SmallGovCon Week In Review: March 30 – April 3, 2020

This past week, SmallGovCon continued to provide important updates and insights related to how federal contractors can prepare and support their business during this unprecedented response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because we’ve provided a lot of information, I’ve summarized what our authors discussed in the past week, as well as providing a roundup of other news in the government contracting arena.

Here’s what our authors wrote about:

  • Details on the new Paycheck Protection Program, including whether foreign-owned entities qualify based on the application form.
  • Defense Department guidance on contractors dealing with challenges caused by COVID-19 and watching out for adversarial capital
  • Our tips on how contractors can deal with work stoppages and suspensions, what the increase in acquisition thresholds means for various contracting rules, and a refresher on the Buy American Act.
  • A spotlight on our client Penn Parking and its push to make face shields for healthcare professionals.

But there is plenty more information out there. Here are some other interesting news stories in the world of federal contracting:

  • Air Force ramps up use of white-hat hackers to test its IT networks. [fedscoop]
  • Will the latest deadline begin to change the trajectory of GSA’s EIS program? [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Pentagon looks to help keep small federal contractors afloat. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Pentagon to Modify Hundreds of Contracts for COVID-19 Response. [nextgov]
  • Coronavirus Roundup: Government Prepares to Send Stimulus Checks, IRS Begins Mandatory Telework for Nearly All Employees. [govexec]
  • Coronavirus Rewrites Business Rules for Small Federal Contractors. []
  • Katie Arrington Offers Updates on Pentagon’s CMMC Program. [govconwire]
  • Coronavirus spending heating up as March comes to a close. [washingtontechnology]
  • Wartime Production Law Has Been Used Routinely, but Not With Coronavirus. [nytimes]
  • GSA opens up MAS contracts to state and local governments. [federalnewsnetwork]
  • Vendors pile on the telework bandwagon. [fcw]
  • Corps of Engineers Converts NYC’s Javits Center Into Hospital. []
  • Federal contracts for coronavirus needs get money moving. [federalnewsnetwork]