Minority Business Development Agency (1 - 5 of 5 items)
Government Contracting: Federal Efforts to Assist Small Minority Owned Businesses
GAO-12-873: Published: Sep 28, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2012.
While their views varied to some degree, federal agency officials and advocacy groups GAO contacted identified a number of challenges that small, minority-owned businesses may face in pursuing federal government contracts. For example, officials and advocacy groups pointed to a lack of performance history and knowledge of the federal contracting process as significant barriers. Officials from advo...
Financial Services Industry: Overall Trends in Management-Level Diversity and Diversity Initiatives, 1993-2004
GAO-06-617: Published: Jun 1, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2006.
During a hearing in 2004 on the financial services industry, congressional members and witnesses expressed concern about the industry's lack of workforce diversity, particularly in key management-level positions. Witnesses stated that financial services firms (e.g., banks and securities firms) had not made sufficient progress in recruiting and promoting minority and women candidates for management...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Commerce
AIMD-00-187R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Commerce, focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems and involved...
Minority Business: Awarding of Cooperative Agreement To Operate Development Centers
RCED-87-46BR: Published: Nov 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency's (MBDA) procedures in awarding cooperative agreements to operate Minority Business Development Centers; (2) reviewed the Southeastern Michigan Business Development Center's (SMBDC) allegations concerning the MBDA award of the 1986 cooperative agreement to operate the Detroit...
Written Procedures Needed To Guide Personnel in Dealing With Investigations of Contractors
107242: Aug 31, 1978
In response to a congressional inquiry, certain information was obtained about the Western Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO), a local business development enterprise in California funded by the Department of Commerce's Office of Minority Business Enterprise. Concern was expressed that the Department of Commerce renewed the WEDCO contract while it was under investigation by the Department of...