SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 23 – September 27, 2019

Happy Fall Ya’ll! We’ve finally been getting a welcome taste of fall weather, after what seemed like a very long summer season. Hope you are enjoying the season change as much as we are. And next week, my colleague Matthew Schoonover will be at two PTAC events in Kansas. Be sure to check those out if you are in the area.

But for now, it’s time for another dose of government contracting news. This week, stories about increased use of AI in government contracting, the role of small business in the next moon mission, and a guilty plea for rigging bids at government auctions.

  • DoD Swats Away Blue Origin Launch Protest. [Breaking Defense]
  • A new sprint wants to accelerate AI solutions. [FederalTimes]
  • Treasury’s $1 billion-plus enterprisewide cloud contract is coming. [fedscoop]
  • DOL Announces 2020 Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contractors. [Littler]
  • Are medium-sized contractors getting left behind? [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • Federal Procurement Chief Calls on Industry Partners for AI and Cloud Adoption. [GovernmentCIOMedia]
  • GS Engineering founder talks about federal case settlement. [MiningGazette]
  • Small businesses aim for big roles in mission to the moon. [RocketCityNow]
  • Veterans Affairs Official Pleads Guilty to Six Corruption-Related Counts. [Justice.gov]
  • Online Bidder Pleads Guilty to Antitrust Charge for Rigging Bids at Government Auctions. [Justice.gov]