Happy Friday! We hope you enjoyed the nice long weekend. After this long heatwave, we’ve been enjoying the cooler weather this week, here in Kansas. I think it’s safe to say that most everyone is ready for fall.
There was a lot of activity this week in federal government contracting. We have included some articles that we hope will be of interest, including updates on the 8(a) Program, and a lot of changes on the IT front for federal agencies. Enjoy the weekend!
- SBA program upended in wake of Supreme Court affirmative action ruling
- Sen. Ernst to agencies: No more ‘easy As’ on the SBA scorecard
- Maryland Woman Charged for Role in Million Dollar Fraud at New Orleans Marine Forces Reserve Facility
- You’re not innovating if you’re not talking to small business
- SBA looking to accelerate AI breakthroughs as part of ‘customer-centric’ transformation
- VA vows ‘full review’ of website after IT issues impact disability claims for nearly 57,000 veterans
- How NASA, NOAA and AI might save the internet from devastating solar storms
- The Pentagon’s innovation arm has a new chief and a new strategy
- Verizon agrees to settle False Claims allegations over cyber standards for federal contractors
- GSA opens office to support Biden’s open government plan
- Federal agency contingency plans lay in wait for shutdown notices
- Army switches from GDIT to Leidos to run its multibillion-dollar hardware contract vehicle
- UW and Wyoming APEX Accelerator to Host ‘Lunch and Learn’ Workshop Sept. 13