SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 21-25, 2021

Happy Friday and welcome to this week’s addition of the week in review. I recently got back from a camping trip in 100 degree weather, so I know that staying cool is crucial. Hope you are all staying cool and enjoying the summer.

There were several announcements such as Robin Carnahan‘s confirmation by the Senate as Administrator of the General Services Administration Wednesday afternoon and on Tuesday Kiran Ahuja was also confirmed to be the next director of the Office of Personnel Management. The General Services Administration made awards to 426 small businesses in an effort to provide agencies with more emerging technology options, completing the first phase of its $50 billion 8(a) STARS III contract Thursday. Read on for more details and have a great weekend!

  • The underlying process for GWACs hasn’t changed since 1994 [FedNewsNet]
  • Senate confirms Ahuja as first permanent OPM director in more than a year [FedNewsNet]
  • Did DHS ‘go rogue’ with FirstSource III solicitation? [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA makes 426 awards on $50B STARS III contract with more to come [FedScoop]
  • Robin Carnahan confirmed to lead GSA [FedScoop]
  • House lawmakers propose $50M for Technology Modernization Fund in 2022 [FedScoop]
  • GSA creates $2.1B contract for NOAA’s IT [FedScoop]
  • Owner and CEO of Government Contracting Firm Pleads Guilty to Bribery Scheme [DOJ]
  • Bipartisan Bill Would Exempt FAA From Shutdowns, Preventing Furloughs and Missed Pay [GovExec]
  • Navy Lab Continues Fight Against Age-Old Foe [NatDefMag]