Applications Open for Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program

FMCSA

Applications are now open for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), requires the FMCSA to establish an apprenticeship pilot program that would allow drivers between the ages of 18-20 with an intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate interstate commerce under very specific conditions.

Scam Alert: Spear Phishing Targets Businesses

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Thieves use spear phishing to steal computer system credentials. Spear phishing scams can target specific individuals or specific groups. Spear phishing scams affect all types of businesses and organizations, including small businesses with a client database.

$154.2 Billion Awarded in Contracting to Small Businesses

SBA

According to the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), “Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the SBA and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced that the Biden-Harris Administration exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 27.2 percent or $154.2 billion in federal contract dollars to small businesses, an $8 billion increase from the previous fiscal year.”