Steve McBradyMark Ries

In an August 3 letter to the White House, four trade associations (the AIA, PSC, NDIA, and ITIC) requested “on behalf of the thousands of companies … that no further presidential directives primarily focused on government contractors be issued for the foreseeable future.”  The letter (linked here) cited a dozen recent executive orders related to procurement that have resulted in a significant increase in the cost of doing business with the government, including the recent one on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” (discussed here), and urged the Administration to address the “impacts, inefficiencies, and in many cases, unintended consequences” created by the recent deluge of EOs directed at government contractors.