SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 19-23, 2018

After a long week that included two ice storms here in the Midwest, I hope you’re ready for a relaxing weekend.  But first, it’s Friday, which means that it’s time for the SmallGovCon Week In Review. 

In today’s edition, a Utah man pleads guilty to wire fraud and money laundering for his role in a scheme to obtain government construction contracts set aside for SDVOSBs, a former CEO pleads guilty to an $8.1 million “Made In The USA” marketing scheme and government contract fraud, the federal services market has experienced a jolt of dealmaking activity in recent months as companies position themselves to capture new government spending, and much more.

  • SDVOSB fraud: a Utah man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges.  [justice.gov]
  • Speaking of guilty pleas, a former CEO has pleaded guilty in relation to a scheme to sell Chinese-made combat boots as “Made in America.” [justice.gov]
  • Merger mania? Dealmaking accelerates as federal contractors jockey for spending. [standard.net]
  • Are RFIs a waste of time and money? [fcw.com]
  • The GAO has sustained a protest of a $771 million award. [nextgov.com]
  • One commentator says that increases in the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds are a “win-win.” [Federal News Radio]