SmallGovCon Week In Review January 7-11 January 11, 2019

As we enter day 21 of the government shutdown (as of this writing, the second-longest in U.S. history), federal employees and contractors are feeling the sting.

In this week’s edition of the Week In Review, we’ll take a look at the shutdown in more detail. It has, after all, been the predominant news story of late in the government contracting world. But we’ll also discuss other news, including a new law aimed at helping veteran-owned companies, recent OTA guidance, and more.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review December 24, 2018–January 4, 2019

Happy New Year! It looks as if the government needed a longer holiday break than planned. As we enter the third week of the shutdown, it’s our hope that the powers-that-be might reach a quick resolution and let government personnel and contractors alike get back to work.

In this two-week New Year’s edition of the Week In Review, we’ll look (of course) at the effects of the shutdown. But we’ll also look at the need for transparency in the upcoming year’s procurement process, how a contract dispute led up to the closing of living history in Washington D.C., and much more.

Happy New Year—2019 is going to be an exciting year!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review December 17-21, 2018

Happy Holidays! Between all the shopping, baking, and decking the halls, it seems to be the busiest day of the year.

As we write this post, the federal government is on the verge of a partial shutdown. On behalf of our clients and friends, we hope that doesn’t happen.

In this edition of the Week In Review, there is a lot of criticism regarding government spending, the Pentagon gets a reminder to pay attention to its contractors, and the battle between Amazon and defense officials gets messy.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review (December 10-14, 2018)

I wanted the pithy introduction to this week’s Week In Review to be a corny Christmas-themed joke. But there’s one problem: I don’t know any! (My dad jokes tend to come on the fly.) 

If you know any (clean) holiday jokes, send them my way. We’ll try to feature them in next week’s edition! 

But for this week’s edition, let’s focus on government contracting. We’ll look at the potential Christmas shutdown, GSA’s consolidation of schedule contracts, a VA-pilot program for facility construction, continuing non-compliance and oversight issues, GAO’s report on noncompetitive contracts, and more.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 3-7, 2018

The first week of December went by in a flash. Santa Claus will be here before you know it; hopefully you’ve all been very good this year!

In this week’s edition of the SmallGovCon Week In Review, data and cloud computing continue to be hot topics, GAO looks at post-disaster contractor performance, and we see the lengths the DEA is willing to go to have clean floors.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: November 26-30 , 2018

Thanksgiving has come and gone, so that means holiday season is upon us! It was a balmy 62 degrees here in Kansas on Turkey Day, and 48 hours later we were in the middle of a blizzard. Gotta love Kansas weather!

Stuffed full of turkey and snowed in, we had some time to catch up on what’s been happening in the government contracting world. In this two-week edition of SmallGovCon, we’ll look at GSA’s proposed consolidation to its schedule contracts, a DOL hiring discrimination dispute, Amazon’s role in the federal marketplace, and more.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: November 12-16, 2018

Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you but, as Thanksgiving inches closer, I can practically smell the turkey and stuffing. I hope you’re gearing up for a nice, holiday-shortened week.

Before the holiday, let’s take a look at the SmallGovCon Week In Review. In this week’s edition, we’ll discuss GSA intent to consolidate cybersecurity contract vehicles; a potential spending bonanza by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; results from DoD’s first-ever audit (spoiler, it failed); and more.

Have a great weekend!

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