Army acquisition head says potential shutdown would hurt contracting workforce

By Dan Schere / September 19, 2023 at 5:12 PM
If fiscal year 2024 begins with a government shutdown, one of the biggest negative impacts to the Army would be on the contracting workforce, service acquisition chief Doug Bush told reporters Tuesday. The government will shut down on Oct. 1 if Congress doesn't pass a continuing resolution before then. Under the Defense Department’s contingency plan guidance for a shutdown , contract renewals or extensions, task orders and exercise of options may not be executed, “nor may increments of funding be...

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