SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 15-19, 2015

With the summer solstice this weekend we are looking forward to the longest day of the year and enjoying the outdoors. Meanwhile, new developments continue in the world of federal government contracting.

Some articles you may find of interest below include comments on a long awaited reverse auction memo, two stories about deception, and the SBA receiving a nice boost from government funding.

  • The OFPP reverse auction memo has left many people wanting more and questioning why they did not address many of the issues that have been highlighted in the multiple hearings prior to the release. [Federal News Radio]
  • An alleged conspiracy to bribe Kuwaiti officials to win a government contract has a Florida based company facing a $7.1 million dollar fine. [Business Insider]
  • A sentence of 42 months in prison has been handed down to a business owner who posed as a minority or disabled veteran to win government contracts reserved for disadvantaged groups. [United States Department of Justice]
  • Federal agencies have been using to “access their own data.” [Government Executive]
  • The VA’s Center for Verification Enterprise has updated its Veterans First Verification Program Initial Application Guide. [VA CVE]
  • Guy Timberlake weighs in on $5 billion contracting dollars “left on the table” by small businesses. [GovConChannel]
  • The SBA received a boost from a government funding bill that was approved on Wednesday which provides the SBA with $853 million. [The Business Journals]

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