SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 23 – 27, 2018

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend here in Lawrence, with temperatures in the 70s and lots of sun.  I’m looking forward to some time outdoors finally enjoying the spring.  But before I hit the exit at the office, it’s time for our weekly dose of government contracts news and notes.

In this week’s edition of the SmallGovCon Week in Review, a well-known large federal contractor is accused of underpaying its employees, a commentator asks whether RFIs are one big waste of time, the Secretary of Defense says criminal charges are likely as part of a major contracting investigation, and much more.

  • A well-known large contractor has been accused of underpaying 10,000 workers. [washingtonpost.com]
  • Spending surges to a record on government-wide telecommunications contract vehicles. [about.bgov.com]
  • Are RFIs a waste of time? One commentator takes a look. [fcw.com]
  • Defense Secretary James Mattis says the government likely will file criminal charges related to an investigation of whether a contractor misspent millions in federal dollars. [Federal News Radio]
  • The VA has proposed additional VAAR revisions as part of its ongoing effort to overhaul its agency FAR supplement. [Federal Register]
  • The GAO has issued its annual report on opportunities for agencies to reduce “fragmentation, overlap, and duplication.” [GAO]