DOD Defense Contractors Should Have Shutdown Plan, Attorneys Say
Government contracting lawyers say that a possible government shutdown could cut off access to federal partners and funds. Without action from Congress, the funds that run the government will no longer be available April 28.
"Although a government shutdown may appear unlikely, contractors would be wise to inventory their federal contracts and personnel and have an action plan ready," said Eric Crusius, senior counsel at Holland & Knight in Tysons, Va., who specializes in government contracting law.
Mr. Crusius noted in a recent blog post, that there are several government functions that will continue to operate even if the rest of the government is shutdown. These are activities related to "emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property" which includes a significant portion of the Defense Department's undertakings but may or may not extend to defense contractors, Mr. Crusius said.
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