SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 19-23, 2023

Happy Friday and happy Summer Solstice! It’s officially summer and the temperatures here in Lawrence, Kansas sure feel like it. We have been in the 90’s this week and we are certainly grateful for air conditioning (and maybe even looking forward to winter). We hope our readers have some fun summer vacation plans and find time to rest and relax a bit this weekend. Wear your sunscreen and stay hydrated!

In federal government news this week, budget talks and the draft NDAA are being worked on, while agencies focus on cybercrime and customer experience, among other things.

  • Agency efforts to cut redundant programs save $600B over 13 years, GAO says [FedNewsNet]
  • Budget talks for 2024 are rocking, raising talk of a government you-know-what [FedNewsNet]
  • DHS launching new ‘customer experience’ directorate this month [FedNewsNet]
  • DOD, GSA, NASA Field Comments on Proposed Information Collection Related to Contract Financing [ExecGov]
  • Defense Bill Calls for Return of Contracting-Out Studies [Fedweek]
  • Procurement Rules Aren’t the Sustainability Answer: Larry Allen [BGov]
  • Smart contractors are preparing for what could be a solid fourth quarter [FedNewsNet]
  • DoD IG calls for full investigation into 21 missing shipping containers in Kuwait [FedNewsNet]
  • Lawmakers float grant program to get service dogs to struggling vets [FedTimes]
  • GAO Sees Need for More Coordination among Agencies on Cybercrime [FedWeek]
  • How to use 8(a) on GSA contracts [GSA]
  • Record $705 Billion In FY 2022 Federal Contracts Awarded, Per 12th Annual BGOV200 Federal Industry Leaders Analysis [PRNewswire]
  • Contract Dollars Rebounded Last Year, 65% Went to 200 Companies [BLaw]
  • House defense bill adds special Ukraine IG, Taiwan cyber cooperation [FedTimes]