SmallGovCon Week In Review January 28 – February 1, 2019

Happy February, everybody! After a bit of frigid weather here in Lawrence this past week (though not nearly as frigid as it was for our friends up north), we’re gearing up for a spring-like weekend. Don’t get too jealous: it’ll turn cold again just a few days later. Gotta love that Kansas weather!

Now that the federal government is open again (at least for now), let’s take a look at some of the post-shutdown news in this edition of the Week In Review. We’ll look at federal IT spending, mounting shutdown effects, and, as usual, some contractors behaving badly.

Have a great weekend!

  • Pentagon to review Amazon employee’s influence over $10 billion government contract. [Stripes.com]
  • DOL investigation results in contractor paying out over $80,000.00 in back pay. [DOL]
  • Federal IT contract spending reaches new high in fiscal 2018, report says. [Fedscoop]
  • Federal contractors who lost health insurance during shutdown remain in limbo. [SeattleTimes]
  • To tech startups, small biz grants are small potatoes. [DefenseNews]
  • Stopgap spending measure doesn’t fix federal contractors’ problems. [Nextgov]
  • Women- and minority-owned firms hold tiny slice of money management industry. [Piononline]
  • Florida man charged Monday with fraud in connection with a kickback scheme involving federal government contracts. [VIDailyNews]
  • Government’s reputation as prompt bill payer among shutdown’s casualties. [Federalnewsnetwork]
  • Company, CEO to pay $2.75M to resolve government contracting fraud allegations. [AFMC]