SmallGovCon Weeks In Review: December 26, 2016 – January 6, 2017

Happy New Year and welcome back to the SmallGovCon Week In Review. I hope that everyone had an enjoyable holiday season and is jumping full force into 2017. We bring you a double edition today, as we took a little time off from delivering you our weekly publication last week.

It may have been the holiday season, but it was still a busy two weeks of developments in the world of federal government contracting. In this week’s edition, the President has signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (click here for SmallGovCon‘s complete 2017 NDAA coverage), alleged procurement fraud results in a whopping $4.5 million settlement, President-elect Trump’s administration may prioritize Buy American policies, Guy Timberlake takes a look at how FY 2016 contracting dollars were obligated, and much more.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: March 21-25, 2016

As a Duke alum living in Kansas, March Madness is particularly exciting for me.  Last night, my defending champion Blue Devils got bounced from the tourney, but KU’s journey continues to the Elite Eight.  The win was especially sweet for me because it came against Maryland–a team whose fans (back when the Terps were in the ACC) kept insisting that Duke was their arch-rival.  I lost count of how many times I had to remind a Maryland fan that Duke already has an arch-rival.

While I await Saturday’s basketball excitement, it’s time for our weekly roundup of what’s new in the world of government contracts.  In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, the Navy has been rocked by a bribery scheme, the DoD enlists a supercomputer to untangle its procurement system, some insightful commentary on recent changes to the WOSB program, and much more.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: October 12-16, 2015

Another week is almost over, and that means it’s time to bring you the SmallGovCon Week In Review.  This week we look at GSA’s IT consolidation efforts, a bid-rigging scheme that resulted in a seven-year prison sentence, allegations of SDVOSB fraud, and much more.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 21-25, 2015

With a potential government shutdown looming, this week’s top news stories focus on the effects that a shutdown may have on government contractors. But the shutdown isn’t the only government contracting news out there. This week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review also includes stories on the government’s new minimum wage and sick leave policies, among others.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 7-11, 2015

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.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 27-31, 2015

With July almost over, we are looking forward to the remainder of the summer.  But even in the hottest weather, government contracting news never stops.  In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, a new study pushes back at “bid protest hysteria,” Guy Timberlake continues his important discussion of federal agency classifications, CNN investigates alleged corruption in the AbilityOne program, and more.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20-24, 2015

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.

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