SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 1-5, 2023

Happy Friday and happy May! I don’t know about you, but it sure seems like the pace picks up in the spring, as the weather gets warmer. The kids are getting ready for the summer break, there are graduations and weddings to attend and of course, it’s time to start mowing the lawn and preparing the gardens, too. We hope amid all the activities you have a chance to relax this weekend and, in the meantime, here are a few articles from the federal government contracting world, including updates on some prominent GSA acquisitions and the formal end of vaccine requirements for contractors. Have a great weekend!

  • Billions in funding, not enough oversight resources, IGs tell Congress [FedNewsNet]
  • Over half of GAO’s high-risk areas stem from critical skills gaps [FedNewNet]
  • NIH Contracts Office Says Protests Delaying Start of IT [BGov]
  • The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Will End COVID-⁠19 Vaccination Requirements for Federal Employees, Contractors, International Travelers, Head Start Educators, and CMS-Certified Facilities [WH]
  • US to lift most federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates next week [FedNewsNet]
  • Court hits GSA over handling of Polaris small biz contract [WashTech]
  • Is there a ‘revolving door’ between private companies and the Pentagon? [FedNewsNet]
  • Does the National Cybersecurity Strategy spell the end of the government market for commercial software? [FedNewsNet]
  • Court of Federal Claims decision results in a ‘sea change’ for federal acquisition [FedNewsNet]
  • Long Island Man Pleads Guilty to Bribing Federal Official to Obtain Nearly $1 Million in Federal Contracts [DoJ]
  • Defendants Sentenced in Air Force Contract Fraud Case [DoJ]
  • OMB’s upcoming AI guidance calls on agencies to ‘step up’ use of emerging tools [DoJ]
  • Sen. Ernst leads bills seeking higher standard for federal small business contracting goals [FedNewsNet]
  • FCW Insider Chat: Cybersecurity [FCW]
  • 6 major multibillion dollar tech procurements to watch in 2023 [FCW]
  • GAO appoints Beth Killoran as chief information officer [FedScoop]