PROJECT 38: How the public sector has gone all in on the COVID-19 response

What does a “whole of government” approach mean in terms of how agencies and their industry partners respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? Find out in this episode with Jerry McGinn, executive director of George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting.

That response is not just about where the contracting dollars are going, though McGinn and the GMU GovCon team are tracking that closely. It is also about how the entire public sector ecosystem of agencies and government contractors are functioning today and how that is shaping what the environment looks like for the long-term in a post-COVID world.

McGinn formerly led the Defense Department’s Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy and before that worked in industry himself. No one can exactly predict the future, but McGinn does share some of the broader questions and trends he thinks will be a big part of that future.

This episode was recorded before the Senate’s Tuesday passage of the latest CARES Act relief legislation and the GMU GovCon Center’s most recent executive update that was released Wednesday.

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