Daniel Snyder of Bloomberg Government talked with Federal News Radio about the growing backlog of unawarded contracts, contracts that are in the source selection stage but have not yet been awarded. In other words, the final solicitations have been issued, and final proposals from contractors are in, but the contract has not been awarded. Snyder said most of the contracts are in information technology, and total in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
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The Senate is likely to vote on a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund the government through April 28, 2017. As DefenseNews reports, the current version of the (CR) keeps the procurement of major weapons programs on track, though it faces a fight on the floor. Many senators, including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said they would not vote for it. It would be the 20th year in a row when some form of a CR was passed, and CRs have often been cited as causing problems.