SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 20 – January 24, 2020

Around these parts, we’re counting down the days to the Super Bowl, where we can watch our hometown Chiefs hopefully win their first one in half a century. But in the mean time, we’re still keeping a watchful eye on all things government contracting so we can keep our readers on track.

This week, articles include using AI to help evaluate contractor past-performance data, contractors don’t understand the new DOD cybersecurity requirements, and sharing data about security clearance checks.

  • The Boxes Companies Need to Check in Bidding for U.S. Ed. Department Contracts. [marketbrief.edweek.org]
  • GSA CIO: Sweeping app rationalization doesn’t mean IT spend will drop. [fedscoop]
  • Bipartisan Bill Would Ban Reverse Auctions for Federal Construction Contracts. [govexec.com]
  • Industry urges ramp-up of insider threat info sharing with security clearance changes on the way. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • DOE Boosts Energy, Water Efficiency Performance Contracts Projects. [facilityexecutive]
  • After canceling 2 contracts, DISA tells industry: ‘We need you to deliver’. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Gen. Hyten calls DOD software acquisition a ‘nightmare’ in pitch for requirements reform. [fedscoop]
  • OFPP wants to define procurement ‘lead time’. [fcw]
  • Survey finds DOD contractors know little about forthcoming cyber standards. [fedscoop]
  • DHS tests AI for making sense of contractor past-performance data. [fedscoop]
  • The Pentagon CIO office’s plan for better software. [federaltimes]