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On June 9, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a committee hearing entitled “COVID-19 Fraud: Law Enforcement’s Response to Those Exploiting the Pandemic” for representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Secret Service to address how they are combatting, investigating, and prosecuting COVID-19-related crimes. The witnesses included

Yesterday evening, May 18, Defense Pricing and Contracting issued draft instructions and requirements for contractors submitting Section 3610 reimbursement requests. Comments from industry are welcome by emailing osd.dfars@mail.mil before 5pm ET on Friday, May 22, 2020.

The draft instruction requires significant information from contractors. The required information falls into these general categories: detail about requested

On May 14, the President issued an Executive Order (EO) delegating funding and loan authority under Title III of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to support domestic production of strategic resources to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and strengthen domestic supply chains. The DFC’s loan authority

On April 16, 2020, the White House published non-binding guidelines for states and localities to consider in determining when and how to reopen businesses and schools and lift other COVID mitigation restrictions. Entitled “Opening up America Again” (Guidelines), the Guidelines are a set of recommendations for a three-phased reopening in jurisdictions that satisfy broad “gating

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), passed by Congress today, offers relief specifically targeted to federal contractors whose employees (1) cannot perform work on a “site that has been approved by the Federal Government ” during the COVID-19 public health emergency due to facility closures or other restrictions and (2) cannot

On March 20, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) released guidance to agencies heads on managing federal contract performance issues impacted by COVID-19 [Linked here: M-20-18]. The memo and attached Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) focus on the following main issues:

Telework: agencies are encouraged to maximize telework for contractor employees, wherever

We thank our clients for your input on our effort to help contractors benchmark what companies are doing as part of COVID-19 contingency planning. Please use the survey link below to access the brief benchmarking questionnaire. Assuming we have a sufficient number of responses, we will aggregate and share responses (on an anonymous basis).

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With the coronavirus disrupting business in parts of Asia and with increasing impacts in the United States, government contractors should prepare for the potential issues that may result if the virus spreads across the United States and across other countries where U.S. government contracts are performed. In addition to being proactive and mindful of health

Welcome to our Government Contracts Classroom. Through a variety of media, the Classroom will serve as a resource for government contractors. The Classroom is intended to provide insight and training on issues that government contractors, and their legal and business teams, often face. The Classroom will be updated regularly with new content, host on-demand