Football season is back, and the Chiefs certainly gave those in our neck of the woods something to cheer for last night. I wish I could say I felt sorry for our SmallGovCon Patriots fans, but those five Super Bowl Rings ought to take the sting out of an opening-week loss.
I’ll be watching my share of football on Sunday, but before the weekend starts, it’s time for the SmallGovCon Week In Review. In this edition, two Arkansas men are headed to trial on procurement fraud charges, GSA awarded a $700 billion contract, a company vying for a piece of the border wall contract was previously investigated for alleged mentor-protege improprieties, and much more.
- Despite what many said was an unfriendly environment for federal contractors, fiscal 2016 was a pretty darn good year for vendors. [Federal News Radio]
- Veterans advocate Scott Denniston argues that the VA should do more to comply with Kingdomware and the rule of two. [The Hill]
- A Pennsylvania husband and wife have been charged with making bribes in an attempt to expedite their DOT DBE application. [Department of Justice]
- Two Arkansas men are headed to trial to face accusations of defrauding the federal government out of millions of dollars worth of contracts. [Arkansas Online]
- One of the four companies picked to provide border wall prototypes has paid more than $3 million to settle a Justice Department criminal investigation into whether it defrauded the U.S. government through the mentor-protege program aimed at helping disadvantaged small business contractors. [Politico]
- Two American banks have been announced as winners of a $700 billion federal charge card program contract through the GSA. [Government Executive]
- The pick to lead the General Services Administration is popular but she is going to face some tough questions from Congress before she moves on to the challenges of running a large and complex agency. [FCW]
- Guy Timberlake suggests that “NAICS Code Amnesia” could be a good thing for federal contractors. [LinkedIn]