The PSC Mission
PSC’s mission is simple and focused: to provide unparalleled value to our members by being the leading advocate and resource for the federal professional and technical services industry.
The Professional Services Council (PSC) is the national trade association of the government professional and technical services industry. In 2008, PSC and the Contract Services Association of America (CSA) merged to create a single, unified voice representing the full range and diversity of the government services sector. Solely focused on preserving, improving, and expanding the federal government market for its members, PSC is the most respected industry voice and leader on legislative and regulatory policy issues related to government procurement, outsourcing and related business policy. PSC helps shape public policy, leads strategic coalitions, and works to build consensus between government and industry PSC’s more than 330 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 association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states.
The Voice of the Government Services Industry…Since 1972
When PSC was founded in 1972 by a group of industry leaders who recognized the emergence and growing vitality of the professional services sector, the sector itself was virtually unaccounted for as part of the U.S. economy and barely considered in the government marketplace. This despite the fact that, overall, it was growing at twice the rate of the rest of the economy and slowly but surely within the government as well. In the decades since, as the professional services sector has become an essential partner with the federal government in virtually all aspects of its operations, PSC has become its clear and consistent voice. In 2008, PSC and the Contract Services Association of America (CSA) merged to create a single, unified voice representing the full range and diversity of the government services sector.