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Extend Contractor Reimbursement Period, Trade Groups Urge Congress

Trade groups are urging lawmakers to extend the window for reimbursing government contractors for costs related to COVID-19 as Congress works to reach a deal on its next stimulus package. More at Defense News
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Record Federal Contract Spending During a Pandemic

Talk about a mixed bag. There’s pandemic and a record season, the federal contracting spending, how ready is your company for all of this? Federal Drive with Tom Temin got some tips from federal sales and marketing consultant, Larry Allen.   Read the full post at Federal News Network
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Thousands of Small Business Owners Have Not Gotten Disaster Loans the Government Promised Them

A top official said 99% of funds were paid, but only 55% of small business owners reported receiving the money. Borrowers were told there was a technical glitch, but the Small Business Administration would not answer questions about it. More at Government Executive
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Government Contractors and Financing a Post-Coronavirus ‘Reboot’ of the Economy

When the economy does begin to recover from our nationwide lockdown, one  certainty is that it will not be as simple as “turning the...

Pricing Controls Under the Defense Production Act

Proskauer Rose - With the federal government’s increasing focus on enforcing price gouging compliance, attention has turned to the Defense Production Act (the “DPA”)....

Defense Contractors Say Section 3610 and Other Contractor Support Measures Require Relief

By Scott A. Freling, Michael Wagner and Peter Terenzio of Covington & Burling It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the...

We Need $10B to Pay Contractors’ Coronavirus Expenses, Pentagon Tells Congress

The Pentagon needs Congress to approve “around $10 billion” to cover defense contractors’ coronavirus-related expenses, a top defense official said Monday. More at Government Executive
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DoD Memorandum Discusses Contractor Reimbursement for COVID-19 Expenses

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman - A memorandum released on July 2, 2020 by Acting Principal Director for Defense Pricing Kim Herrington provides guidance on...

DoD Cautious of Industrial Base Impact as Coronavirus Ramps Back Up

The Defense Department is seeing much of its industrial base reopen after shutdowns due to the coronavirus. However, the Pentagon isn’t celebrating yet. As...

COVID-19 Lockdown No Excuse for Late Filing, GAO says

Koprince Law - In a recent bid protest decision, GAO said being under a COVID-19 “Stay at Home Order” was no reason to miss...