The New Business Risk For Employers In The Defense Industry

Law360, New York (December 18, 2015, 10:28 AM EST) -- The phrase "shock and awe" was used at the outset of the Iraq War in 2003 to describe the American bombing campaign to overwhelm Saddam Hussein's defenses around Baghdad. "Shock and awe" also is the best way to describe the reaction of the U.S. aerospace and defense industry on July 31, 2014, when President Obama brought the Clinton-era "contractor blacklisting regulations" back to life in the form of Executive Order No. 13673 - Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces ("EO 13673").[1]

The president's order mandated that the U.S. government's award of federal contracts be linked to a contractor's prior record of labor...

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