We hope that all of our readers had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving. While we are looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings, we continue to bring you our weekly dose of government contracting news and notes for the remainder of the year.
In this week’s edition of SmallGovCon Week In Review, a look at ever-increasing regulatory burdens on contractors, the American Legion endorses a proposal to increase veteran-owned contracting, the Government recovers $3.5 billion in False Claims Act cases, and more.
- For years, gaps in workforce training and development have threatened the government’s ability to operate effectively in a rapidly changing environment. Is the DOD on the right track to fixing the issues? [Government Executive]
- Over the past decade, a mere 0.4% of federal contractors were found to have egregious violations–so why does the federal government keep proposing more regulatory burdens for contractors? [Bloomberg BNA]
- The American Legion announced its endorsement for a Congressional resolution that would potentially pave the way for veteran-owned small businesses to land more government contracts. [Business Administration Information]
- For the fourth consecutive year the Justice Department has recovered over $3.5 Billion from False Claims Act cases. [The United States Department of Justice]
- A GAO report finds that the VA made significant improvements in its verification process, but more work is needed. [VetLikeMe]
- A commentator reflects on the one-year anniversary of the OFPP’s memorandum on simplifying acquisitions–and identifies some concerns. [Federal News Radio]
- Good practical advice: Carroll Bernard of GOVOLOGY walks through the process of updating a contractor’s SBA DSBS profile, the “easy way.” [GOVOLOGY]