After a hectic but enjoyable week at the Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium in Illinois, it’s nice to be back in the office. To help you catch up with the weeks notable stories is this edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review.
- Top officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledge that they have been spending billions of dollars a year on private medical care for veterans without contacts. [The Washington Post]
- A California based subcontractor has paid 58 workers back wages after an investigation found federal wage and hour laws were violated on three federally funded construction projects awarded by the US Army. [KITV 4]
- House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman chastised agency officials over a perceived lack of openness when processing Freedom of Information Act requests. [FierceGovernment]
- According to the ASBC’s Guy Timberlake, consistently reacting to opportunities instead of investing the time and energy to develop the knowledge, competitive intelligence and relationships needed is not a path of good decision making. [GovConChannel]
- A new rule from the Department of the Defense will require some contracting officers to back off from negotiations even more. [The Washington Business Journal]
- Set-Aside Alert offers its blockbuster series on problems within the women-owned small business program. [Set-Aside Alert]