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How Pentagon Cash Helped Save Small Defense Companies During the Pandemic

Business leaders are now calling on defense officials and lawmakers to keep a policy that pays contractors more money up front.

Diversity RFI Opens the Door to Rethinking How Government Reaches Its Goals

The administration is using a recent request for information as a crowd-sourcing tool for policy solutions around equity goals.

Will COVID Vaccines Be Required for Federal Contractors, and How Would a Mandate Be Enforced? 

Increased vaccination rates and more people returning to the workplace raise these questions. 

It’s Official: New Air Force Ones Will Be Delivered Late

“Definitely a setback” said Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, the U.S. Air Force’s deputy weapons buyer, as Boeing legal battle delays production.

GovExec Daily: The Major Changes In Federal Digital Operations and Acquisition

Stan Soloway joins the podcast to discuss President Joe Biden's appointments and how they will attempt to modernize government.

Biden Names First ‘Made in America’ Office Director

Celeste Drake, a trade expert with ties to organized labor, was hailed as an “outstanding” choice, said Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

Biden Signs Executive Order Requiring Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

White House says these employees are “critical” to the federal government’s operations. 

Bipartisan Lawmakers Launch Caucus to Simplify and Strengthen Federal Construction Procurement 

“Our federal contractors need members of Congress to promote sensible reforms,” said the co-chairs.

Biden Appointments Signal Major Changes In Digital Operations and Acquisition

Early signs suggest federal agencies may be on the cusp of a significant leap forward.

GovExec Daily: Priorities and the Pentagon Budget

The Project on Government Oversight's Mandy Smithberger joins the podcast to discuss the money allocated to Defense Department and connected programs.

GovExec Daily: The Future of Work After the Pandemic

POGO's Danielle Brian, Brookings' Elaine Kamarck and the Florida Center for Cybersecurity's Ron Sanders join the show to discuss post-pandemic governance.

Raytheon Giving Employees Bonuses for Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

The company is not requiring employees to get the shots, but some facilities could be off-limits to the unvaccinated.

Biden Wants Corporations to Pay for His $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The corporate tax was created on the principle that people and companies should be taxed based on what they receive in benefits – and US corporations have received an awful lot.

GovExec Daily: Which Agencies Are Vaccinating Contractors?

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss her story on the different departments inoculating contractors with whom they work.