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DoD OIG Audit Assesses Implementation of Section 3610 Relief Under CARES Act

By Peter J. Eyre, Steve McBrady, Nicole Owren-Wiest, J. Chris Haile, Brian Tully McLaughlin, Skye Mathieson, Charles Baek, John Nakoneczy & Michelle Coleman of Crowell & Moring On December 9, 2020, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) released its Audit of Department of Defense Implementation of Section 3610 of the Coronavirus […]
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Viewpoint: IGs Need More Resources to Combat COVID Stimulus Spending Fraud

Problems with the Small Business Administration’s pandemic loan programs illustrate the need for stronger oversight. More at Government Executive
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Navigating the Bankruptcy Process To Acquire Distressed Government Contractors or Their Assets

Arnold & Porter – The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain its impacts have upended the US and global economies, leaving a wake of financial distress. Although the US economy has shown signs of recovery, many companies, including government contractors, will continue to face significant challenges in the near term and potentially also in the medium […]
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Important Considerations for DoD Contractors Seeking Relief Under §3610 of the CARES Act

By Richard Arnholt & Roee Talmor of Bass Berry & Sims The economic disruptions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have been particularly acute for government contractors. State quarantine measures and the closure of both contractor and government worksites meant many contractors were unable to perform ongoing contracts, thus risking a lapse in payment and the […]
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GAO Sustains Protests Alleging Agency Failed to Consider Pandemic Impacts on its Requirements

Crowell & Moring – In Chronos Solutions et al., GAO sustained a pre-award protest challenging the terms of a solicitation issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The solicitation sought asset management services to support the disposition of properties conveyed to HUD following foreclosure of loans guaranteed by the Federal […]
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GAO Holds that the Government Cannot Ignore the Effects of COVID-19 and the CARES...

Obermayer – On October 26, 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its decision in the Matter of Chronos Solutions, LLC, in which the GAO sustained several pre-award protests of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) solicitation due to HUD’s failure to take into account the impact of COVID-19 and the CARES Act […]
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Developments Around the Corner for Defense Contractors Affected by COVID

Defense contractors should pay close attention to a couple of days-old developments. First, a long-needed update to the rule concerning payments to contractors who can’t get into DoD facilities because of the coronavirus. Second, how the Pentagon spent its pandemic stimulus money – that’s about to come into the crosshairs of the Defense inspector general. […]
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Trump Administration Develops Governmentwide Office Reopening Guidelines, With Contractor Help

The Trump administration has put together a set of recommendations that agencies throughout government can use when bringing employees back to their offices, contracting with a private sector firm to compile the suggestions. More at Government Executive
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PPP Borrowers May Require SBA Consent or Escrowing of PPP Loan Balance in Connection...

Crowell & Moring – On October 2, 2020 (almost two months after the August 10, 2020 commencement of the acceptance period for forgiveness applications), the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an SBA Procedural Notice (the “Notice”) concerning required procedures for change of ownership of an entity that has received PPP loans (the “PPP Borrower”). Under the […]
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In Defense of the Defense Production Act

The headline news — evil defense contractors taking funds meant for sick people — looks like something out of a Hollywood script. However, as with most bad movies, there are missing pieces of the plot that need to be addressed. More at Defense News
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