PSC Comments on FY20 NDAA Conference 
Key Provisions Impacting the Contractor Community are Focus of Letter 

Arlington, Va. (August 28, 2019)—The Professional Services Council (PSC) provided its views to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on provisions in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that will impact PSC member companies. PSC urged the committees to craft a final bill that adds value to the important roles and contributions that contractors bring to mission success across the Department of Defense.

“PSC appreciates the committees’ work to improve the Department’s policies for soliciting, acquiring, and managing services and technology from contractors,” said PSC’s President and CEO David Berteau. “This year’s bills include many provisions that will support our national security, help promote a better federal contracting system, and improve acquisition outcomes. Our goal is for the committees in conference to preserve the valuable elements in each version of the bill.”

In that August 20 letter to the Committee Chairmen and Ranking Members, Berteau called attention to a number of provisions that are consistent with longstanding PSC priorities, including security clearance process reforms, sustainment and readiness planning improvements, and improved transparency an
  d restrictions on the government’s use of lowest price technically acceptable source selection criteria.

“We urge the committees to retain these provisions in the final conference report while also rejecting other provisions in the underlying bills that impose new burdens and costs on the government contractors without adding value to the government,” Berteau continued. 

Listen to and watch Berteau discuss the NDAA on Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Government Matters TV

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