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COVID-19 is impacting government contractors in a host of ways. This page—which we are making free to the public—collects the key government decrees and expert analysis as a resource for our community.

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Senators Push for Continued Telework, Contractor Leave in COVID-19 Relief Talks

As lawmakers continue negotiations over the next round of coronavirus response legislation, senators are pushing congressional leadership to include additional provisions protecting federal employees...

Senators Join Industry Groups Asking for Extension of Contractor Pay Provision

Maryland and Virginia Senators are going to bat for government contractors. They want industry to receive reimbursements under contracts that were delayed or halted...

Class Deviation – Redeployment of Contractors from Iraq, Syria

The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment has issued a memorandum directing contracting officers to redeploy contractor employees in Iraq...

Whistleblowers Said This Company Is a Fake Small Business. It Got a PPP Loan

This spring, a company that has raked in $1.25 billion in federal contracts so far this year secured a multimillion-dollar taxpayer-backed loan intended to...

SBA to Begin Accepting PPP Forgiveness Applications on August 10

Cozen O'Connor - On July 23, the Small Business Administration issued a procedural notice to lenders participating in the Paycheck Protection Program concerning PPP...

Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raises New Questions

An NPR investigation has found irregularities in the process by which the Trump administration awarded a multi-million dollar contract to a Pittsburgh company to...

GAO Report – Observations on Federal Contracting in Response to the Pandemic

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report to Congress on COVID-19 contracting. The report describes the key characteristics of federal contracting in response...

Extend Contractor Reimbursement Period, Trade Groups Urge Congress

Trade groups are urging lawmakers to extend the window for reimbursing government contractors for costs related to COVID-19 as Congress works to reach a...

Record Federal Contract Spending During a Pandemic

Talk about a mixed bag. There’s pandemic and a record season, the federal contracting spending, how ready is your company for all of this?...

Thousands of Small Business Owners Have Not Gotten Disaster Loans the Government Promised Them

A top official said 99% of funds were paid, but only 55% of small business owners reported receiving the money. Borrowers were told there...

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