Happy Friday! Boy, were we hit with a major snowstorm this week with very cold temperatures sweeping in from the north! We dug out just in time for a cold blast to arrive today and our Kansas City Chiefs have a playoff game at home this weekend, with the high expected to be a balmy 6 degrees! Brrr. I’ll be watching from my climate-controlled living room. Go Chiefs!
This week in federal government contracting news saw some White House initiatives for better contracting, as well as updates on cybersecurity and AI in the federal space.
- Welcome to a Very Busy New Year in Federal Contracting!
- White House Reveals Better Contracting Initiative
- Procedures for reporting on veteran-owned small businesses need improvement, according to GAO
- GSA finds federal tech accessibility challenges driven by lack of staff, resources
- Federal Real Property: Improved Data and Access Needed for Employees with Disabilities Using Secure Facilities
- SBA Marks One-Year Anniversary of Veteran Small Business Certification Program
- What a cybersecurity company thinks of the new DoD cybersecurity rule
- How Contractors Can Secure a Spot on NASA’s SEWP VI Contract
- Pentagon’s Military AI Effort Project Maven Could Begin Contracting in 2024
- Trade Group Criticizes Regulatory Change to Federal Acquisitions Rules
- Bidders for this massive professional services vehicle have to provide finer details on their rates, a move one protestor is opposing in court and is detailed in this denial by the Government Accountability Office.
- SAP to Pay Over $220M to Resolve Foreign Bribery Investigations
- Improving government capacity is key for AI deployment, experts tell Congress
- Proposed FAR Amendment Addresses Procurement & Nonprocurement Procedures on Debarment, Suspension