Lord: DOD may take up to six months to reimburse contractors for pandemic impacts

By Tony Bertuca / September 9, 2020 at 2:52 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today it may take up to six months to reimburse defense contractors seeking reimbursement for hardships and inefficiencies experienced during the COVD-19 pandemic, but she reiterated that Congress has yet to appropriate any money for the cause. Lord, who spoke during a virtual Defense News conference, said the Pentagon believes it will need between $10 billion and $20 billion to address costs incurred by defense contractors between March 15 and September 15. Last...

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