SmallGovCon Week In Review: January 31-February 4, 2022

Happy February, Readers! We had some excitement this week when a winter snowstorm moved into our neck of the woods. I’m happy to report that all is well and the streets have been cleared by our vigilant city road crews whom we are very grateful for. It sure was a beautiful, snowy site.

There was a lot going on in federal government contracting, this week, including an announcement from the DoD that John Sherman will be acting chief digital and AI officer as well as the deadline has arrived for paying federal contractors $15 per hour. Read these articles and more below.

Have a great weekend!

  • Performance Management and Assessment of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers [Rand]
  • GSA meeting with industry about electric vehicle needs of US government [GovMatters]
  • Statement by SBA Administrator Guzman Observing Black History Month 2022 [SBA]
  • Addressing the Impact of Inflation on Government Contracts [CPG]
  • Indictment and Guilty Plea Entered in Iranian Export Case [DoJ]
  • U.S. Settles Dispute Over Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Fraud [DoJ]
  • The Deadline is Here for Federal Contractors to Start Paying at least $15 an Hour [GovExec]
  • How the boost in federal contracting with small and disadvantaged businesses will actually happen [FedNewsNet]
  • A big governmentwide telecom contract just can’t seem to gain altitude [FedNewsNet]
  • Crypto, Cybersecurity, Global Finance Leaders Talk Knowledge Gaps & Threat Landscape in Panel Discussion During POC’s Digital Currency and National Security Forum [GovConWire]
  • John Sherman tapped to be acting chief digital and AI officer at DOD [FedScoop]
  • Polaris solicitations for 2 small business pools coming in February [FedScoop]
  • Federal appeals court strikes down FLRA decision setting higher bar for union negotiation [FedNewsNet]
  • Top former DoD cyber official reaches settlement in bid to clear her name [FedNewsNet]
  • BREAKING: Report Sends ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Health of Defense Industrial Base [NatDefMag]