SmallGovCon Week In Review January 7- January 11, 2019

As we enter day 21 of the government shutdown (as of this writing, the second-longest in U.S. history), federal employees and contractors are feeling the sting.

In this week’s edition of the Week In Review, we’ll take a look at the shutdown in more detail. It has, after all, been the predominant news story of late in the government contracting world. But we’ll also discuss other news, including a new law aimed at helping veteran-owned companies, recent OTA guidance, and more.

Have a great weekend!

  • A bipartisan bill to help veteran entrepreneurs grow their small businesses is now law. [CIProud]
  • DOL orders Alabama contractor to pay $57,000.00 in back pay and benefits to employees. [DOL]
  • GAO reports that agencies aren’t tapping into venture-capital owned companies for innovation. [Fedscoop]
  • DOJ recovers over $2.8 billion in false claims cases. [Justice.gov]
  • New OTA guide is helpful, but may not be enough. [Forbes]
  • Shutdown threatens $200 million a day in federal contracts. [Bloomberg]
  • Federal workers quietly working as the partial shutdown continues. [FederalTimes]
  • Shutdown is putting security clearances in jeopardy for some contractors. [WashingtonExaminer]