SmallGovCon Week in Review: February 20-24, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers! Can you believe that February is almost over? I guess that means we are one month closer to Spring. Stay safe if you are in the areas of the country getting pounded by more snowfall. In the middle of the country, the thermometer has been going up and down so much on a daily basis, we just never know what we will get. That’s Kansas for you.

We have included a few news articles on the federal government contracting issues this week. There is some good thoughts this week on how contractors can approach the debt ceiling standoff, as well as federal diversity and inclusivity goals. Enjoy and we hope you have a great weekend.

  • Creating a More Diverse and Resilient Federal Marketplace through Increased Participation of New and Recent Entrants [WH]
  • Federal Awardee Database Integration Falls Short [POGO]
  • DLA Named Agency of the Year for Supporting Nation’s Small Businesses [DoD]
  • Federal IT leaders see ‘critical moment’ in securing systems from fraud [FedNewsNet]
  • The Debt Ceiling Standoff Has Federal Contractors On Edge [Inc]
  • Biden pushes federal agencies to meet diversity, inclusivity goals [FedTimes]
  • Department of Labor to Offer Online Seminars to Educate Current, Prospective Federal Contractors on Prevailing Wage Requirements [DoL]
  • Recidivist Fraudster Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Identity Theft, And Making False Statements In Connection With Andrews Air Force Base Construction Contract [DoJ]
  • US Department of Labor Recovers $3.1M in Wages, Benefits for 3,100 Workers Employed by a Federal Subcontractor Servicing Benefeds Program [DoL]
  • Why so many Federal IT Contracts Fail and what to do about it [BOG]
  • NASA, Air Force contractor to settle with DOJ for $400,000 in False Claims Act case [FedScoop]
  • Pending cloud pilot could get DOD to zero trust in a year rather than five [DefScoop]
  • Rules on Gifts in the Federal Government [FedWeek]