Sabre88 – Hats Off to the Veterans

In order to commemorate the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” which marked the end of World War I, the United States sets aside November 11th each year to honor those who have served their county. Veterans Day, previously known as “Armistice Day,” is a federal holiday reserved as a special time to express our gratitude for the sacrifice that was made by our brothers and sisters both past and present for our safety and freedom.

Sabre88 prides itself on holding firm to its core values, all of which our Veterans embody. From our Veterans we see unrivaled and inspirational teamwork and service to the community, we see cutting edge technology and efficient communication, and we see accountability. This time of year, all of us at Sabre88 tip our caps to those who have sacrificed everything so that we can continue to honor and serve our customers and each other. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the incredible men and women whose actions have protected our freedoms and kept us safe.

At this time, we are proud to honor our very own Sabre88 Veterans:

Charlie Cernat

Taylor Collins

Jim Hansel

Kathleen Hull

Howard Johnson

Robert Lightfoot

Lekeisha Mosley

Ron Oliver

Brian J. Schweikert

Daylyn Whitley

On behalf of all of us here at Sabre88, Thank You for Your Service. Our hats are off to you!

Author: Paul McVeigh

Sources:

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/article/1675470/5-facts-to-know-about-veterans-day/

Tammy Duckworth and Jim Risch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote Small Business Contracting Throughout the Federal Government

U.S Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) which exist within each federal agency to maximize contracting opportunities for small businesses.

Since many federal agencies have failed to fully empower their OSDBUs and comply with the Small Business Act, the Small Business Contracting Accountability Act would require those non-compliant agencies to submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on Small Business and Entrepreneurship detailing why the agency is not compliant, as well as the specific actions that the agency will take to comply. Duckworth serves on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

 “Small business are our nation’s job creators and primary investors in our local economies, which is why it’s critical they have a strong voice within our federal agencies,” Duckworth said. “I’m glad to be working with Senator Risch on this bipartisan bill that would help enforce existing law designed to enable small businesses across the country better access contracting opportunities with the federal government.”  

“Many Federal agencies are required by law to maximize opportunities to contract with America’s small businesses. When agency officials fail to comply with the law, they should have to answer to the authorizing committees,” said Risch. “I am proud to introduce the Small Business Contracting Accountability Act of 2019, a bipartisan, common-sense approach that will level the playing field for small businesses and hold Washington bureaucrats accountable for failing to meet reasonable standards.”

Under the Small Business Contracting Accountability Act, any non-compliant agency would have 120 days upon the enactment of this legislation to submit their report, or 120 days after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) submits another report on agency OSDBU compliance to the Committees, whichever is later. If GAO issues another of these reports, this legislation will also apply should the GAO find agencies non-compliant. GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, reliable information.

Author: Prasanna Patil

References: https://www.effinghamradio.com/2019/10/30/duckworth-risch-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-promote-small-business-contracting-throughout-the-federal-government/

https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/news/press-releases/duckworth-risch-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-promote-small-business-contracting-throughout-the-federal-government