If your company was formed through the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program, you're in excellent position to secure government contracts — just like major defense contractors.
That's the good news. The bad news? You'll be required to meet Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) requirements — just like major defense contractors.
Get Your Foot in the Door (Without Getting It Slammed)
When people think of defense contractors, they tend to think of companies like Lockheed Martin, the international corporation whose core business is supplying sophisticated technology systems to the U.S. government. It's no surprise that Lockheed Martin has to contend with massive amounts of red tape. (The company is subject to 70 different DCAA audits.) But with an estimated 97,000 employees, Lockheed Martin is also large enough to maintain a dedicated staff to focus strictly on compliance issues.