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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.”

Where Do We Go From Here: An Employer’s Guide to Options for Weathering the...

Where do we go from here? That question is on the mind of nearly every American and it is a critical question for business leaders, as more than 80 million Americans are being asked to stay at home to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We have compiled several options business leaders […]
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The Coronavirus Leave Bill Becomes Law – Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste!

On March 18th, 2020 President Donald Trump signed H.R.6201 or the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) after the Senate voted 90 – 8 in the affirmative. The legislation has a few updated provisions since the House voted on it on March 14th. This new lawis a response to the growing coronavirus threat and attempts […]
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DOL Issues First Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave...

As detailed in our prior Advisory, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) contains two paid leave components: (i) the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, which provides up to 10 days of paid sick and/or family leave related to COVID-19, and (ii) the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, which provides up to an […]
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OMB Tells Agencies to Be Flexible When Managing Contracts in the Time of COVID-19

Wiley Rein - As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to significantly impact day-to-day life, federal contractors have been seeking guidance from agencies on how...

Defense Secretary Says Teleworking Could Last Months

Pentagon officials who are able to telework can expect to do so for “as long as necessary” and until the U.S. is “beyond the...

OMB Says ‘Work From Home.’ But Some Defense Contracts Say Workers Can’t

This week the Office of Management and Budget issued a memo asking federal agencies and departments to offer “maximum telework flexibilities” to eligible employees. A top...

GovExec Daily: How Teleworkers and Agencies Are Affected by Coronavirus

Eric Katz and Heather Kuldell join the podcast to update on the latest efforts to keep the government operating and the public safe.

New Guidance, Defense Production Act and Other Coronavirus Challenges Vendors Should Know About

Federal contractors finally are getting some much needed guidance on their part to keep the government running over the next month or two as...

White House Urges Agencies to Implement New Authentication Methods Amid Telework

A March 22 memo from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget encouraged agencies to consider alternative methods of authentication in case of an extended telework period caused by the new coronavirus. More at Fifth Domain
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