On November 20, INSA, along with seven other organizations, co-signed a letter urging Congress to extend Section 3610 of the CARES Act. Section 3610 allows federal agencies to cover necessary contractor costs using existing funds, enabling contracted employees to continue carrying out mission-critical work. “This authority continues to be used by many federal agencies to maintain the capabilities and workforce necessary to meet mission needs and protect our national security and other vital programs,” the letter states. Recognizing the recent growth of COVID-19 cases, the signing organizations asked Congress to extend Section 3610 through September 30, 2021, the end of the government’s fiscal year.
The letter also took care to acknowledge and thank the recipients for their efforts in fighting against a government shutdown and continued support for the cleared workforce throughout the pandemic.Read the Full Letter