SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 25-29, 2022

We’ve been enjoying summer out here in Lawrence and many of our SmallGovCon professionals are taking a little time to themselves for summer vacation. We hope our readers are able to do the same thing! Whether you’re getting back from a vacation or working regular hours, here’s our weekly roundup of news from the federal government contracting to keep you updated on what’s been happening lately.

This week in the federal government contracting world, there is some interesting news, including the small business procurement scorecard from the SBA, which exceeded its contracting goal and the White House announced initiatives to ensure equity in federal procurement.

Enjoy the weekend!

  • Biden-Harris Administration Awards Record-Breaking $154.2 Billion in Contracting to Small Businesses [PRNewsWire]
  • Small business contract awards hit record $154B [FCW]
  • How the Pentagon is messing up a crucial contract finance study three years in the making [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA Hires New Climate Adviser, Names Permanent Strategic Communications Chief [POC]
  • CISA Official Warns Smaller Critical Infrastructure Companies of Cyber Threats [POC]
  • After a 5-year wait, VA gets a new top medical leader [FedTimes]
  • HUBZone awards keep missing federal contract goals a quarter-century after creation [FedTimes]
  • House advances some key agency spending provisions for 2023 [FedNewsNet]
  • US Department of Labor Finds Virginia Tech, Engineering Contractor Underpaid 63 Workers $268K in Pay, Benefits on Government-Funded Project [DoL]
  • Tampa Man Arrested For Fraudulently Using Federal GSA Smartpay Account Numbers [DoJ]
  • Small business procurement scorecard overview [SBA]
  • Department of Defense Small Business Subcontracting Requirements [DoD]
  • Bill to streamline federal agency tech acquisition introduced in Senate [FedScoop]
  • SBA: Federal Agencies Awarded 27% of Fiscal 2021 Contracting Dollars to Small Businesses [ExecBiz]
  • White House Announces Initiatives to Ensure Equity in Federal Procurement [ExecGov]