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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

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and there is mounting pressure to ease business and social restrictions, governments, non-profits, and private corporations are all increasingly focused on solutions that would not only track and trace the movements of individuals to determine exposure to the virus and compliance with stay-at-home orders, but also potentially signal the person’s

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On April 3, 2020, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a class determination of non-availability under both the Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreements Act (TAA) clauses, effective through July 1, 2020 and applicable to GSA Schedule orders, to address the immediate and urgent needs of GSA and other agencies to preserve lives in

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the Department of Homeland Security, has released a Temporary Final Rule that invokes the Defense Production Act (DPA) to allocate certain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for domestic use and prohibit exportation of PPE from the U.S. without express FEMA approval. The mechanics of implementation remain somewhat unclear, but

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Over the past two days, SBA has released in the middle of the night two draft Interim Final Rules as well as a final application and additional guidance – including on affiliation – on the overhauled Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans, implementing Sections 1102 and 1106 of the CARES Act.  Since the passage of the

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On March 30, 2020, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) published COVID-19 NISP Guidance to describe for cleared industry how DCSA will conduct its oversight mission during the pandemic. That guidance includes, among other things:

  • DCSA has suspended all enhanced security vulnerability assessments (ESVA) and other on-site activities. DCSA Industrial Security Representatives (ISR) will

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With the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and funding for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EDIL) unlocking a combined total of over $360 billion for loans to cover urgent business costs, including payroll costs, employee benefits and leave, mortgage interest payments, debt refinancing, rent and utilities, the CARES Act has extended an

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Virginia law enforcement agencies have created a new task force to address the increased threats of fraud associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Specifically, the Virginia Coronavirus Fraud Task Force is a joint federal and state initiative that will be led by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kaitlin G. Cooke in the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant U.S.

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On March 19, 2020 the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) issued Memorandum M-20-17, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations.”  The memorandum details the administrative relief available to an expanded scope of grant recipients and applicants, both