SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 10-14, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers! Time for your week in review. The spring trees are in full bloom here in Lawrence, Kansas this week and they couldn’t be more beautiful! Other than allergy sufferers, we certainly are enjoying the beauty of spring and hope you are as well.

The federal government contracting world is also very active at this time. There was a lot of buzz this week surrounding the Defense Department and how it can immediately modernize acquisition in addition to a release of the department’s finance study showing how large versus small federal contractors are faring. We’ve included those articles, and a few others we hope you find of interest, below. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Steps to take now for defense acquisition reform [FedNewsNet]
  • CISA’s updated zero trust model aims to help agencies walk before they run [FedNewsNet]
  • USDA plots departmentwide cloud move with STRATUS contract [FedScoop]
  • Lawmakers demand VA fire substandard staff faster [FedTimes]
  • Five scenarios for the FY24 defense budget [FedTimes]
  • Software Acquisition: Additional Actions Needed to Help DOD Implement Future Modernization Efforts [GAO]
  • Procurement trends in small business contracting [FedNewsNet]
  • DoD Releases Defense Contract Finance Study [DoD]
  • New Presidential Innovation Fellows will design lasting, impactful solutions for government services [GSA]
  • A-76 has been dormant for 14 years; can it be, should it be revived? [FedNewsNet]
  • DoD study finds big vendors flush with cash, but concerns in the supply chain [FedNewsNet]
  • Who should staff the arsenal of democracy, feds or contractors? [FedNewsNet]
  • How the approaching debt-ceiling crisis could hit contractors first [FedNewsNet]
  • Government Contractors Indicted in San Antonio for Wire Fraud, Money Laundering [DoJ]