SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 26-30, 2023

Happy Friday! We hope you have had a productive week. We are having a heat wave here in Kansas, with the heat index getting up to 106 degrees, and we know it’s even higher in other parts of the country. I think I speak for everyone here when I say we are grateful for air conditioning. We hope you are staying cool and healthy in your neck of the woods and looking forward to the weekend.

This week in federal government contracting news saw movement on the 2024 NDAA as well as calls for enhanced security on federal cyber projects.

  • Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business —Certification; Correction [FedReg]
  • Former Department of Energy Employee Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes from Long Island Businessman in Exchange for Nearly $1 Million in Federal Contracts [DoJ]
  • Reimagining Public Food Procurement in the 2023 Farm Bill [EESI]
  • House, Senate committees approve 2024 NDAA, including 5.2% pay raise [FedNewsNet]
  • White House directs agencies to prioritize ‘secure by design’ in 2025 budgets [FedNewsNet]
  • Treasury Releases Analysis of the Boom in U.S. Construction of Manufacturing Facilities Driven by Invest in America Agenda [DoT]
  • Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation; Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Information [FedReg]
  • Transparency in numbers: Federal contractors must be held accountable for their diversity efforts [GovExec]