ASA Shares Suggestions and Proposals for the FY22 NDAA
On Monday, July 19, 2021, ASA, along with construction industry trade and professional organizations representing tens of thousands of firms and individuals engaged in architecture, engineering, surveying and mapping, prime contracting, subcontracting, specialty trade contracting, supplying, construction and program management and surety bond production, shared our suggestions and proposals for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. Collectively, these suggestions and proposals were sent to the leadership of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee. We conveyed in our letter the need for the maintenance of existing procurement frameworks for architect and engineering services, the clarification of cybersecurity majority model certification requirements, the exemption of the federal Miller Act from threshold increases due to indexing for inflation, and the improvement accuracy in real property management. To that end, real property data are perhaps the most important dataset needed for asset management. From infrastructure maintenance, new construction, or building retrofitting activities, the accuracy and interoperability of the Department of Defense’s real property management and ownership datasets are vital to efficient stewardship decisions and planning purposes.