SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 17 – August 21, 2020

Hope the end of the summer is going as well as it can for all of our readers. While the normal routines of fall, such as heading back to school, may have been temporarily interrupted, it’s still an exciting time as we head into my favorite season.

This week there were a number of government contracting stories that are worth following. These included using AI to aid in federal procurements, a temporary waiver for Chinese tech ban, and a DOD policy to pay back contractors faster for work stopped by COVID.

  • How The US Government Is Using AI To Help Procure Trillions Of Dollars Of Products And Services: An Interview With Keith Nakasone, GSA. [forbes]
  • DOD gets temporary waiver from Chinese tech ban. [fedscoop]
  • 4 lessons from SBA’s $30M Certify platform debacle. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Defense Department working on policy to pay back contractors faster for work stopped by COVID. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Lesley Field, OMB Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, to Serve on Panel During GovConWire’s 2020 BD Trends Forum. [govconwire]
  • New rules, new challengers for contractors. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • No agency has implemented every key CDM requirement, seven years later. [fedscoop]
  • FCW Insider Special Report: Acquisition. [fcw]
  • Settlement with Vohne Liche Kennels, Inc. for Submitting False Claims For Its Work. []
  • Former Department of Defense Contracting Officer and Maryland Woman Charged with Defrauding Government. []