SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015

As June winds down and we head into the last weekend of the month, I hope you are finding time to relax and catch up on your Vitamin D this summer.  There was a lot in the news this week, starting with the Supreme Court’s decision to take on the Kingdomware SDVOSB case.  I will continue to keep you posted on Kingdomware, but in the meantime, here are some other government contracts stories making news this week.

  • Four people were indicted on fraud charges involving $140 million in federal contracts. [The State Journal]
  • Guy Timberlake reports on the changes the government is making to save money via Simplified Acquisition Procedures. [GovConChannel]
  • Some companies have been overstating their energy savings in order to receive kickbacks from their energy savings performance contracts. [FierceGovernment]
  • Outdoor recreational businesses who hire seasonal workers are expressing concern with the mandated $10.10 minimum wage for federal contractors. [FierceGovernment]
  • Weakness and lack of oversight has resulted in the VA being overcharged by about $2 million a year. []
  • VA says that improper accounting is to blame where more than $3 billion was spent outside of ordinary contracting processes. []
  • Small veteran-owned business may have been cheated out of millions of dollars worth of federal government work. [The Washington Post]
  • A recent report from the Commerce inspector determined that Commerce Department isn’t accurately reporting contracting data to the federal government’s main procurement database. [FierceGovernment]

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