The federal government is open. But less than three weeks remain under the current reprieve and another shutdown seems possible. Although the Federal Communications Commission tapped on-hand fees to support uninterrupted operations earlier this week, the FCC will start to run out of time – and money – if the stalemate over the budget continues
Many federal contractors were forced to temporarily stop work during the recent government shutdown, which lasted more than two weeks. In some cases, the government may have formally issued a “Stop Work Order” in response to the shutdown. In others, contractors may have been unable to start or continue work due to the closure of
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has furloughed 98 percent of 1,754 employees, leaving only 38 people to serve as emergency contacts for staff, monitor network outage reporting systems, and support national security functions.
We offer below brief answers to some frequently asked questions that may arise for research institutions in connection with federally sponsored projects during the current government shutdown. It is important to note that a shutdown will be fluid with guidance varying (and likely evolving over time) by agency, type of funding available to the award,
The following discussion provides several general pointers for contractors seeking advice on surviving the current government shutdown. Initially, it is important to understand that in many instances a contractor’s compliance obligations do not cease simply because the government has shuttered. For example, reporting websites, including the System for Award Management (SAM), the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff will continue User Fee supported activities and vital consumer protection activities during the government shutdown. FDA staff, including review divisions and chief counsel’s office, will continue work on regulatory activities covered by user fees under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA),
In anticipation of the shutdown by the U.S. federal government, which began early this morning, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) released contingency plans that detail the impact on all aspects of the agencies’ operations, including their review of mergers and acquisitions. The Bureau of Competition at the FTC will