SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 24-28, 2022

Happy Friday, Readers! We have a fresh batch of federal government contracting articles for you. Yes, we’re all tired of dealing with COVID-19, but it’s important to stay up-to-date, so we have the latest news about the vaccine mandates and how the pandemic has affected contracts for you. In fact, Shane McCall, Equity Partner of Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC, is quoted in the Construction Dive article about force majeure clauses losing their punch. We also have an interesting article about contrasting results from surveys about customer experience with federal agencies. Read about these topics and more below. Also, don’t forget to visit our blog for even more federal government contracting news.

  • Task force tells agencies how to handle court injunction on vaccine mandate [FedNewsNet]
  • Contractors mull the practical realities of the Supreme Court ruling against vaccine mandates [FedNewsNet]
  • A new mechanism to help agencies avoid buying counterfeit products [FedNewsNet]
  • Army working to deploy first OCONUS cloud system in the Indo-Pacific [FedScoop]
  • Robin Carnahan on GSA’s role making ‘the damn websites work’ [FedScoop]
  • White House Praises DOD Acquisition Professionals for COVID-19 Efforts Around the World [DoD]
  • Women-Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Certification; Establishment of Effective Date [FedReg]
  • The Dotted Line: COVID-19 force majeure clauses are losing their punch [ConDive]
  • White House publishes final zero trust strategy for federal agencies [FedScoop]
  • New DOD Chief Digital and AI Office to start work by Feb. 1 [FedScoop]
  • Veterans Benefits Administration CFO Charles Tapp II; Supply chain impact on DOD readiness [FedScoop]
  • GSA to replace federal IT Dashboard at next White House budget proposal [FedScoop]
  • One survey says customer experience with federal agencies is on the decline, while another says the opposite [FedNewsNet]