SmallGovCon Week In Review: December 9 – December 13, 2019

It’s an exciting time in the federal contracting world. The House and Senate negotiators have resolved their differences on the 2020 NDAA and it should be passed soon. In addition to the article below, you can review our coverage on some of the major provisions that would affect contractors and we’ll also provide updates with any major changes coming out of the final version.

But that’s not the only news. There are are also updates on the flurry of recent SBA rule changes and a new SBA administrator, the DOD’s new cybersecurity model, and a security clearance loophole.

  • SBA ‘beats the odds’ by finalizing several major contracting regulations. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Government taking steps to better support commercial space industry. [spacenews]
  • DoD will help small companies meet cyberspace requirements. [defense.gov]
  • House, Senate agree on Defense bill adding paid leave for feds, US Space Force. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Security clearance loophole allowed ex-NSA hackers to work for UAE. [reuters]
  • Congress targets OTAs, cyber investments in defense policy bill. [fcw]
  • Trump’s pick for SBA head vows to double down on agency’s cyber portfolio. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Cybersecurity Requirements Likely for Defense Contracts by June 2020. [defense.gov]
  • The Key PRC Issue: Do the benefits outweigh the costs?[federalnewsnetwork]