How Will a Government Shutdown Affect Contracts?

How Will a Government Shutdown Affect Contracts?

If you’ve checked the news lately, you’ll see there’s a huge buzz about a government shutdown seeming eminent.  Everyone likely has questions, but contractors whose livelihood depends on payments from the Federal government are certain to be the most on edge in this time of uncertainty.

While we don’t have definitive answers, here’s the basic breakdown.  During a “‘shutdown” the government will cease funding to what it considers “nonessential” services.  So any contract which is meant to maintain the health and safety of the American people …

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New Government-formatted Website Package Designed for Procurement Smart Phones and Tablets

New Government-formatted Website Package Designed for Procurement Smart Phones and Tablets

President Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” So does our government’s program to better equip our federal workers whether it is in manufacturing, construction or technology. This past week, the Pentagon announced that the Department of Defense would now issue government approved iPhones and iPads to military and staff. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has allowed the iOS 6 operating system due to it efficiency and reliability. According to the DISA, they …

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FEMA Funding Bill Passed by House Today

After a lengthy standoff between Democrats and Republicans, a bipartisan agreement on disaster relief funding appears to have been reached, avoiding a partial government shutdown.  The bill will approve funding through October 4th and will be followed by a more comprehensive funding bill to maintain funding through November 18th.

The spending proposals will send an additional $2.65 billion in disaster relief funds to FEMA.  An unusually high number of natural disasters this year, including Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm LEE, the Joplin tornadoes and other natural disasters, …

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