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About our editor, Major Woods

My name is MAJ Timothy C. Woods, U.S. Army (Ret).  I am a decorated Combat Veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor, Operation Desert Thunder and Operation Enduring Freedom.  I served over 8 years as a Field Artillery Officer and fought in Desert Storm with the legendary 1st Cavalry Division located at Fort Hood, Texas.  Subsequently, I spent over 12 years in the Army Acquisition Corps and received certification in 3 functional areas; Contracting, Program Management and Testing and Evaluation.  I spent slightly more than 9 of my 12 years in the Army Acquitision Corps as a Contracting Officer and managed countless actions from craddle to grave.  While serving in that position, I let contracts all across the USA, Egypt, the Middle East and on the Korean penisula.  Most recently, I served as a Master Business Development Specialist with the Government Contracting Small Business Development Center in Dallas, Texas.  I successfully navigated Small Business owners through the complex and often times confusing maze of Government Contracting; at the federal, state or local level.  I served at the Government Contracting SBDC for almost 7 years and have proven results helping countless Small Businesses successfully navigate the government contracting landscape.  I am Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Certified in Contracting, a Veterans Advocate and a Service-Disabled Veteran.

5 Responses

  1. Les Connally says:

    I was reading about the new Small business bill and reading a summary I come across this:

    “Enhancements to Small Business Contracting Parity Programs
    This provision removes the priority that one contracting program has over another, making clear
    that no single restricted competition program has priority over another. It places the small
    business contracting programs, HUBZone, 8(a), Service-Disabled Veterans and Women-Owned
    Businesses on a level playing field when competing for Federal contracts”

    Maybe fair, but maybe not good for your constiuancy (sp?)

    Certainly a blog topic.. timely and better sooner or later.. start with a FB Wall post and expand to a blog asap//

    one of hundreds of links

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100916/bs_nm/us_usa_economy_congress

  2. Is there in fact a leveling of the playing field or an imbalance of priority? I believe the latter. The seemingly open competitiveness of these programs furthers muddies the contracting pool of water. In fact, causing further restrictions on competition because some degree of differentiation is necessary to enhance the multitude of qualified small businesses.

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