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A veterans job fair in Naperville, Illinois. Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

A veterans job fair in Naperville, Illinois. Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Veteran Hiring Preferences: Not Always — 18 Times No, GAO Says of V.A.

Vets come first under a 2006 law designed to give small business owners who served in the military first dibs on contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs. That is, unless they’re up against a few other preferred groups, according...

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Government contractor Oshkosh Corp.'s M-ATV vehicle. Photograph by Oshkosh Corp. via Bloomberg

Government contractor Oshkosh Corp.'s M-ATV vehicle. Photograph by Oshkosh Corp. via Bloomberg

U.S. Contract Terminations Coming

Contractors may see more canceled deals with the U.S. government as the federal budget shrinks, according to Robert Burton, a former top procurement official under President George W. Bush. “Terminations for convenience” on federal awards will “absolutely” trend upwards, said...

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