Industry Leaders Urge Congress to Avoid another Continuing Resolution

Posted Sep 26, 2015 by
Mark M.

Industry leaders from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Air Force Association (AFA), Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), National Guard Association of the United States, and Navy League of the United States urged Congress to pass an FY16 budget before another Continuing Resolution (CR) occurs on Oct. 1, 2015. Under a CR, many government agencies are unable to fill vacancies and hire new staff. They must also sign multiple short-term contracts, requiring extra man hours to sift through paperwork and determine cost estimates. Many believe that an extended CR would hurt national security and the economy as a whole.

In 2009, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report that studied the negative impacts of CRs on government agencies and found they result in "delays to certain activities, such as hiring, and repetitive work, including issuing multiple grants or contracts." CRs have been used every year since 2009, and in fiscal year (FY) 2011 alone, Congress passed seven CRs before a deal was ultimately reached.

To see a copy of the Associations CR Letter, please click here.

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