SmallGovCon Week in Review: Nov. 16 – Nov. 20, 2020

I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving this year, even if won’t look the same as it may have in past years. It’s still a time to be thankful, enjoy the (possibly virtual) company of family and friends, and eat some great food–with my personal favorite being stuffing!

As you finalize your Thanksgiving menu, read up on these federal contracting stories, including a number of fraud-related enforcement actions, increased use of OTA, and how the pandemic has changed the way federal agencies work.

  • U.S. Department of Labor and Rolls-Royce North America Holdings Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination [USDOL]
  • USDA Contractor Admits To Giving Gifts To USDA Officials to Influence Award of Contracts and Obstructing Federal Grand Jury Investigation [DOJ]
  • Former CEO Charged in Schemes to Defraud U.S. Government Related to the Conflict in Afghanistan [DOJ]
  • United States Brings Civil False Claims Act Suit Against Delaware-Based Textile Manufacturer for Bribery of an Amtrak Official and Conspiracy to Rig Bids [DOJ]
  • Navy seeing ‘explosion’ in use of OTA for IT, cyber development work [FedNewsNet]
  • How the pandemic changed the future of work for government agencies [FedScoop]
  • Tips to help small contractors grow their business [FedNewsNet]
  • SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees to Host Virtual Public Meetings Dec. 2 and 3 [SBA]
  • Biden says U.S. government contracts must ‘buy American’ to be approved [GlobalNews]