SmallGovCon Week In Review: March 4 – March 8, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! If there’s a better way to get the weekend started than the SmallGovCon Week In Review, we haven’t yet found it.

In this week’s edition, we’ll take a closer look at (never-ending) efforts to streamline the acquisition process, defense contractors that are putting workers in danger, projected #GovCon trends for 2019, proposed changes to SDVOSB and WOSB sole-source limits, and the FBI’s current investigation into the JEDI cloud procurement.

Have a great weekend!

  • VA procurement and security clearance processing land on GAO’s high-risk list. [GovExec]
  • Labor Department begins federal contractor self-audit program. [FedSmith]
  • Private prison group resolves DOL allegations of hiring discrimination for $250,000 in back wages. [DOL.gov]
  • FBI is investigating JEDI cloud procurement process. [CRN]
  • Senators seek to eliminate discrepancy in small business contracting that puts women and veterans at a disadvantage. [KIOW]
  • Defense Department dominates experiment in streamlined bidding for Innovation. [GovExec]
  • Defense contractors cited for endangering workers continue to win big business. [Truthout]
  • IT modernization now being recognized as a national security imperative. [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • 5 trends to watch in federal government contracting. [SpendMatters]
  • The push for vendor neutral, project level skills and the race for IT procurement. [Forbes]