SmallGovCon Week In Review: March 5 – 9, 2018

I am back in Kansas after spending some time in sunny Florida for the APTAC Spring 2018 Training Conference in Jacksonville. Next week, I hit the road again, this time to not-so-sunny (but still awesome) Washington State, where I’ll be giving a session at the 2018 Alliance Northwest Conference in Puyallup, WA.  If you are attending the event, please be sure to connect.

Now it’s time for the latest and greatest in government contracting.  In today’s edition of the SmallGovCon Week in Review, the Pentagon has reportedly slashed a contract worth almost $1 billion that was awarded last month, a former contractor has been convicted of retaining classified information, the DOJ launches a national FOIA portal, and much more.

  • The Pentagon has slashed an Amazon partner’s $950M cloud computing contract. []
  • The State Department is updating contract language regarding requirements for contractors to cooperate with the agency Inspector General. [Federal News Radio]
  • A former defense contractor has been convicted of unlawfully retaining classified information. []
  • DOD defends its decision to move to commercial cloud with a single award. []
  • The DOJ has announced the launch of a national FOIA portal. []