DOD under pressure as contractors prep for possible disruptions triggered by vaccine mandate

By Tony Bertuca / October 27, 2021 at 12:28 PM
(Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a statement from Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients​.) Major defense companies are bracing for workforce and supply chain disruptions related to the federal mandate requiring all government contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 8. Many defense contractors are seeing employee protests and walkouts on account of the mandate and the chief executive of Raytheon Technologies, Greg Hayes, said Tuesday during...

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