Tag Archives: appropriations

PSC’s David Berteau on Impact of COVID-19 on Contractors, Lessons From Current Situation


David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council and a two-time Wash100 awardee, told Government Matters in an interview posted Thursday about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on contractors. "The numbers that you see in contract obligations, while it’s not everything the government does, we think it’s reflective of a dampening effect elsewhere and we really need to counter that,” Berteau said. “The priority is on keeping people working, the priority is on keeping the government operating and in order to do that, you have to obligate the available appropriations at a normal pace.”

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FEMA Issues Funding Lapse Notice to Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that it will stop existing contracts due to a lapse in appropriations. FEMA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday that companies whose contracts are included in the non-exempt list are advised to immediately stop contract work. “Any work …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt Should Leverage Commercial Tech for Satcom Architecture Integration

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the government should direct appropriations toward efforts that leverage commercial satellite communication platforms to establish an integrated satcom architecture. “For 2019, a strong leadership is needed to apply funding resources to take full advantage of the forward-looking …

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