The potential of a government shutdown is back in the news. While the full effect of a shutdown may not be fully known at this time, one thing you won’t have to worry about is access to the data you rely on to do your work and continue your business. As we did in 2013 during the last government shutdown, EDR has you covered.
One impact for our industry would be the closing of the federal archives, making their collections of historical resources inaccessible until the government reopens. At EDR, we use multiple sources as standard practice and access an extensive network of archives, in-house resources, and licenses with publishers. As such, orders placed during a government shutdown will be fulfilled with little or no delay. EDR customers can expect continued quality and breadth of research in their reports.
As for government records data, EDR continually updates government records, including those maintained at a federal level, more frequently than the 90-day time period that is required for compliance with AAI and ASTM E1527. In fact, most of our databases are updated within 45 days. If agencies remain shut down 90 days after they released a particular database, we will add notations to the reports to help you document the limitation.
Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive source of data, across locations and data types, to help you deliver trusted opinions and make the right decisions.
If you have any other questions or concerns about how the potential Federal Government shutdown would impact your business and how we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
– Your EDR Team