SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 24-28

As we prepare for a long Memorial Day weekend, let us not forget to honor and thank all those that have served and continue to serve our country. Memorial Day is a day of reflection for those that have come before us and paved the way for our sacred freedoms that are often taken for granted. A big thank you to all of our veterans and active duty military. We see you, we honor you and we appreciate you greatly. Thank you for your service.

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy

We hope you a have a wonderful and reflective Memorial Day weekend. Here are a few noteworthy happenings in federal government contracting this week, including an upcoming SBA update on the pending SDVOSB governmentwide certification, the launch of the new SAM website, a timeline for CMMC assessor training, and more.

  • SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees will host public meetings June 2 and 3–and will provide an update on the pending governmentwide SDVOSB certification. [SBA]
  • Report: Requirement for Federal Contractors to Pay $15 Minimum Wage Will Have ‘Minor’ Impact on Government Spending [Govexec]
  • New background investigation initiative will include everyone by end of 2023 [FedTimes]
  • CMMC accreditation chief says assessor training coming ‘mid-to-late’ summer [FedScoop]
  • DOJ, FBI, IC reviewing supply chain threats posed by Russian companies [FedNewsNet]
  • Navy transitioning more than 200,000 users to new online collaboration platform next week [FedNewsNet]
  • The federal government’s procurement portal leaves beta with focus on data security [FedScoop]
  • How users drove GSA’s design of new acquisition platform [FedNewsNet]
  • The federal government’s procurement portal leaves beta with focus on data security [FedScoop]
  • Solarwinds and Beyond: Improving the Cybersecurity of Software Supply Chains [ScienceHouse]
  • Senators Hassan and Grassley Introduce Bill to Strengthen Efforts to Root Out Waste, Fraud, & Abuse in Government [Senate]
  • Small Business Size Standards: Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade [FedReg]