SmallGovCon Week in Review: Jan. 18 – Jan. 22, 2021

This has been an important week for the federal government, and by extension, federal contractors. We’ve celebrated both the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as well as Inauguration Day. The incoming Biden administration is sure to change up some of the policies affecting federal contractors, in ways both big and small.

The articles from this week have some predictions about how the new administration will affect federal contracting, and we’ll provide summaries of the biggest changes here on the blog. So stay tuned! This week also saw stories about fraudulent contractors and measuring procurement administrative lead time.

  • Memorandum Extending ISCR Due Process to Contractor SCI Military & Civilians [SOD]
  • Fiscal Year 2020 Industrial Capabilities Report to Congress [DoD]
  • Biden Administration Could Mean Several New Federal Procurement Rules [Fed NewsNet]
  • Five Things You Need To Know About FFRDCS [Mitre]
  • OFPP Administrator Wooten Gives Frictionless Acquisition a Boost on His Way Out the Door [FedNewsNet]
  • Colorado Springs Company And Its Owners Agree To Pay Over $400,000 To Resolve Allegations That It Improperly Obtained Small Business Research Funds [DOJ]
  • GAO: Though Improved, DHS Employee Engagement Still Needs a Lot of Work [FedNewsNet]
  • Most Acquisition Programs Are Meeting Goals but Data Provided to Congress Lacks Context Needed For Effective Oversight [GAO]
  • Government Contractor Sentenced for Fraudulently Billing Federal and State Construction Contracts [DOJ]