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Increased Progress Payments: DoD Adjusts Procurement Rules to Increase Liquidity

Last Friday the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a deviation that will permit it to increase Progress Payments from 80% to 90% for large businesses and 85% to 95% for small businesses.  Where the provision is included, this contract financing mechanism authorizes the federal government to pay contractors 90% of the total costs they have incurred […]
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Litigation Advisory: Guidance for In-House Litigation Counsel Regarding COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant confusion within federal and state courts. There is no uniform federal court approach towards closures or deadlines, and even less consistency among the state courts. And the approaches change, seemingly daily. This patchwork quilt has led to complicated decision-making processes for in-house counsel and their outside litigation teams regarding […]
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COVID-19: Roper Stands Up Task Force To Assist Industrial Base

“I have mobilized the Department of the Air Force into a wartime acquisition posture,” said Roper. “We are at war with this virus.”

New California Order and DHS Critical Infrastructure Guidance

Morrison & Foerster - As we noted in an earlier post, various states and localities are issuing rapidly evolving directives on the extent to...

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update: Evolving Local Orders that Affect Government Contractors

Morrison Foerster - As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop day by day, and even hour by hour, many jurisdictions are issuing guidance regarding...

DOD Travel Ban – Contractors Potentially Affected

Clark Hill - Effective March 16, 2020, the Department of Defense has banned all domestic travel for personnel and families in response to the...

AP Explains: What Exactly is the Defense Production Act?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked a Korean War-era law as part of his response to the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to boost private industry production of supplies needed for the health crisis. The Defense Production Act of 1950 was signed by President Harry S. Truman amid concerns about supplies and equipment during […]
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CARES Act Summary of Small Business Loan Provisions (as of March 26, 2020)

Miles & Stockbridge - The Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (or “CARES”) Act, the largest stimulus in American history...

Government Relief From COVID-19 Impacts on Federal Contracts and Grants

In the last several days, the federal government released a number of guidance documents designed to ease the impacts of COVID-19 on government contractors...

What Laws Protect Coronavirus Whistleblowers? Whistleblower Attorneys Publish FAQs for Coronavirus Whistleblowers and Qui...

Whistleblower law firm Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page regarding the protections afforded to Coronavirus Whistleblowers when reporting fraud...
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