With Christmas just one week away, we are looking forward to gathering with our families and celebrating this holiday season. But even with the holidays approaching, there was no shortage of news this week. In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, Guy Timberlake takes a look at the government contracting landscape in 2016, bid protests continue a slow but steady rise, a brazen contractor seeks $3,160 per hour for his time spent handling a successful protest, and much more.
My poor, long-suffering Chicago Cubs will spend another winter without a World Series trophy. Maybe next year the Cubbies will finally break the Curse of the Billy Goat. In the meantime, there is plenty happening in the world of government contracting to keep my mind off of baseball.
In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, a prison sentence is handed down in a SDVOSB fraud case while guilty pleas are entered in a separate case alleging DBE fraud, President Obama vetoes the 2016 NDAA, Carroll Bernard of GOVOLOGY provides an overview of the non-manufacturer rule, and much more.
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.
We are digging out after a snowstorm here in the Midwest, and I plan to stay warm tomorrow by cheering on the Jayhawks in their game against West Virginia. But before I turn my attention to Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and company, there are plenty of government contracts headlines worth sharing.
In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, some 8(a) companies question whether they program had brought them any advantages, a commentator discusses the “blessing and curse” of mentor-protege agreements, the government may meet its 23% small business goal for FY 2013, and much more.
SmallGovCon is now more than a year old (time flies!) and it’s time to make a few changes to enhance the site for our regular readers (and those who have yet to become regular readers).
As part of that effort, I am pleased to announce the debut of SmallGovCon Week In Review. Every Friday, SmallGovCon Week In Review will spotlight a number of current news articles, editorials, and other writings.
In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, the Washington Post focuses on the VA’s SDVOSB program, Federal News Radio spotlights new Department of Labor hiring benchmarks for federal contractors, Washington Technology offers advice from three of the country’s fastest-growing government contractors, and much more.