NDIA joins industry voices calling for Section 3610 extension
ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is among eight trade organizations asking Congress to extend Section 3610 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which gives agencies funds to cover certain contractor costs and keep skilled personnel and workers in a ready state during the COVID-19 response.
The Arlington, Virginia-based NDIA signed a Nov. 20 letter to the respective House and Senate Appropriations Committees asking for Section 3610 to extend to Sept. 30, 2021, the end of the current fiscal year.
Many federal agencies continue to use the authority under Section 3610 “to maintain the capabilities and workforce necessary to meet mission needs and protect our national security and other vital programs,” the letter states. As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the country, “we urge you to include in any FY21 regular or supplemental appropriations bill, or any other available bill, a prudent and timely further extension of Section 3610.”
NDIA signed the letter along with FCEA International, the Associated General Contractors of America, CompTIA, the Center for Procurement Advocacy, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the Professional Services Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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