SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 12-16, 2018

Love was in the air this week with Valentine’s Day falling on Wednesday.  If all the chocolate and flowers distracted you from the latest and greatest in government contracting news, you’re in luck.  It’s time for our weekly roundup, the SmallGovCon Week in Review.

In today’s edition, a California father-and-son team pleaded guilty to using false financial statements and other lies in order to win more than $4 million in federal contracts, one commentator says the Department of Homeland Security must improve the quality of post-award debriefings, the GSA awarded its Alliant 2 small business small contract on Wednesday, and much more.

  • A California father-and-son team pleads guilty to fraudulently obtaining more than $4 million in government contracts.  []
  • The GAO says that the DoD can improve its practices for developing acquisition program managers. [GAO]
  • A new report says that a significant percentage of government contractors have experienced cybersecurity breaches. [Washington Technology]
  • Speaking of cybersecurity, the DoD is warning contractors to better protect their networks, or risk losing contracts. [GovExec]
  • One commentator says that DHS’ post-award debriefings are underwhelming, and offers ideas for improvements. []
  • The GSA has awarded the $15B Alliant 2 SB contract to 81 small businesses. []
  • The DoD recently used Other Transaction Authority to make a $950 million award.  But what the heck is Other Transaction Authority, anyway? [Federal News Radio]