SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 2-6, 2023

This week we had some actual fall temperatures at the SmallGovCon home offices. It’s finally pumpkin spice weather! We’ll be enjoying the fall weather and some football this weekend. Hope you enjoy the fall weather as well, along with some of top federal contracting headlines, including the continuing resolution to fund the government, new cyber rules, and the opening of the 8(a) portal. 

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 4-8, 2023

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!

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Govology Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Defense Production Act Title III Agreements, August 24, 2023, 1:00pm EDT

Steven Koprince, Govology Legal Analyst and retired founder of Koprince McCall Pottroff (and all around cool dude) will be presenting this webinar which covers the Ins and Outs of the DPA Title III Agreement, including which contractors are eligible, how to find and pursue DPA Title III opportunities, typical terms of DPA Title III agreements, and more. Don’t miss your chance to learn all about DPA Title III, in plain English! Register here.

DoD Revises its Other Transactions Guide

Something we frequently hear, when talking to those involved in the federal contracting industry, is that just when you think you have a handle on all the different ways federal contracting is run, you find out about another new program, authority, protest, guidance, regulation, or any other possible wrinkle of federal contracting. One prime example of this is that many individuals getting into federal contracting will often be surprised that the FAR is not the only standard that may drive how a procurement activity is handled. As we have blogged about in the past, “Other Transaction Authority” can come into play on certain procurements. The Department of Defense (“DoD”) utilizes this unique type of procurement authority and releases an “Other Transaction Guide” to dictate how this authority will be used. But with all things, only change is guaranteed, and any contractor who thought they knew this unique procurement authority’s ins and outs will need to take another look, as the DoD has just released a revised “Other Transactions Guide” based on industry guidance and regulatory changes.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 10-14, 2023

Happy Friday! Our SmallGovCon authors and attorneys were busy this week. Aside from our normal updates, Nicole Pottroff and John Holtz presented a 3-Part Series for Govology, this week, on compliant and effective teaming agreements, joint ventures and subcontracts. This is always a popular webinar and there was a lot of great information shared as well as a lot of great questions. If you were not able to attend, please check out Govology’s upcoming webinar events at It’s a wonderful source of helpful information for federal government contractors.

This week in federal government contracting, CIO-SP4 is going back to the drawing board and an update on Alliant 3.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 5-9, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers! As temperatures climb in this now official Kansas summer, so does federal government spending. But with more spending, comes more responsibility. A lot has happened this week! The FAR council proposed to ban TikTok for contractors. NASA is planning some extensive tech development, with the help of small businesses. And NOAA issued a massive $8 billion RFP for a scientific and professional services acquisition. Enjoy the articles below and your weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 29- June 2, 2023

Happy Friday! We hope you had a great week and can take time to enjoy your weekend. We’ve been receiving a lot of rain here in the Midwest lately. The rain gauge was completely full and topped out at 4 1/2″ in a 12 hour span of time, this past week. Everything outside is looking beautiful and I’m guessing there will be a lot of lawn mowing going on this weekend.

We’ve included several articles that hopefully provide some good information concerning federal government contracting this week. Enjoy your weekend!

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