PSC News Releases

PSC makes the voice of the government professional and technical services industry heard on key acquisition policy, legislation and other developments to leading news organizations.

Recent News Releases:

PSC Applauds Senate DATA Act Passage (4/14/2014)
The Professional Services Council today commended the Senate for passing the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner and Rob Portman.
PSC Questions New Employee Pay Reporting, Confidentiality (4/8/2014)
PSC today expressed its “deep reservations” with a new presidential memorandum that would require only government contractors to submit extensive reporting on their salary practices.
PSC Says New Conflict Rule is “Unexecutable” and “a Solution in Search of a Problem” (4/4/2014)
PSC criticized the FAR Council for its proposed rule seeking to further regulate “personal conflicts of interest” (PCIs) in federal contracting.
PSC Issues Statement on OMB, DoD Security Clearance Reports (3/18/2014)
PSC issued the following statement on the OMB and DoD security clearance reports, which were both released today.
PSC Announces Major Expansion of Tech Policy Portfolio (3/11/2014)
PSC today announced a substantial expansion of its policy and advocacy portfolio to align the association’s issue and policy agenda with the shifting direction of the federal technology and professional services market.
PSC Calls for Understanding of Small Business Usage Before Goal Hike (3/5/2014)
PSC today called on Congress to refrain from raising the governmentwide small business goals until reports are issued to clarify the total small business participation.
PSC Backs FITARA, Broader IT Acquisition Reform (2/25/2014)
The Professional Services Council today reiterated its general support for House passage of the bipartisan Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), H.R. 1232.
PSC Questions OPM Decision to Cancel Training Procurement (2/19/2014)
PSC raised questions and concerns with OPM regarding its recent and sudden cancellation of a major training contract competition a year after bids were submitted.
PSC Asks Supreme Court to Hear Battlefield Contracting Case (2/11/2014)
The Professional Services Council yesterday filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief in the United States Supreme Court recommending that the court hear an appeal involving KBR.
PSC Warns Against Vilification of Contractors in Security Clearance Debate (2/10/2014)
PSC today warned Congress and the administration to avoid focusing solely on contractors as they review security clearance procedures because such a narrow focus could leave significant gaps that would jeopardize national security.
PSC’s Chvotkin Named 2014 Fed100 Honoree (2/4/2014)
Professional Services Council Executive Vice President and Counsel Alan Chvotkin has been honored as a 2014 FCW Federal 100 Award recipient. He will accept the honor at a gala on March 20.
PSC Responds to Presidential Executive Order on Contractor Salaries (1/28/2014)
PSC, the nation’s largest organization of government contractors, said that the president’s expected proposal to increase the “minimum wage” on government contracts raises more concerns about its implications than its impacts.
PSC CIDC Supports International Affairs Funding Bill (1/15/2014)
The Council of International Development Companies (CIDC), an initiative of PSC, today lauded the inclusion of substantial resources for U.S. international development programs in the fiscal year 2014 appropriations legislation.
PSC Calls Cyber Bill “Important, Initial Stride” to Enhance Government-Industry Collaboration (1/15/2014)
A new bill would enhance cybersecurity through improved access to defensive technology, greater information sharing, and better collaboration between government and industry, PSC said in a January 14 letter.
Complications Ahead as Executive Compensation Level Reset to $487,000 (1/3/2014)
PSC warned a provision in the recently signed Bipartisan Budget Act that will lower the compensation cap reimbursement for contractor employees to $487,000 could cause significant complications for government and contractors.
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