In The Event Of A Government Shutdown ...

Law360, New York (April 8, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT) -- As Congress has flirted with shutting down the federal government, it has left government contractors to guess what effect a shutdown would have on their contracts. We suggest several precautionary steps that should be considered in preparation for this uncertain possibility.

While several continuing resolutions have kept the federal government running, contractors should be aware of several points to help prepare for any shutdown:

Keep working until the contracting officer or other authorized agent of the government issues a written stop-work order. Have an alternative plan...
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