SmallGovCon Week in Review: Dec. 21 – Dec. 24, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our SmallGovCon readers! Hope you have a happy and healthy time over the holidays. But in case you need some reading to tide you over, here are some of the top government contracting updates from this week.

These included insights on a potential government shutdown, updates on passage of the NDAA passage and COVID-19 relief bills, and more on the SolarWinds breach.

  • What’s At Stake With Trump’s Threat: COVID-19 Relief And A Government Shutdown [NPR]
  • Government Contractor Admits Scheme To Inflate Costs On Federal Projects and Pays $11 Million to Resolve Criminal and Civil Probes [DOJ]
  • Virginia Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Maryland for Illegally Selling Chinese-Made Body Armor and Related Goods to Federal Agencies and for Illegal Possession of a Firearm [DOJ]
  • Small Business at a Glance [SBA]
  • More attention from Congress could lead to smoother EIS transition [FedScoop]
  • SolarWinds recap: All of the federal agencies caught up in the Orion breach [FedScoop]
  • Uncertain times get more uncertain for federal contractors [FedNewsNet]
  • Louisiana Electrical Contractor Pays $22,501 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Finds Failure to Pay Fringe Benefits [DOL]
  • U.S. Department of Labor and CHPRC Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination Against Female Employees in Richland, Washington [DOL]