Happy Friday and welcome to November!
In honor of National Veterans’ Small Business Week, Administrator Isabel Guzman, head of the SBA, hosted a roundtable with the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) to discuss the Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) Program. The SBA has certified over 8,300 new veteran- and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses through VetCert so far. Also, in federal government contracting news, there was an executive order released on how the government can address AI in government. You can read more about these, as well as other newsworthy articles below. Have a great weekend!
- Here’s a novel way for contractors to pitch ideas to the Defense Department
- Biden AI executive order calls for ‘talent surge’ across government to retain tech experts
- Performance.gov: More Movement of Contracting Officers between DoD, Other Agencies Now Possible
- Biden’s new AI executive order gives several agencies more responsibility
- Procurement Scorecard Program: Exclusion for Certain Department of Veterans Affairs Contracts
- Here’s what drove a 22% spike in bid protests this year
- Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay$402K in Back Wages, Interest to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination Found in Federal Review
- New House Speaker. New cyber guidelines. What contractors can do to navigate it all.
- Changing AI Policy Landscape Puts Federal Contractors on Notice
- OMB Releases Implementation Guidance Following President Biden’s Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence
- Readout of SBA Administrator Guzman’s VetCert Roundtable in Rockville, Md.
- SBA-backed loans for women-owned businesses see ‘meteoric’ surge
- Former Air Force Contractor Pleads Guilty to Bribery Scheme
- XTO Agrees to Pay $16 Million to Resolve Natural Gas Royalty Underpayments to the United States
- IRS Contractor Pleads Guilty to Disclosing Tax Return Information to News Organizations