SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 18-22, 2016

Hopefully those of you on the East Coast are hunkered down and ready for the historic snow storm headed your way.  And since many of our readers may be having a lot of unplanned time at home this weekend, we have the perfect idea to prevent boredom: catching up on the latest and greatest in government contracts news.

In this week’s edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review, a major investigation of the AbilityOne program is underway, Guy Timberlake offers some common sense advice on multiple-award contracts, and much more.

  • Get some helpful advice from senior federal IT officials on the do’s and don’ts for contractors. [FCW]
  • The Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the longstanding law preventing government contractors from donating money to political candidates. [Federal News Radio]
  • Guy Timberlake encourages contractors to understand the impact of multiple-award contract vehicles, but not at the risk of being blinded to the other ways agencies buy. [GovConChannel]
  • The government is leveraging government-wide discounts to save more each year, while it deploys devices with a greater focus on meeting the ever-increasing data needs for agencies. [fedscoop]
  • Grand jury subpoenas have been issued as a huge investigation of the AbilityOne program is underway. [CNN]
  • A proposed new FAR rule would prohibit the use of federal funds for a contract with an entity that requires its employees or subcontractors to agree not to lawfully report fraud, waste or abuse. [Federal Register]
  • The DoD is spending more on its contractor workforce, despite Congressional pressure for reductions. [Federal News Radio]

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