SmallGovCon Week in Review: Oct. 26 – Oct. 30, 2020

Happy Halloween, SmallGovCon readers! My kids are definitely excited about Halloween, even though the trick or treating will be a little different than in years past.

But there is more to be excited about. Next week is National Veteran Owned Small Business Week. Check out SBA’s events and resources for more information, and join us in celebrating the many veteran-owned small businesses around the country.

This week saw a number of important stories, ranging from an idea for a new set-aside category for federal contracts, an update on SBA’s lending in 2020, and a number of enforcement actions involving federal contracting fraud. Read on for more updates.

  • Government Transition from DUNS Number to New Unique Entity Identifier Extended [GSAinteract]
  • Improving Compliance with Buy American Laws [OSD]
  • Two Companies in Business Together Agree to Pay $310,000 to Resolve DBE Fraud Allegations Arising from Platt Memorial Bridge Painting Project [DOJ]
  • Former Colorado Director For The Small Business Administration Pays $15,000 To Settle Claims For Violating Conflict-Of-Interest Rules [DOJ]
  • Former DARPA Program Manager Agrees to Settle Allegations of Improper Conversion of Government Technology [DOJ]
  • Grand Jury Returns 6 Indictments [DOJ]
  • Inspection of Small Business Administration’s Initial Disaster Assistance Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic [SBA]
  • SBA Achieves Historic Small Business Lending for Fiscal Year 2020 [SBA]
  • Bowie Innovation Center Works to Diversify Government Contracting Sector with Latest Cohort [Bizjournals]
  • Lawmaker Proposes Federal Institute of Technology and New Contracting Set-Aside [Nextgov]