I will be an author or co-author on a few papers at an upcoming conference. The papers are on work that I did as a government contractor. As of a few months ago, I accepted a position with the government, working on the same things with the same people, continuing my previous research. The abstracts were submitted when I was a contractor, and I stated my affiliation as being with that company. My question is: when submitting and publishing the final paper, should my affiliation be with my previous employer or the government?
Some relevant info:
At the time of publication, the government contracting company will no longer exist.
The government will be funding my travel to this conference.
Although the contractor was paying my bills when I was conducting this research, we were under a cost-plus contract and the government was funding everything.