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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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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