SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 19-23, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. We have had some contrasting weather conditions here in Kansas, this week. One day we are at 100 degrees and the next day we are in the 60’s. You know what they say in Kansas? If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute and it will change. That has certainly been true this week. I think I speak for all of us, when I say that the cooler temperatures of fall are a welcome change from the hot and dry conditions we have experienced throughout the summer.

We hope you are able to get out an enjoy the weather in your neck of the woods this weekend. Here are a few articles we thought were particularly interesting concerning federal government contracting this week, including extension for the SBIR program, more Polaris solicitation drops, and inflation’s effects on contractors. Have a wonderful weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 29- September 2, 2022

Happy Labor Day weekend, Readers. Monday is a federal holiday so I’m sure everyone is looking forward to an enjoyable, long weekend and perhaps a parade. It turns out that the first Labor Day parade was in New York City on September 5, 1882 when, according to the US Department of Labor, a newspaper account of the day described “men on horseback, men wearing regalia, men with society aprons, and men with flags, musical instruments, badges, and all the other paraphernalia of a procession.”

While some of the parade marchers returned to work, most continued on to the post-parade party; even some unions that had not participated in the parade showed up to join in the post-parade festivities that included speeches, a picnic, an abundance of cigars, and “Lager beer kegs… mounted in every conceivable place.” – US Department of Labor

It sounds like a good time was had by all! Enjoy the long weekend and here are a few noteworthy happenings in federal government contracting news to peruse at your leisure.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 22-26, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. I hope this has been a productive week for you. We have been very busy here at SmallGovCon moving into the fall season. Living in a college town always brings a sense of energy and excitement as the students return for the fall semester.

The SBA made announcements this week about a new webinar series they are launching concerning the challenges of inflation on small businesses as well as a new program addressing cybersecurity infrastructure. You can read more about that, as well as other federal government news, in the articles we have included below. Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 15-19, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. I wanted to send another thank you to Carter Merkle, Berbon Hamilton, and all the other folks who made the ICBS Show 2022 such a great experience. There were some informative speakers and a great opportunity for networking. I was very pleased to be able to speak about local opportunities related to the infrastructure law. Hope you have a nice weekend and enjoy the Week In Review.

This week saw some interesting federal contracting stories, including new deadlines for GSA MACs, working with agency small business offices, and a spotlight on OCIs.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 1-5, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers. We hope you had a great week. Shane McCall, our usual Week in Review contributor, is enjoying a much deserved vacation with this family and I have the delightful privilege of filling in for him. Can you believe it’s August already and school will soon be starting? The Summer is flying right by!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 25-29, 2022

We’ve been enjoying summer out here in Lawrence and many of our SmallGovCon professionals are taking a little time to themselves for summer vacation. We hope our readers are able to do the same thing! Whether you’re getting back from a vacation or working regular hours, here’s our weekly roundup of news from the federal government contracting to keep you updated on what’s been happening lately.

This week in the federal government contracting world, there is some interesting news, including the small business procurement scorecard from the SBA, which exceeded its contracting goal and the White House announced initiatives to ensure equity in federal procurement.

Enjoy the weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: July 18-22, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers! I hope you are all staying cool. It seems the whole country is under a heat advisory and we are not the exception here at SmallGovCon, with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees. Whew…who’s ready for Fall?

There was a lot of news in the federal government contracting world this week and we’ve included some articles that we hope you will find informative. Have a great weekend and enjoy the AC or a cool pool to lounge in.

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