Disaster Relief Contracting: Opportunities, Misconceptions, and How to Get Started.

Aug 21, 2023 11:00:00 AM / by USFCR posted in News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is crucial in helping communities recover from natural disasters and emergencies. As a disaster relief contractor, you can make a significant impact by providing essential goods and services during these challenging times. However, many misconceptions about Relief contracting may deter potential contractors.

This blog post will address common misconceptions, explore opportunities, and provide a step-by-step guide to help you secure your first Relief contract.

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Top 14+ NAICS Codes for Disaster Relief

Aug 21, 2023 10:42:00 AM / by Susan Spenader

As of June 1, hurricane season is upon us again. Every year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projects that there will be more and more hurricanes. 

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Stand Out in Federal Contracting: A Guide to the Simplified Acquisition Program

Aug 18, 2023 5:46:16 PM / by USFCR Academy

Understanding the Government's Simplified Acquisition Procedure (FAR Part 13)

Are you tired of confusing proposal writing and daunting competitive bidding? The government's Simplified Acquisition Procedure (FAR Part 13) is here to change that. Designed to streamline the federal contracting process, this simplifies the proposal and bidding process, allowing for quicker and more efficient contract awards. It creates clear opportunities, especially for small businesses. But what if there was a way to take this even further?

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Greg Schaeffer - Chief Financial Officer

Aug 17, 2023 1:01:50 PM / by USFCR posted in Team


Greg Schaeffer, a Clearwater, FL native, joined the USFCR family as Chief Financial Officer in June 2021. With over a decade of experience as a CPA, Greg's expertise in government compliance, tax filings, and SEC compliance reports has become a cornerstone of our financial strategy.

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Megan Haigler - Registration & Contracting Specialist

Aug 15, 2023 11:08:29 AM / by USFCR posted in Team


Joining the USFCR team in December 2022, Megan Haigler brought a fresh perspective and a passion for excellence. Growing up in Southeast Oklahoma, Megan's adventurous spirit led her to Florida, where she sought new opportunities and a fresh start. Her aunt's recommendation of the Tampa Bay Area became the catalyst for a journey that would lead her to USFCR.

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The Power of Networking: Your Key to Success in Federal Contracting

Aug 14, 2023 10:59:16 AM / by USFCR posted in News

The Importance of Networking in Federal Contracting

The federal government is the largest buyer in the world, spending billions on goods and services. In this vast marketplace, networking is not just beneficial; it's essential. Building relationships with government officials and other contractors can give businesses a significant advantage in the fierce contract competition. It's more than just a strategy; it's a pathway to success in federal contracting.

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Jean Hernandez - Technical Writer 

Aug 11, 2023 2:23:40 PM / by USFCR posted in Team


Jean Hernandez began his journey with USFCR in July 2022. Originally from the bustling city of Chicago, Illinois, Jean's pursuit of broader prospects led him to the sunny shores of Florida in 2009.

With a background in English, Jean's interest in grant writing was a natural fit. But life had other plans. Although he initially signed up for grant writing, Jean was drawn to USFCR’s Consulting team, where he discovered a passion for technical writing.

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Rod Johnson - Sr. Registration & Contracting Specialist

Aug 11, 2023 12:05:04 PM / by USFCR posted in Team


Rod Johnson, originally from St. Petersburg, has been a steadfast pillar of the USFCR team since 2010. Holding the esteemed position of Senior Registration & Contracting Specialist, Rod plays a crucial role in navigating the intricacies of federal contracting. With a foundation in finance and extensive experience in wholesale mutual funds, his transition to federal contracting was both organic and effective.

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ByteDance Apps and American Contractors: Balancing Freedom and Security

Aug 4, 2023 2:09:24 PM / by USFCR posted in News


In the land of the free, the recent ban on TikTok, a social media app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has sparked a heated debate among American contractors. The ban, implemented by the U.S. government, extends to all devices used in the performance of a federal contract, including contractor employee-owned devices under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. But the question remains: Is this a necessary measure for national security, or is it an infringement on our cherished American freedoms?

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Kiersten Marino - Administrative Specialist

Jul 31, 2023 2:42:59 PM / by USFCR posted in Team

Kiersten Marino a driven Administrative Specialist at USFCR, took a leap of faith in 2015, relocating from West Virginia to Florida, a move that significantly shaped her professional journey. She joined our USFCR team in September 2022, bringing a wealth of experience and a deeply rooted passion for the industry.

Kiersten interest in USFCR stemmed from recognizing the company's potential for growth, the positive work environment, and the boundless opportunities on offer. With a career history encompassing various facets of local, state, and federal contracting, she found her true calling in helping businesses succeed within the government sector.

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