Happy Friday, Readers. There were several announcements this week such as President Biden signing into law the Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions (PRICE) Act of 2021, expanding the opportunities for small businesses to work with the Federal government. And several associations that represent federal contractors are highlighting operational and workforce challenges associated with continuing resolutions.
You can read more about those topics as well as articles highlighting federal contracting opportunities and additional news below. Have a great weekend.
- Defense innovation bumps up against a Cold War budget system [FedNewsNet]
- Trade Groups Discuss Impact of Continuing Resolutions on Federal Contractors [ExGov]
- 2022 Contracting Opportunities with IRS [HSToday]
- How Small Businesses Can Get in the Door with IRS Procurement [HSToday]
- VA Acquisition Regulation: Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation System and Research and Development [FedReg]
- Wife of Maryland Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Espionage-Related Offense [DoJ]
- IRS plans pivot to Login.gov, lets users create online accounts without facial recognition [FedNewsNet]
- Time to reel in the growing number of supply chain risk management initiatives [FedNewsNet]
- Army CISO Easley departs for role at the Pentagon [FedScoop]
- FDIC innovation chief quits agency, blasts ‘hesitant and hostile’ attitude to tech change [FedScoop]
- Government Contractor Agrees to Pay Record $48.5 Million to Resolve Claims Related to Fraudulent Procurement of Small Business Contracts Intended for Service-Disabled Veterans [DoJ]
- Defense industrial base competitiveness report irked some services contractors [FedNewsNet]
- President Signs Bill to Help Federal Small Business Contracting [MeriTalk]