SmallGovCon Week in Review: March 21-25, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. It’s been an exciting March Madness so far and we are looking forward to our hometown Kansas Jayhawks basketball game later today. There have been some major upsets and we are hoping the Jayhawks can hang in there on the road to the championship. Fingers and toes are crossed.

This week in federal contracting there were several announcements such as the Senate passing a 2022 Federal spending bill and the Department of Labor Announcing a Proposed Rule for Modifying Procedures to Identify, Remedy Discrimination in Federal Contracting. You can read more about these announcements and a few other noteworthy articles below. Have a great weekend!

  • Lancaster Company Agrees to Pay $820,000 for Improper Billing of Defense Intelligence Agency [DoJ]
  • Senate passes 2022 federal spending bill, sends to Biden’s desk [FedNewsNet]
  • 2022 spending bill fills holes in DoD’s long-underfunded facility maintenance budgets [FedNewsNet]
  • Maryland legislators ask for investigation into potential discrimination within its National Guard [FedNewsNet]
  • Women Entrepreneurs Are Critical to America’s Economic Recovery [Inc]
  • Becoming a Government Contractor: Tips to Success [ExecGov]
  • US Department of Labor Announces Proposed Rule for Modifying Procedures to Identify, Remedy Discrimination in Federal Contracting [DoL]
  • GSA Launches Modernized Federal IT Dashboard to Enhance Transparency and Accountability in Federal IT Modernization [GSA]
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Post-award Debriefings (DFARS Case 2018-D009) [FedReg]
  • Chairwoman Maloney Introduces Legislation to Prohibit the U.S. Government from Conducting Business with Companies Operating in Russia [Oversight]
  • Defense Bid protest could lead to ‘protracted fight’ over $11B DISA contract award [FedScoop]
  • Contractors ponder the short fiscal year and the new money for Ukraine [FedNewsNet]
  • Agencies look to streamline payment data collection in contracting [FCW]
  • Requirement for NASA Recipients of Financial Assistance Awards To Obtain a Quotation From Small and/or Minority Businesses, Women’s Business Enterprises and Labor Surplus Area Firms [FedReg]
  • UPS to Pay $5.3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Falsely Reporting Delivery Times of U.S. Mail Carried Internationally [DoJ]
  • All-Black Female WWII Unit to Receive Congressional Gold Medal [DoD]
  • GSA wants to cast wider net for federal building architects [FedNewsNet]
  • Man Sentenced to 99 Months in Prison for Committing Mail Fraud while Serving Federal Sentence for Previous Fraud [DoJ]
  • GovCon Expert Emily Murphy: Debunking SBIR Program Myths[GovConWire]