January 5, 2023
Greetings and Happy New Years from PSC, where we are still basking in the glow of both our phenomenally successful 10th annual CIDC Development Conference
and our festive December Board Meeting/Holiday Party.
Hard to believe how much has already transpired since then, with Congress passing both the NDAA and the FY23 Budget. Key issues impacting the contracting community included:
- Increasing transparency into the future Department of Defense (DoD) needs so contracting partners can plan and make needed investments.
- Mitigating vulnerabilities to supply chains.
- Helping companies recover costs caused by factors out of their control.
You can read a fuller analysis here.
The new year brings changes to our Executive Advisory Board. Sue Chodakewitz, CEO of Nathan Associates, is our new CIDC Chair, and Torge Gerlach, CEO of DT Global, is CIDC’s new Vice Chair. Sue takes over from Leland Kruvant, President of Creative Associates, who deserves a hearty round of applause and thanks for his two years as Chair. New EAB members for 2023 are Shiro Gnanaselvam, CEO of Social Impact, and John Gastright, SVP for Government Relations for Amentum. You can see the full EAB roster here.
Many thanks to all the CIDC members who provided input on GSA’s OASIS+ MAC RFP. PSC submitted formal comments on December 30. See below for more information.
Please note that our January meeting with AID’s Mark Walther will be on January 12 – not our standard third Thursday. Based on feedback from the EAB, we will move to a hybrid meeting, using PSC’s large conference room – including lunch! – much as we did before COVID. We are capping in-person at 45, so please be sure to register below and indicate if you will be attending in person or via Zoom.
Our “From the Field” stories this month highlight how DT Global is pioneering a new approach in Kosovo to expanding renewable energy access using drone technology. Nathan Associates discusses their economic development work in Moldova as that country seeks to withstand the pressures brought on by the fighting in Ukraine next door. Many of our members also submitted thought leadership pieces that you can see in our Member News section below. Please contact me to help us get the word out about the great work CIDC members are doing to make the world a better place.
Vice President, International Development Affairs
Professional Services Council