In a story published today, Breaking Defense reports the DoD has issued a memorandum dated Dec. 9th, 2021 instructing contracting officers to stop enforcing President Biden’s Sep. 9th Executive Order imposing vaccine mandates on defense contractors. Citing an earlier report from Politico, Breaking Defense quotes Pentagon spokeswoman Jessica Maxwell, who has “…acknowledged that the department has “provided guidance to contracting officers to ensure compliance with the court order and instructed contracting officers not to enforce the vaccination mandate at this time,” she said in a statement.”
President Biden’s Executive Order has created consternation and confusion regarding which contractors and which employees are covered. All government contractors with contracts valued at $250,000 or more are effectively impacted by this Order. Multiple lawsuits have been filed across the country and a Federal District Court Judge in Georgia issued an injunction stopping its implementation on December 7th, 2021.
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