• Joshua Duvall

GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (10/18–22)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers the Navy's pivot on enterprisewide IT, the Navy's push to increase accountability for primes meeting subcontracting goals, VA's health record project, GSA expanding scope of $50 billion EIS contract, greenhouse gas emissions and government contracts, and an FCA settlement related to SDVOSB fraud.



Defense


NextGov – Why the Navy Is Pivoting to Implement Enterprisewide IT Services

  • "Days after the Navy articulated strategic intent to dramatically transform how it buys, builds and uses information technology services, a department official shed some light on this fresh modernization effort."

FedNewsNet – Navy Department to increase accountability of primes to meet subcontracting goals

  • "The Department of the Navy (DoN) spent more than $17 billion in fiscal 2021 with small business prime contractors. Once again, the DoN met or exceeded all of its small business goals. Where the Navy Department is still struggling is ensuring small business subcontractors are not being used as bait by large businesses to get contracts and then not receiving their fair share of work."


Veterans Affairs


FCW – VA seeks full 2022 funding for health record project, despite six-month pause

  • "House appropriators are concerned that the Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking to fully fund its program to switch from its homegrown Vista system to Cerner's commercial electronic health record in 2022, despite having unspent funds from fiscal year 2021."


GSA


FedScoop – GSA working to expand scope of $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract

  • "The General Services Administration plans to expand contract language within the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) procurement so agencies can more quickly obtain mobility-as-a-service offerings starting in 2022."


Climate


GovExec – Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Become a Factor in Winning Government Contracts

  • "The Biden administration is considering changes to federal procurement that would bolster its “whole-of-government” approach to tackling climate change. The White House released a report on Friday titled, “A Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy,” which furthers an executive order President Biden signed in May. This also aligns with the climate adoption and resilience plans the major federal agencies released on October 7."


Justice


Navy Times – Civilian-owned company that won millions in contracts for disabled veteran-owned businesses will pay back $5 million

  • "After receiving almost $21 million in contracts set aside specifically for service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses, the owners of a contracting company, who never served in the military, have agreed to pay nearly $5 million back to the government."


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