Sequestration, debt ceilings and continuing resolutions, (and March Blizzards) oh my! Government contractors are starting to feel like Dorothy in the enchanted forest. Hopefully, contractors will find their way home just as Dorothy did. But unlike Dorothy, who relied primarily on serendipity, contractors will need to be prepared.
The unfortunate combination of sequestration, debt ceilings and lapsing continuing resolutions (not to mention a March blizzard!) will challenge government contractors in unprecedented ways. Even without the blizzard, this phenomena has been dubbed The Perfect Storm. Some contractors may be lucky enough to avoid any consequences but the vast majority will not be so fortunate. The key to minimizing the negative effects of the Perfect Storm is to be prepared. Towards that end, Aronson has prepared a Perfect Storm “whitepaper.” The whitepaper describes the sequestration, debt ceiling and continuing resolution issues, notes a variety of problems that will most likely be encountered by contractors and offers practical tips for how to prepare and if necessary react.
If you have any questions about The Perfect Storm, Aronson’s Government Contract Services Group is here to help. Call us at 301.231.6200 for more information!
Thomas Marcinko is a Principal Consultant in Aronson’s Government Contract Services Group. He has over 25 years of government contracts experience, including proposal development, contract and subcontract administration, FAR compliance, small business programs, and government audits.