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!

  • Former federal employee and former official of a defense contractor charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. [Justice.gov]
  • GAO recommends that DOD monitor and assess contractor’s business systems to ensure data is safe. [GAO]
  • Latest shutdown deal includes nothing in back pay for federal contractors. [Money]
  • Proposed legislation would give back pay to federal contractors. [FedSmith]
  • Florida man is sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to bribing a federal contracting officer. [NWFDaily]
  • New studies debunk urban myths about GSA procurement advantages. [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • Businessman who admits he lied to get more than a million dollars in government contracts headed back to a South Dakota courtroom. [Keloland]
  • Lawsuit filed against Lockheed Martin and Mission Support Alliance for kickbacks in connection to a DOE multi-million dollar contract. [Justice.gov]