December 2018 Newsletter


The Start of 2019 and the Second Quarter in Federal Spending

The numbers are in: 2018 was the highest-spending year since 2011 with over $530 billion spent! We hope you earned a piece of the contracting pie or set your buisness up for an optimistic 2019.

As we look forward to a new year, we are already one quarter into the Federal spending fiscal year. The past two years returned an increase of growth every spending quarter, but in 2015 and 2016 the second quarter was the government’s second-highest spending quarter.

Graph from USASpending.com

So, what does this mean?

It means get registered, make sure your opportunity alerts are properly set up, because either way, the government is going to vamp up spending as we enter the new year and second quarter of Federal spending.


New Video Releases

Government Contractor FAQ

John Wayne II answers some of the most commonly asked questions in federal contracting.

USFCR’s Government Contracting Process

In this video, we guide you through the contracting path to success, from signing up to winning your first (or next) contract.


Happy New Year from US Federal Contractor Registration!

We’d like to know: Where are you in Government Contracting?

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Always Be a Kind Mouse: USFCR Volunteers in the Holiday Season

The end of the year is a special time for many. When Thanksgiving comes along, we take time to reflect on what we have, what we’re thankful for, and why we should feel grateful.

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The Ultimate Government Sales Team

Develop your sales team for success. A value-packed video series to get your business ready for the new year.

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Have a Success Story? We’ll Spread the Word

Winning your first government contract is exciting and we want to hear about it. In fact, we want everyone to hear about it. That’s why at USFCR, we write and publish press releases for our clients. People will know the story behind your business, what you offer, and the contract you have just won. This is a great promotion opportunity for your business as it can lead to professional partnerships, and most importantly, subcontracting opportunities. We will include links to your main website and your government-formatted website if you are in our Simplified Acquisition Program. The press release service we use will then distribute the story to news outlets across the web. This, in turn, gives your company great exposure and can even boost your visibility on Google.

We will also publish the story on our own blog and share it across our three social media channels:

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USFCR Scholarship Program

The Eric Knellinger Presidential Scholarship Video Opportunity

Scholarships can be a lifesaver. From boarding to books and just plain tuition, pursuing a higher education can burn a hole in your wallet. That’s why USFCR has been awarding the Eric Knellinger Presidential Scholarship for $1,000 every year. We don’t just want to help lift a burden from today’s youth, but to also open the door…

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FPDS: Federal Market Research for Contractors

If you’re looking to find your buyers and get an edge on your competition, then it’s time to get familiar with the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). This guide will teach you a few tricks on how to navigate FPDS.gov without being overwhelmed.

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