SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 23-27, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers. The Kansas City Chiefs secured another win on Saturday and have moved forward into the AFC Championship game. I think everyone in town had on their Chiefs gear last weekend. It was a sea of red. With temperatures predicted to be in the 20’s on Sunday, it will be a cold one in Kansas City for the big game! Brr.

We hope you had a great week and can grab a game or two this weekend and root for your favorite team. We have included some noteworthy articles below on federal government contracting, including SBA moving to a new certification platform and enhancing training for contracting officers. Enjoy the weekend and Go Chiefs!

  • SBA takes over certifying vet-owned small business from VA as part of CX overhaul [FedNewsNet]
  • The Federal Government Can Use Its Buying Power to Help the Environment and Save Taxpayers Money [GovExec]
  • Procurement transformation: Why agencies need to leverage digital purchasing forums [FedNewsNet]
  • How Prevalent is Fraud in Federal Programs? We Take a Look—Focusing on Unemployment Insurance Oversight [GAO]
  • Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Modernization [EOP]
  • Lawmakers want GAO to assess risk of government contractors working for China [FCW]
  • Contractors have differing views on that non-compete proposed rule [FedNewsNet]. While not specific to federal contractors, it would still affect them.
  • OPM draws wrath of House Oversight and Accountability Committee, and a roundup of other federal contracting news [FedNewsNet]
  • GAO calls on Energy Department to bolster competition for management contracts [FCW]
  • GSA’s Workplace Innovation Lab opens to federal agencies [GAO]