SmallGovCon Week In Review March 11 – March 15, 2019

Happy Friday, everyone! If you’re a college basketball fan (who isn’t?), this is one of the best times of the year. Things stay pretty interesting around our office in March and April, between our assortment of KU, Duke, and North Carolina fans. We hope you enjoy the games this weekend!

Before tipoff, let’s rundown the latest government contracting news. In this week’s edition of the Week In Review, we’ll discuss DoD’s ongoing cloud computing legal battle, GAO’s report on health and safety of defense contractors’ employees, the government’s end-of-year buying spree, and more government contractors behaving badly.

Have a great weekend!

  • BlackBerry launches new US subsidiary in push to earn more federal contracts. [The Hill]
  • The Air Force just handed out 242 contracts in two weeks and it might change everything. [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • GSA releases RFQ for Centers of Excellence model to ‘deliver results far more easily. [FederalNewsNetwork]
  • A quick guide to wining competitive contracts with the government. [FrederickNewsPost]
  • The latest edition of the Government Accountability Office’s “High-Risk List” of federal programs. [FedScoop]
  • A five-year legal battle between the American Small Business League and the Pentagon will finally go to trial. [NPTelegraph]
  • GAO report calls for ‘enhanced information’ on DOD contractors’ worker safety records. [Safety+Health]
  • Pentagon’s massive JEDI cloud contract faces massive legal problems. [Clearancejobs]
  • Defense Digital Service leads acquisition of modern security clearance prototype. [FedScoop]
  • A lack of urgency is creating a federal cyber problem. [FifthDomain]
  • Feds’ one month shopping spree cost taxpayers billions, OpenTheBooks.com reports. [KHQ.com]
  • Five indicted for defrauding federal agencies, including one in Ohio. [13ABC]