SmallGovCon Week in Review: Mar. 8 – Mar. 12, 2021

Happy Friday, SmallGovCon readers. The new movie Yes Day comes out today: a day where parents let kids be in charge for a day. And yes, we may be doing a similar thing at our house. For federal contractors, it may feel like it is always Yes Day when responding to government requests. But it can help to know just when you have to say yes to the government, and when you don’t have to.

Staying up to date with the latest in federal contracting can help when responding to the government. The updates this week included extension of leave reimbursement for contractors and other benefits for contractors in the latest COVID relief package, a DoD audit report about overpayments to contractors, and list of scams targeting SAM users.

  • Even federal contractors have something to like in the latest big spending bill [FedNewsNet]
  • IG: Pentagon disregarded auditors, overpaid contractors by as much as $97M [FedNewsNet]
  • SAM Helping to “Slam the Scam” [GSA]
  • Here’s why you should sign up for the DoD Cloud Exchange [FedNewsNet]
  • Construction Company Owners Pleaded Guilty to Defrauding Federal Program Intended for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses [DOJ]
  • Former USCIS Official Agrees to Pay Civil Penalties in Settlement of Conflict of Interest Allegations [DOJ]
  • Information Technology Company Owner and Former NSA Contractor Facing Federal Indictment for Submitting False Claims for Hours Worked on a Government Contract [DOJ]
  • Senate COVID Package Includes Extension of Leave Reimbursement for Contractors [GoveExec]
  • Viewpoint: Women entrepreneurs driving U.S. business recovery [GrandForkHerald]