PSC News Releases

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Recent News Releases

PSC Highlights Impact of Government Shutdown on Contractors (1/19/2018)
PSC again urged federal government contractors to be prepared for the impacts of a government shutdown tonight and the consequences on their operations, personnel, and profitability.
PSC Supports Transparent, Phased-in Process for Online Marketplaces (1/11/2018)
PSC supports a transparent, robust, and accelerated phase-in for the federal government’s purchase of commercial goods via e-commerce portals. PSC EVP and counsel Alan Chvotkin joined a GSA panel and public meeting on Jan. 9.
RAND Corporation Releases Study on Defense Department Bid Protests (1/5/2018)
A long-awaited study on Defense Department bid protests commissioned via the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was released this week by the RAND Corporation.
New Board Leadership Elected by PSC Membership for 2018 (12/18/2017)
PSC elected new members and re-elected continuing members to its Board of Directors and Executive Committee on Dec. 14. The new members’ terms commence Jan. 1, 2018. PV Puvvada, president of Unisys Federal, was elected as incoming chair of PSC's boar
PSC Welcomes Publication of White House Federal IT Modernization Report (12/15/2017)
PSC welcomed publication of the White House report on federal IT modernization, which sets a strategic vision and outlines steps to upgrade outdated technology systems and strengthen cybersecurity across the federal government.
Ryan McDermott Joins PSC as Vice President for Defense and Intelligence (12/14/2017)
PSC is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan McDermott as the association’s new Vice President for Defense and Intelligence. In this role, he will oversee the work of PSC’s Defense & Intelligence Council and advocate for legislation and regulations
PSC Highlights Impact on Contractors as FY18 NDAA is Signed into Law (12/12/2017)
PSC today welcomed the president’s signing of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes national security funding, provides policy direction, and significantly changes rules governing how contractors provide services a
PSC Urges Federal Appeals Court to Affirm Dismissal of Burn Pit Litigation (11/22/2017)
– In an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief filed on Nov. 21 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, PSC and NDIA jointly urged the court to affirm a Maryland federal district court’s dismissal of the multi-district, class-acti
PSC Submits Cloud Adoption Recommendations to Department of Defense (11/21/2017)
In response to a Department of Defense Request for Information on cloud adoption, PSC on Nov. 17 submitted recommendations for removing policy and regulatory barriers to accelerating cloud adoption and IT modernization.
PSC Welcomes House Passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act (11/14/2017)
PSC welcomed today’s House passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act, as included in the National Defense Authorization Act.
NDIA and PSC Endorse Kirstjen Nielsen as DHS Secretary (11/7/2017)
Kirstjen Nielsen’s breadth of experience and qualifications make her ideally suited to be the next Department of Homeland Security Secretary, the National Defense Industrial Association and Professional Services Council said in their Nov. 1 letter to
PSC Supports Long-Awaited Repeal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act (11/7/2017)
PSC welcomes the final action to rescind the Fair Pay rule and guidance, an action long advocated for and anticipated by the voice of the government technology and professional services industry.
PSC Seeks Nominations for WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards (11/2/2017)
PSC is seeking nominations by Nov. 29 for the 2018 WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards, which recognize organizations that have demonstrated exceptional achievement in using information technology to benefit societies, governments, individuals, organi
Northern Virginia Chamber, PSC Announce 2017 Government Contractor Award Winners (11/1/2017)
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and Professional Services Council (PSC) are pleased to announce the winners of the 15th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards™, the premier awards program honoring
PSC Details Industry Priorities as NDAA Conferees Conduct Negotiations (10/31/2017)
In an Oct. 19 letter to the leaders of the Congressional Armed Services Committees, PSC commended the sponsors of the House and Senate National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAAs) for creating strong bills that support the men and women in uniform, pr

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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