SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 15-19, 2018

I had a great time last week at the National HUBZone Conference in Chantilly, Virginia. If you were there, please reach out to say hi!

In this week’s edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review, we’ll look at GSA’s new eBuy pilot program, insight into the SBA OIG’s 8(a) eligibility findings, new WHD-compliance tools from the U.S. Department of Labor, the impact of debriefings on bid protests, and much more.

Have a great weekend!

  • GSA announces it will run a year-long “eBuy Open GSA First” pilot program. [FedScoop]
  • Research suggests that poor debriefings often lead to  bid protests. [Washington Technology]
  • More information about the SBA OIG’s report on 8(a) eligibility. [Bloomberg]
  • The U.S. Department of Justice announces that Indal Technologies has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations that it sold defective helicopter systems to the Navy. [U.S. Department of Justice]
  • The U.S. Department of Labor announces launch of new online tools to assist American small businesses. [U.S. Department of Labor]
  • Tech companies facing protest from workers and activists when working for the government. [FCW]
  • Amazon chief, Jeff Bezos, defends working with the government on military and national security related technology. [Fortune]