SmallGovCon Week in Review: February 27-March 3, 2023

Happy Friday and Happy March Madness. The country sure has been getting some wacky weather this week as spring is set to arrive soon. Here in Kansas, we are starting to see the first green sprouts emerging from the ground and everyone is getting really excited about the NCAA basketball tournament. Time to prepare your bracket and cheer on your favorite team as they fight to advance to the next level.

There were several announcements this week in federal government contracting, including implementation guidance from the Whitehouse on “No TikTok on Government Devices”. You can read about that and other related content in our articles list below. Have a great weekend.

  • Navy Office of Small Business Programs hits the street to try and increase 8(a) awards [FedNewsNet]
  • “No TikTok on Government Devices” Implementation Guidance [Whitehouse]
  • White House gives federal agencies 30 days to ban TikTok from all government devices — report [FedScoop]
  • Rep. Ken Buck: federal agencies should reconsider future Amazon contract awards [FedScoop]
  • What will ChatGPT mean for the US defense-industrial base? [FedTimes]
  • How not to ruin your chance to bid [WashTech]
  • Treasury Announces Approval of Up to $353.4 Million to Support Small Business Success Across Four States [DoT]
  • What the White House TikTok memo means for federal IT departments [FedScoop]
  • State Dept must study ability of US allies to combat cybercrime: GAO [FedScoop]
  • FAA awards 15 prime contracts as part of $2.3B systems engineering procurement [FedScoop]
  • U.S. Marshals Service hacked in ‘major incident’ [FCW]
  • Rights groups push ICE to end contract with LexisNexis [FCW]
  • New White House cyber strategy looks to redistribute risks, responsibilities [FCW]
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Prompt Payment of Contractors (DFARS Case 2021-D008) [FedReg]
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Quick-Closeout Procedures Threshold (DFARS Case 2021-D001) [FedReg]
  • Why contractors need to focus on the brass tacks. [FedNewsNet]
  • Federal Public Official Sentenced for Accepting Bribes [DoJ]
  • Sherwin-Williams to Pay $1 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising from Bridge Painting Project [DoJ]