SmallGovCon Week in Review: Feb 26-March 1, 2024

Hello, blog readers and happy Friday. Can you believe it’s already March? In just a few short weeks, spring will (finally) be here!

We hope that you’re gearing up for a nice weekend. But before you punch out, let’s take a look at the-week that was. In this edition of the Week in Review, Congress passed a short term spending measure to avoid another government shutdown and a report was released citing that federal employee whistleblower complaints have dropped, and Congress is trying to improve small business contracting methods. You can read more about this and other federal government contracting news in the articles below.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: February 19-23, 2024

Happy final Friday of February! Can you believe that next week is March already? I guess we can start preparing for St. Patrick’s Day because it will be here soon. I think folks are hoping that our spring like weather will hold and that winter is over. Of course, in Kansas, the weather can change on a dime so we won’t count on it! Here’s hoping the weather is nice wherever you are and have a great weekend.

This week in federal government contracting news included reactions to proposed federal rules on cybersecurity for contractors, and an update on potential expanded whistleblower protections.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: February 12-16, 2024

Hello, blog readers. We want to say that our hearts are with the people of Kansas City. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of those impacted during the the Super Bowl celebration in Kansas City. We also salute the first responders who acted so quickly.

Our stories from federal contracting news this week included continued delays for CIO-SP4 and a new initiative on carbon-free electricity.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2024

Happy February! Our Kansas City Chiefs have once again managed to make it back into the Super Bowl and we couldn’t be happier about it! Whether you’re a Chiefs fan, a 49ers fan or a Swiftie, it’s sure to be a good one! Start gathering those favorite snack recipes and get out the lucky sports gear, folks!

This week in federal government contracting news had some important updates, including a new GSA schedule catalog platform, a report on savings in software purchases, and a revamped SBA training program for small businesses.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 22-26, 2024

Happy Friday! We hope you had a productive week. We are slowly exiting the deep freeze that we have been enduring the past few weeks, here in the midwest. We’ve had snow, ice, rain and sub degree temperatures! Not fun! We are looking forward to seeing the sun again and warmer days. Hope you are doing well and looking forward to a nice weekend.

This week in federal government contracting news saw some interesting stories, including a push to streamline contracting and GSA not following procurement rules.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 15-19, 2024

Happy Friday! Brrr, another very cold day here in the Midwest. We are looking for relief next week as the forecast is set for warmer temperatures after this deep freeze. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we are ready! We hope that you are staying warm in your neck of the woods.

This week in federal government contracting saw some important stories, including the one-year anniversary of the SBA takeover of the SDVOSB program and the new defense industrial strategy.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 8-12, 2024

Happy Friday! Boy, were we hit with a major snowstorm this week with very cold temperatures sweeping in from the north! We dug out just in time for a cold blast to arrive today and our Kansas City Chiefs have a playoff game at home this weekend, with the high expected to be a balmy 6 degrees! Brrr. I’ll be watching from my climate-controlled living room. Go Chiefs!

This week in federal government contracting news saw some White House initiatives for better contracting, as well as updates on cybersecurity and AI in the federal space.

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