SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 10-14, 2022

Greetings, Readers. We hope your 2022 is off to a great start and your new year resolutions haven’t been kicked to the curb, as of yet. We are excited about the Wild Card Playoff game this weekend between our Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s been a wild ride this season but the Chiefs are playing very well and we hope to see them return to another super bowl.

There was a lot of news in federal government contracting, this week and we are excited that our very own, Kevin Wickliffe was quoted in an article about the changes from Indian Health Service that strengthen support for native Americans and Alaskan natives. You can read the full article below as well as other news in federal government contracting.

Have a great weekend and go Chiefs!!!

  • Agency Strengthens Support for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Federal Contracting [GovExec]
  • Navy not reaching ‘full potential’ on emerging tech, says top admiral [FedScoop]
  • Commerce launches pilot to understand vendors’ cyber capabilities [FedScoop]
  • Acquisition Regulations: Buy Indian Act; Procedures for Contracting [FedReg]
  • Companies Agree to Pay $1.15 Million to Resolve Allegations of Fraud in Obtaining Army Contracts Reserved for Eligible Small Businesses [DoJ]
  • Supreme Court blocks nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses, allows health care worker vaccine mandate to take effect [CNN]
  • How cloud migrations are accelerating research at NCI; CMMC 2.0 advice for the DIB [FedScoop]
  • Transition of the Data Universal Numbering System Number to the Unique Entity Identifier in the System for Awards Management [DoD]
  • OPM to create Chief Diversity Officer Council to elevate role across government [FedNewsNet]
  • Biden administration takes new approach to gather data on federal workforce quickly [FedNewsNet]
  • DISA to industry: Resellers, system integrators need not apply to provide cloud services [FedNewsNet]
  • Latest FISMA reform proposals would codify federal CISO as statutory role [FedScoop]
  • Biden administration looking to coordinate federal investment in critical tech [FedScoop]
  • READOUT: Administrator Guzman Joins Senator Mark Kelly in Arizona to Promote SBA Efforts to Build a Better America [SBA]
  • A new inspector general report finds some faults with how the Defense Department has managed its Project Maven initiative driven by artificial intelligence, but the lessons apply beyond one program. [WashTech]
  • For contractors, early 2022 is starting to look a bit too much like late 2021 [FedNewsNet]
  • Podcast: Navigating diversity, procurement [BizJ]
  • The lessons learned from America’s reliance on military contractors in Afghanistan [WAMU]
  • Agencies must set up new COVID testing programs for unvaccinated, on-site employees [FedNewsNet]
  • Companies Agree to Pay $1.15 Million to Resolve Allegations of Fraud in Obtaining Army Contracts Reserved for Eligible Small Businesses [D0J]
  • PF 2022-19 Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Implement Requirements in the Made in America Office (MIAO) Memorandum, Improving the Transparency of Made in America Waivers [EGov]
  • Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses [FedNewsNet]