Government Contractors Should Prepare For More Terminations, Attorney Tells BNA
Sep.09.2011 — BNA Federal Contracts Report
Washington, D.C.-based chair of Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group Angela B. Styles is highlighted in a BNA Federal Contracts Report
feature Q&A on the uptick in contract awards and protests between now and the end of FY 2011. In the Q&A, Styles discussed her predictions that contract terminations will become more common in the coming era of supercommittees and sequestration, and her thoughts on how to best prepare.
According to Styles, “Terminations will have to rise. If you're talking about $100 billion in cuts next year at DOD, you have to terminate contracts and programs. There's no other way to find the money… We're trying to make sure they [clients] know how the process will work. There were few who knew much about sequestration when it happened before. We're trying to make sure we can inform them about what's going on so they know how to handle terminations—how the process works and how they can recover money the government still owes them.”