Lawmakers aim to ease Defense Department contracting for small businesses

04/25/2012 | FederalNewsRadio.com

House lawmakers are marking up a defense-reauthorization bill, and they are trying to enhance the process for small businesses to contract with the Defense Department. "Navigating the defense acquisition process is extremely difficult for these small and medium businesses," said Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. One problem is that some defense contracts are too large for small businesses to obtain the necessary surety bonds, a House panel found.

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