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COVID-19 Update for Government Contractors: Navigating Shutdown Orders

Maynard Cooper Gale - The Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic is straining the defense industrial base and other federal contractors. Curfews and shelter-in-place orders have slowed...

Coronavirus Update: The Defense Production Act Is Not a Contractor’s Shield Against Local Shutdown...

Morrison & Foerster - The President is invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA), 50 U.S.C. §§ 4501 et seq., to acquire much needed medical...

COVID-19: State and Local Shut-Down Orders and Exemptions for Critical Infrastructure

Since the onset of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States, public officials have issued numerous emergency directives closing non-essential businesses...

KC-46, P-8 Production to Stop as Boeing Temporarily Shuts Down Facilities

Production of the Air Force’s KC-46 refueling tanker and the Navy’s P-8 maritime surveillance plane will stop as Boeing shuts down all facilities in...

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...

Closure of Non-Essential Businesses in Maryland

On March 23, Governor Hogan enacted Amended and Restated Executive Order (20-03-23-01) closing all non-essential businesses in the State of Maryland by 5 p.m. Here’s...

COVID-19 Disruptions and Work Stoppages: A Q&A for Federal Contractors

Coronavirus COVID-19 is rapidly disrupting the performance of federal government contracts across all sectors, leaving contractors and subcontractors with more questions than answers on how to structure their operations. In the following Q&A, we address some of the top issues contractors are currently facing. Read the full post at Blank Rome
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Defense Contractors Can Go To Work Amid State & Local Lockdowns, Pentagon Says

The U.S. government declared defense companies and their suppliers part of the country’s “critical infrastructure sector,” a designation that will allow employees to continue...

F-35 Factories In Italy, Japan Are Reopening After Closing for Coronavirus

Both of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter assembly plants outside the United States are expected to be up and running by Wednesday after brief coronavirus-related shutdowns. More at Government Executive
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Coronavirus Makes Air Force Worry About Supply Chains

The Air Force is concerned that its supply of spare parts and other critical items could be disrupted by the coronavirus, the service’s top officer said March 18. More at National Defense Magazine
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