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Pentagon Drafting New Guidance for Contractors Affected by Coronavirus

The Pentagon is using feedback from industry to draft new guidance to streamline the process of providing financial reimbursement to contractors impacted by the...

Democratic Senators Join Industry Groups in Calls to Extend CARES Act Funding Authority for...

Defense contractors will need financial support from federal agencies through the end of 2021 if they are going to make it through the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry groups and lawmakers. More at NextGov
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Smith: No More Corona Relief for Defense Businesses, Stop Messing with CMO

The leader of the House Armed Services Committee does not like the idea of floating more money to the Defense Department to keep its...

COVID-19 Warrants USAID Adjusting or Removing Indirect Rate Ceilings

Nichols Liu - COVID-19 crisis is a “once in a lifetime” event that is having an enormous impact on USAID’s implementing partners (IPs).  This...

“Help Me If you Can I’m Feeling Down, and I Do Appreciate You Being...

Many federal contractors are performing essential work that could expose people to the coronavirus. This, in turn, could result in claims and litigation against...

Veterans Affairs Granted Unprecedented Procurement Authority under P.L. 85-804

Blank Rome - On April 10, 2020, the President issued a Memorandum to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (“DVA”) authorizing the...

Do You Meet the Unique Eligibility Requirements for a PPP Loan?

Piliero Mazza - If you missed the first batch of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and want to determine if you are...

Can Federal Contractors Offset Coronavirus Leave or Avoid Paying H&W Benefits Thereon: No, Maybe,...

Abrahams Wolf-Rodda - With the recent actions by Congress and some federal agencies, the leave benefit obligations for small size employers have been both...

Are Coronavirus Impacts Compensable?

Husch Blackwell - We previously looked at whether the COVID-19 pandemic is an excusable delay that would give contractors relief from delivery deadlines and...

Trump Administration Releases Guidance to Clarify Coronavirus Relief Act’s Contracting Provisions

On Friday the Trump administration released guidance to clarify how and when agencies can reimburse contractors as outlined in the recently enacted novel coronavirus...