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Challenges for Contractors In the COVID-19 Era: Protecting Rights and Maximizing Recoveries

Jenner & Block – In this Briefing Paper published by West Law, Jenner & Block Partners David B. Robbins and Cynthia J. Robertson discuss contract administration challenges that contractors are facing due to the novel coronavirus. The authors address issues that are likely to be most prevalent in the coming months and provide tips on […]
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PPP Loan Forgiveness Checklist

Morrison Foerster – The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides aid to qualifying small businesses in the form of loans with terms favorable to borrowers, including, in particular, provisions that allow potentially the entire loan amount to be forgiven if the proceeds are spent […]
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GAO Report on Section 3610 Reimbursement

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman – In a report issued on September 3, 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) presented its observations on the implementation of Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Section 3610 authorizes agencies at their discretion to reimburse contractors for the cost of paid leave incurred during the […]
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Industry Could Wait Months for COVID Reimbursements from Pentagon

As the defense department seeks billions in emergency funding to reimburse industry for costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official pledged not to rush that money out the door. More at Defense News
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DoD Explains How Contractors Will Get Reimbursed for COVID Expenses — If Congress Cuts...

With lawmakers and the White House unable to come to an agreement on a new coronavirus stimulus package, it’s unlikely that money requested to reimburse defense contractors for pandemic-related expenses will reach these companies until at least the second quarter of 2021, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer. More at Defense One
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Defense Contractors Will Have to Wait Months for Reimbursements

Companies in the defense industry will have to wait five months or more before they are reimbursed for extra costs they’ve incurred due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said Sept. 9. More at National Defense
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DoD Takes Next Step in Acquisition Reform, Renews Calls for Contractor Stimulus

The Defense Department just took another step toward its goal of modernizing its acquisition system. Deputy Secretary for Defense David Norquist signed DoD Directive...

Pentagon Makes the Most Use of Emergency Contractor Paid Leave

Federal agencies were given authority under section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to reimburse their contractors for paid time off for those employees that were unable to perform work due to office closures and other COVID-19 response activities. Of such contractors, those working for the Department of Defense received more reimbursement […]
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DOD Deviation Provides Updated Guidance on CARES Act REAs for COVID-Related Paid Leave

Obermayer – Back in April, we blogged about the Department of Defense’s (DOD) initial guidance on the implementation of Section 3610 of the CARES Act.  You may remember that Section 3610 allows government contractors to obtain reimbursement for paid leave intended to maintain its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since that time, DOD has issued […]
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Fastest 5 Minutes: Section 3610 News and Regulatory Developments (August 26)

Crowell & Moring – This week’s episode focuses on new DOD guidance on Section 3610 and also covers regulatory updates, and is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and Nicole Owren-Wiest. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no […]
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