SmallGovCon Week In Review: October 7-11, 2013

As the shutdown marches on, many contractors are beginning to feel the effects, in the form of suspension notices, unanswered calls to agency officials, and concerns about delays in processing payments, claims, protests, and more.

In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, more on the effects of the shutdown on small contractors, as well as some “non-shutdown” news and commentary you may have missed.

  • The OASIS procurement has been delayed indefinitely pending resolution of the shutdown.  [Federal News Radio]
  • IT contractors are facing hiring and compliance difficulties as a result of the shutdown.  [ExecutiveGov]
  • Tom Johnson of Set-Aside Alert offers an informative slideshow on targeting federal agencies and contracts.  [Set-Aside Alert]
  • Larry Allen offers some sage advice for contractors dealing with stop work orders and other shutdown problems.  [Federal News Radio]
  • Furloughed government employees are likely to be paid; contractors–not so much.  [Washington Post]
  • The GAO has released a report criticizing the DoD for the way it estimates costs associated with insourcing contractor positions.  [FierceGovernment]
  • Ashton Carter, considered by many to be an ally of contractors, is resigning as Deputy Secretary of Defense.  [Washington Business Journal]

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