The fireworks might come a week early for President Obama’s interagency task force on small business contracting. The group, formed in April, will hold a public meeting June 28 to discuss ways to get small businesses more involved in federal contract opportunities.
Given the recent grumbling about Obama’s acquisition reforms and their impact on smaller firms, some might see this as an opportunity to vent their frustrations. The public meeting announcement emphasized “removing barriers to small business participation” as one of the task force’s goals, but there’s a strong argument to be made that the administration has added significant barriers since taking office.
The meeting is scheduled for June 28 at 1 p.m. in the Commerce Department auditorium. (The task force is also accepting written comments until June 30.) They’re asking the public to register by June 21, as seats are limited for this extravaganza. No word on whether popcorn will be served.