Uncle Sam Gives Women the Cold Shoulder

The GAO says female entrepreneurs continue to miss out on their fair share of contracts issued by the Pentagon and other federal agencies

A new report on government contracts brings good news and bad to women entrepreneurs: Since 1996, contracts awarded to female-owned businesses have grown at four times the rate of those awarded to other companies. All the same, the report notes, women entrepreneurs still receive no more than a sliver of overall federal dollars -- and the government lacks a clear strategy for boosting their share.

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