SmallGovCon Week In Review: November 4 – 8, 2019

It’s a busy travel period in our office. Just this week, I went to Warrensburg, Missouri for the Procurement Conference 2019 featuring Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler and John Mattox spoke at the 14th Veterans Business Conference in Fort Bliss, Texas. Next week, Matthew Schoonover will speak at APTAC’s 2019 Fall Training Conference. It’s been great to chat with folks at these conferences.

Despite all the travel, we’ve been keeping up with federal contracting news. This week, we wanted to share a number of stories, including the Justice Department’s anti-price collusion “strike force”, a crackdown on supply chain cybersecurity, and the number of suspended and debarred contractors fell for the fourth year in a row.

  • CISA Introduces Cybersecurity Guide for Smaller Firms, Agencies. [govconwire]
  • Number of suspended, debarred contractors falls for fourth year in a row. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Contractors seek supply chain clarity ahead of full federal ban on Huawei, ZTE. [fedscoop]
  • National scheme to feed inmates diluted spices uncovered at SC federal prison. [postandcourier]
  • Will a new strike force stop collusion on government contracts? [federaltimes]
  • DISA looks to expand DevSecOps to its infrastructure. [fedscoop]