SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 16-20, 2013

In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, the American Legion asks an appellate court to overturn the infamous Kingdomware SDVOSB decision, the Office of Management and Budget prepares for a potential government shutdown, a blogger writes that despite new rules, small subcontractors may be mistreated by large primes, and much more.

  • Blogger Bill Jaffe says that despite new rules, small business subcontractors are vulnerable to mistreatment at the hands of large primes.  [FederalSmallBizSavvy]
  • A SBA loan program for veteran-owned companies has suffered from numerous problems, according to a GAO report.  [Washington Post]
  • The OMB issues guidance for a potential government shutdown. [FierceGovernment]
  • The American Legion has filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, seeking the reversal of the infamous Kingdomware decision.  [American Legion]
  • The Department of Defense may focus on contractor cuts before eliminating government positions.  [GovExec]
  • Contractor security clearances are in the news following the Navy Yard shooting, including a piece stating that felons received access to Navy bases.  [FierceGovernment]
  • Congressman Jerry McNerney has introduced legislation to allow surviving spouses of certain service-disabled veterans to continue operating SDVOSBs after the veteran’s death.  [VetLikeMe]

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