SmallGovCon Week in Review: November 1-5, 2021

Happy Friday, Readers. We hope you had a productive week. November 11 is Veteran’s Day. This holiday started as a day to honor the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to recognize and honor all veterans of war. Koprince McCall Pottroff LLC would like to thank all veterans for your service.

As usual, there was a lot happening in federal government contracting this week. Here are a few articles that may be of interest. Have a great weekend.

  • Amid explosion in DoD’s use of OTAs, myths abound about how and whether to use them [FedNewsNet]
  • Strategic Direction for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program [D0D]
  • 19 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine rule [FedNewsNet]
  • Austin Construction Company and Owner Settle False Claims Act Allegations [DoJ]
  • Contractors get new January deadline to comply with federal vaccine mandate [FedNewsNet]
  • Want More Mega Women-Owned Businesses? Then Modify Supplier Diversity Requirements [Forbes]
  • Veteran-owned small business week marks veterans contribution to the economy [KXNet]
  • More DoD contracting dollars are going to shrinking pool of small businesses [FedNewsNet]
  • DOD’s Logistics Agency Touches American Lives [DoD]
  • ‘Groundbreaking’ CISA directive to overhaul cyber vulnerability management process [FedNewsNet]
  • GSA sets goals to shrink federal office space post-COVID, but needs to address maintenance backlog [FedNewsNet]
  • Congress fears VA is ‘moving on’ amid persistent EHR challenges, low employee morale at initial go-live site [FedNewsNet]
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation: Maximum Award Price for Certain Sole Source Manufacturing [FedReg]
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation: Consolidation and Substantial Bundling [FedReg]