SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 17-21, 2022

Hello, Readers. We’re feeling the effects of the cold snap here in Lawrence, KS. If you are, too, we hope you’re keeping warm. There’s nothing like a mug of hot chocolate, a soft blanket, indoor heating, and (of course) a roundup of the week’s federal contracting news to fight the chill.

As usual, we’ve got the highlights for you covering what happened this past week in federal government contracting news. Hot topics include: updates on vaccine mandates and pandemic response initiatives, cyber security, and several government fraud, bribe, and theft schemes being brought to light. Read more below and don’t forget to check out our blog for even more federal government contracting news.

  • Former acting DHS IG pleads guilty to charges on stealing federal software, databases [FedNewsNet]
  • Punishments, and first religious exemptions, for military vaccine refusers [FedNewsNet]
  • With an increase in federal payouts comes an increase in improper payments [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA Unveils Updated Vendor Support Center [GovConWire]
  • Four Sentenced for Bribery and Scheme to Defraud VA and SBA [DOJ]
  • Omicron Variant Prompts Federal Government to Accelerate Pandemic Response Initiatives [GovConWire]
  • Cloned Dept. of Labor Site Hawks Fake Government Contracts [Threatpost]
  • DOD Hopes for Legislative Action on Product, Services Pricing Policy [DOD]
  • FY 2021 Procurement Management Review “Year in Review” Newsletter [DOD]
  • Former DoD OIG Official Sentenced for Accepting Bribes and Defrauding the United States [DOJ]
  • Audit of the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales Acquisition Process [DODIG]
  • NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Awards Unique Mentor Protégé Program Agreement [Navy]
  • Agencies need to work smarter, not harder to close cyber vulnerabilities [FedNewsNet]
  • HHS says it’s ready to take over Operation Warp Speed, but GAO is not so sure [FedNewsNet]