SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 3 – August 7, 2020

Happy Friday to all our SmallGovCon readers and hope you have a great weekend! Mark your calendars, as our very own Matthew Moriarty will be providing “2020 GovCon Legal Updates” to attendees of the 2020 ICBS Show on August 18.

This week saw some interesting federal contracting developments, such as projections for this year’s federal spending to be the highest ever, changes to the CMMC Advisory Board, and an executive order that may affect how contractors employ foreign workers.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 27 – July 31, 2020

Next week on August 5 you’ll have the opportunity to hear from two of our attorney-authors. First, Matthew Schoonover will be discussing “The SBA’s Mentor Programs: What You Need to Know” through an Iowa State University Webinar at 9 am central time that day. Then, at 2 pm central, I’ll be exploring the newest “Koprince Law LLC GovCon Handbook: Procedures and Pitfalls of Size Protests and Appeals” in a Koprince Law LLC Webinar.

This past week had some important federal contracting news, including a call for more time to reimburse government contractors for costs related to COVID-19, the Pentagon planning for the next 25 years of cybersecurity, and new issues with the CMMC rollout.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20 – July 24, 2020

Last week, I tried to see the Comet NEOWISE, but I couldn’t locate it. Guess that’s why I’m a lawyer and not an astronomer! Maybe some of you had better luck. As we move through the dog days of summer, I hope all our readers are staying cool and healthy.

This week saw a number of interesting federal contracting stories. Among them were tallying up record federal spending during the pandemic, cyber hygiene as part of CMMC, and potential waivers for the Huawei ban.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 13 – July 17, 2020

Happy Friday to you all and here’s to the weekend! Please mark your calendars as my colleague Matthew Schoonover will be giving a presentation on August 5 discussing the SBA’s All-Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Here are more details on the event.

This week saw its fair share of government contracting updates as well. These included STARS III details, progress on GSA’s schedule mass modification, and predictions for a government fourth quarter spending spree.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 29 – July 2, 2020

Happy Independence Day to all of our SmallGovCon readers! I hope you are able to share some time with family and friends and observe the 4th in a way that means the most to you. Stay healthy and safe.

In this short week, there were still some interesting federal contracting developments. These included debate on National Defense Authorization Act and other congressional initiatives such as the ban on equipment from certain Chinese companies, some challenges for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, and GSA announcing awards for the government e-commerce portal.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22 – June 26, 2020

This week, the dust cloud coming to US shores could bring some negative impacts to certain parts of the country, but it could also result in more vivid sunsets and sunrises. There’s often a silver lining but it can take a while to figure out what it is sometimes.

There were also some big impacts and silver linings in the world of federal government contracting this past week. These included an increase in the ceiling of the 8(a) STARS II GWAC, some rumblings from the Pandemic Oversight Committee and how it will track spending, and updates on how the CMMC application process will work for future cyber assessors.

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SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 15 – June 19, 2020

Happy Juneteenth to our SmallGovCon readers! And Happy Father’s Day as well. The next few days can be a time to reflect on the state of our nation. And to say thanks to a father or father figure.

If you need a new podcast to check out, my colleague Haley Claxton was recently featured on an episode of the The Big Bid Theory podcast. The episode just came out and is full of helpful information about set-asides for small business contractors. Give it a listen!

This week saw some interesting federal contracting stories as well, including that the Pentagon wants to give contractors more time to remove Chinese technology from the supply chain, a number of settlements and prosecutions related to contracting fraud, and the SBA announced that it was again opening up its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

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