SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 9-13, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers! Now that the holidays are over, we are really enjoying the NFL Playoffs and rooting for our Kansas City Chiefs. There’s never a dull moment when Patrick Mahomes is on the field! Our fingers are crossed that the team can get to another Super Bowl.

There was a lot of activity in federal government contracting this week and it seems that contract opportunities are really increasing. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications through the Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) program to expanding access to resources for Veterans and other underserved populations. You can read the full press release in the article below as well as other noteworthy news articles that we have included. Enjoy the weekend!

  • Biden-Harris Administration to Begin Accepting Applications on January 9 for SBA Veteran Small Business Certification Program [SBA]
  • Austin ends the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate [FedTimes]
  • GSA Issues RFI to Seek Input from Industry on Carbon Free Electricity Offerings [GSA]
  • Fears of the next government shutdown loom months ahead of deadline [FedTimes]
  • Interior Department watchdog finds 5% of active credentials at agency use word ‘password’ [FedScoop]
  • 5 States Challenged the Federal Contractor Wage Increase and Lost [GovExec]
  • Things seem settled in Washington, but federal contractors are still uneasy [FedNewsNet]
  • How digital engineering models are driving DOD IT development [FedScoop]
  • Inflation costs present both barrier, opportunity for contractors in 2023 [FCW]
  • FAA preliminary investigation traces NOTAMS outage to damaged database file [FedScoop]
  • The review that helps DoD create better contract management documentation [FedNewsNet]
  • NBDC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center Renamed to Nebraska APEX Accelerator [UNOmaha]
  • Biden administration fends off challenge to higher minimum wage for federal contractors [FedNewsNet]
  • Strengthening Support for Federal Contract Labor Practices [WH]
  • Two Plead Guilty To Conspiring To Traffic Stolen Medical Products From The Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center [DoJ]