SmallGovCon Week in Review: February 13-17, 2023

Happy Friday and happy belated Valentine’s Day. We hope you had a great week and found some time to celebrate with your loved ones. We have certainly been in celebration mode with the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl on Sunday. What an exciting game and what a great season!

There was a lot of news from the federal government contracting world this week, as well. We have included a few articles that we hope will be of interest to you below, including those on small business contracting involvement and CIO-SP4 protests. Enjoy your weekend.

  • Small business participation in federal marketplace continues decline despite $159 billion in awards [FCW]
  • JUST IN: Muddled Process Deterring Small Businesses from Defense Contracts, Study Shows [NatDefMag]
  • This week in Congress: A full slate of leaders for VA [FedTimes]
  • Spacelabs Healthcare, LLC Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Allegations it Overcharged Federal Agencies for Patient Monitoring Equipment [DoJ]
  • Biden is pushing contractors to cut emissions. They’re pushing back. [WashPost]
  • NASA, Air Force contractor to settle with DOJ for $400,000 in False Claims Act case [FedScoop]
  • New round of CIO-SP4 protests gets underway [WashTech]
  • Contractors eye a report about contract management by the GSAIG [FedNewsNet]
  • Insulation Contracting Firm Co-Owner Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison and Ordered to Pay more than $1 Million to Victims of Bid Rigging and Fraud [DoJ]
  • NIH $50 billion IT services contract being buried under protests [FedNewsNet]