What to do during a Federal Government Shutdown

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2 Oct 2023

Government Contracting, APEX Accelerators, PTAC, #Shutdown

Washington APEX will be hosting a client-based zoom meeting to review concrete steps government contractors  should take to minimize potential disruptions and financial hardships in the event of a Federal Government Shutdown. This meeting will go over some key points and concerns about small business contractors who are dealing with a federal government shutdown.

Wednesday, October 4th  12:00 - 1:30pm

This event will be recorded and made available for those who are not able to attend. If you want a copy of this recording please reach out to Leslie Miller leslie@thurstonedc.com to get on the list.


Impact on Government Contractors

Each contractor's situation is unique, and the best course of action may vary. Consulting with legal, financial, and industry experts can provide valuable guidance tailored to your specific circumstances. Additionally, staying adaptable and prepared for unexpected challenges is crucial in navigating government shutdowns as a government contractor.

While the specific recommendations may vary depending on your industry, contract, and circumstances, here are some general steps to consider:

  • Stay Informed
  • Assess Contracts
  • Contact Contracting Officers
  • Financial Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Employee Planning
  • Contract Modifications
  • Legal and Compliance


  • Document Everything
  • Develop a Shutdown Plan
  • Cybersecurity
  • Contingency Staffing
  • Public Relations
  • Advocacy
  • Diversify Contracts