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.
Three industry associations wrote to DoD and one wrote to GSA expressing concerns about governmentwide initiatives that will impact contractors. Also, details about the memorial service for Rob Coen.
DoD is eying changes to the sweeping cybersecurity auditing program that could affect potentially hundreds of thousands of federal contractors.
Executive Vice President for Policy at the Professional Services Council, Stephanie Kostro, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin for some advice.
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.
A recent change to the CIO-SP4 solicitation is forcing many small firms to change their bidding strategy at the last minute, leading to calls for NITAAC to pause the entire effort.
The Professional Services Council, which represents hundreds of IT contractors, is out with its annual business forecast scorecard. Federal Drive with Tom Temin discussed with the PSC's executive vice president for policy, Stephanie Kostro.
Industry experts are calling on NITAAC to rescind the solicitation and address several inconsistencies.
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.