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March Madness for GovCons: Get Your Company Involved

March Madness Bracket for Work | March Madness Business | Company Culture

The easiest 10 minutes you can spend this March to focus on Company Culture During this challenging job market, company culture is more important than ever. One of the easiest and least expensive things a company can do to drive camaraderie, friendly competition, and company culture is to start an NCAA March Madness Bracket competition […]

GAO’s 2010 Cybersecurity Recommendations Are Still Largely Unimplemented – That’s a Problem

GAO 2010 Cybersecurity Recommendations

For those of you who may not be up to speed on the latest in government cybersecurity, let’s catch you up: back in 2010, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report with 25 recommendations for improving federal agencies’ cybersecurity posture. And yet, here we are over a decade later, and most of those recommendations […]

Leading Your Troops

GovCon Leadership - BOOST LLC

Editor’s Note: This Article Has Been Updated November 9, 2022 Much has been written about management versus leadership.  There are many overly shared images about what characteristic leaders have versus those who are considered ‘just’ being a boss. Many books have been written on the subject yet we still find an abundance of poor leadership. […]

Proposal Hell

Government Contract Proposal Hell - BOOST LLC

Editor’s Note: This Article Has Been Updated November 9, 2022 Government Contract Proposal Season As we wind down the major proposal season in GovCon, it is time to take a step back and reflect on our current process.  Did it work?  Do you feel like it was as well executed as it should be?  Did […]

Build Loyalty Within Your Company

building loyalty

Cultivating a sense of loyalty amongst your employees is one of the most important things to be doing right now. We say right now because there’s a global talent shortage that’s hitting companies everywhere, GovCons not excluded. So retaining your people is more of a priority than ever. But there are other reasons you want […]

A GovCon Checklist for Changing Accounting Systems

Is your accounting DCAA compliant?

So you’ve decided to upgrade or even completely change your government contract accounting system. First of all, congratulations. Secondly, there are some things you’re going to need to do as a government contractor to make sure you’re maintaining DCAA compliance with your new accounting system.  You already know this, but accounting for GovCons isn’t the […]

5 Tips for Maintaining SCA Compliance

5 Tips for Maintaining SCA Compliance | BOOST LLC

If you’re a government contractor, then you know all about the Service Contract Act (SCA). This act requires contractors to pay their employees fair wages and benefits, and is definitely a good thing. However, keeping track of compliance can get a little messy sometimes. In fact, there’s a chance you don’t actually know if you’re […]

Stocks Spooks

Stock Spooks - BOOST LLC

As stocks have tumbled over the past few weeks, we find ourselves potentially in a financial market reckoning.  A reckoning for those companies that operate without concern for what I’ll term business basics:  PROFIT.   It has forever blown my mind that companies continue to be created based on the latest trends – members, platform users, […]

How to Get on the GSA Schedule

How to Get on the GSA Schedule - BOOST LLC

In the world of GovCon, GSA Schedule Contracts are a great source of income. Though limited in term, the deliverables are open-ended and indefinite. That means that any federal, and some state and local government, customers can order an unlimited amount of products or services from the contract holders.  Being on the GSA Schedule leads […]

Overhaul Your Subcontracting Plan

Subcontracting Plan - BOOST LLC

If you’re like most larger GovCon businesses, subcontracting is a key part of your success. After all, there’s only so much that you can do in-house, and partnering with the right subcontractors can help you get the work done quickly and efficiently. However, if you’re not careful, subcontracting can also lead to compliance issues. In […]