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3 Defense Associations Urge Congress to Consider Inflation in Continuing Resolution

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The National Defense Industrial Association, Professional Services Council and the Aerospace Industries Association have called on Congress to accelerate the completion of the defense appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023 and consider inflation when establishing the topline for a continuing resolution.

NDIA, PSC and AIA wrote a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders on Monday asking Congress to authorize new starts and quantity increases to allow the Department of Defense and industry to respond to national security threats and meet requirements, NDIA said Monday.

David Norquist, president and CEO of NDIA and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said inflation will undermine the country’s national defense if left unaddressed and the associations look forward to working with Congress to take bipartisan measures to address the challenge.

The three associations also expressed support for a provision that would authorize the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at DOD to make adjustments to contracts in response to inflation.

PSC President and CEO David Berteau and Eric Fanning, president and CEO of AIA, also issued statements urging lawmakers to help mitigate the impacts of inflation. Fanning and Berteau are previous Wash100 Award winners.