SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 24-28, 2023

Happy Friday! It’s time for another edition of WIR. I’d like to start off by thanking the El Paso Community College’s Contract Opportunities Center APEX Accelerator and the always-lively Pablo Armendariz for hosting me and allowing me to speak at the Procurement and Contracting Symposium, in El Paso, Texas, earlier this week. It was a wonderful event for discussions around federal government contracting. I met some new folks and got to talk to many people with great excitement for the federal contracting world.

We hope you find the following articles informative and have a great weekend. Among the stories this week are a very large false claim settlement, and news about FAR and legislative updates.

  • A big pay day for a whistleblower from a major government contractor [FedNewsNet]
  • How regulations not meant for contractors, sometimes end up complicating their business [FedNewsNet]
  • INSIDER EXCLUSIVE: How healthy is the prime-sub relationship? [WashTech]
  • Implementing GAO’s Open Matters and Recommendations Could Produce Billions in Financial Benefits and Improve Government Operations [GAO]
  • Biden selects NSA veteran as national cyber director nominee [NextgovFCW]
  • Booz Allen to pay $377M over improper billing allegations [NextGovFCW]
  • Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $7 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations [DoJ]
  • US government contractor says MOVEit hackers accessed health data of ‘at least’ 8 million individuals [TechCrunch]
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses Struggle to Get Contracts, Capital [BLaw]
  • Companies Must Disclose Government Contracts on Persuader Form [BLaw]
  • FISMA reform bill advances in Senate [FedScoop]
  • 13 Contractors Win $950 Million Contract to Support Joint All Domain Command and Control [CLJobs]
  • Gilbane-Turner JV misses initial diversity goals on Bills Stadium [ConstDive]
  • FAR: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda [FAR]