When President Obama signed Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces last summer, it’s premise was simple: only do business with companies that follow labor laws. However, before the ink was dry, cries of overreach and blacklisting surfaced.
Let’s face it. Homeland Security is shutting down. How long is anybody’s guess. But, the political intransigence is such that nothing’s going to happen any time soon. But, what does it really mean for DHS to padlock its front door?
When you’re getting started in government contracting, having a “big brother” show you the ropes can be a godsend. That’s the idea behind the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program. But, if your arrangement isn’t approved, that blessing can turn into a curse.
An official from U.S. Central Command reported that five Iraqi Army brigades will begin a spring campaign to retake Mosul. That’s right. Officials announced an upcoming military offensive. All we’re waiting to learn is the extent of U.S. troop involvement.
America’s new Secretary of Defense was fired from his first job. Of course, Ash Carter was only 11 then. His offense? “Wise-mouthing” the car wash owner. Carter is described as brilliant and driven. But, will anything change at the Pentagon?
According to the Dept. of Justice (DoJ), whistleblower cases rose 23-fold since 1987 and generated about $6 billion in recoveries last year. Since whistleblowers share in the recovery, the increase is not surprising. But, what if it actually costs them?
The Pentagon reported today that two dozen ISIL fighters attacked the Al Asad air base that houses U.S. soldiers. All were quickly killed. But, as ISIL steps up its game, you have to wonder when we’ll start stepping up ours.
John Adams once stated, “In politics, the middle way is none at all.” Principals are certainly important. They can serve as beacons in dark times. But, as Congressional conservatives and progressives line up for battle, where does that leave us?
Last week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a proposed rule that will affect most of its programs. But, the underlying premise is an update of the SBA joint relationship programs and includes both specific joint ventures and mentor-protege relationships.
During the 2013 budget impasse, White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer explained the President’s three rules for his staff: no drama; be disciplined; play chess, not checkers. With the release of the 2015 National Security Strategy, new pieces are being set.