SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 11-15, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers. We hope you had a great week. We are starting to get a little fall weather around these parts, which is exciting. Fall has also brought the prospect of a potential government shutdown and what the impact will be, as reflected in some of these articles. The budget process is complicated, so we are all waiting to see how it shakes out.

We’ve also included some other articles on topics such as OASIS+ and cybersecurity, we hope will be of interest to you below. Have a great weekend.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 7-11, 2023

Hello, Readers! Many small business contractors and agency personnel are paying close attention to the fallout from the recent court decision on the 8(a) Program, as shown in this week’s articles. For an explanation of the decision, see the post from John Holtz, while Nicole Pottroff has explained SBA’s pause on taking current 8(a) Program applications. Another big story was DOL’s new rules.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and please refer to our most recent blog posts for additional information on federal government contracting matters.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 3-7, 2023

Happy Friday! We hope you had a nice 4th of July and a great week. It was another scorcher here in Kansas, on the 4th, but thankfully our temperatures are much cooler to finish out the week. Here’s hoping you can find time to rest and relax this weekend and perhaps, read a few articles we thought were interesting from the federal government contracting world. Enjoy!

In this week’s edition, the federal fiscal fourth quarter is upon us!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 15-19, 2023

It’s Friday, once again, and time for another week in review. We hope you had a great week. This week in federal government contracting news there were several articles on the VA electronic health records contract, the debt talks, as well as plenty of examples of why one should never try to pull one over on the federal government without facing the consequences. Enjoy your weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: March 13-16, 2023

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Historical reports say the Irish have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for over 1,000 years. They would feast on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage–not quite sure when the green beer was added into the festivities! The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place not in Ireland but in America on March 17, 1601 in St. Augustine, Florida. Although not as old as St. Augustine’s, our city of Lawrence, Kansas is also preparing for a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which has been a tradition since 1988. It’s always a fun experience, with 100 floats, and has raised more than $1.2 million dollars for children’s charities.

We’ve included a few articles from this week’s news in federal government contracting to peruse before you head out to your local St. Pat’s Day celebrations, including updates on government budges for the upcoming fiscal year and contractors leaving the federal space. Have a fun day, stay safe, and a have great weekend.

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Webinar Event: December 15, 2022 at 2:00pm MST: The Do’s & Don’ts of Federal Contracting

Federal contracting rules and laws are complicated, and the rules aren’t always intuitive. Many contractors make legal mistakes routinely, involving everything from completing SAM profiles to calculating small business size to communicating with government contracting officers.

I invite you to join Greg Weber and myself as we discuss the Top 21 Most Common Legal Mistakes that contractors make time and time again hosted by the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. You will learn what these common mistakes are and how to avoid them. Hope to see you there! Click here to register.

Govology Webinar Event: 2022 Government Contracts Year-End Review, December 8, 2022, 1:00 pm EST

In this webinar, Govology Legal Analyst Steven Koprince and I will cover the most important legal developments for federal contractors in 2022, including new small business rules, recent domestic preference changes under the Buy American Act, key provisions of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, and much more. I hope you will join us. Registration Link is here.