Week in Review: Oct. 31-Nov 4, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers and Happy November! I’m excited to be attending the APTAC Conference in Washington DC next week. It should be a great week to chat with PTAC procurement specialists from around the country. If you are attending, please stop by our table and say hello.

We’ve included some articles below on the happenings in federal government contracting, this week, including updates on the GSA UEI delays and the CIO-SP4 procurement. Enjoy your weekend!

  • 50,000 companies on hold because of GSA’s UEI validation problems [FedNewsNet]
  • Executive Pleads Guilty to Criminal Attempted Monopolization [DoJ]
  • NASA taking a page out of DHS’ book with a new acquisition innovation lab [FedNewsNet]
  • Army diving ‘headfirst’ into SBOMs to secure software supply chain [FedNewsNet]
  • White House Pushes Domestic Manufacturing [NatDef]
  • Competition for Potential $900M Army Modernization Priorities IDIQ Contract Kicks Off [GovConWire]
  • GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2022 [GAO]
  • Unsuccessful CIO-SP4 bidders may have renewed hopes [WashTech]
  • 50,000 companies on hold because of GSA’s UEI validation problems [FedNewsNet]
  • White House taps tech funds to upgrade AbilityOne procurement list [FedTimes]
  • Latham Company Pays $75,000 for Selling Counterfeit Batteries to Department of Defense [DoJ]
  • Federal Contract Spending Decreases Again in Fiscal 2022 [NextGov]
  • GAO spikes the Federal Supply Schedule cross-walk; sellers beware [FedNewsNet]
  • It’s Better Together With Joint Ventures: Chelsea Meggitt [BGov]
  • GAO reports 12% drop in protests filed during 2022 fiscal year [FedScoop]
  • Administrator Guzman Announces Path Forward for Veteran Small Business Certification Program [GlobeNewsWire]
  • GSA constructing another bridge across the SBIR ‘valley of death’ [FedNewsNet]