From: National Defense Industrial Association
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020
With rising concern for the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the defense industrial base, NDIA’s Hawk Carlisle has asked Congress for actions that ensure businesses and contractors can keep working and keep national security intact.
Calling the Coronavirus crisis a threat the nation has not seen since World War II, Carlisle, president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, asked House and Senate leaders in a March 19 letter for the following:
In declaring a national emergency, the administration activated some protections to defense contractors as provided by the Federal Acquisition Regulations. “However, it does not provide them protections for loss of pay due to delays caused by an epidemic or quarantine,” Carlisle said, “nor does it protect them if the supply chain is impacted by a global crisis.”
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