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VetLikeMe Feb 15, 2016

Why a Supreme Court Without Scalia Leaves Small Businesses in Legal Limbo

VetLikeMe Weekly October 30 2015

SB/SDVOSB Eight Days! A regular contributor to VetLikeMe, Steven Koprince, Esq. prepared an exhaustive report on the Supreme Court case involving the Veterans Administration's mandate to put Veteran's … [Read More...] DOJ lady Has the VA made a concession on Kingdomware? by Alice Lipowicz, Editor, Set-Aside Alert BREAKING NEWS - The Veterans Affairs Department recently made an "important concession" in its upcoming federal contracting dispute coming before the … [Read More...] vet biz first - Copy ‘Veterans First’ Supreme Court Oral Argument November 9…Ten Days … [Read More...] failure Identifying the Drivers That Determine Small Business Successes or Failures by Woody Woolesen How often do the core causes for small business successes or failures take on lives of their own? One does not have to wander far to hear the echoes of business success or … [Read More...] 8a Woman Owned, SDVOSB, and Minority Owned: Are Business Designations Necessary? Woman Owned, SDVOSB, and Minority Owned: Are Business Designations Necessary? By mbramble, Contributor There are a variety of programs to help diverse groups of business owners … [Read More...]

VetLikeMe – Veteran Business News 10/11/2015

SBA Seeks Nominations for the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...10 Quick Tips on Business Plan Summaries...POPSMOKE–Become a Startup Veteran...2016: Veteran Entrepreneurship in Higher Education...Feds sue contracting company for millions in false claims

VetLikeMe 9/14/2015

Not So Fast, VA: Self-Congrats Precedes Horrific OIG Report, Welcome Home! Vietnam Veterans Award Ceremony, Is CVE Still Suffering Performance Issues? Are VOSB Still Suffering?, Kingdomware, SDVOSB and the Supreme Court: More Support

Kingdomware Case Officially Supported by VetLikeMe

(SDVOSB News Services – Washington 8/25/2015) — VetLikeMe –– the Nation’s only online news source dedicated to Veteran-Owned Small Business, today entered into an alliance with Kingdomware Technologies, LLC in its case against the Veteran’s Administration (VA). Several veterans’ organizations – including the American Legion – contend that the VA has and continues to violate Public Law 109-461, commonly known as “Veterans First.”

VetLikeMe Weekly 8/3/2015

Who Treats Disabled Veteran Businesses This Way? Short Takes, FACT CHECK: Trump shortchanges McCain’s record on veterans, Community Questions for Jan Frye

VetLikeMe, June 28, 2015

Reviewing the Saga of Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. vs. United States; Short Takes on VA Activity; Cambodia; Court to rule on veterans’ rights in business

VetLikeMe 5/22/2025

Opinion: Frye Gets It Right This should have been in the mail this afternoon, but the VetLikeMe digital engineers tell us it got lost in the...

VetLikeMe Weekly 4/26/2015

VA’s restriction on competitive bidding by veteran-owned small businesses challenged before the Supreme Court; H.R. 1015 Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2015; Pre History of Crowdfunding — Part 1; Pre History of Crowdfunding — Part 2; Why should Career Coaches be inspired by Michelangelo?

VetLikeMe Weekly 4/4/2015

Large Business Contractors Are Utilizing Small Business Laws To Win Contracts…StreetShares Secures $200M For Veteran-Owned Small Businesses... StreetShares, the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace...Small Business’s FedBid Suspension Was Improper, Says GAO...What is Web CrowdFunding? ...Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans...Fare Thee Well, Glenn Haggstrom...The Coming CrowdFunding Revolution for Equity Funding

VetLikeMe 3/23/2015

VA Needs to Clarify Where SDVOSBs Are on Purchasing Priority List, Talk Back, Short takes, Who’s Laughing Now? VA Official Suspended Over Tasteless Joke, The Set-Aside Conundrum Birth Versus Commitment by Hardy Stone When I began VetLikeMe in 2010, I was hopeful and excited by the business opportunities that would be provided by the SBA through PL 106-50 (‘‘Veterans … [Read More...]

VetLikeMe Weekly 3/17/2015

Where Are They Now?, Veteran Suicide Has No Place in Cartoons, For the Record, Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. vs. United States, Man gets probation in fraud case involving federal disabled vets program, Is the law always the law? Well, maybe not at CVE

VetLikeMe Weekly 3/6/2015

Recent Articles Bills to Fix Broken VA Move On to Senate The Financial Effects of Fraud Talk Back Talk Back The Fundamentals of Veteran Entrepreneurship

VetLikeMe Weekly, March 1, 2015

Short Takes Week Ended February 27, 2015, Is Bob Changing the VA or is VA Changing Bob?, VetBiz Guidebook, A VA Construction Contracting Reality, 2013 ‘Rent-a-Vet’ Fraud Sentencing of B&J Multi-Services Corp.

VetLikeMe Weekly 2/20/2015

A National News Publication for Veteran Business Owners-February 20. 2015

VetLikeMe Weekly 1/30/2015

Frauds Abound in the SDVOSB community

VetLikeMe Weekly 1/23/2015

Every military member remembers two dates, the date they entered the service and the date they left.

VetLikeMe 1/15/2015

A Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he lied about his company’s qualifications to the Veterans Affairs Department to get $1.5 million in contracts for work at one of its hospitals.

VetLikeMe Weekly 12/27/2010

In 2010 an investigation was conducted by the Veterans Administration (VA) Inspector General’s Office into allegations of corruption and kickbacks of a VA Contracting Officer.

VetLikeMe Weekly 12/16/2014

By the time all protests are resolved, there might not be anyone left to take the reins of the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (“CVE”).

VetLikeMe Special Report: Business Scams and Veterans

It’s great being popular, if you’re popular for the right reasons. But when you’re popular and other people make money off your popularity, it’s usually not so great.

VetLikeMe Weekly 11/20/2014

A recent VA OIG audit addressed the following question: are systematic deficiencies in the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) contracting processes causing money to be wasted on support service contracts?

VetLikeMe Weekly 10/16/2014

For the last two years we have been working on launching the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC), a new Veteran Business Certification program to help our Veteran Business Owners to be able to share in the Supplier Diversity spend of Corporate America.

VetLikeMe November 13, 2014

U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs’ Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on Tuesday’s observance of Veterans Day:

VetLikeMe November 6, 2014

  VetLikeMe, November 6, 2014   CVE “White Paper”   DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Center for Verification and Evaluation U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | 810 Vermont Avenue, NW Washington DC 20420 Phone:...

VetLikeMe Edition 4.5

In 2004, Tammy Duckworth (D-IL [8]) was deployed to Iraq as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the Illinois Army National Guard. She was one of the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom until her helicopter was hit by an RPG on November 12, 2004.

Interview: Senator Bernie Sanders, Chairman, Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs

VetLikeMe interviewed Senator Sanders from Washington on April 19, 2013.


Well, that was fast. A little more than two weeks after the U.S. Court of Federal Claims held that the VA need not consider service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-asides before procuring goods and services using the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS), the GAO has ended its long-running dispute with the VA over the same issue.

Battle Tested

It’s often said veterans are owed a debt because they freely took a dangerous pledge – that by joining the service – maybe, just maybe, they would be asked to put their lives on the line.

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