Small businesses no longer need to register in both the Small Business Administration's Pro-Net database and Central Contractor Registration, the government's database of all contractors. The change went into effect Jan. 1.
Instead, contractors now register only in CCR, which has all of Pro-Net's search capabilities and functions, according to SBA officials.
The data in Pro-Net and CCR were integrated more than a year ago but used separate search engines. Now there is one portal for entering and searching for federal contractors.