PSC News Releases

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Recent News Releases

PSC Welcomes Senate Bill to Provide Prompt Payments for Small Businesses (5/24/2018)
PSC welcomed Senate introduction of bipartisan legislation that would permanently restore prompt payments to small business primes and small business subcontractors at the Department of Defense.
PSC Applauds Enactment of the SECRET Act (5/23/2018)
PSC welcomed the signing of the Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency (SECRET) Act (H.R. 3210).
PSC Welcomes Executive Order on Federal Chief Information Officers (5/17/2018)
PSC welcomes the President’s executive order to strengthen the role of CIOs to be more strategic leaders within their agencies, which signals the administration’s continued commitment to bring more innovation into government, modernize federal IT sys
PSC Urges Senate to Reject Bid Protest Limits in FY19 NDAA (5/17/2018)
PSC urged Senate leaders to reject a Defense Department legislative proposal that would limit access for companies seeking relief from potentially unjustified awards.
PSC Applauds Adoption of Rep. Knight Amendment on FY19 NDAA (5/14/2018)
PSC applauds Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) for his success in passing an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 NDAA to permanently restore prompt payments to small business primes & subs.
PSC Foundation Forms Security Clearance Strategic Advisory Group (5/7/2018)
The PSC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, is pleased to announce the formation of a Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) of independent, former senior government officials to assist the Foundation in assessing the federal security clearance proces
PSC Congratulates KANAVA International on Key USAID Advisory Committee Appointment (5/3/2018)
PSC applauds the appointment of Carol Yee, Chief Operating Officer of KANAVA International, to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Assistance.
PSC Statement on IRS System Outage on Tax Day (4/19/2018)
The IRS reported that a tax filing system outage temporarily impacted taxpayers attempting to file electronically on April 17, the busiest tax day of the year, compelling the agency to grant a tax deadline extension. PSC issued a statement in respons
PSC Defends Role of Contractors Amidst SAMHSAs Call to Halt Contracted Work (4/9/2018)
PSC sent a letter April 5 to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Assistant Secretary raising concerns that recent comments and actions stopping contracted work devalue the critical role of government contractors
PSC Urges Defense Department to Broaden and Accelerate Cloud Adoption (3/26/2018)
In response to reviews by the DoD Cloud Executive Steering Group PSC sent a letter to Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan urging DoD to broaden and accelerate cloud adoption within DoD.
PSC Applauds Bill to Accelerate Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (3/20/2018)
PSC applauded today’s introduction of the “Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act,” legislation that would permanently restore prompt payments to small business primes and small business subcontractors.
PSC Files Amicus Brief Regarding False Claims Act (3/9/2018)
PSC filed an amicus curiae) brief on March 7, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to require strict enforcement of a heightened pleading standard, and in so doing, to reject the view of some federal courts of appeals that a lax interpretation of “particula
PSC Statement on Defense Department's Efforts to Accelerate Cloud Adoption (3/9/2018)
In response to a Defense Department draft solicitation for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud, PSC issued the following statement.
PSC Testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee on Security Clearance Reform (3/8/2018)
PSC President and CEO, David J. Berteau testified today before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the current status of the personnel security clearance process, the impact of the current situation on industry, and the prospects for refo
WATCH: PSC Testifies before Senate Intel Committee on Security Clearance Reform (3/7/2018)
Watch Live: PSC's David Berteau testifies before Senate Intel Committee on Security Clearance Reform. He will recommend changes that Congress can take to reduce the backlog and wait times, while maintaining integrity

PSC in the News

500M IT Modernization Plan Passes Senate in Defense Bill (9/18/2017)
"The Senate's actions take us closer to enactment," said Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, "which will provide a dedicated funding stream for federal agencies to harness new technologies, reduce
Federal CIOs: With More Authority Comes More Accountability (9/13/2017)
Federal CIOs: With More Authority Comes More Accountability