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Federal 8(a) Contracting

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PEMBROKE, N.C. — The business arm of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina aims to leverage Native American advantages in federal contracting to help grow the tribe’s economy.

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A temporary rule change could spark competition and open opportunities for small 8(a) construction businesses, at least for the next year. 

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Tribes started a record 99 new non-gaming enterprises last year amid a drive toward diversifying their portfolios and easing their reliance on gaming revenues. 

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BELTSVILLE, Md. — Alaska Native-owned federal contractor ASRC Communications Ltd. will help the Department of Defense improve its cybersecurity operations as part of a new five-year contract. 

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DENVER, Colo. — Perin Investigations LLC has become one of the first Native American-owned discovery and investigations firms to obtain 8(a) certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

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HERNDON, Va. — Alaska Native-owned Akima Logistics Services LLC has been awarded a contract from a division of the U.S. Air Force to provide helicopter maintenance services.
The 10-year “indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity” Rotary Wing Maintenance Contract is for up to $835 million in services for the branch of the U.S. military. 

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Ahtna Marine & Construction Co. LLC (AMCC), a subsidiary of Alaska Native corporation Ahtna Inc., has formed a mentor-protege joint venture with Wisconsin-based marine contractor. 

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AKIAK, Alaska — The U.S. Small Business Administration has accepted Akiak Technology LLC into its 8(a) business development program, paving the way for the tribally owned company to more effectively access federal contracting opportunities. 

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HERNDON, Va. — RiverTech LLC, a federal contracting subsidiary of the Alaska Native-owned Akima, will provide information technology services to the military working dog division of the U.S. Air Force. 

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HERNDON, Va. — The Department of Interior has awarded Tuvli LLC, a subsidiary of Alaska Native-owned Akima LLC, a contract to provide cybersecurity services and monitoring for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.