Federal contractors face looming continuing resolution deadlines just a month off. They're also facing an ever tighter compliance and small business contracting regime.
Like a pile of pick-up sticks, the Biden administration's contractor vaccine mandate has collapsed in a heap. But that doesn't end the matter necessarily.
From lack of a new budget to roiling vaccine mandates, the federal government, from contractors' point of view, has become, you might say, an even more difficult customer. Federal Drive with Tom Temin checked in with the president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, David Berteau.
Federal contractors only want two things at the moment. Besides contracts that is. One is for Congress, specifically the Senate, to get on with the National Defense Authorization law already.
Federal contractors are drawing on the lessons they learned from the last partial lapse in appropriations, a 35-day event companies say has changed the way they prepare for a possible government shutdown later this week.
A memo from the Defense Department late last week seemed to point to continuing contractor work in Afghanistan. But it instructs contractors to do something strange when it comes to putting information into the Federal Procurement Data System.
In today's Federal Newscast, federal contracting continues in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon takes steps to ensure security of those performing it.
The House passed a nine-week continuing resolution Tuesday night, which would sustain agency operations through Dec. 3. But the CR also temporarily suspends the debt limit through December 2022, a measure Republicans have said they're unwilling to support.
Federal managers say key details of the administration's vaccine and testing program are still unresolved, and they worry about enforcing a policy with the workforce, which — like the rest of the country — has pockets of vaccine hesitancy and resistance.
As the State Department scrambles to process thousands of special immigrant visas for Afghans trying to flee through the Kabul airport, federal contractors are playing a big role.
Contractors working in federal facilities are under the same orders as federal employees. Get a COVID vaccine or face a regime of having your nose swabbed every week.
Federal employees may soon face a new vaccine mandate, or at least stricter requirements from the Biden administration. Guidance on the legality of vaccine mandates are clear, but how they're implemented unleashes a whole host of complex questions for agencies.
For analysis, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the President and CEO of the Professional Services Council David Berteau.
Federal acquisition experts say the Department of Homeland Security's chief procurement officer Soraya Correa’s decision to retire is a big loss for the government.