SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 10 – February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day SmallGovCon readers! Hope you have a great one! And mark your calendar for February 26th, when Matthew Schoonover will be providing recent developments in small business contracting during an upcoming PubK webinar.

This week, we’re really loving some federal contracting updates, including a piece questioning the impact of enhanced debriefings, e-commerce supply chain risks, and a 57-month prison term for defrauding subcontractors on federal contracts to the tune of $3.7 Million.

  • In an era of great-power competition, procurement reform not more regulation for the defense industrial base. [atlanticcouncil]
  • DOD to require cybersecurity certification in some contract bids. [aerotechnews]
  • DoD needs to invest heavier in emerging tech to attract new companies, experts say. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Cost Accounting Standards Board still working on conforming with GAAP. [accountingtoday]
  • Contractors facing challenges transferring over to Beta.Sam.Gov. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • 2021 Budget Seeks to ‘Resize’ the Bureaucracy. [govexec]
  • ENHANCED DEBRIEFINGS: A Toothless Mandate? [gwu.edu]
  • E-Commerce, the integrity of the market and mixed messages. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Government Contractor Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for $3.7 Million Procurement Fraud Scheme. [justice.gov]
  • GRO-Biz Conference Registration Now Open. [uwyo.edu]