SmallGovCon Week In Review February 25 – March 1, 2019

Holy smokes, can you believe it’s already March? In just a few short weeks, spring will (finally) be here and Q1 will be at an end.

We hope that you’re gearing up for a nice weekend. But before you punch out, let’s take a look at the-week-that-was. In this edition of the Week In Review, we’ll try to put a maligned website out of its misery, look at increasing cybersecurity requirements, and explore a new Pentagon contract.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review February 18, 2019-February 22, 2019

Another week; another snow storm. As with much of the country, lovely Lawrence Kansas is thawing out from yet another midweek snow deluge.  

For those of you looking to escape the snow for a bit, we’ve got a fresh set of stories in this week’s news including misbehaving contractors, the success of PTAC in Little Rock, a contract war in space, and Snoop Dogg giving back to SDVOSBs.  

Kick your feet up, put on some D-O-double-G, and have a great weekend! 

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SmallGovCon Week In Review February 11 – February 15, 2019

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending the National 8(a) Conference in Nashville. If you’re an 8(a) Program participant and have never been, I’d certainly recommend it: beyond the breaking GovCon news, there’s lots of great networking opportunities. Be sure to pencil-in the date for 2020!

Let’s wrap up the week as we always do, with the Week In Review. In this edition, we’ll look at GAO’s recommendations for DOD’s planned IT upgrades, additional uncertainty for federal contractor back-pay, and more contractors behaving badly.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review February 4 – February 8, 2019

After a lovely weekend, temperatures have again dropped here in Lawrence. A quick Google search, however, tells me that a certain groundhog didn’t see his shadow last week, so here’s hoping we all get warmer temperatures soon . . . .

In the meantime, let’s warm our hearts with the latest government contracting news. Today we look at how the Pentagon plans to use the cloud and protect itself while doing so, how several companies survived the shutdown as they look toward another, and the millions it costs to settle a procurement fraud investigation.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review January 28 – February 1, 2019

Happy February, everybody! After a bit of frigid weather here in Lawrence this past week (though not nearly as frigid as it was for our friends up north), we’re gearing up for a spring-like weekend. Don’t get too jealous: it’ll turn cold again just a few days later. Gotta love that Kansas weather!

Now that the federal government is open again (at least for now), let’s take a look at some of the post-shutdown news in this edition of the Week In Review. We’ll look at federal IT spending, mounting shutdown effects, and, as usual, some contractors behaving badly.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 21 – January 25, 2019

It has been a bit of a double-whammy for us in the Kansas City-area this week. Not only did our Chiefs lose in a heartbreaker last weekend, but we’ve also been dealing with cold temperatures, snow, and ice.

But there is also some good news. As we’re writing this post, word came down that the government will soon reopen (if only temporarily). To all our friends that work for or with the federal government, we’re thrilled that you’ll soon be back at work.

With that, let’s take a look at the week-that-was in federal government contracting. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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SmallGovCon Week In Review January 14 – January 18, 2019

As the shutdown ticks into its 27th day, federal employees and contractors across the nation wait in limbo with no end in sight. Hopefully the pain ends soon, and everyone can get back to work.

Meanwhile, closer to home, folks are very excited about the AFC Championship this weekend. Hopefully our New England-area readers will excuse our overt partisanship towards the Chiefs.

Even with the shutdown, there have been some important developments in government contracting. This week, we’ll look at a new DOD rule about LPTA procedures, suggestions for the DOD’s CIO, and more.

Have a great weekend . . . and GO CHIEFS!

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