December GovCon News Roundup

The Year Ahead in the GovCon Sphere

Jim McCarthy and a panel of GovCon industry experts recently speculated on anticipated changes for 2018. Click here to read the highlights from their discussion, including speculation on the NDAA, commercial acquisitions, and what the marketplace looks like for new firms looking to break into government contracting in the new year. 

DoD Vendor Base Shrinks by 20%

Between 2011 and 2015, the Department of Defense vendor base shrunk by 20% during a period of hard caps on military spending. Read the executive summary of findings in the Center for Strategic and International Studies report, Measuring the Impact of Sequestration and the Defense Drawdown on the Industrial Base, 2011-2015. The Aerospace Industries Association is preparing to work with the Departments of Defense, State, and Commerce to help the Secretary of Defense make a case for “restoring the manufacturing and defense industrial base.”

Contractors Next to Target Sexual Harassers?

As Congress makes moves to expose and eliminate sexual harassment with new laws and regulations, government contractors may be next. Listen to Larry Allen of Federal News Radio discuss how contractors may begin targeting sexual harassers as the government takes measures to address and prevent inappropriate behavior.  


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