SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 7-11, 2015

As we reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001 we are reminded to cherish every day and live every day to the fullest. Our thoughts are with all those who were affected by the events that took place that day.

While September 11 will never again be “just another day,” we post our weekly review of government contracting news and notes every Friday–even Fridays like this one.  Today’s roundup includes articles about increasing opportunities in the government sector, a look at a potential “game changer” in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, an overview of a looming potential government shutdown, and more.

  • Guy Timberlake takes a look at the government’s 4th quarter spending with an eye toward using the data to generate business opportunities. [GovConChannel]
  • Moody’s Defense Contractor Liquidity Index measures the vulnerability of defense contractors to disruptions in government payments on a scale of zero to 100 and shows us that disruption remains slim for one-third of defense contractors. [Moody’s]
  • A former DOT employee received a nearly two-year prison sentence for influencing highway contracts for his own personal gain. [FierceGovernment]
  • The DOD is directing 25 percent across-the-board cuts to its headquarters functions, including contractor positions. [Federal News Radio]
  • The proposed 2016 NDAA that contains several approaches intended to help agencies cut costs and improve performance but is it a ‘Game Changer’ in federal contracting? [GovConChannel]
  • A $51,000 bribe from a representative of an Afghan company has led to a 46-month prison sentence for an ex-employee of a U.S. contractor. [FierceGovernment]
  • The rumblings of a possible government shutdown have been steadily emanating from Capital Hill. Check out the 6 things to know if it happens. [FederalTimes]

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