SmallGovCon Week in Review: Dec. 14 – Dec. 18, 2020

Monday December 21 will be the shortest day of the year in United States. But guess what–that means we’ll be seeing more daylight starting Tuesday! While you are burning the midnight oil and preparing for the holidays, check out some of these recent federal contracting updates.

These include the federal government averting a shut down, details on a cyber attack involving multiple federal agencies, and a GAO report that agencies must enhance supply chain risk management.

  • SolarWinds’ federal footprint is large, and compromise is a ‘nightmare scenario’ for affected agencies [FedScoop]
  • Russia Suspected In Major Cyberattack On U.S. Government Departments [NPR]
  • Trump, Congress avert shutdown, buy time for COVID-19 talks [FedNewsNet]
  • Defense contractors charged and sentenced for Turkey-based defense contracting fraud scheme [DOJ]
  • Trump gives most federal employees day off on Christmas Eve [FedNewsNet]
  • Audit of Department of Defense Implementation of Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (DODIG-2021-030) [DOD]
  • Pentagon reveals first contracts to serve as pathfinders for CMMC [FedNewsNet]
  • Pentagon lays out final details in $11.2B plan to consolidate IT networks [FedNewsNet]
  • Vendors, consultants describe an increase in ‘bullying’ tactics by GSA to get lower schedule prices [FedNewsNet]
  • Louisiana Company Sentenced For Role in Conspiracy to Defraud the Government and Violate the Procurement Integrity Act [DOJ]
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program; Inflationary Adjustment [FedReg]
  • GAO: Agencies must ramp up supply chain risk management practices [FedScoop]