Government Contractors

Sheet metal worker Carey Mercer assembles ductwork at Contractors Sheet Metal on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in New York. The construction industry is fighting to recruit more women into a sector that faces chronic labor shortages. As spending on infrastructure rises, construction firms will need to hire at least 430,000 new skilled laborers in 2021, according to an analysis of federal data by the Associated Builders and Contractors.  Right now, only 4% of construction laborers in the U.S. are women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics   (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Contractors have less than two months to create affirmative action programs

In today’s Federal Newscast, most federal supply and service contractors and subcontractors have less than two months to certify that they are meeting…

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Contracting community asks Congress for more tech funding — again

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Even federal contractors have something to like in the latest big spending bill

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New rule could change how Pentagon pays fixed-price contracts

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Growing a small contracting business: 10 pieces of advice for aspiring owners

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NDAA grants funds for special agency IT modernization projects

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Joe Petrillo: How the last administration’s procurement rules work today

On the surface, two last minute rules passed by the Obama administration require  government agencies to come clean on late payments to subcontractors…

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FOIA update puts pressure on contractors to protect trade secrets

The new FOIA Improvement Act puts pressure on contractors to protect their trade secrets. Jon Burd explains what contractors can do from the get-go to…

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Buy American

Yesterday, we told you about the potential that so-called Buy American provisions could be included in the multi-billion dollar stimulus package. It has stirred passions on many different sides of this issue. Among the opponents:…

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