Justin Chiarodo

How many federal manufacturing contracts actually go to small business anyhow?

If the government needs something made, it is supposed to look for a small business to make it. If no small business exists, an agency can get a waiver…

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AP/Jenny KaneFILE - The inside of a computer is seen on Feb 23, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of dollars from the federal government. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

How exporting weapons becomes risky for contractors who make the exports

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa.  Companies with at least 100 workers will be required to give employees paid time off to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and paid sick leave if they have side effects from the shots. That's according to a Biden administration official who spoke Monday, Nov. 1,  about pending vaccine-mandate rules from OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

For contractors, guidance on ever-evolving federal vaccine mandate makes compliance difficult

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