The government shutdown and its impact on contracting

Beth Ferrell, partner, McKenna, Long, and Aldridge LLP

wfedstaff | April 17, 2015 5:35 pm

October 1, 2013 — This week on “Off the Shelf”, Beth Ferrell, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, addresses what every contractor needs to know regarding the government shutdown.

Ferrell outlines the administrative procedures for implementing a shutdown including the process for determining whether particular federal functions are essential or not.

She also provides a due diligence checklist for contractors in dealing with their customer agencies and contracts during the shutdown.

Read the full transcript of our online chat with Beth Killoran, deputy assistant secretary for Information Technology and chief information officer at HHS.

Ferrell’s checklist provides a contract risk management tool for contractors during the shutdown.