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Michael Niggel Addresses the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on the Government Shutdowns Impact

 Michael Niggel ACT I CEO
Michael Niggel
ACT I CEO

ARLINGTON, VA (May 8, 2019)— Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management, Cyber Security, and Foreign Military Sales solutions, announced today that CEO Michael Niggel testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations, addressing the recent government shutdown’s effect on federal contractors.

On Monday, May 6, 2019, Representative Gerald Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, held a field hearing examining the effects the government shutdown had on federal contractor employees. The hearing addressed direct and collateral costs of government shutdowns on contractor employees and offered potential legislative and administrative remedies.

The panel included the Honorable Gerald Connolly (Chairman VA 11th District), the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.), the Honorable Jamie Raskin (MD 8th District), the Honorable Jennifer Wexton (VA 10th District), and the Honorable Don Beyer (VA 8th District). Each of the members represents a congressional district with numerous contractor companies and contractor employees.

In the first panel addressing the subcommittee were Michael Niggel, ACT I CEO; Alba Alemán, Citizant CEO; David Berteau, Professional Services Council President & CEO; Roger A. Krone, Leidos CEO; and Ed Grabowski, Local 2061 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President.

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Mr. Niggel outlined the shutdown’s impact on ACT I,  its employees, and its customers. He also described how the company invested, at the firm’s expense, to fully compensate all affected ACT I employees’ salaries and benefits throughout the shutdown period. Additionally, Mr. Niggel offered recommendations for Congressional action such as swiftly reimbursing contractors for requests for equitable adjustments (REAs) which are legal under the Federal Acquisition Regulation; compensating contractors working during appropriation lapses and shutdowns; and enacting a two-year increase in the Budget Control Act (BCA) CAPS for FY 2020 and FY 2021 to increase stability and certainty for both government employees and the federal contractors supporting them.

“It is critical for the executive and legislative branches to work together to make our government function in an efficient and effective manner all the time,”  said Mr. Niggel, ACT I CEO.

Click here to view the hearing.

About ACT I

ACT I is an ISO 9001:2015 certified small business and assessed at CMMI Level 3 for Services delivering mission-critical Total Acquisition Management, Cyber Security, and Foreign Military Sales solutions to customers across the globe. We are retained by the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, Department of Homeland Security and other Federal Agencies, and allied partners to support their most complex programs in the areas of Requirements, Acquisition Strategy and Planning, Program Management, Healthcare Advisory Support, Engineering, Logistics, Financial Management, Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security Cooperation and Assistance Services. ACT I is a prime contractor on the following GSA and DoD IDIQ contracts: OASIS Small Business Pools 1 and 2, Professional Services Schedule, and Seaport-e, Seaport Next Generation, and PASS-SB. For more information, visit our website at www.act-i.com and follow us on Twitter @ACT_I_LLC.

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