Project 38: PSC's David Berteau on contractors weathering the shutdown
In this interview, Professional Services Council President and CEO David Berteau shares what he is hearing from industry on the impact of the government shutdown and steps contractors should take now to get ready for when the government reopens. Whenever that is.
Government contractors have been sharing a sense of confusion and uncertainty with Berteau and PSC as the shutdown pushes into its fourth week.
Contractors who are working are uncertain if and when they will get paid. Contractors who aren't working are faced with the challenge of hanging onto employees while customer sites are shuttered and projects languish.
The uncertainty also extends to what to do when the government reopens. As Berteau says, you can stop work in five minutes but it might take days to restart.