SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 5-9, 2022

Happy Friday, SmallGovCon Readers. The sunflower, which is the state flower or Kansas, are in full bloom. They have been spectacular this season! Sunflowers exhibit a trait called heliotropism, which means that they turn to face the sun. The tallest sunflower ever recorded was 30 feet tall! Wow! I haven’t seen one that tall but they sure are beautiful.

We hope you can get out and enjoy the September flowers in your neck of the woods and here’s a few noteworthy articles on federal goverment contracting that we hope you will find informative.

Have a great weekend!

  • Procurement & the acquisition workforce [FedNewsNet]
  • Union organizers now allowed on GSA-owned property to interact with contractors [FedNewsNet]
  • Biden Administration Releases Implementation Strategy for $50 Billion CHIPS for America program [DoC]
  • GSA Rule Seeks to Address Barriers to Worker Organizing for Federal Contractors; Robin Carnahan Quoted [ExecGov]
  • NASA offers more details on $2B IT contract for all its centers [FedScoop]
  • Fat Leonard’s escape as stunning as his Navy bribery case [FedNewsNet]
  • Pentagon planning new guidance to help contractors squeezed by inflation [FedNewsNet]
  • Contractors are happy the vaccine mandate has mostly evaporated [FedNewsNet]
  • Ernst Urges Federal Government to Fulfill Commitment to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses [Ernst]
  • GSA Announces First Public Meeting of Advisory Committee to Address Climate and Sustainability in Federal Buying [GSA]
  • Colorado Company and Owner Agree to Pay $625,000 for Alleged False Claims Related to Buy American Act Violations [DoJ]
  • NSA sets 2035 deadline for adoption of post-quantum cryptography across national security systems [FedScoop]
  • Pentagon acquisition chief optimistic — but not certain — that hypersonics will transition into production soon [FedScoop]