SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 27 – January 31, 2020

There is one thing (other than legal issues) on the mind of many of us at Koprince Law this week–the Super Bowl! The Chiefs return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1970. Hope it’s a good game and those supporting KC will have the right to party!

But I’ve got at least one part of my mind on federal contracting updates, including multiple items about the new CMMC cybersecurity rules, the aftermath of the most recent government shutdown, a group of sham companies sold the US Navy $2.7 million worth of nothing and as always, contractors behaving badly.

  • A group of sham companies sold the US Navy $2.7 million worth of nothing. [quartz]
  • Wisconsin Accountant Mark F. Spindler Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Obtain Over $260 Million in Small Business Contracts. [stl.news]
  • Final DOD Cybersecurity Certification Model Due Friday. [nextgov]
  • A year after the shutdown, federal contractors still digging out of a financial hole. [marketplace.org]
  • White House Budget Office Wants to Know How You Would Make Contracting More Efficient. [govexec]
  • DOD’s final cyber standards for contractors coming this week. [fedscoop]
  • GSA’s procurement database is heading to a new home. [federaltimes]
  • It’s time government starts to better manage its online spending. [fortune]
  • E-commerce: Another reminder of the need for reflection. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • CMMC Is a Regulatory Time Bomb for Federal Contractors. [hstoday]