SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 25 – May 29, 2020

As we end May and roll into June, rainy weather has descended on the Midwest. But there’s always sunshine around the corner. In our case, around the corner will be this weekend as the Kansas City region is scheduled to have sunny skies.

This week saw plenty of interesting stories in the federal contracting world, including a false claims settlement related to misrepresenting use of a small disadvantaged business, a new Department of Labor office aims to help federal contractors comply with rules, and the federal government moving to virtual sales meetings.

  • NIH’s NITAAC following familiar path to deliver acquisitions during coronavirus. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Defense Department’s AI Center Seeks Own Acquisition Authorities. [Nextgov]
  • New Labor office aims to help federal contractors comply with rules. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • House leaders look to add layer of protection for inspectors general. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Army seeking technologies that will better ‘harness’ its data. [fedscoop]
  • Government Contractor to Pay $1 Million to Settle Claims of Fraudulently Representing Work by a Small Disadvantaged Business. [justice.gov]
  • GSA Releases Lists of Apparent Successful Offerors on OASIS Small Business Pools 1, 3, 4. [govconwire]
  • DoD moves AI development to Air Force’s Cloud One as JEDI protest drags on. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Federal buying season to be largely virtual this year. [federalnewsnetwork]