Coalition of International Development Companies (CIDC) and PSC Join Forces

Arlington, Va., March 5, 2013—The Coalition of International Development Companies (CIDC) has merged into the Professional Services Council, aligning with PSC’s International Development Task Force (IDTF) to provide a unified voice for international development firms. 

The new PSC committee, the “Council of International Development Companies,” integrates the coalition’s thought leadership and high-level dialogue with federal agencies with the IDTF’s core functions of advocating on contracting, regulatory, legislative, and other business issues in international development.

“PSC and the Executive Committee of the CIDC decided to fully integrate the CIDC into the PSC structure because both felt it is the best way to increase the impact of our voice on government policy,” said PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway. “We believe that a combined IDTF and CIDC within PSC will capture the strengths and build on the momentum of both organizations.”

“The goals of the two organizations align well and the consolidation under the PSC umbrella will allow us to capture efficiencies and synergies and build a dynamic, sustainable advocacy platform for development companies that will be stronger than the sum of its parts,” Soloway said.

Since its inception, the CIDC has been closely affiliated with PSC, which has provided extensive administrative support for all of the CIDC’s activities. In addition, many CIDC member companies are also PSC member companies.

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About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government professional and technical services industry. PSC’s more than 360 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.