SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 21 – January 25, 2019

It has been a bit of a double-whammy for us in the Kansas City-area this week. Not only did our Chiefs lose in a heartbreaker last weekend, but we’ve also been dealing with cold temperatures, snow, and ice.

But there is also some good news. As we’re writing this post, word came down that the government will soon reopen (if only temporarily). To all our friends that work for or with the federal government, we’re thrilled that you’ll soon be back at work.

With that, let’s take a look at the week-that-was in federal government contracting. Have a great weekend, everyone!

  • Reform panel warns Congress to overhaul Pentagon acquisitions. [DefenseNews]
  • DOD’s Section 809 panel proposes a revolution in contracting. [FCW]
  • Proposed bill would guarantee federal contractors back pay. [VOX]
  • Fortune 500 contractors feeling the bite from the shutdown. [Politico]
  • Small businesses join ranks of contractors feeling pains of shutdown. [Govexec]
  • Subcommittee shake-up around federal IT oversight. [FedScoop]
  • Oracle faces discrimination lawsuit putting their federal contracts in jeopardy. [Fortune]
  • Kansas man charged in govcon contract fraud scheme. [Justice.gov]
  • The investigation of bribery and bid-rigging at Fort Gordon continues. [AugustaChronicle]