SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 2 – September 6, 2019

College football is back. In Lawrence, that means we got to see what the Mad Hatter could do his first time on the field coaching at KU. As one writer put it, having a new coach makes “people pay at least temporary attention to Kansas football.” I hope the attention lasts a while.

For those needing a break from football, or who always take a break from football, there are some interesting stories from the government contracting gridiron the past week. These include a former U.S. Army colonel sentenced to five years in federal prison for accepting bribes from a a business fraudulently claiming small business status, the ever-growing demand for federal cloud services, and a contractor owning up to overbilling the government for $2.6 million.

  • NJ Leader Of Ring That Defrauded DoD Sentenced: Feds. [Patch.com]
  • DOD releases unified cybersecurity standard for contractors. [FCW.com]
  • Leidos wins $445M contract to support Air Force’s headquarters IT. [fedscoop]
  • VA Acquisition Regulation: Contracting by Negotiation; Service Contracting. [VA]
  • The Pentagon is looking for an AI ethicist. [FCW.com]
  • Former Army colonel sentenced to federal prison for Fort Gordon fraud, kickback scheme. [Justice.gov]
  • Former NASA contractor employee convicted for substituting foreign materials for domestic materials to be used by NASA. [Justice.gov]