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The Defense Production Act Has Been Invoked — What Does This Mean For Your...

On March 18, 2020, the president invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) in response to the COVID-19 crisis. For the moment, the Executive Order invoked the DPA for government contracts only for personal protective equipment, ventilators and other medical products. The act, and its implementing system, Defense Priorities & Allocations System (DPAS), allow the Federal […]
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Is Coronavirus an Excusable Delay?

Husch Blackwell - The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains unclear, but its impacts are already being felt. Supply chains are being disrupted and companies...

Administrative Relief for USAID Grant Recipients and Applicants Impacted by COVID-19

On March 19, 2020 the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) issued Memorandum M-20-17, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations.”  The memorandum details the administrative relief available to an expanded scope of grant recipients and applicants, both by reminding […]
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Government Contracting Insights: Industry May Find Relief for Coronavirus Delays

In a commentary for National Defense Magainze, Covington & Burling LLP partners Susan Cassidy and Michael Wagner and associate Evan Sherwood discuss the FAR...

Now Available: Federal Contractors’ Guide to Coronavirus Contract Impacts

Federal contractors have been, and continue to be impacted by COVID-19 outbreak and its consequences such as suspensions of work, performance delays, extra costs, contract terminations and the like. To make matters more challenging, the government has failed to issue comprehensive guidance to contractors on how to systematically and consistently deal with the coronavirus’ impacts […]
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Bidding Federal Work During the Coronavirus Crisis

Cohen Seglias - The coronavirus epidemic has disrupted our world in ways we could not have imagined a few weeks ago. In the midst...

The Government Contractor Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Toolkit

Crowell & Moring - With the coronavirus disrupting business in parts of Asia and with increasing impacts in the United States, it is important...

Contractors Should Prepare for the Coronavirus

By Eric Crusius, David Black, and Vijaya Surampudi of Holland & Knight With the novel coronavirus spreading outside of China at an ever increasing rate,...

The Lawfare Podcast Bonus Edition: How the State Department and the Defense Department are...

This edition of the Lawfare Podcast combines two conversations about about how the Department of State and the Department of Defense are responding to...

Contractors and COVID-19

Contracting work could require some creative thinking for agencies and contractors in the event facilities are affected by the spread of coronavirus. More at Federal Computer Week
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