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The federal government must publish new procedures 90 days after the 2014 Intelligence Authorization Act is signed. These procedures will become effective upon publication.
Intelligence community contractors will be...more
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- 2014: Year of the WOSB
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Procurement and Public Sector Equality Duty Review - On 6 September 2013, the Minister for Women and Equalities published a statement on the outcome of the review.
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