SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 12-16, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. We hope you have had a great week and are excited about the holiday season. There’s only one more weekend to get that shopping done! No matter how prepared I think I am, it seems there is always something that sneaks up at the last minute. We do hope you find time to sit and relax a bit this weekend and we’ve included some articles about federal government contracting that we believe are worth a read, including updates on the government shutdown and NDAA. Enjoy!

  • Senate passes one-week government funding bill, averting a partial shutdown [CNBC]
  • Defense Department Launches Innovation Pathways Website [DoD]
  • Class Deviation—Small Disadvantaged Business Threshold [DoD]
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Awards New Regional Grants to Spur Innovation and Support High-Quality Jobs [SBA]
  • Small Business Development Centers [FedReg]
  • United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Involving Medical Product Manufacturer For $14.5 Million [DoJ]
  • SBA Announces End-of-Year Capital Benchmarks Showing Historic Support for Small Businesses Under Administrator Guzman [SBA]
  • State Dept supporting ‘data for diplomacy’ through contracting modernization [FedNewsNet]
  • The secret ingredient for Artemis I’s success: How small businesses are taking us to the moon [Fortune]
  • The new Defense authorization bill nails down some longstanding issues [FedNewsNet]
  • Russian Military and Intelligence Agencies Procurement Network Indicted in Brooklyn Federal Court [DoJ]
  • Contractors Vexed by Federal Definition of AI: Dr. Lance Eliot [BGov]
  • VA pivoting away from $2.6 billion logistics system that failed to meet user needs [FedNewsNet]
  • DIA to release AI strategy as Pentagon grapples with tech talent challenges [FedNewsNet]