• SBA Proposes Raising Size Eligibility Limits

    Thousands of new firms would become eligible for small business contracts with the federal government, under a proposed rule the Small Business Administration issued last week. The proposed revisions increase the revenue-based size limits in 36 industries and one sub-industry in professional, scientific and technical services. The annual revenue threshold for architectural services firms, for example, would rise to $19 million from $4.5 million. An environmental consulting firm …

  • Science Center Planned for Ft. McPherson

    As most of the 5,800 military and civilian personnel at Fort McPherson, Ga., relocate to other installations, the effort to turn the historic post into a planned community focused around a science and technology center moves ahead. The project tentatively will be named the “Georgia Institute for Global Health,” with a reuse plan calling for a “live, work and play” community to be built …

  • Shipyard Supporters Feel Confident over Possible BRAC

    Supporters of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard cite multiple reasons why they should feel secure the facility would survive the next base closure round, assuming there is one. For one, the Navy announced earlier this month a plan to invest $100 million on modernization and rehabilitation projects at the Maine shipyard. That move makes sense given that the Navy has not indicated any plan to reduce its submarine fleet …