SmallGovCon Week in Review: Oct. 12 – Oct. 16, 2020

The cold weather we’ve been getting this week might signal the end of the summer tomatoes and basil. But we can start looking forward to fall in earnest. For one thing, my kids are getting excited about Halloween. I hope SmallGovCon readers also have much to be excited about in the beginning of the federal fiscal year.

To stay on top of what’s going on in federal contracting, remember to check out our upcoming legal update on October 22, but you can also read on for developments including expiring HUBZone flexibilities, brand name or equal rules, and a report on COVID-19 related loan fraud.

  • HUBZone Program Updates [SBA Nebraska]
  • CIO-SP4 Contracting Opportunities Abound [AFCEA]
  • Brand Name or Equal: Without “Equal,” It’s Not Competitive [SSRN]
  • American Contractor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Steal Government Equipment from U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan [DOJ]
  • Virginia Businessman Pleads Guilty to Bribery of FBI Official [DOJ]
  • Small Business Administration: Covid-19 Loans Lack Controls and Are Susceptible to Fraud [GAO]
  • Coronavirus has boosted federal contract spending [Federal News Network]
  • How DISA is Targeting Work with Nontraditional Defense Contractors On A Traditional Contract [Fedscoop]