DOD acquisition chief says low 'double-digit' billions needed to reimburse contractors for COVID-19

By Tony Bertuca / June 10, 2020 at 4:17 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord told lawmakers today the Defense Department will need to spend low, "double-digit" billions reimbursing contractors disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but she asserted DOD does not have the resources to so do without supplemental funding. Lord, appearing before the House Armed Services Committee, spoke specifically about Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which is intended to allow federal agencies to reimburse contractors that cannot work, but are staying in a...

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