Hopefully those of you on the East Coast are hunkered down and ready for the historic snow storm headed your way. And since many of our readers may be having a lot of unplanned time at home this weekend, we have the perfect idea to prevent boredom: catching up on the latest and greatest in government contracts news.
In this week’s edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review, a major investigation of the AbilityOne program is underway, Guy Timberlake offers some common sense advice on multiple-award contracts, and much more.
- Get some helpful advice from senior federal IT officials on the do’s and don’ts for contractors. [FCW]
- The Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the longstanding law preventing government contractors from donating money to political candidates. [Federal News Radio]
- Guy Timberlake encourages contractors to understand the impact of multiple-award contract vehicles, but not at the risk of being blinded to the other ways agencies buy. [GovConChannel]
- The government is leveraging government-wide discounts to save more each year, while it deploys devices with a greater focus on meeting the ever-increasing data needs for agencies. [fedscoop]
- Grand jury subpoenas have been issued as a huge investigation of the AbilityOne program is underway. [CNN]
- A proposed new FAR rule would prohibit the use of federal funds for a contract with an entity that requires its employees or subcontractors to agree not to lawfully report fraud, waste or abuse. [Federal Register]
- The DoD is spending more on its contractor workforce, despite Congressional pressure for reductions. [Federal News Radio]