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Thornberry’s Latest Round of Procurement Reforms Tackle DoD Requirements, Sustainment Processes

Congress’ work on the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act has been pushed back because of the coronavirus, but members are already starting to propose ideas for the annual legislation. The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee introduced another round of acquisition reforms on Thursday, focusing mainly DoD’s requirements and sustainment processes. Rep. Mac […]
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CARES Act Small Business Loans Move Forward but with Significant Revisions

In the early morning hours of April 3, 2020, SBA has released an overhauled Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application form (SBA Form 2483)...

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

Blank Rome - Coronavirus COVID-19 is rapidly disrupting the performance of federal government contracts across all sectors, leaving contractors and subcontractors with more questions...

CARES Act: Changes to Government Contracting Authority

Greenberg Traurig - The newly enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or Act) provides economic relief to many businesses, nonprofits,...

SBA Issues New Guidance on the Impact of the Paycheck Protection Program on Affiliate...

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule (the Initial Rule) announcing the implementation of sections 1102...

Simultaneous Award of IDIQ Contract and Task Order Does Not Trigger FASA Bar and...

Protest challenging the award of IDIQ contracts is denied. The government argued that the court should dismiss the protest for lack of jurisdiction. The...

Agency’s Refusal to Provide Information About Incumbent’s Employees Did Not Place Undue Risk on...

Protest challenging the terms of a solicitation is denied. The protester argued that the agency’s refusal to give offerors information about the incumbent’s employees placed undue risk on offerors. GAO found that risk imposed on offerors was not unreasonable, and that the agency had discretion to shift some risk to offerors. The protester also argued […]
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COVID-19 NEWS: Air Force Weapon Programs on Track Despite Pandemic

While the world is gripped by the devastating economic and societal impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, major Air Force weapon programs are still on track, said the service’s chief of staff April 1. More at National Defense Magazine
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DoD Plan to Classify Spending Plans Gets Thumbs Down from Almost Everyone

The Defense Department is getting what seems like almost universal pushback on its legislative proposal to classify its spending plans for future years.  

DOD Issues Permission Slips for Workers in National Capital Region

The Defense Department issued memos and permission letters for personnel working in the Washington, D.C. region as local and state governments' stay-at-home orders go...
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