SmallGovCon Week in Review: November 8-12, 2021

Happy Friday! We hope you had a wonderful and reflective Veteran’s day. I just got back from speaking at the APTAC Fall Conference on the big changes that will be taking place in the SDVOSB certification program, along with other legal updates. Thanks to the many wonderful people at APTAC, including Allen Waldo, who helped make that conference a success. It was a great event.

This week in federal government contracting saw important stories about CMMC 2.0 and other cyber initiatives, as well as the possibility of a year-long continuing resolution.

  • Once bracing for a spike in demand, CMMC AB now worries about a shortage [FedScoop]
  • Honor Veterans With Opportunity And Accommodation In The Workplace [Forbes]
  • SBA’s “8(a) Program”: Overview, History, and Current Issues [CRSReport]
  • CMMC 2.0 could take as long as two years to come online [FedNewsNet]
  • SBA Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program[CRSReport]
  • Former U.S. Army Employee Sentenced for Kickback Scheme to Steer U.S. Government Contracts [DoJ]
  • Biden administration looking to axe another policy from the Trump era [FedNewsNet]
  • For contractors, the unthinkable is on the table: A year-long continuing resolution [FedNewsNet]
  • CIOs say they need more funding to implement cyber EO [FedScoop]
  • Digital transformation a FedScoop Special Report [FedScoop]
  • Beyond Biden cyber directive, government agencies need to manage their attack surface [FedScoop]
  • How hybrid work will impact network needs for government agencies [FedScoop]
  • AFGE asks White House to delay federal vaccine mandate deadline for employees [FedNewsNet]
  • SSA eyes January date for reopening offices, new employee telework schedules [FedNewsNet]
  • Could we soon see hybrid electric tanks? Pentagon says maybe [FedNewsNet]
  • Nominee to be VA’s new CIO would inherit new cyber strategy [FedNewsNet]