What You Need to Know About the VETS-4212 Annual Submission

August 2, 2019

What You Need to Know About the VETS-4212 Annual Submission What is the VETS-4212 annual submission? The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)-4212 report is a compliance requirement that must be completed by federal contractors and subcontractors each year. If you have a contract or subcontract of $150,000 or more (the…

Winning Small in Big Government

July 15, 2019

Winning Small in Big Government In March of 2019, the President released his budget request for fiscal year 2020 – a record $4.746 trillion. When companies looking to compete in the government space view the federal budget, they often see big dollars signs – and they’re right. The Federal Government is a broad space where…

Employee Spotlight: Paul Costopulos

June 28, 2019

This month, Paul Costopulos joined the JetCo Solutions team as a Research Specialist. In this role, he assists clients by identifying opportunities for them to sell to the government. Paul recently graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in history and a minor in psychology. “History and psychology are research-based disciplines,”…

Small Business Ownership

June 3, 2017

Our company works primarily with small companies — all of them highly qualified and unique in their industry. We don’t work with small companies because we can’t land a big. We work with them because we WANT to. The innovation, the ideas, the culture… everything about small biz excites us. We are passionate about giving…

Offense or D?

February 14, 2017

Sometimes, you play offense. Sometimes, you’re D. I just returned from a hockey weekend. Our son is a freshman and plays hockey at Ole Miss. (Yes, SEC schools have hockey teams.) The SEC tournament last weekend was in Nashville. Ole Miss finished an impressive second. Our kid is a reliable defenseman. On the ice, he…

Fuzzy Math of SBA Goals

November 21, 2016

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is again under fire for how the determine the success of agency small business programs. SBA has claimed victory in achieving the 23% goal given them by Congress – the claim is that 23% of federal contracts are awarded to small businesses. Their vocal challenger is the American Small Business…

Federal Budget Blues

November 15, 2016

Passing a federal budget has been… well… let’s say “challenging” for Congress for the last seven fiscal years (FY). It was spring of 2009 when a full budget resolution was more recently passed for FY10. FY10 is the last year Congress passed an ACTUAL full fiscal year budget. (Seriously. I’m not making this up. It…

Remembering and Prioritizing

May 27, 2016

The Friday before Memorial Day… Employees gearing up for a long weekend, with plans for parades, cook-outs and events which commemorate the intent of the holiday. Congress is gearing up for a recess week. For those who want the reminder:  Memorial Day began as “Decoration Day” shortly after the end of the Civil War. The…

NDAA Controversy?

May 3, 2016

shared an article regarding a committee markup of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act. The potentially controversial aspect of the markup is that it addresses exemptions for federal contractors who believe their religious rights would be compromised by complying with an executive order that bars federal contractors from discriminatory behavior. The language was offered by…