SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 17-21

It’s been a very soggy week in the Midwest and we are looking forward to our normal sunny weather here in Lawrence, Kansas. We hope you are staying dry and the sun is shining bright in your neck of the woods.

There has been a lot of activity in federal government contracting news this week including more big announcements for small businesses and federal government contractors concerning the latest executive orders on cybersecurity requirements. The SBA made an announcement about expanding HUBZone opportunities and supplements on DFARS regulations were released concerning past performance of subcontractors and joint venture partners, as well as information about post award debriefings.

We hope you enjoy your weekend and catching up on the federal government contracting news in the articles listed below.

  • This Is IT: What the Cyber Executive Order Means for Contractors [BloombergGov]
  • SOFIC NEWS: SOCOM to Award More Than $1 Billion to Small Businesses in 2021 [NatFedMag]
  • Contractors design strategies for dealing with the latest executive order on cybersecurity [FedNewsNet]
  • Red River Army Depot Officials Charged in Bribery and Conspiracy Scheme [DOJ]
  • Justice Department Launches New COVID-19 Fraud Task Force [Govexec]
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Past Performance of Subcontractors and Joint Venture Partners (DFARS Case 2018-D055) [FedReg]
  • Biden’s DoD will huddle about how to replace CMO position [FedNewsNet]
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Postaward Debriefings (DFARS Case 2018-D009) [FedReg]
  • MF Board braced for priority reviews of ‘pretty robust’ project proposals [FedScoop]
  • USDA Official Admits Receiving Bribes in Exchange for Preferential Treatment in the Award of Security Contract [DOJ]
  • Rapid Acquisition Benefits Special Operations [DOD]
  • 37 Defense Industrial Base Companies Affected by SolarWinds Intrusion [NextGov]
  • SBA Announces New HUBZones to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses [SBA]
  • Owner of Company Providing Prosthetics and Orthotics Materials to Walter Reed National Military Center Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Maryland For Paying Gratuities [DOJ]