SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 27 – July 31, 2020

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This past week had some important federal contracting news, including a call for more time to reimburse government contractors for costs related to COVID-19, the Pentagon planning for the next 25 years of cybersecurity, and new issues with the CMMC rollout.

  • Government Executive: Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation. [whistleblower.org]
  • Extend contractor reimbursement period, trade groups urge Congress. [news.yahoo]
  • DOD Seeing Enormous Jump in Telework, Remote Collaboration. [defense.gov]
  • All things contracting. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Defense contractor pays $67K to settle gender bias dispute with GDOL. [valdostatoday]
  • Pentagon planning for the next 25 years of cybersecurity. [fedscoop]
  • HUD IG Warns Agencies to Watch Out for Bidding Fraud. [nextgov]
  • CMMC board faces ‘passionate’ internal turmoil over new contract with DOD. [fedscoop]
  • Spectro Scientific agrees to pay $1M to settle allegations related to Air Force’s Small Business Innovation and Research program. [justice.gov]
  • DoD Releases Memo on Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Telecom Equipment. [executivegov]
  • Which new procurement laws should stay or go? [federalnewsnetwork]
  • GAO: More Than Half of COVID-19 Government Contracts Not Competitively Awarded. [nextgov]
  • Agencies may not have gotten the best deals on coronavirus contracts. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • CMMC Official Backs Light-touch Option for Continuous Monitoring of Defense Contractors’ Cybersecurity. [nextgov]