PSC Supports Congressional Recommendations to Improve Acquisition

Arlington, VA, October 8, 2014—The Professional Services Council today expressed support for a set of proposals by members of the congressional New Democrat Coalition to improve federal acquisition processes.

“The coalition clearly put a lot of thought into the development of these proposals and we greatly appreciate their outreach to key stakeholders on this critical issue,” said PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway. “The result is a set of recommendations that will contribute to the ongoing discussions about reducing barriers to entry into the federal marketplace, improving acquisition workforce training, and speeding the effective delivery of products and services to support the warfighter.”

The coalition submitted its recommendations to Reps. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, and Adam Smith, D-Wash., on October 8. In July, PSC submitted its own recommendations to Congress and the administration, many of which align with those of the coalition.

“Overall the coalition’s recommendations offer real substance and value and we look forward to continuing the conversation with the coalition’s members and other congressional leaders tackling the important issues of federal acquisition reform,” Soloway said.

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About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s more than 370 member companies represent small, medium, and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter @PSCSpeaks and @StanSoloway.