Pentagon memo advises acquisition officials to use 'regulatory tools' to keep industrial base strong

By Marjorie Censer / March 31, 2020 at 1:24 PM
A memo signed yesterday by a top Defense Department acquisition official says DOD agencies and the services should act to ensure the defense industrial base remains healthy despite the coronavirus outbreak. The document, signed by Kim Herrington , acting principal director of defense pricing and contracting, says DOD must "work hand in hand" with contractors to recover from the pandemic. "The effects of COVID-19 will affect the cost, schedule, and performance of many DOD contracts," Herrington writes. "Many contractors that...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.