Arlington, Va. (Jan 1, 2021)
|PSC Welcomes Enactment of FY21 NDAA
The Professional Services Council (PSC) thanks Congress for their bipartisan votes to override the presidential veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (H.R.6395). This annual defense bill, which now becomes law, provides the Department of Defense (DoD) with necessary authorizations for military and defense activities as well as acquisition and business policy for FY21, following the appropriations to fund DoD activities that were included in the consolidated full-year appropriations act signed into law by the President on December 27.
“The FY21 NDAA contains provisions that will improve DoD and government-wide policies for soliciting, acquiring, and managing services and technologies from contractors,” said PSC’s President and CEO David Berteau. “The provisions will promote better acquisition outcomes, improve the federal contracting system, and support the Defense Industrial Base.”
PSC submitted a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees last September 28 outlining key provisions of the FY21 NDAA affecting contractors. The letter emphasized several longstanding PSC priorities, including cybersecurity and supply chain risk management initiatives, implementation of prior-year NDAA provisions to measure and report on wasteful Procurement Administrative Lead Time, improvements in the use of incremental funding by DoD, and better contract closeout methodologies.
“The override of this bill marks 60 consecutive years of enacting this important legislation,” said Berteau. “It remains a critical policy vehicle to address current and future national security challenges.”
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