SmallGovCon Week In Review: December 16 – December 20, 2019

As we roll through the holidays, I hope all of our readers are enjoying a wonderful holiday season with lots of good cheer. Lawrence recently got its first snow of the season. While it won’t stick around for Christmas, it provided for some great sledding opportunities and, perhaps even better, was mostly cleared up by the start of the work week.

This week also saw its fair share of news in the government contracting world, ranging from a warning from DOD that it is getting serious on protecting data, to a fraudulent scheme to capture $260 million in federal contracts, to a report that most agencies don’t use FedRAMP to authorize all cloud services.

  • Most agencies don’t use FedRAMP to authorize all cloud services. [fedscoop]
  • Ex-Army civilian faces bribery, other charges in contract-steering scheme. [stripes.com]
  • Sonag’s Brian Ganos gets 6.5 years in scheme to capture $260 million in federal contracts. [jsonline]
  • The head of the Pentagon’s Protecting Critical Technology Task Force wants to tighten security controls. [breakingdefense]
  • Here’s the verdict from Congress on the Pentagon’s enterprise cloud. [federaltimes]
  • Agencies spending more on governmentwide contracts than ever before. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Four things you need to know about what the spending deal holds for DoD. [federalnewsnetwork]