SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 11-15, 2021

Happy Friday, Readers! We hope you have had a great week. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn beautiful colors and the temperatures are beginning to cool here in Lawrence, Kansas. It truly feels like Fall now and the kids are getting excited about Halloween. We hope you are enjoying Fall in your neck of the woods.

As usual, there was a lot of activity in the federal government contracting world, this week, such as a continuation of news concerning the Covid safety protocols for federal contractors as well as information regarding government cybersecurity issues. We hope you enjoy this edition of SmallGovCon Week in Review.

Have a great weekend!

  • Go deep, not wide: How agency-based marketing can drive results [WashingtonTech]
  • DOJ expects whistleblowers to play ‘significant role’ in False Claims Act cases against contractors [FedScoop]
  • GSA Needs Users to Test Ahead of DUNS Transition [NextGov]
  • AbilityOne program looks to end subminimum wage for federal contract workers with disabilities [FedNewsNet]
  • Connecticut Employment Contractor Pays $600K to Resolve Federal False Claims Act Allegations [DoJ]
  • Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Regarding Implementation of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors [VA]
  • JAIC thinks AI might solve DoD’s struggles with contract writing systems [FedNewsNet]
  • Tech contractors that conceal cyber breaches could be forced to pay triple damages [FedScoop]
  • GAO finds agencies mostly managed telework network security with a few holes [FedNewsNet]
  • With all of the mandates and threats, should companies really “want” federal contracts? [FedNewsNet]
  • Why the government market for artificial intelligence technology is expanding [FedTimes]
  • COVID has flipped what government and companies expect from supply and demand, now they are preparing [FedNewsNet]
  • Katie Arrington sues DOD and NSA over five-month suspension [FedScoop]
  • Modernizing Federal Cybersecurity [FedScoop]