SmallGovCon Week in Review: Sept. 14-18, 2020

On Monday, the calendar officially moves to fall. Hopefully you have plans to enjoy the last weekend of Summer 2020, whether it’s at the beach, the lake, or just firing up the backyard grill.

Before the weekend begins, it’s time as always for our Friday rundown of the latest and greatest (or not-so-greatest) in federal government contracting. In this week’s edition, an Oregon man gets jail time for his role in a DoD fraud scheme, two members of the CMMC Advisory Board are unexpectedly out, the Air Force makes a long-term commitment to telework, and much more.

  • An Oregon man has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars for his role in a $4 million DoD bribery and contract fraud scheme. [U.S. Department of Justice].
  • Responding to COVID-19 strained the VA’s supply chain, while modernization issues continue. [GAO].
  • The JEDI bid protest saga is “far from over.” [NextGov].
  • Two members of the CMMC Advisory Board have unexpectedly resigned. [Federal News Radio].
  • The FAR Council has proposed a new rule to encourage continuous feedback from industry on improving federal acquisitions. [Federal Register].
  • A Virginia contractor will pay more that $37 million to settle False Claims Act contentions related to an alleged bribery scheme involving military training simulators. [U.S. Department of Justice].
  • The Air Force says telework is here to stay, even after COVID-19 passes. [Federal News Radio].

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