It has been a cold week here in Lawrence, Kansas. I hope everyone is staying warm. It’s time to get some hot cocoa (or the Friday afternoon beverage of your choice) and enjoy the top government contracting news and notes for the week.
This week’s news includes the release of the major Section 809 Panel’s first acquisition reform report, a Maryland company pays the government more than half a million dollars to settle False Claims Act allegations relating to unallowable costs, HHS agency officials are heading on a cross-country tour to demystify selling to the government, the GAO says that the SBIR and STTR databases are riddled with errors, and much more.
- The Section 809 Panel put out its first “Report of the Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations.” [Section 809 Panel]
- An 8(a) contractor has protested a major DoD cloud computing services contract that could be worth up to $950 million. [Federal News Radio]
- A defense contractor will pay more than $500,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations relating to unallowable costs. [justice.gov]
- HHS has kicked off a tour to encourage selling to the government. [Nextgov.com]
- The new GSA Administrator is looking to bring more transparency to the procurement process, especially in the GSA Schedule program. [Federal News Radio]
- The SBA’s SBIR and STTR program databases are hobbled by errors, according to the GAO. [Fedscoop.com]