SmallGovCon Week in Review: April 3-7, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers. We hope you have had a great week. It’s a beautiful day in Lawrence, Kansas and it should be a great weekend for Easter egg hunting if you are so inclined. We hope you can spend time with family and friends this weekend and enjoy the spring weather.

There were some important announcements in federal government contracting this week including the continued saga of CIO-SP4 and anticipation over the Oasis+ contracts. You can read more about that and other federal government contracting news in the articles below. Enjoy the weekend.

  • Does the military need a separate service for cyber? Some lawmakers think so; DoD isn’t sure [FedNewsNet]
  • MAS pricing puzzles [FedNewsNet]
  • Reforming federal procurement and acquisitions policies [Brookings]
  • CIO-SP4: A tragedy, a comedy and a drama we couldn’t stop watching [FedNewsNet]
  • Preliminary’ List for $50 Billion IT Contract Is 425 Companies [BlmLaw]
  • Women’s History Month: Honoring Advancements In Entrepreneurship [Forbes]
  • Maryland Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the Government [DoJ]
  • Watchdog reprimands FDIC over management of AT&T telecom contract [FedScoop]
  • Beyond lip service, these actions can help women secure federal contracts [TheHill]
  • Will in-depth industry input stave off protests for GSA’s OASIS+ contract? [FedNewsNet]
  • White House official touts digital training programs to bridge gap in AI procurement [FCW]
  • Two Companies Agree to Pay $1.24 Million to Resolve Allegations of Fraud in Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project [DoJ]
  • New rule could impose CMMC-like cyber requirements for civilian agency contractors [FedScoop]
  • Tiffany Hixson: GSA Weeks Away From Issuing Final RFP for OASIS+ [ExecGov]
  • NITAAC Faces New Round of Protest Amidst CIO-SP4 Award Announcement [MeriTalk]
  • How to Obtain Surplus Property for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses [SBA]