SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 9 – September 13, 2019

It’s Friday the 13th and a harvest moon. That isn’t going to happen again until 2049. So be safe out there, don’t let any black cats cross your path as you look at the moon, and enjoy this rare event.

You can also enjoy some updates from the world of federal government contracting news, as there are some interesting tidbits this week. For instance, we’ve been hearing about the bribery charges for FEMA officials, examples of malicious actors targeting government contractors, and details about DOD’s use of pilot programs for software-only appropriations.

  • Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor. [KrebsonSecurity]
  • Let Light Shine on Government’s True Size. [theregreview]
  • Here are the 2020 priorities for DHS’ cyber initiative. [fifthdomain]
  • DOD has OMB support for special software-only appropriations pilots. [fedscoop]
  • DoD-HHS contracting turmoil extends beyond Employee Assistance Program. [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • Esper has ‘no firm timeline’ for JEDI review. [fedscoop]
  • Former Executive at Adamo Group Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services Fraud in Connection With the Detroit Demolition Program. [Justice.gov]
  • Move to new telecom contract requires agencies to modernize without breaking the mission. [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • IFB Solutions in Winston-Salem petitions Supreme Court after losing first government contract, forced to cut 47 jobs. [MyFox8]
  • DoD needs to better define, train extra procurement workforce, says GAO. [ExecutiveGov]
  • FEMA employees indicted for conspiracy to commit bribery. [Justice.gov]
  • DoD’s “other” major cloud computing contract hit its first road bump in the procurement process. [FederalNewsNetwork]