PSC Urges Congress to OK Full-Year Appropriations Bill For FY 2017, Cites Drawbacks of Continuing Resolutions

budget stock photoThe Professional Services Council has asked the House and Senate to approve a full-year appropriations legislation prior to adjournment in order to fund all operations within the federal government for fiscal year 2017.

David Berteau, president and CEO of PSC, wrote in a letter published Monday that Congress should not pass a continuing resolution, PSC said Monday.

“Extending the current CR would undermine critical government missions and functions and the accompanying contractor support on which those missions depend,” Berteau wrote.

“In addition, a CR fails to match funds with requirements across the government and especially in the Defense Department,” he added.

PSC also urged both chambers of Congress to approve the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act and other bipartisan bills that include the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2016 before the end of the legislative session.

The PSC letter was addressed to eight lawmakers that include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky); Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada); House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin); and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California).

You may also be interested in...

SBIRS GEO-5 Satellite Lockheed Martin

Lockheed-Made SBIRS GEO-5 Satellite Set for Launch Next Year

Lockheed Martin has announced the launch readiness of an upcoming military space satellite designed to provide missile warning via infrared technology. The company said Wednesday its fifth Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite or SBIRS GEO-5 is set for flight in 2021, following the satellite's completion in October this year.

Parsons

Parsons Announces New Products for Cloud Native Streaming

Parsons has unveiled a new series of cloud products designed to help government and commercial customers process large amounts of data while ensuring lesser infrastructure costs. The company said Wednesday it will offer cloud native stream platforms to deliver the scalability needed to maximize cloud resources.

Bitglass

Bitglass Gets FedRAMP OK for Secure Cloud Access Offering

Bitglass has earned a certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for a platform developed to protect any interaction between devices, applications, on-premises resources, infrastructure and web destinations.