SmallGovCon Week In Review: November 11 – 15, 2019

This week, I wanted to send a special thank you our nation’s veterans. Your service is vital to our country and a big part of the work that many federal contractors perform.

With that in mind, here are some of the interesting federal contracting updates from the past week. This week we have stories about a potential government shutdown, the annual suspension and debarment report, and new tools coming to protect the supply chain from potential malicious actors.

  • There is a final rule for the HUBZone Program Provisions for Governor-Designated Covered Areas. [Federal Register]. We wrote about these provisions here.
  • US military supplier in ‘Made in America’ fraud case. [nakedsecurity]
  • Why the government isn’t a a bigger version of a startup. [warontherocks]
  • Here are some new tools coming to protect the supply chain. [fifthdomain]
  • Users Had to Wait a Little Longer for GSA’s FedBizOpps Replacement. [nextgov]
  • Former Army employee pleads guilty to taking bribes in Hawaii Army range corruption case. [starsandstripes]
  • Contractors: Begin Shutdown Prep Now. [nextgov]
  • Quality of Data Submissions Has Improved but Further Action Is Needed to Disclose Known Data Limitations. [gao.gov]
  • Florida man convicted of fraudulently exploiting programs designed to protect service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. [justice.gov]
  • The federal government’s suspension and debarment report has been released. [Acquisition.gov]