Senate Defense Bill Targets Contractor Pay

By Michael Bruno
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 09, 2013

With the U.S. Senate expected this week to pick up its stalled version of the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2014, most headlines out of the Capitol will be about debate over sexual assault in the military, the Guantanamo Bay prison, the Iranian nuclear deal, budget cuts or the possibility that no annual law will be enacted for the first time in 52 years.

But what could matter most for the defense and space sector are a few esoteric provisions that could hit federal contractors in their pocketbooks, literally. Senators may adopt language that seriously pressures contractor salaries, and no matter what is passed or when, a new era of restraint has dawned.

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