Buying union votes.
No, they are kicking a big old can of whoop@ss down the road just hard enough to get it past next month's election so Obama can make good on his implied 2008 campaign promise to fire the defense contractor employees without unduly alarming the workers before the election that their jobs are going to go BY-BY when or if Obama is reelected.
You federal workers best not fret 'bout' your job security now, yew hear? There be plenty of exciting new job openings for everyone if Barry gets his way... at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Currenly there are 4 jobs available there.