SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 15 – 19, 2019

We’ve been getting a lot of the dreaded “Excessive Heat Warnings” this week. If you’re in the same boat, please stay cool out there. An alternative to going outside could be staying in the air conditioning and reading up on some interesting government contracting news.

This week in federal government contracting news, please check out noteworthy updates on cyber provisions in the NDAA, securing the supply chain, and possible changes to Buy-American rules for steel, as well as many other stories.

  • FBI Arrests Former Top Puerto Rico Officials In Government Corruption Scandal [NPR]
  • House passes NDAA, keeps HASC chairman Smith’s space launch reforms alive [Spacenews]
  • Katrina-inspired New Orleans business, hundreds of others land contracts in $2.8B federal program []
  • FAR amendment speeds up agency acquisitions [fedscoop]
  • Securing the Supply Chain to Meet the New DoD Cyber Regulations [ClearanceJobs]
  • House-Passed NDAA Includes Key Cyber Provisions [Signal]
  • Ex-Ventura County Naval Base Worker Sentenced to More Than 5 Years for $1.2 Million in Kickbacks [KTLA]
  • Trump Seeks Further Buy-American Boost for Steel [ENR]
  • Army Futures Command needs to better manage small business outreach, GAO says [fedscoop]
  • For DOD cloud vendors, a FedRAMP Moderate rating will soon be enough [fedscoop]
  • Connolly, Meadows to introduce bill to serve as ‘statutory anchor’ for FedRAMP [Federal News Network]

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