Arlington, Va. (May 24, 2021)
|PSC Urges Congress to Include IT, Cyber and Tech Funding in Infrastructure Package
In a May 21, 2021, letter
to Congressional leadership, the Professional Services Council (PSC) urged Congress to include funding for cybersecurity and IT in an upcoming infrastructure package.
“The President’s proposal includes investments in traditional and non-traditional infrastructure, but more can and should be done to protect this infrastructure from persistent and increasingly sophisticated cyber threats,” said David Broome, PSC Executive Vice President for Government Relations. “PSC believes that events that have occurred since the American Jobs Plan was released—including the Colonial pipeline attacks and the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity—highlight the need for prioritizing cybersecurity and IT modernization funding.”
The letter further highlighted aspects of the President’s proposal that directly or indirectly impact federal contractors—including emerging technology investments, outcomes and value-based contracting, and supply chain risk management.
“Federal contractors need timely and accurate information and the resources to adapt and operate securely in the continuously changing threat environment,” Broome continued. “PSC looks forward to continuing to work with the Congress to ensure that funding meets cybersecurity needs for a safer tomorrow.”