SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 27-October 1, 2021

It’s already October! Can you believe it? The leaves on our trees are starting to turn beautiful shades of yellow, red and orange and the temperatures are finally starting to cool down after a very hot and humid summer.

A lot has been happening this week in federal government contracting as contractors braced for a government shut down. Here are a few articles that we think are noteworthy.

Have a great weekend and enjoy that fall weather!

  • Contracting Community Braces for Possible Government Shutdown [GovExec]
  • Government Contractor Agrees to Settle Anti-Kickback Act Allegations [DoJ]
  • Lack of a government shutdown is not the same as a timely start to the fiscal year [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA Online Marketplaces: Plans to Measure Progress and Monitor Data Protection Efforts Need Further Development [GAO]
  • Senators release cyber incident reporting bill, preview FISMA reforms [FedNewsNet]
  • As federal contractors prepare for possible shutdown, impacts from the last one still loom large [FedNewsNet]
  • Highmark Health Subsidiary Agrees to Pay $410K to Resolve Alleged Compensation Discrimination Found in Federal Compliance Evaluation [DoL]
  • US Department of Labor Files Complaint Against ABM Janitorial Services Alleging Systematic Racial Discrimination at Maryland, Virginia Offices [DoL]
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation: Accelerated Payments Applicable to Contracts With Certain Small Business Concerns [FedReg]
  • Virginia companies settle false claims, kickback allegations [AP]
  • U.S. House approves bill to avert government shutdown [Rueters]