If you need a new podcast to check out, my colleague Haley Claxton was recently featured on an episode of the The Big Bid Theory podcast. The episode just came out and is full of helpful information about set-asides for small business contractors. Give it a listen!
This week saw some interesting federal contracting stories as well, including that the Pentagon wants to give contractors more time to remove Chinese technology from the supply chain, a number of settlements and prosecutions related to contracting fraud, and the SBA announced that it was again opening up its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
- Pentagon wants to give contractors an extra year to remove Chinese tech. [fedscoop]
- US: Company provided subpar steel for Navy submarine hulls. [washingtonpost]
- ANC contractor to pay $1.26M to resolve alleged federal contracting kickback scheme. [nativenewsonline]
- DoD pressing ahead with plans to close, realign medical facilities despite GAO warnings. [federalnewsnetwork]
- SBA Opens Up New Grants And Loans For Small Businesses And Independent Contractors: The EIDL Program. [forbes]
- US policy on Huawei leaves contractors in a bind. [federalnewsnetwork]
- VA, CFPB Solicit Partners to Conduct Diversity-Focused Training. [nextgov]
- Pentagon Wants to Scale Up Its Device Security Program. [nextgov]
- Over-Prescriptive Requirements Hinder Defense Innovation. [defense.gov]
- Owners of Groveland Companies Sentenced for Defrauding Government Contracting Programs. [justice.gov]
- A Employee Sentenced For Orchestrating $19 Million Corruption Scheme. [justice.gov]