SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22 – June 26, 2020

This week, the dust cloud coming to US shores could bring some negative impacts to certain parts of the country, but it could also result in more vivid sunsets and sunrises. There’s often a silver lining but it can take a while to figure out what it is sometimes.

There were also some big impacts and silver linings in the world of federal government contracting this past week. These included an increase in the ceiling of the 8(a) STARS II GWAC, some rumblings from the Pandemic Oversight Committee and how it will track spending, and updates on how the CMMC application process will work for future cyber assessors.

  • GSA adds $7B to 8(a) governmentwide contract’s ceiling. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Thousands impacted as coronavirus takes toll on veterans, VA staff. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • NDIA Policy Points: NDAA Proposals Mix Good with the Not So Good. [nationaldefensemagazine]
  • DOD launches $100m initiative to return COVID-19-related medtech, pharma manufacturing to the United States. [massdevice]
  • DoD official: Many factors considered in Defense Production Act contracts. [spacenews]
  • Why federal agencies should follow the DoD’s lead and redefine federal cybersecurity. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Reevaluation of How SBA Sets Initial Funding Estimate Needed to Help Reduce Burden. [gao.gov]
  • Defense Information Network to Host Data Repository for Contractors’ Cybersecurity Audits, Official Says. [nextgov]
  • The DOD wants better cybersecurity for its contractors. The first steps haven’t been easy. [fedscoop]
  • GSA Ups Spending Limit for STARS Governmentwide Contract to $22B. [nextgov]
  • Does the Pentagon’s Checkbook Diplomacy Actually Work? [defenseone]
  • Pandemic Oversight Committee Launches Contract Spending Tracker.[govexec]
  • CMMC opens application process for future cyber assessors. [federalnewsnetwork]