Stop the Shutdown

“Stop the Shutdown” press conference hosted by the Small Business Majority – SAMS and other small business owners participated in the  “Stop the Shutdown” press conference, which addressed the impacts of the government shutdown on small businesses and their employees.  Senators Landrieu (LA), Heidtkamp (ND), and Shaheen (NH) were the main speakers.  SAMS was represented…

Springfield Business Takes a Hit From Government Shutdown

Tuesday was the first day of the first government shutdown in 17 years. And as Congress continues to squabble over the spending bill, Staci Redmon, owner of  Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) in Springfield, is trying to continue to run her business that provides strategy, management and information technology-related services to federal government agencies. Redmon said on…

Federal Budget Cuts Hit D.C. Region Especially Hard

To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is listen to the ads on an all-news radio station there. Instead of promoting happy hours and nightclubs, WTOP’s commercials are replete with buzzwords about cloud computing and fulfilling mission statements – pitches by…

Federal Cuts Could Affect Tech Support Industry

Small federal contractors in Virginia are bracing for the impact of sequestration, and those that provide tech support to federal agencies worry that they could be the first budget item on the chopping block. Staci Redmon is the president and CEO of Strategy and Management Services, or SAMS, headquartered in Springfield, Va. The company provides…