SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 15-19, 2023

It’s Friday, once again, and time for another week in review. We hope you had a great week. This week in federal government contracting news there were several articles on the VA electronic health records contract, the debt talks, as well as plenty of examples of why one should never try to pull one over on the federal government without facing the consequences. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Industrial funding fee pain relievers [FedNewsNet]
  • Former U.S. Army Employee Arrested In Bribery And Kickbacks Scheme Involving Defense Contracts [DoJ]
  • Requested policy change at OMB [Congress]
  • VA renews EHR contract, sets higher penalties for performance metrics missed by vendor [FedNewsNet]
  • What would happen to contractors in case of a debt default? [FedNewsNet]
  • Fake solicitation highlights growing attacks against federal officials [FedNewsNet]
  • VA puts Oracle Cerner on a short leash in $10B health records contract [FCW]
  • VA seeks cyber operations help [FCW]
  • VA and Oracle Cerner reach agreement on electronic health record contract extension [FedScoop]
  • CISA issues draft attestation form for government software providers [FedScoop]
  • How contractors can prepare for a very big year in contracting [FedNewsNet]
  • U.S. Resolves Civil Claims Against Medical Device Manufacturer for Falsely Claiming that Chinese Components Sold to the Federal Government Were American Made [DoJ]
  • Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud For Falsifying Documents Submitted To The Army [DoJ]
  • US Department of Labor, Permaswage Reach Agreement to Resolve Gender Pay Discrimination, Disability Discrimination at Gardena, California, Facility [DoL]