SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 6-10, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers! We hope you had a very productive week and can take some time this weekend to relax and unwind. The start of June is proving to be a wet one here in the Midwest and the gardens and trees are loving it! Everything is so green and the spring flowers are beautiful. I’m sure the town will be filled with the sound of lawn mowers this weekend.

Here are a few noteworthy articles this week, concerning federal government contracting issues, including some policy changes on the federal management level, reports on time and materials contracts, and small business tech opportunities. We hope you can kick back, relax and carve out some leisure time this weekend. Enjoy!

  • Small Business Size Standards: Termination of Nonmanufacturer Rule Class Waiver [FedReg]
  • 2022 Annual Report: Additional Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Billions of Dollars in Financial Benefits [GAO]
  • SBA releases hurricane season information guide [ALDIA]
  • Survey Says “No” to Biden’s Project Labor Agreements [ConstEquip]
  • The Government Shutdown and the Impact on Your Business [ExecBiz]
  • Navy Rear Adm. Lorin Selby Declares the Need for a “Hedge Strategy” to Anticipate Warfare’s Technological Changes [GovConWire]
  • A hopeful update on the President’s Management Agenda [FCW]
  • Wage gap between CEOs and US workers jumped to 670-to-1 last year, study finds [Guardian]
  • NASA Awards $50 Million in Funding to Small Businesses [SmlBizTrends]
  • GAO: Agencies relying too much on time-and-material contracts [WashTech]
  • Contractors Beset by Ransomware Threats Have Too Few Options [BlmbrgLaw]
  • Federal Contracting: Opportunities Exist to Reduce Use of Time-And-Materials Contracts [GAO]
  • Connecticut Companies Pay $5.2 Million to Resolve Allegations of False Claims Act Violations Concerning Fraudulently Obtained Small Business Contracts [DoJ]
  • Pentagon recovered millions from contractors using tip line, report shows [FedTimes]
  • DOD exploring requirements for managed service providers under CMMC [Fedscoop]