We’re back! 2016 has finally arrived and we here at Koprince Law couldn’t be more excited to dive into the new year with our first SmallGovCon Week In Review post. The first week of January brings some new policies and processes for contracting, a look back at the top procurement stories of 2015, and much more.
As summer turns to fall (and football season), government contractors are dealing with the flurry of awards, orders and modifications that always accompanies the end of the federal fiscal year. In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, a HUBZone fraudster gets jail time, a Navy report reveals systemic Berry Amendment violations (by the Navy!) and much more.
As we reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001 we are reminded to cherish every day and live every day to the fullest. Our thoughts are with all those who were affected by the events that took place that day.
While September 11 will never again be “just another day,” we post our weekly review of government contracting news and notes every Friday–even Fridays like this one. Today’s roundup includes articles about increasing opportunities in the government sector, a look at a potential “game changer” in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, an overview of a looming potential government shutdown, and more.
As the summer begins winding down, there is no shortage of government contracting news. In this week’s SmallGovCon Week in Review, contractors push back against the executive order on sick leave, steps are being taken to strengthen cybersecurity requirements for contractors, the GAO recommends that agencies pursue deeper discounts when using the GSA Schedule, and more.
I was on the road during the latter half of last week–first a stop in Columbia, Missouri for a workshop with the Missouri PTAC, and then on to the greater Chicago area, where I gave a presentation at a procurement conference. My travels prevented me from getting SmallGovCon Week In Review posted on its usual Friday date, so here is a special Monday morning edition of government contracting news and commentary.
After doubling up the Week In Review last Friday, we are back to our regular one-per-week format. Today, SmallGovCon Week In Review features stories about the GAO’s hard-hitting report on the Buy Indian program, a lengthy prison sentence for bribery of a VA official, the beginning of the fourth quarter “spending season,” and much more.
We took a break from SmallGovCon Week In Review last week to take time and relax over the 4th of July holiday and enjoy some fireworks! Here’s hoping that you and yours enjoyed the holidays, as well.
If you were too busy with Independence Day festivities to keep up with government contracting news, no worries. We have you covered, with stories about a major False Claims Act settlement, a nearly four-year prison sentence for kickbacks, and campaign contributions by federal contractors, among other developments.