How Contractors View Trump’s Budget and Government Reform Agenda

The Trump administration’s “skinny budget” released last week after an executive order on reorganizing the government drew cheers as well as brickbats from the contracting community.

The Professional Services Council, which represents 400 companies, said in a statement it backs the budget’s “increases for defense spending and believes that, if they are focused on sustainment and legacy systems modernization, those increases will help increase military readiness around the globe.”

But the council plans to work with Congress to alter some of President Trump’s priorities. “We are particularly concerned about arbitrary and disproportionate reductions in some agencies, cuts that do not align with the vital missions and functions of those agencies,” said President and CEO David Berteau. “Contractors can help bridge that gap.”

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