SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 19-23, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. We have had some contrasting weather conditions here in Kansas, this week. One day we are at 100 degrees and the next day we are in the 60’s. You know what they say in Kansas? If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute and it will change. That has certainly been true this week. I think I speak for all of us, when I say that the cooler temperatures of fall are a welcome change from the hot and dry conditions we have experienced throughout the summer.

We hope you are able to get out an enjoy the weather in your neck of the woods this weekend. Here are a few articles we thought were particularly interesting concerning federal government contracting this week, including extension for the SBIR program, more Polaris solicitation drops, and inflation’s effects on contractors. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • GSA’s Polaris Contract Continues to Support Equity in Federal Procurement [GSA]
  • GSA opens second round of bid submissions for multibillion-dollar Polaris solicitation [FedScoop]
  • Federal agencies racing to spend billions by Sept. 30 [FedTimes]
  • DARPA launches new program to let small innovators behind the classified curtain [FedNesNet]
  • Pentagon Urges Defense Contractors to Wean Themselves Off China-Made Chips, Raw Materials [GovConWire]
  • Biden-Harris Administration Announces Groundbreaking Partnerships to Connect Small and Disadvantaged Businesses to Infrastructure Programs [SBA]
  • A Nonprofit Business Accelerator Is Offering Grants to Veteran Small Business Owners [Military]
  • Union organizers gain access to contractors working on government projects [FedNewsNet]
  • Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Inspector General Convicted of Falsifying Financial Disclosure Forms [DoJ]
  • General Services Administration backs inflation contract adjustments [FedTimes]
  • Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency Awards $4.7 Million in Funding to Strengthen Business Centers Across U.S [DoC]
  • The SBA Announces Expansion of Ascent Online Digital Platform Programming [SBA]
  • SBA Announces Inaugural Small Business Cyber Summit to Take Place During National Cybersecurity Month [SBA]
  • GSA reveals 28 members of new acquisition policy advisory committee [FedScoop]
  • Why the US government will require software vendors to certify the security of their products [FedScoop]
  • Senate pulls SBIR back from brink of sunsetting [FedNewsNet]
  • How inflation has hit federal contractors [FedNewsNet]