On December 30, 2020, Diz Locaria was quoted in Inside Defense on the issues that will impact government contractors in 2021. According to the article, the Biden administration is likely to face multiple defense-related challenges and complications, particularly as it grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the economy.
Locaria told Inside Defense that contractors are closely monitoring budget plans in 2021 and beyond. "Spending bills are going to be highly watched," he said. "That to me seems like the top, top issue."
Many in the defense industry agree that uncertainty surrounding the Biden administration’s priorities will remain until 2022, when it submits its first full budget.