PSC Comments on FY21 NDAA  

Arlington, Va. (Oct. 5, 2020) The Professional Services Council (PSC) provided detailed comments in a September 28, 2020, letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on those provisions in the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will impact PSC member companies and the government’s processes and procedures for acquiring services from the contractor community.

“PSC appreciates the committees’ work to pass their respective versions of the NDAA and  include important provisions that will improve government-wide and Defense Department policies for soliciting, acquiring, and managing services and technology from contractors,” said PSC’s President and CEO David Berteau. “This year’s bills include many provisions that will promote better acquisition outcomes, improve the federal contracting system, and support the Defense Industrial Base. Our letter highlights issues we support, oppose, or believe need amending, while preserving the valuable elements of each bill.”

The letter called attention to a number of provisions that are consistent with longstanding PSC priorities, including improvements in the use of incremental funding by the Department of Defense, better contract closeout methodologies, implementation of prior-year NDAA provisions to measure and report on wasteful Procurement Administrative Lead Time, and cybersecurity and supply chain risk management initiatives.

“PSC appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to the Armed Services Committees as they iron out the differences between the two versions, and we look forward to working with them on these and other issues,” Berteau continued. “If enacted, the FY21 NDAA will mark 60 consecutive years that the Congress has passed this important legislation. We urge the Congress to meet this milestone with a final conference bill and report as soon as possible.”

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