Lynn Dugle, President and CEO of Engility, discusses how the 2018 appropriations rush has affected the way her company does business and how they are working with other companies to help reform the acquisition process.
Because appropriations for fiscal 2018 weren’t finalized until a few months ago, agencies have far less time to spend their allocated funds. This spending spree is putting a time crunch not only on the federal government, but on the contractors who supply it. Lynn Dugle, President and CEO of Engility says that her company has been affected by the rush. “On the plus side, we have more money than we’ve had in many years, the negative side is the shorter period of time to spend. What we have done at Engility is, knowing and becoming unfortunately, somewhat accustomed to continuing resolutions,” said Dugle. “For many years, we had a hit list that we talked through with our customers on a continuous basis. So as they free up money we know what that next thing is on the list that most impacts and contributes to their mission. In that case, it’s more of the same, but we are certainly looking at ID-IQ vehicles, GWAG, the government‑wide vehicles as well as OTAs and what they are bringing to the party these days.”