Happy Friday blog readers! Can you believe that it is already June? The sunshine and warmer temperatures have returned here in the Midwest and I, for one, am grateful for it. We hope you can get out and enjoy the sunshine this weekend.
There has been a lot of activity in the federal government contracting arena this week. Some noteworthy items are the announcements from the Biden administration concerning agency hiring initiatives, a 5% increase in federal contracts set asides for small disadvantaged businesses, and legislation that will examine if federal agencies should relocate from Washington D.C. Read on for all the details. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!
- Biden Increasing Share of Federal Contracts to Small Disadvantaged Businesses [HSToday]
- New NGA Mentor-Protégé Program [Sam.gov]
- Congress Organizes to Promote Reform of Design and Construction-Related Contracting [POB]
- Why Government Needs More than Money to Fix Cybersecurity Issues [NextGov]
- CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Agrees to Pay More than $3 Million to Settle Hanford Subcontract Small Business Fraud Allegations [DOD]
- Contracting Community Welcomes Biden’s Budget Proposal [GovExec]
- FSS BPAs: Back to the Future or “Déjà vu All Over Again!” [GCP]
- With Biden’s 2022 budget, civilian agencies are due for a hiring spree [FedNewsNet]
- Legislation calls for examining if agencies should relocate from DC [FedNewsNet]
- Army Secretary Wormuth says modernization programs remain ‘a top priority’ [FedScoop]
- Agency Hiring Initiatives and Other Takeaways From Biden’s First Budget [GovExec]