more opportunities to win prime contracts with federal agencies, there may be some good news from Washington. On January 8, 2020, a bill entitled, “H.R.5146 Unlocking Opportunities for Small Businesses Act of 2019,” passed the House of Representatives, and was read in the Senate the following day. The purpose […]