Stephanie Kostro

Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

Union organizers gain access to contractors working on government projects

Contractors working in buildings controlled by the General Services Administration might get buttonholed by a union organizer. That’s allowed now under…

Read more
Joe Biden

Contractors say this latest labor proposal aims to fix a non-existent problem

Read more
FILE - The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022. The U.S. military says explosions earlier this month on a base in eastern Syria that injured several U.S. service members were not, as it originally reported, caused by artillery or another form of indirect fire. Instead, it is now believed the April 7 attack was carried out by the “deliberate placement of explosive charges” by one or more individuals at an ammunition holding area and shower facility on the base, according to a statement issued Thursday by the Operation Inherent Resolve command that oversees U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

How the Pentagon is messing up a crucial contract finance study three years in the making

Read more
FILE - In this image taken from footage provided by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Press Service, a Ukrainian soldiers use a launcher with US Javelin missiles during military exercises in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is the largest conflict that Europe has seen since World War II, with Russia conducting a multi-pronged offensive across the country. The Russian military has pummeled wide areas in Ukraine with air strikes and has conducted massive rocket and artillery bombardment resulting in massive casualties. (Ukrainian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, File)

Contractors are eyeing possible passage of a big aid-to-Ukraine bill

Read more
Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

NIST is asking industry for comments on the next cybersecurity framework

Read more
Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

Contractors ponder the short fiscal year and the new money for Ukraine

Read more
FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The U.S. Army, for the first time, is offering a maximum enlistment bonus of $50,000 to highly skilled recruits who sign up for six years. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Defense industrial base competitiveness report irked some services contractors

Read more
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)FILE - In this March 29, 2021 file photo, a worker readies syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Metairie, La. Moderna plans to expand the size of its study in younger children to better detect rare side effects. The company said Monday, July 26, 2021 it is in talks with the Food and Drug Administration to enroll more patients in its study of the vaccine in children under 12 years old and younger. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Contractors mull the practical realities of the Supreme Court ruling against vaccine mandates

Read more
Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

Contractors conclude a difficult year of funding uncertainty and a slew of executive orders

Read more
(Getty Images/iStockphoto/AzriSuratmin)CONTRACT AWARDS on missing puzzle

Services contractors gear up for a battle with the Biden administration

An executive order from the Biden administration is ostensibly aimed at protecting employees of services contractors. With one view of it, the executive…

Read more
Syringes loaded with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine lie ready for use by a nurse, in Jackson, Miss., on Sept. 21, 2021.  The Food and Drug Administration has paved the way for children ages 5 to 11 to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The agency authorized the kid-size doses on Friday, Oct. 29.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The clock is ticking on the deadline for federal contractor employees to get vaccinated

Contractors have some big concerns of their own about how the vaccine mandate is supposed to work in practice. Stephanie Kostro, executive vice president…

Read more
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2020, file photo, a COVID-19 vaccination record card is shown at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif. Los Angeles leaders are poised to enact one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates, a sweeping measure that would require the shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game. The City Council on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, is scheduled to consider the proposal and most members have said they support it as a way of preventing further COVID-019 surges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

With deadlines inching closer, employees and contractors get more details on federal vaccine mandate

The Biden administration in recent days has offered up more details on how agencies might handle religious exception requests from federal employees. Contractors should make a “good faith” effort to comply with the federal vaccine mandate, according to recent guidance.

Read more