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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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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