SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 27 – May 1, 2020

The federal government and federal contractors continue to deal with the fallout from COVID-19, while still providing the many functions of government. Because the work of government keeps on keepin’ on, there were a number of interesting updates in the federal contracting world this week.

These included news about how COVID-19 is affecting small business contractors, the Air Force’s investment in flying cars (!) using a new acquisition model, and DoD’s desire for first-tier suppliers to meet ‘Level One’ CMMC criteria.

  • Flying cars will bring new tech, new acquisition models to the Air Force. [fedscoop]
  • Navy contract spending jumps 30% in April amid coronavirus pandemic. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Defense market a safe haven for space companies during pandemic. [spacenews]
  • Coronavirus is hitting small defense companies, but there may be a silver lining. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • IG says GSA missed out on potentially $1.1B in savings, but is that really the case? [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Navy opens up $30M in small business tech funding to stabilize supply chain. [fedscoop]
  • Katie Arrington: DoD Wants First-Tier Suppliers to Meet ‘Level One’ CMMC Criteria. [govconwire]
  • CISA cleared to share cybersecurity services as first official QSMO. [fedscoop]
  • An update on the current contracting landscape. [federalnewsnetwork]