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Weekly Debrief (2/22–26)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers the DoD budget, Postal's award to Oshkosh for vehicles, DoL targeting contractors for wage enforcement, and the VA's IT modernization efforts.

Defense

FedNewsNet – Flatter defense budgets means Congress will look for savings and legacy cuts

  • "The Defense budget is out from under the weight of the Budget Control Act, but that doesn’t mean that the military will see a boon in spending this coming year. It also doesn’t mean that the Pentagon is likely to see major cuts, either."

Breakage Defense – New Hicks Memo Sets Acquisition, Force Posture 2022 Budget Priorities

  • "The Pentagon will focus on shipbuilding, low-yield nuclear weapons, Central Command funding and force posture and building capacity in the Pacific as it rushes to write its 2022 budget, a memo obtained by Breaking Defense says."


USPS


GovExec – Postal Service Finally Awards Contract to Replace Decades-Old Vehicle Fleet

  • "The U.S. Postal Service has awarded a 10-year contract to the firm Oshkosh Defense to build up to 165,000 new vehicles, potentially replacing almost the entire decades-old fleet."


Labor


BloombergLaw – Biden DOL Targeting Government Contractors for Wage Enforcement

  • "U.S. Labor Department leaders are planning to ramp up enforcement of wage standards on federally funded construction and service projects, aiming to reverse a recent trend that has been compounded by attrition of seasoned investigators, according to four sources briefed on the initiative."


VA


NextGov – VA Wants Help Creating a ‘Strategic Planning Ecosystem’ to Guide IT Modernization Efforts

  • "The Veteran Affairs Department’s IT leaders want help working on a strategic plan of plans to guide the agency’s modernization efforts, make budgeting decisions and satisfy requirements to report to Congress and the White House."


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