SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 15-19, 2024

Happy Friday! July sure is flying by! We’ve been very busy here at SmallGovCon with all that is happening in the federal government contracting world. We have included an extensive list of informative articles for this week in review.

At the top of our week in review articles, SmallGovCon contributor Nicole Pottroff was quoted in a touching Washington Post story that we have included this week, concerning the SBA’s 8(a) Program social disadvantage narrative requirements. Enjoy your weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 8-12, 2024

Hello readers and happy Friday! We hope you had a nice 4th of July and were able to spend some time with friends and family. This week’s round-up of federal government news, includes some cautionary tales on why defrauding the government is a very bad idea, the impact of the Boeing guilty plea on its federal contracts, and commentary on the case and its effect on COFC jurisdiction.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 24-28, 2024

Good morning and happy Friday! After the heatwave and rain the tomatoes are starting to ripen here in the Midwest. It’s always fun to visit our local farmer’s market at this time of the year to take advantage of the abundant harvest. We hope you had a great week and have some fun things planned for the weekend.

This week in federal government contracting news, be sure to look at articles related to an overview of governmentwide contracting, thoughts about government buying forecasts, and potential AI rules for federal agencies.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: June 17-21, 2024

Happy Friday and we hope you had an enjoyable Juneteenth. Yesterday was the first day of summer and our humidity was a balmy 96% on the first official day! Whew…so hot. I think that everyone here would agree that we hope that won’t be the norm. We hope you have a great weekend and find a nice cool place to read the articles we have included below. Enjoy!

This week in federal government contracting news: agencies are cracking down on everything from cybersecurity to discrimination in the federal marketplace; GAO is pushing for faster and more private procurements; Artificial Intelligence continues to make its way into government acquisitions and may even aid in disabled veterans living independently; and GSA schedules and our U.S. Supply Chains continue to grow in strength and popularity. Read about these and other happenings in the procurement world below.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 27-31, 2024

Happy Friday! Can you believe that tomorrow is already June? We are getting some rain here in the Midwest to kick off summer, so I’m sure those lawn mowers will be out in full force this weekend. My tomato plants are growing tall and it won’t be long before we have an abundance of summer produce. We hope you have a wonderful weekend and can get out and enjoy some sunshine.

This week in federal contracting news, there are new contracts coming out in the telecom and IT sectors, and DoD is looking to update how it deals with data management.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 20-24, 2024

Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which means the unofficial start to summer! Whether you are hitting the road or relaxing at home, I hope you have an enjoyable long weekend while remembering those that have given their lives to protect our country.

Of course, a relaxing weekend isn’t complete without some good reading material, and we’ve got you covered. This week in federal government contracting news….

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: May 13-17, 2024

It’s Friday and time for another week in review. The kids are finishing up the school year, so get ready parents! There are lots of activities happening in town and as I drive by our local ice cream shop it seems to be constantly filled with kids as they celebrate the beginning of summer. We hope you are looking forward to a lot of fun summer activities, as well. Enjoy the weekend!

This week in federal government contracting included updates on veteran-owned and WOSB contracting, as well as concerns about the ranks of DoD contracting officers getting thin.

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