SmallGovCon Week in Review: Feb. 8 – Feb. 12, 2021

Hello SmallGovCon readers. Here at HQ, we’ve been hit with both a Super Bowl loss from the Chiefs, as well as temperatures topping out in the single digits this week. We’re really looking forward to spring! But in the meantime, enjoy some of these hot federal contracting updates to warm you up.

This week saw stories including myths about CMMC, increase in federal AI spending, and bias affecting growth in the 8(a) program.

  • CMMC: ‘Changing culture one company at a time’ [Fed NewsNet]
  • Why systemic bias exists in government contracting programs [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA credits success of record IT revenue savings to transparency, more trust [FedNewsNet]
  • Government and Government Contractor Calls Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 [FedReg]
  • DoD’s JAIC rolling out new contracts to speed up AI acquisition [FedNewsNet]
  • Biden Names a Czar for Federal Workforce and Agency Performance Issues [GovExec]
  • Delaware Manufacturing Company Executive Sentenced to 1 ½ Years for Bribing Amtrak Official [DOJ]
  • Cabinet leaders are in, now for the sub-cabinet appointments [FedNewsNet]
  • Federal AI Spending to Top $6 Billion [NatDefMag]