SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 11-15, 2021

Happy Friday, Readers! We hope you have had a great week. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn beautiful colors and the temperatures are beginning to cool here in Lawrence, Kansas. It truly feels like Fall now and the kids are getting excited about Halloween. We hope you are enjoying Fall in your neck of the woods.

As usual, there was a lot of activity in the federal government contracting world, this week, such as a continuation of news concerning the Covid safety protocols for federal contractors as well as information regarding government cybersecurity issues. We hope you enjoy this edition of SmallGovCon Week in Review.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 4-8, 2021

Happy Friday and we hope you had a very productive week. There was a lot of discussion this week concerning the federal vaccine mandate as well as an announcement from the Department of of Justice concerning the cyber fraud. You can read more about those topics and other news in federal government contracting in the articles below.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 27-October 1, 2021

It’s already October! Can you believe it? The leaves on our trees are starting to turn beautiful shades of yellow, red and orange and the temperatures are finally starting to cool down after a very hot and humid summer.

A lot has been happening this week in federal government contracting as contractors braced for a government shut down. Here are a few articles that we think are noteworthy.

Have a great weekend and enjoy that fall weather!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 13-17, 2021

Happy Friday, Readers. It’s sad that summer is coming to an end but the good news is that fall is upon us which means it is time for cool weather, falling leaves, and football! It seems everyone is filled with optimism at the start of the season. Here’s hoping your favorite team is victorious and in between games here’s a few interesting articles on what’s going on in federal government contracting this week.

Have a great weekend! Go Team!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 6-10, 2021

Welcome to Friday, SmallGovCon readers!  Now that the weather is cooling off a little, we hope you’re able to enjoy the great outdoors a little more.  However, before you head outside, maybe you’d like to take a few minutes to check out some articles we’ve selected for you about federal government contracting.  We’d especially like to turn your attention to our first featured article about National PTAC Day coming up next week with a special shout-out to them for all the great work they do supporting small businesses. Other interesting news includes the remaining CIO-SP4 protests and how to prepare for a continuing resolution in government funding. Enjoy the articles and have a fantastic weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 30-September 3, 2021

Happy Labor Day weekend, Readers! Here are 5 fun facts about Labor Day according to Google:

-The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

-By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.

-Some records show that in 1882, Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a “general holiday for the laboring classes” to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

-Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, New Jersey, proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

-According to the New Jersey Historical Society, after President Cleveland signed the law creating a national Labor Day.

Have a great, relaxing, long weekend and here are some newsworthy articles in federal government contracting this week.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 23-27, 2021

Hello and happy Friday to all of our readers. It’s an exciting and busy time in Lawrence, Kansas with all of the college students flowing back into our city. It was also another busy week in federal government contracting. Enjoy the articles that we have put together for you. Have a great weekend and stay cool.

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