SmallGovCon Week In Review May 13, 2019-May 17, 2019

This week finds Lawrence with temperatures reaching the 90s. The 7-year-olds that I coach at soccer found this to be a little too hot; too bad I don’t have the indoor air conditioned facility they were asking for. But fear not, readers, you can enjoy this week’s roundup of federal government contracting news in the comfort of your air-conditioned facilities.

And, for those in the region, we wanted to highlight an upcoming networking and learning opportunity. The Kansas PTAC will be hosting Mission Installation Contracting Command (MICC) – Ft. Leavenworth’s 2019 Industry Day at Johnson County Community College. This is a great opportunity to meet representatives from the MICC and the Fort Leavenworth Contracting Staff.

Read on for some interesting updates in the government contracting world, including how whistleblowers reduce fraud, updates on the government’s electronic procurement efforts, and the ongoing federal migration to the cloud (IT stuff, not a new type of floating living platform).

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SmallGovCon Week In Review May 6, 2019-May 10, 2019

There are some exciting things going on this week. First off, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! And please give recognition to all the small businesses out there contributing to the vitality of our nation. You can buy your mother a gift at a local small business and knock out Mother’s Day and National Small Business Week in one fell swoop.

Before you head out for the weekend, take a look at some of the recent news in federal government contracting. Below, you can read about some of the impressive small businesses that were recognized this week, as well as read about how government contractors were affected by the government shutdown, important changes to how security clearances will be processed, and how the DoD is looking to modernize technology acquisitions. Enjoy!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review April 29, 2019-May 3, 2019

Hope everyone is ready for the weekend. Around here, we’ll be enjoying a break from the intense rain that’s been coming down in the Lawrence area over the past week. What better way to welcome the weekend than with a review of what’s been happening in the government contracting world?

In this week’s roundup, we take note of new DoD rules on performance based contract payments and fixed-price contracts, ramifications of changes in the security clearance process, changes in supply chain security programs, and more.

Enjoy your weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review April 22 – April 26, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m back in the office after presenting at a HUBZone workshop sponsored by the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (Oklahoma’s PTAC). It was a great day, discussing HUBZone eligibility, compliance, and updates. For great events in your area, be sure to connect with your local PTAC!

Before we all head out for the weekend, let’s review the week in government contracting. In this edition of the Week In Review, we’ll look at efforts to speed up small business payments, the role of automation in government contracting, and more contractors behaving badly . . . .

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review April 8 – April 12, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s a beautiful day in Lawrence, as we seemed to have dodged the bullet with the massive mid-April winter storm that’s affected our friends up north. No matter where you’re located, we hope you’ve had a great week, too.

Before we head out for the weekend, it’s time for the Week In Review. In this week’s edition, we’ll take a look at the nominee to head the SBA, VA contracting goals, a new DoD rule to implement the nonmanufacturer rule to 8(a) contracts, and more.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review April 1, 2019 – April 5, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! With what seemed like the longest winter ever now officially behind us, it’s getting to be the time of year stuffed with weekend activities. At least that’s the case in my house: this weekend, my son has his first soccer game (and his dad has his first game coaching).

We hope that you’re gearing up for a weekend, too. Before we punch out, though, let’s review the news of the week. In this edition of the Week In Review, we’ll look at proposed improvements to DoD’s procurement process, additional cybersecurity considerations, improvements being made for the DoD procurement process, more cyber security suggestions, efforts to improve the supply chain, and more.

Have a great weekend!

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