SmallGovCon Week in Review: December 20-31, 2021

Happy Holidays, Readers! We hope you have been enjoying this holiday season with friends and family while staying safe and healthy. Since many of you (and folks in our office) are taking some time off this holiday season, we’re bringing you two weeks in review for the end the year. Thank you so much for your support of SmallGovCon and stay tuned for more informative blogs in 2022.

The world of federal government contracting is continuing to be very active as we approach the end of 2021. Here are a few articles from the past two weeks with some notable news and announcements, including some roundups of what contractors faced this year and how the pandemic affected the industrial base.

Enjoy and have a very happy new year!

  • Contractors conclude a difficult year of funding uncertainty and a slew of executive orders [FedNewsNet]
  • Government Contractor Indicted for Bribing Public Official [DoJ]
  • State Dept expects long-awaited online passport renewal system to launch by fall 2022 [FedNewsNet]
  • Air Force pushes automated data sharing under draft strategy [FedNewsNet]
  • GAO: Navy should disqualify Booz Allen from $400M Navy win [WashTech]
  • Military Air Support: DOD Has Increased Its Use of Contracts to Meet Training Requirements [GAO]
  • Protests might be choking off the government’s most popular acquisition vehicles [FedNewsNet]
  • Essex County Man Admits Conspiring with His Brother – a Federal Safety and Health Officer – to Extort Contractors [DoJ]
  • Information Technology Contractor Agrees to Pay More Than $1.3 Million to Settle Federal False Claims Act Allegations of Overbilling [DoJ]
  • Keeping the Defense Industrial Base Afloat During COVID-19 [RandCorp]
  • Four Executives Sentenced for SBA Fraud Scheme Spanning 13 Years [DoJ]
  • Balfour Beatty Communities to pay millions in fines after pleading guilty to defrauding military [FedNewsNet]
  • 2021 in review: Out with JEDI, in with JWCC [FedScoop]
  • Cyber provisions, workforce initiatives take effect as Biden signs NDAA [FedScoop]
  • Statement by the President on S. 1605, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 [WH]
  • US Department of Labor Recovers $33Kin Back Wages for Five Workers After Investigation Revealed APEX Company Violated Federal Wage Laws [DoL]