Government contractors are in the dark about what President Donald Trump’s administration has in store, just like everyone else. But government contract lawyers from the law firm Crowell and Moring are making some speculations.
Robert Burton, partner at Crowell and Moring and former deputy administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said the overarching goal of the administration seems to be a more efficient procurement system at much lower prices.
“I think that’s going to translate into increased opportunities for federal contractors, as well as some challenges,” Burton said in a Jan. 26 webinar.
The administration’s top priority, Burton said, seems to be reducing the number of regulatory and compliance burdens contractors function under, especially those imposed by the Obama administration. Burton said he expects the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, among others, to be rescinded soon.
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