Contracting officers hold the key to surviving the government shutdown
The clock is ticking, so now is the time for contractors to prepare for a government shutdown at midnight Sept. 30.
One of the biggest questions is whether a contractor can continue to work if Congress fails to pass a budget or continuing resolutions before Oct. 1.
The answer to that question is not a simple “yes” or “no” because no single answer will fit all customers, and the right answer today for one customer may not the right answer for the same customer a week from now, said John Cooney, an attorney with the Venable law firm. He was speaking at a Professional Services Council event on contractor implications of a government shutdown.