SmallGovCon Week in Review: March 7-11, 2022

If March is supposed to come in like a lion and leave like a lamb, we are certainly still in the lion stage this week, with another winter snow storm that arrived here yesterday. No worries, however, because next week the lamb arrives with 70 degree weather and we are ready for it. Hopefully, this will be winter’s last gasp as warmer temperatures are sure to follow and we spring forward into daylight savings time.

There was a lot happening in federal government contracting news this week, such as the new Buy American Act final rule and updates on more cybersecurity requirements being considered for government agencies. We have included those and some additional articles that we hope you will find informative.

Have a great weekend!

  • Ready or not, here comes the new buy-American procurement rule [FedNewsNet]
  • Contractors need agencies to help them “whip inflation now!”[FedNewsNet]
  • International Women’s Day and small business: What’s changed in the past 30 years? [USAToday]
  • Class Waiver of the Nonmanufacturer Rule [FedReg]
  • Two small agencies win awards from Technology Modernization Fund board [FedNewsNet]
  • Spurred on by Russia, Senate bill carries slew of cyber requirements for agencies, industry [FedNewsNet]
  • Agencies continue to struggle with data center optimization [FedScoop]
  • White House Reminds Agencies to Adopt NIST’s Software Supply Chain Security Framework [GovExec]
  • Biden Executive Order Takes Major Steps Toward Regulating Cryptocurrencies [NextGov]
  • VA Acquisition Regulation: Acquisition Planning; Required Sources of Supplies and Services; Market Research; and Small Business Programs [FedReg]
  • The New Limitations on Subcontracting: New Rules, New Uncertainties[WifCon]
  • Contractor Pays $930,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Medical Services Contracts at State Department and Air Force Facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan [DoJ]
  • DOD Wants to Shepherd Small Business Innovators [DoD]
  • DHS Annual Assessment: Most Acquisition Programs Are Meeting Goals Even with Some Management Issues and COVID-19 Delays [GAO]
  • Federal jury convicts two Texas men on federal fraud and false statements charges [DoJ]
  • MOX Services Agrees to Pay $10 Million to Resolve Allegations of Knowingly Presenting False Claims to Department of Energy for Non-Existent Construction Materials [DoJ]