Tag Archives: coronavirus pandemic

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants Pentagon to Shed Light on Increased Progress Payment Rates

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has asked the Department of Defense (DoD) to answer some questions about the increased progress payment rates for contractors. DoD released a memo in March that increases the progress payment rates to 90 percent for large businesses and to 95 percent for small businesses in an effort to ensure cash flow into the industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Julie Dunne Announces GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy Spring 2020 Release

Julie Dunne, commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA provided an overview of the agency’s information technology modernization efforts and COVID-19 response initiatives through its Federal Marketplace Strategy Spring 2020 Release.

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DoD Hosts Events to Protect Small Firms From Adversarial Capital; Jennifer Santos Quoted

The Department of Defense has increased engagement with small businesses through webinars, virtual Trusted Capital Marketplace activities and regular teleconferences with trade groups to protect such businesses from “adversarial capital” offered by foreign rivals during the coronavirus pandemic, FCW reported Monday.

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Julie Dunne Offers Updates on GSA’s E-Commerce Initiative, Alliant 2 Small Business Contract

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Julie Dunne, commissioner of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service, said FAS is now moving forward with the e-commerce marketplace initiative after delaying the program during the first few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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Intell Community Assesses Emerging Data on Possible COVID-19 Origin

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a public statement Thursday saying that U.S. intelligence agencies continue to assess data on potential origins of the new coronavirus and currently agree with the “wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified.”

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House Lawmakers Want HHS to Provide Info on National Strategy for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

Three House lawmakers asked Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide information on Trump administration’s comprehensive plan to strengthen the country’s contact tracing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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