During this week’s continuing shutdown drama, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has reportedly instructed agencies to identify the hardest hit programs, presumably to add to the growing lists of tasks the Trump administration believes it can legally perform to mitigate the pain.
Small-business contractors—those with ongoing commitments to supply agencies with everything from toolboxes to emergency meals to construction materials—are facing their own frustrations over the partial government shutdown. Some are among the employers least able to cope.
Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agency’s most consequential matters, most notably a multibillion-dollar effort to overhaul electronic health records for millions of veterans.
General Dynamics is one of the largest defense contractors in the country, a massive conglomerate that builds jets, tanks, bullets and submarines at facilities around the United States. It is also caring for the detained migrant children that the government has separated from their parents.
Acquisition reform advocates should be delighted, not despondent over GAO’s recent rejection of the Pentagon’s unusual cloud deal.
Feds canceled the small Atlanta firm’s $156 million deal to feed hurricane victims in Puerto Rico after the company failed to meet requirements.
The Obama administration has made progress in untangling a complicated nest of requirements that spans 18 agencies.
Lawmakers hope to vote next week on a short-term continuing resolution funding agencies through Dec. 9.
Existing staff lack the time and resources to keep up with demand.
The Labor Department’s new regulations reflect 45 years of legal developments.