SmallGovCon Week in Review: January 3-7, 2022

Happy new year, Readers! After a very mild start to our Winter season we are experiencing frigid temperatures here in the Midwest to start off 2022. As old man winter makes his arrival we are very grateful to live and work in a climate controlled environment. Thank goodness for heat and warm coats!

There was a lot of news in federal government contracting this week, including trends and marketing info in the new year, cyber security and workforce initiative provisions from the recently signed 2022 NDAA, and a FAR clarification on the commercial item definition.

Have a great weekend!

  • GovCon marketing tactics in 2022 [FedNewsNet]
  • OPM looks to repeal federal workforce policies impacted by Trump executive order [FedNewsNet]
  • Advice for contractors who want to gain a little more control over their fates [FedNewsNet]
  • GovCon Expert Kevin Plexico: Four Trends to Impact Government Contractors in 2022 [GovConWire]
  • FAR Council Replaces Commercial Item Definition [NatDef]–for more information on this change, read our recent post
  • Lack Of Diversity In Government Contracts: A Way Forward [Forbes]
  • Business Owner Sentenced for Fraud Scheme Construction Firms Received $346 Million for Contracts Set Aside for Veterans, Minorities [D0J]
  • Ball State University Study Examines Ties Between Federal Contractors and Political Contributions [BSU]
  • The ‘Mayor of SAMgov’ Leaves Government After 15 Years of Public Service [NextGov]
  • Cyber provisions, workforce initiatives take effect as Biden signs NDAA [FedScoop]
  • Pentagon’s ponderous budget process is next target for Congressional reform [FedNewsNet]
  • US Department of Labor Administrative Judge Orders Federal Contractor to Turn Over Documents as Part of Federal Compliance Audit [DoL]
  • Hunt Companies to Pay $500,000 To Resolve Fraud Allegations At Dover Air Force Base [DoJ]
  • Connecticut and New York Companies Agree to Pay Over $900,000 for Providing Chinese-Made Containers to Department of Defense [D0J]