SmallGovCon Week in Review: February 28- March 4, 2022

Hello, Readers. As we move into spring, we at SmallGovCon have been observing the optimism of nature as winter releases its grip. Small green plant shoots are pushing their way up towards the sunshine and the trees are preparing to bud as our temperatures warm up. The birds are getting involved as well. There’s no doubt that they are enjoying the warmer weather and looking forward to spring, too. Hope you are able to observe equally inspiring things in your neck of the woods.

As usual there was a lot of news in federal government contracting, this week including articles on the future of federal government contracting, cybersecurity bills, and news on GSA multiple award contracts. Have a great weekend!

  • The Pros And Cons of Being a Government Contractor [GovConWire]
  • Defense contractor revenue is strong, so why is the state of the sector weakening? [FedNewsNet]
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Reauthorization and Improvement of Mentor-Protégé Program (DFARS Case 2020-D009) [FedReg]
  • Clearview AI CEO says company focused on winning federal agency contracts this year [FedScoop]
  • Defense Acquisitions Additional Actions Needed to Implement Proposed Improvements to Congressional Reporting [GAO]
  • NASA Lunar Programs: Moon Landing Plans Are Advancing but Challenges Remain [GAO]
  • Ernst bill to enhance government procurement process for small businesses becomes law [RiponAD]
  • Looking at all the rules, no wonder small business contractors base is shrinking [FedNewsNet]
  • Cybersecurity Bill Passes in Senate to Counter Russian Threats [Bloomberg]
  • Procurement isn’t always just about procurement — a tale from Ukraine [FCW]
  • Ensuring Compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law [FoprConstPros]
  • New COVID guidance for federal agencies to match CDC recommendations [FedNewsNet]
  • Partnering with 8(a) Companies as a Large Contracting Firm [BloombergGov]
  • The state of government contracting programs [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA Releases Small Business Procurement Strategy for Services Multi-Agency Contract [GovConWire]
  • Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman on President Biden’s State of the Union Address [SBA]
  • Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman Observing Women’s History Month 2022 [SBA]