Pentagon officials announced Oct. 5 that the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Pay Our Military Act (POMA) allows wide latitude in recalling more than 90% of non-uniformed employees otherwise sidelined by the federal shutdown. The announcement was welcome news to defense contractors, many of whom were moving toward furloughs of their own workforce, according to trade association leaders and some executives. However, according to the largest prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, ...


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