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Industry Experts Advise GovCon Firms to Prepare for Possible Govt Shutdown

Industry experts and former White House officials have urged government contractors to start discussing the effects of a potential federal shutdown in October with contracting officers, Government Executive reported Monday. David Berteau, president of the Professional Services Council, said Monday at a PSC-hosted event in Virginia that GovCon companies should maintain …

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PSC’s David Berteau: DoD Should Define Responsibilities for Research & Engineering Undersecretary Post

David Berteau, CEO of the Professional Services Council, has said the Defense Department should prioritize recruiting for the new role of defense undersecretary for research and engineering as well as clarify the position’s scope of responsibilities, FCW reported Friday. “It seems to me that if you want the top talent …

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PSC Urges OMB to Revise Actions on Acquisition Reviews, Payments to Small Business in June 15 Memo

The Professional Services Council has asked the Office of Management and Budget to revise certain measures in its June 15 memorandum that seeks to reduce reporting requirements for federal agencies. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at PSC, told OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in a letter published Thursday that the agency should …

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PSC Urges Senate Committee to Approve Modernizing Government Technology Act

The Professional Services Council has urged leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to mark up a bipartisan bill that would establish a source of funds for federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts. PSC said Wednesday it wrote a letter to committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Ranking Member Claire …

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Professional Services Council Seeks Changes to Proposed DoD Technical Data Rule

The Professional Services Council has suggested modifications on a proposed Defense Department rule to control disclosure of unclassified technical data to the public in order to address potential overlap or clashes with existing rules as well as unintended consequences. Alan Chvotkin, a PSC executive vice president, said in the council’s comments submitted Tuesday to the …

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CBO Cites Weapons, Military Personnel, Operation & Maintenance Costs as ‘Internal Pressures’ in DoD’s Budget

The Congressional Budget Office has said the increasing costs of weapon systems, operation and maintenance as well as military compensation have become “internal pressures” within the Defense Department’s budget and have “exacerbated” the discrepancy between DoD’s Future Years Defense Program and spending caps in the Budget Control Act. CBO said in a report …

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6 GovCon Industry Groups Ask Federal Govt to Delay Implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

Six member associations of the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations have asked the Obama administration to delay the implementation of a final rule that aims to ensure federal contractors’ compliance with labor laws. The industry groups wrote in a letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council that the …

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