SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 25-28, 2016

It is hard to believe that Tuesday is Groundhog Day already. As we all wait in anticipation for him to emerge from his burrow, and hopefully not see his shadow, we offer you some reading material to help make your wait more enjoyable.

This final January 2016 edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review brings you a look at the Lockheed Martin/Leidos merger, a cautionary tale about the dangers of violating federal prevailing wage laws, new principles behind the VA’s procurement strategies, and much more.

  • With the multibillion-dollar deal between Lockheed Martin and Leidos, the cybersecurity and information technology industry is headed for a massive shakeout. [National Defense Magazine]
  • A former Air Force official is going to jail after pleading guilty to disclosing confidential information to a government contractor in exchange for a two percent “commission.” [Department of Justice]
  • Speaking of bribery, a Navy Commander has pleaded guilty to accepting cash, gifts, travel, and umm . . services of a more personal nature from a government contractor. [Department of Justice]
  • Am Oregon company allegedly failed to pay prevailing wages and overtime on a construction project while working on a federal contract, resulting in a hefty settlement. [The Oregonian]
  • The SBA finalized a rule to adjust monetary based size standards for inflation. [PR Newswire]
  • Five new procurement principles are informing the way the Veterans Affairs Department is developing contracts and managing projects. [Federal News Radio]
  • According to the GSA, agencies spent more money through the Alliant IT GWAC in Fiscal Year 2015 than with any other GWAC ever. [GSA]

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