SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 23-27, 2023

Happy Friday, Readers. The Kansas City Chiefs secured another win on Saturday and have moved forward into the AFC Championship game. I think everyone in town had on their Chiefs gear last weekend. It was a sea of red. With temperatures predicted to be in the 20’s on Sunday, it will be a cold one in Kansas City for the big game! Brr.

We hope you had a great week and can grab a game or two this weekend and root for your favorite team. We have included some noteworthy articles below on federal government contracting, including SBA moving to a new certification platform and enhancing training for contracting officers. Enjoy the weekend and Go Chiefs!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 16-20, 2023

Happy Friday Readers. We hope you all have had a great week. We are enjoying some milder winter weather here in Kansas and received some much-needed rain. We still have a bit to go before spring, so hopefully we will get a little snow still this winter.

Enjoy the weekend and we also hope you will enjoy reading the articles below, regarding federal government contracting this week, including what small business contractors can look for in 2023.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 2-6, 2023

Happy New Year! We hope you were able to enjoy the holidays with friends and family and are now ready to jump into 2023. A recent cold front has moved out of our area, and I think I speak for everyone here when I say we are grateful to get back to our normal temperatures.

There was a lot of activity in the federal government contracting arena this week. Below are some articles that we think are noteworthy. Enjoy your weekend.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: November 28-December 2, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers! December is already here and as we kick off the holiday season, it’s hard to believe that the year is wrapping up already. And speaking of “wrapping” there’s sure to be some of that in the next few weeks. My advice is to pace yourself. The holiday season often feels like we are sprinting, as we try to get it all done and to attend all the holiday festivities. Make sure you slow down enough to really enjoy friends and family. I’ve been enjoying our downtown holiday lights which get better every year, it seems.

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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: June 27- July 1, 2022

Happy Fourth of July, Readers! We hope you have a fun and relaxing holiday weekend planned. Here are 3 fun facts about Independence Day:

  1. The Declaration of Independence Was Written on a Laptop. Not a modern laptop, but still. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on a writing desk that could fit over one’s lap. This device was referred to at the time as a “laptop.”
  2. There is Something Written on the Back of the Declaration of Independence. According to the History Channel, a simple message is written upside-down across the bottom of the signed document that reads, “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.”
  3.  The Designer of the 50-Star Flag Lived in Lancaster, Ohio. In 1958, a history teacher asked students to redesign the national flag as both Alaska and Hawaii neared statehood. Robert G. Heft, who was 16 at the time, designed a new flag using the old 48-star flag and spent $2.87 on materials. His design earned him a B-minus to which he challenged by sending it to Washington D.C. to be considered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

While you are enjoying the weekend, we have provided a few noteworthy articles pertaining to federal government contracting for your reading consideration, including Polaris timing update, category management struggles for small businesses, and predictions for the 2023 NDAA. Enjoy your 4th!

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