Updates on COVID-19
Partnering with the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19
The Department of Defense released a statement announcing a new Joint Acquisition Task Force to handle DoD’s COVID response. The website also contains a portal for industry to submit proposals for supplying medical equipment.
Extension of Time for Filing Individual Subcontracting Reports
The Small Business Administration announced that the deadline for filing semi-annual Individual Subcontracting reports has been extended until June 30, 2020.
Trump Taps Longtime GSA Watchdog as Coronavirus Relief Inspector General
Politico reported that President Trump will nominate Brian Miller, the former Inspector General for the General Services Administration, to be the inspector general to oversee the $500 billion relief fund.
Consensus Starts to Grow on ‘Phase 4’ Coronavirus Relief
Politico reported that Congress is working on a fourth COVID-19 relief bill, which will focus on providing relief for Americans and addressing key policy issues in the emergency response. Congress is out of session until April 20 and the timeline for the bill is uncertain.
COVID-19: China Medical Supply Chains and Broader Trade Issues
The Congressional Research Service released a report that analyzes the impact of the production of key medical supplies in China and recent legislation to prevent supply shortages.