SmallGovCon Week in Review: Feb. 15 – Feb. 19, 2021

It looks like the cold snap over most of the country has finally thawed and spring is right around the corner. Hope everyone is recovering from the effects of the cold. The recent Mars rover landing reminded me of the important and exciting work that the government and contractors are doing for the country.

This week saw important updates about CMMC integration by GSA, a reminder that the feds are still looking into procurement fraud, and threats to GSA cyber security.

  • GSA Could Be Vulnerable to Security Threats From ‘Trusted Insiders’ [GovExec]
  • Census Bureau Opts for Small Business to Support Digital Communication Strategy [NextGov]
  • Japanese CEO and Employees Charged in Scheme to Defraud U.S. Navy and Dump Wastewater in Ocean [DOJ]
  • DOD Secured Fair Prices Despite Rapid Shift to Mass Telework, Audit Finds [NextGov]
  • GAO finds flaw in VA’s community care contracts [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA preps guidance for using CMMC in civilian contracts [FCW]
  • Senator: Pandemic Makes Anti-Fraud Law More Important Than Ever [GovExec]
  • U.S. Navy Concrete Contractor in Djibouti Admits Fraudulent Conduct and Will Pay More than $12.5 Million [DOJ]
  • Restructuring of the Certification Program for the Contracting Functional Area [DOD]
  • Former Subcontractor Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice [DOJ]