New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are adding to concern that inflation is going to be with us for some time. The impacts to individual pocketbooks are pretty obvious. The impacts to federal agencies and their contractors, though, are a bit more complex.
The Senate could vote tomorrow on a $40 billion military aid package for Ukraine. It's already passed the House. Whatever happens, it will require contracts and contractors.
The defense industrial base faces many challenges, like inflation and Ukraine, that need to be dealt with this fiscal year.
A call for comments from the National Institute for Standards and Technology gives industry a deadline of next week. NIST is looking for reactions to ideas for critical infrastructure cybersecurity, and it could have a big impact on companies doing business with the government.
Contractors are starting to understand what the 2023 budget proposal by the Biden administration will look like. Here is one analysis from a man who has studied them for decades.
The procurement environment is a little confusing at the moment. Appropriations came through with only a half a year to obligate them. The 2023 budget schedule is foggy. And inflation overlays the buying power of every dollar.
A new rule increasing the U.S.-made content in what the government buys is on the way. The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council published it yesterday. It increases the minimum U.S. content from 55% to 60%, and eventually to 75%. But, the rule has several exceptions
Last week's report from the Pentagon on defense industrial base competitiveness didn't sit well with services contractors.
The continuing resolution, having now eaten up nearly five months of the fiscal year, is starting to affect the market valuations of publicly traded federal contractors. That may not seem like a concern of the government, but think again.
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Federal contractors face looming continuing resolution deadlines just a month off. They're also facing an ever tighter compliance and small business contracting regime.
For federal contractors, 2021 comes to an end with no appropriations for 2022 until halfway through the fiscal year.
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.
A rule ostensibly about fairness may not be so fair on close examination.