SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 19-23

Happy Friday, Readers. Can you believe we are heading into the home stretch of July already? We hope you are able to get in some R&R around this time of year. But it was also an important week in the Federal government contracting arena.

Some of the big stories included more oversight from Labor, rules on increasing wages for workers, and increasing opportunities for veterans. You can read more about that and other contracting news in the articles below. Have a great weekend!

  • Bill Would Require Federal Agencies and Contractors to Report Cyber Intrusions Within 24 Hours [NextGov]
  • US Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Executive Order, Increase Wages for Workers on Government Contracts [DoL]
  • Manhattan Businessman Charged In Manhattan Federal Court For Fraudulently Obtaining Government Procurement Contract [DoJ]
  • Consolidation of Mentor-Protégé Programs and Other Government Contracting Amendments; Correction [FedReg]
  • Cline introduces bill to increase opportunities for veterans [AugustaFreePress]
  • Labor Department brings new acquisition oversight amid OFPP limbo [FedNewsNet]
  • Sage Consulting Group, Inc. Agrees to Pay $4.8 Million to Settle Civil False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act Allegations [DoJ]
  • Agencies could have some extra cyber defenses by the end of the year [FedNewsNet]
  • Under C2E, IC’s top challenge is turning cloud competitors into partners [FedScoop]
  • Energy awards $28M to 5 supercomputing projects [FedScoop]