SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 16-20, 2023

Happy Friday Readers. We hope you all have had a great week. We are enjoying some milder winter weather here in Kansas and received some much-needed rain. We still have a bit to go before spring, so hopefully we will get a little snow still this winter.

Enjoy the weekend and we also hope you will enjoy reading the articles below, regarding federal government contracting this week, including what small business contractors can look for in 2023.

  • SBA Administrator Guzman: New Census Data Shows Record Pace of Small Business Applications Has Continued Under Biden-Harris [SBA]
  • Class Deviation—Section 890 Pilot Program to Accelerate Contracting and Pricing Processes [DoD]
  • White House memo establishes labor advisers on federal contracts [FedTimes]
  • A Texas military contractor pleaded guilty on Jan. 12 to rigging bids on public military contracts in the state of Texas [DoJ]
  • Veterans Affairs unveils draft for $60B T4NG 2 vehicle [WashTech]
  • A cadre of experts to boost Army, contractors’ management of IP [FedNewsNet]
  • Small Business In 2023: Experts Predict Trends And Challenges [Forbes]
  • Construction Company Owner Sentenced for Fraud in Securing Millions of Dollars in Contracts Intended for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses [DoJ]
  • Why 2023 is shaping up to be a rough ride for federal contractors [FedNewsNet]
  • OMB, DOL Ask Federal Agencies to Designate Contract Labor Advisers [GovConWire]
  • FDA falls short on IT contract management, watchdog finds [FCW]
  • OFPP bringing all contracting officers under one training, certification standard [FedNewsNet]