SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 11-15, 2022

Hello, readers and happy Friday! The trees are starting to bloom here in the Midwest and they are beautiful but they have many of us sneezing. A small price to pay for warmer weather and a beautiful spring landscape. Am I right?

This week in the federal government landscape world saw a hearing on the federal contractor vaccine mandate, greener IT contracts, and a new GSA contracting vehicle.

  • Former Federal Official Sentenced To Prison For Contract Bribery Conspiracy And Tax Fraud [DoJ]
  • Appeals court sees high bar to restoring federal contractor vaccine mandate [FedNewsNet]
  • State Dept lets federal employees renew their passports online ahead of public launch [FedNewsNet]
  • After six years, OPM has a permanent inspector general [FedNewsNet]
  • Former State Department Employee Sentenced To Prison For Honest Services Fraud [DoJ]
  • Former DHS official convicted of stealing government data, software to create commercial version [FedScoop]
  • OPM Issues More Guidance to Encourage Collective Bargaining at Agencies [GovExec]
  • GSA Adds Sustainability Criteria to Push For Greener IT Contracts [GovExec]
  • How sherpas guide startups through government contracting terrain [Spacenews]
  • A new look at how agencies use contractors in the act of rulemaking [FedNewsNet]
  • Three Florida Men Indicted for Rigging Bids and Defrauding the U.S. Military [DoJ]
  • GSA rises to the occasion with ASCEND, its new cloud acquisition vehicle [FedNewsNet]
  • Star Woman Pleads Guilty to False Statement in Case Involving More Than $11 Million in Government Contracts [DoJ]
  • Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security Official Agrees to Pay $10,000 to Resolve Conflict-of-Interest and False Claims Act Allegations [DoJ]
  • Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman on Agency’s New Equity Action Plan [SBA]