Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information related to NDIA Meetings, Conferences & Events affected by COVID-19 can be found on this page as well on individual event landing pages.

The National Defense Industrial Association continues to follow all developments regarding COVID-19 and is diligently examining each event to determine the best course of action.

The health and safety of our members, registrants, exhibitors, and staff constitute our highest priority, and we will continually monitor reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in order to adjust plans as needed.

NDIA is implementing all guidance and recommended safety measures issued by WHO, CDC, DoD, and OPM as well as state and local health authorities. We will work with all conference partners to ensure the safety of all meeting and conference participants.

All participants can expect to see heightened levels of cleanliness and on-site accommodations to actively encourage all participants to take common-sense precautions following CDC guidelines.

The CDC and WHO websites are the best resources for staying up to date on this rapidly evolving situation.

If you have inquiries regarding either COVID-19 or any subsequent issues facing your company, please direct them to—an email inbox dedicated to collecting such messages.


The survey is now closed. Thank you to all who participated. Download the preliminary results summary here, the final results document here, and the final results summary here.

NDIA COVID-19 Policy Actions (Letter Links & Descriptions) & Important Information

10/20/2021 - P&R signed FHP #23, Rev 1, to address how the facility policy is applied to contractors with respect to EO 14042. Included below are the key highlights:


  1. “For DoD contractor personnel, the DoD civilian vaccination deadline of November 22, 2021, does not apply.” This addresses some early concerns from industry that some agencies were applying civilian vaccine requirements to contractors.
  2. Dedicated DD Form 3150 and instructions to present at facility entry to demonstrate vaccine status and requirement to keep on their person for facility entry. Specifically, “maintain a current completed DD Form 3150, and show it to authorized DoD personnel upon request. Failure to complete the DD Form 3150 may result in denying DoD contractor personnel access to the DoD facility to which access is sought.”
  3. “For COVID-19 testing of DoD contractor personnel with CRA, DoD Components will offer, if available, COVID-19 testing similar to that offered to DoD civilian employees at the DoD Component's expense and at no cost to the contractor personnel or the contractor.” To ensure a total force approach to testing, reduce complexity, churn, and added costs.


Additionally, we were informed today that DPC released Class Deviation 2021-O0009.  The Deviation implements the requirements of Executive Order 14042 – Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.  The actions directed by the Executive Order will ensure parties who contract with the Federal Government provide adequate COVID-19 safeguards in workplaces with individuals working on or in connection with a Federal Government contract or contract-like instrument.  The class deviation mandates all service contracts, including construction, above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT - $250k) include DFARS Clause 252.223-7999, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. 


White House guidance “strongly encouraged” agencies to apply the clause in service contracts below SAT and contracts for the manufacturing of products, which include our supply contracts.  Given the intent of the guidance, it’s DLA policy to include the clause in contracts where there is extended interaction with the DoD workforce regardless of dollar value or whether the contract is for services or supplies.  For DLA, an example would be contracts within our Industrial Prime Vendor (IPV) program; supply contracts that include storage functions at the Service’s maintenance depot with contractor personnel filling bins throughout the shop floor. 


You, our members, may have questions as DoD moves through the implementation.  I encourage you to work closely with your respective contracting officers to resolve concerns while continuing to share them with NDIA.  To that end, please contact our Senior VP for Strategy & Policy, Wes Hallman, at whallman@NDIA.organd Nick Jones, our Director of Regulatory Policy at



10/4/2021 - Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of DoD Civilian Employees


9/9/2021 - Official Executive Order on Vaccine Requirements for Federal Government Contractors:


9/8/2021 - INFO: Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) - Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation and Screening Testing for Unvaccinated Personnel



Deputy Secretary of Defense Memo: Updated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Guidance Related to Travel and Meetings

FHPG (Supplement 23) - Signed Sep 7, 21.pdf

DoD released the attached Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) which will impact your contractor employees working in DoD facilities as soon as next week.  Specifically, in accordance with the White House Safer Federal Workforce Task Force directed safety measures, attestation of an individual's status as fully vaccinated, or presentation of a recent negative COVID-19 test will be a condition of physical access to DoD facilities.  Components are required to publish any necessary supplemental instructions and begin implementing the FHPG (Supp 23) attestation requirements no later than Sep 13, 2021, followed by implementation of the screening testing requirements based on the availability of testing supplies. 


FHPG (Supp 23) Highlights:

Policy Application: 

Applies to all individuals, including contractor personnel, issued a credential by DoD that affords the individual recurring access (classified in the memo as "credentialed recurring access" or CRA) to DoD facilities. 

Does not apply to personnel receiving ad hoc access to DoD facilities (e.g. delivery personnel, or taxi services)

Does not apply to individuals who have access to the grounds of, but not into the buildings on, DoD Installations (e.g. contract groundskeepers, fuel delivery personnel, etc). 


Policy Requirements

Individuals must, as a  condition of physical access to DoD Facilities, attest their status as fully vaccinated or present a recent negative COVID-19 test

Personnel will attest to their vaccination status by completing the DD Form 3150 (attached). 

DoD contractor personnel with CRA will: 

Complete the DD Form 3150

Maintain a copy of the completed DD Form 3150 and show it to authorized DoD personnel, upon request.   

Personnel who do not attest their status as fully vaccinated will enter their component testing program.

Individuals who refusal to submit to required screening testing will be denied access to DoD facilities

Screening testing requirements will be executed at least weekly with self-collection kits or self-tests that can be performed primarily onsite at the installation or facility.  If onsite screening testing is not feasible, self-testing can be performed at home or in other locations.  If the COVID-19 screening test is administered offsite, the negative result must be from a test performed in the past three days.

Components will procure and provide self-tests for DoD contractor personnel with CRA and establish guidance for where and how the tests will be distributed and conducted and how results are to be reported. 

DoD contractor personnel with CRA will maintain a copy of their most recent COVID-19 test result and show such results to authorized DoD personnel, upon request. 

Personnel (including contractor personnel with CRA), who have positive screening tests will be required to remain away from the workplace IAW existing DoD guidance.  Components will offer, but not require, confirmatory laboratory-based molecular testing to individuals who have positive test results. 


8/24/2021 - Federal Protective Service COVID-19 Guidance Update


Facilities Controlled by the Federal Protective Service


“Federal Protective Service COVID-19 Guidance Update”is effective Wed, Aug 25, 2021. 


-       This guidance applies to federal facilities (to include GSA leased/owned facilities and other Federal buildings), that are controlled/secured by the FPS. 

o  For example, FPS controls 11 facilities in the NCR alone, and many others throughout the country, where we have Service members, DoD civilian employees, and DoD contractor personnel in those GSA leased facilities. 


-       FPS may enforce vaccination and testing status attestations only after:

o  Written signage is posted at each public entrance on the property (see attached Facility Access Signage).

o  All occupying federal agencies developed and communicated internal policies and/or accommodations for their personnel (to include contractors) who are not vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons.


-       These tasks will be accomplished facility by facility, so some facilities may begin enforcing attestations tomorrow, some may begin at a later date. 


-       Once these conditions are met,DoD personnel in FPS controlled facilities will be subject to the FPS entry guidance/requirements.


-       Entry requirements for DoD contractor personnel working in FPS controlled facilities

o  On-site contractors and visitors must present a Certification of Vaccination form (FPS will be using attached OMB vaccine certification format)

§ DoD has been told that FPS will have forms available on-site for personnel to complete at the entry point. 

o  FPS will ask the contractor if they possess the required paperwork (e.g., travel orders, official meeting appointment?) for entry into the facility as required by the signage.

o  FPS personnel will not require contractors/visitors to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 tests, and the responsibility to assess compliance is with the specific agency associated with the contractor or visitor. 

§ The forthcoming P&R implementation guidance will address testing requirements for all DoD personnel categories, to include frequency, and how to obtain tests.  So, for now, DoD contractor personnel will have met all DoD requirements simply by completing the attestation form being requested by FPS or at GSA leased facilities.   

o  BOTTOM LINE:  DoD contractor personnel should be able to enter FPC controlled facilities by simply completing the attestation form (for now). 


-       We expect that there will be some uneven implementation as this rolls out at FPS controlled facilities throughout the country, and have asked that our contracting officers/contracting officer’s representatives engage with building management to resolve issues as they arise.   


Recap/Overview of new health protection & workforce Safety Measures


- POTUS directed new health protection and workplace safety measures in his 29 July briefing to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 during the ongoing pandemic (fact sheet attached). 


- Following the President’s announcement, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force updated their model safety principles (attached).  Key updates to those principles are:


-         In areas of high or substantial transmission, Federal employees, contractors, and visitorsmust wear a mask inside Federal buildings, except for the limited exceptions discussed in the section on F ace Masks and Physical Distancing below. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask regardless of community transmission level.


-         Federal agencies need toask about the vaccination statusof Federal employees and “onsite contractors”—employees andonsite contractors must sign an attestation confirming their vaccination status, or they will be treated as not fully vaccinatedfor purposes of safety protocols. Federal agencies also must establish a program to test not fully vaccinated Federal employees and onsite contractors weekly or twice-weekly (TBD).


-         Those Federal employees andonsite contractors who are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide their vaccination statusmustwear a mask, physically distance, and comply with a weekly or twice-weekly screening testing requirement, and are subject to Government-wide restrictions on official travel.


Way Forward for DOD:


OUSD(P&R) is finalizing guidance to implement additional force health protection (FHP) and workplace safety measures directed by the White House’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (attached) to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  Significantly, this forthcoming issuance will provide guidance on how to determine the COVID-19 vaccination status of Service members, DoD civilian employees, DoD contractor employees and official visitors, and outlines COVID-19 screening testing requirements for unvaccinated individuals in these personnel categories.  So more to follow once that is final, what we wanted to share above is more pressing.


White_House_Fact Sheet_New_Actions_to_Get_More_Americans_Vaccinated_and_Slow_the_Spread_of_the_Delta_Variant.pdf


Facility_Access Signage_Final_082021.pdf

Certification_Vaccination_On-site Contractors_Visitors.pdf



2/04/2021 - Links to details of the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and DoD Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE):
Link to the DPC “Early Engagement Opportunity” webpage for FY21 NDAA DFARS impacts.
Link to the December 16th, 2020, “Advisory Memorandum on Ensuring Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers’ Ability to Work During the COVID-19 Response”. CISA’s advocacy for critical infrastructure workers is on page two of the cover memo.
Link to January 7th, 2021, memo “DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Policy”
Link to March 20th, 2020, memo “Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce”


1/12/2021 - On January 7, 2021, HON Lord signed out a memo on the Department of Defense COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution Policy.


Below is the link to the memo.  Please note, this will also be uploaded - soon - to the website


On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020 at 1000 Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) and Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer for A&S will participate in a media engagement to discuss the Trusted Capital Digital Marketplace (TCDM). The TCDM is the gateway to an investment ecosystem designed to promote innovation and ensure access to trusted sources of capital for emerging technologies and critical capabilities required for national security. You can watch the event at:

1/07/2021 - Here are links to details of the DoD vaccine distribution guidance:

12/02/2020 - Per Dr. Chris Michienzi’s presentation - Updated list of Italian-USA DoP Code of Conduct (COC) on Security of Supply Subscribers.
Links to the monthly DLA Small Business Outreach Calendar and the next monthly webinar on 9 December:

11/20/2020 - In support of the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Industry Engagement Plan, DLA has established the Supplier Satisfaction Survey effort sponsored by DLA Acquisition.  This voluntary survey will help DLA better understand what factors drive supplier satisfaction.

Here is a link to the survey:


11/20/2020 - Below is the response from DLA regarding an update on the DLA Working Capital Fund (DWCF):

    • “DLA continues to actively manage our spending on new contracts.  DLA is working with OSD and Service Logistics leadership on managing obligation authority and customer requirements.  It is anticipated that obligation authority will be provided for DLA to sustain awarding contracts to the industrial base commensurate with demand from the Military Services.”


11/20/2020 - Here is a link to DDASD Murray’s National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) keynote:

10/21/2020 - The National Strategy for Critical Emerging Technologies (CET) was released by the White House last Thursday. It promotes and protects 20 world-changing critical emerging technologies in the organic innovation base. 

Here is a link to the CET:


10/21/2020 - To learn more about the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) please click the following link:

10/21/2020 - ASD(A) Kevin Fahey will be the featured speaker on the bi-weekly industry call to discuss the Industrial Base Council (IBC).

10/7/2020 -  USD Lord hosted a press briefing with ASD(A) Kevin Fahey and  PDASD(A) Stacy Cummings on the topic of “Adaptive Acquisition Framework” and to answer questions from reporters on A&S initiatives.
Here is a link to the media engagement:

10/1/2020 -  USD Lord testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on the topic of “Supply Chain Integrity.”
Here is a link to the Hearing:

9/21/2020 - Matrix-inspired Digital Acquisition Strategy for Air Force and Space Force.
9/16/2020 - Fiscal Year 2019 Industrial Capabilities Report to Congress -
8/26/2020 -  The transcript of USD Lord’s media brief is available here:

8/26/2020 - JATF Portal Q&A

Q:  Where can companies go for information on potential opportunities to support COVID requirements now that the JATF portal has closed?
During the current COVID-19 public health emergency, the JATF has provided assisted acquisition support to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The JATF has used the industry portal as well and the Commercial Solutions Opening to solicit concepts from industry in support of domestic industrial capacity for HHS COVID-19 response priorities.  At this time, DoD is not currently supporting a specific requirement from HHS for assisted acquisition. We encourage companies to monitor the HHS Broad Agency Announcement website and for ongoing government requirements.
Q:  Who can companies talk to about the CSO for PPE – specifically disposable gowns?  The association was questioning the rejection of a disposable gown CSO submission.
As identified in the CSO, paragraph 1.6.1.j, Solutions Briefs that are not invited to a Spiral Phase 2 Oral Presentation or Spiral Phase 3 Request for CSP will be notified in writing as soon as practicable.  Further verbal feedback may be provided, upon request, at the Contracting/Agreements Officer’s discretion.  Debriefings to unsuccessful offerors shall be provided upon request in accordance with provisions and timelines of FAR 52.212-1.
For more information, please contact the Contracting Officer, undersigned, at

7/24/2020 - DoD Implementation Memo for 889(a)(1)(B) from DPC.

7/17/2020 - Esper, Lord thank DIB employees for hard work during COVID response
7/15/2020 - The NDIA Small Business Division is discussing liability issues surrounding COVID-19 on Friday, July 17th at 11:30 AM EDT with guest speakers Ron Perlman and Karri Palmetier.  
Join the NDIA Small Business Division as they discuss proposed legislation and the new regulations aimed at protecting companies from frivolous lawsuits and other issues relating to costs, liability and the pandemic.  This meeting is aimed at helping companies take steps to protect their companies, it is not intended to provide legal advice.  
To join please use the following link/call-in:
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7/15/2020 - From GSA Website for Section 889 FAR Rule Information:

The General Services Administration (GSA) has created a webpage for information on the Section 889 FAR Rules. GSA invites industry to participate in two webinars:
1) GSA's Office of Small Business Utilization is hosting a webinar on Section 889 on July 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern and
2) GSA is hosting a live and recorded virtual webinar on August 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
Questions about the webinars and registration should be addressed to GSA directly through their website.

7/15/2020 - Upcoming Webinar - FedMall: How DoD Small Businesses Can Purchase & Sell PPE

Date:Wednesday, July 22 

Time:3:00 PM (EDT)

Event page

7/8/2020 - DPC memo on Guidance for Assessment of Other COVID-19 Related Impacts and Costs signed on 2 July 2020 

7/8/2020 - DPC response to question from industry on P&R’s Force Health Protection Supplement 10 (June 11, 2020):

    Will there be any additional guidance to COs regarding this element of P&R’s Force Health Protection Supplement 10 (June 11, 2020)—specifically, the statement that: “Employees of DoD contractors will use the processes for medical care to access testing as set forth in the terms of the contract under which they are performing. As necessary, existing contracts should be modified to set forth processes to provide access to testing.”

      1. DPC Response:
        1. The reference in the P&R Force Health Protection Supplement 10 (11 June 2020) was intended to enable situations when Government testing requirements would be extended to contractor personnel working in shared workplaces for public health safety of the total force.
        2. A current example of exiting contractual coverage for medical screening is health screening requirements at deployment processing centers prior to deployment into the area of responsibility (AOR) for contractor personnel accompanying the force.
        3. DPC is working with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)) and Health Affairs to both partner on any future requirements, but also examine the need for broader guidance to contracting officers on this specific topic.

Reference at:

6/24/2020 – Defense Production Act -- Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
  • A&S and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) signed an MOA. The MOA formalizes the relationship between the two organizations as outlined in Executive Order 13922, which delegated authority to DFC to execute loans using DPA Title III in support of the response to COVID-19. 
  • Members of industry can go to the following DFC website to review loan eligibility, conditions, and send applications:

COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) - Industry Day Company Registration Link -

JATF POC for Questions/Concerns/Ideas:

  • If you have questions/concerns/ideas you would like to share with the JATF team, please reach out to Brennan Grignon ( and Kim Feinstein ( and they will be able to assist. 
  • The JATF and its co-host, DLA, are interested in both producers and consumers of PPE to attend the event. They are also interest in the trade associations representing their members' concerns and demands for PPE to help drive the purchase of domestically produced items.

Please reach out to Kim Feinstein ( or Brennan Grignon ( if you would like to present. An agenda for the two-day event will be posted on the website tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your support.


6/17/2020 – Below is the DCMA Defense Industrial Base report:

  • The highest number of DIB closures was 148; and occurred on 12 April 2020
  • The total number of closures currently is (2) two, as of 17 June 2020
  • he total Cumulative reopenings is 267 as of 17 June 2020
  • The average time of DIB closures is 40.5 days; and the average time to reopen is 20.3 days.

6/11/2020 On 11 June 2020, the Department release the attached Force Health Protection Guidance Supplements 10 and 11.  Supplement 10 provides guidance on clinical diagnostic COVID-19 testing for eligible persons with DoD suspected of having contracted COVID-19. Supplement 11 provides guidance on the Department’s surveillance strategy for COVID-19, including health surveillance activities, screening, asymptomatic testing, and sentinel surveillance testing. For additional an additional overview of these supplements, please visit the DoD Newsroom releases here:

The below link and attached description were sent out last month, however, as a reminder, the DPA Title III Executive Agent program office utilizes a standing Hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on—the mechanism by which DPA Title III engages with industry—for the purpose of creating, maintaining, protecting, expanding, or restoring domestic industrial base capabilities essential to national defense. This is for those companies interested in requesting DPA Title III investment supportoutside ofthe JATF efforts for expanding medical and personal protective equipment capabilities. For detailed information about the FOA, visit

6/10/2020 DLA is in the process of launching a new corridor on FedMall to provide access to non-medical PPE for DoD small business partners. FedMall provides world-class, enterprise-wide, customer centric e-Commerce purchasing capability that supports and equips all government agencies in meeting their mission. There are now opportunities to sell products on FedMall’s Marketplace without going through the traditional government contracting process.  By participating in this effort, products will be available for purchase by government contractors who are in desperate need of non-Medical PPE to continue their mission of supporting Federal, State and Local agencies world-wide.  

The FedMall Contingency Store is ready for vendors now. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to supply your products globally, without a government contract, on the FedMall Marketplace. 

The attached document provides details for them to get started as a FedMall non-Medical PPE vendor today.

COVID-19 contingency corridor suppliers flyer

6/3/2020 The Treasury mailbox for companies to submit questions about their loan

6/3/2020 DCMA’s letter to AIA on contract closeout deadlines.

6/3/2020 Several new products have been added to DoD Cyber Exchange public COVID-19 website:

5/29/2020 The Project Spectrum website offers cybersecurity resources for small business:

5/29/2020 For information on Wednesday’s small business webinar, visit ‘The Future of Telework: Successful Practices for the Virtual Environment’

5/27/2020 Pentagon Reservation Plan for Resilience and Aligning with National Guidelines forOpening Up America Again:

5/27/2020  DoD CIO memo on “Authorized Telework Capabilities and Guidance”

5/20/2020   The DPA Title III Executive Agent program office utilizes a standing Hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on—the mechanism by which DPA Title III engages with industry—for the purpose of creating, maintaining, protecting, expanding, or restoring domestic industrial base capabilities essential to national defense. This is for those companies interested in requesting DPA Title III investment support outside of the JATF efforts for expanding medical and personal protective equipment capabilities. For detailed information about the FOA, visit

5/20/2020 – Defense Production Act, Title III White Paper Process

5/20/2020 Defense Production Act, Title III Program Overview

5/20/2020 A list of lenders willing to take on DIB small business as new clients can be found at:

5/18/2020  DoD CIO’s latest public guidance on telework can be found at:

5/18/2020 DRAFT - DoD Process for Section 3610 Reimbursement: Implementation Guidance

5/18/2020  DoD Process for Section 3610 Reimbursement

5/11/2020 NDIA - COVID-19 Second Survey Preliminary Results

5/11/2020 What does the Defense Industrial Base need to reopen and/or recover from COVID-19?
Summary of Responses from Industry Associations

5/9/2020 DAU and the Office of Small Business Programs within Industrial Policy are hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00pm EST. The topic is “DPC Policy Guidance” featuring Mr. Kim Herrington. For more details, visit:


5/9/2020 The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Office of Small Business Programs monthly webinar provides small businesses and others with information about DLA's mission and business opportunities within DLA supply chains.
This month’s webinar is Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 2:00pm EST. To register, please send the following information via email to

  1. Organization/Company Name
  2. Attendees Name
  3. Business Size
  4. Session date
  5. Please list your North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes for your company's core competencies (list up to 5)

5/9/2020 Industrial Policy’s new Trusted Capital webpage is available at:

5/9/2020 Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) COVID-19 Guidance Provided for the Contracting Community

5/9/2020 Defense Pricing and Contracting Actions in Response to COVID-19

5/9/2020 Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment Capabilities


5/4/2020 Secretary of Defense letter to Defense Industrial Base Workforce


5/4/2020 DPC process for 3610 reimbursement:


5/4/2020 CIO guidance on DoD use of peripheral computer equipment


5/3/2020 Transcript from USD Lord’s COVID-19 response press briefing yesterday:


5/3/2020 In response to industry’s question on COVID-19 issues impacting contractor performance ratings, attached is DPC’s guidance with the applicable sentence highlighted.


5/3/2020 The recording of INSA’s supply chain webinar is located at:


4/30/2020 Section 4003 of the CARES Act and how Treasury is implementing the tranche of $17 billion associated with national security companies. 


  • From Treasury’s FAQs:  What is “a business critical to maintaining national security”?

A business critical to maintaining national security is one that, unless otherwise approved as set forth below, is at the time of the business’s application:


(1) performing under a “DX”-priority rated contract or order under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System regulations (15 CFR part 700); or

(2) operating under a valid top secret facility security clearance under the National Industrial Security Program regulations (32 CFR part 2004).


Applicants that do not satisfy either of these two criteria may be considered for loans if, based on a recommendation and certification by the Secretary of Defense or the Director of National Intelligence that the applicant business is critical to maintaining national security, the Secretary of the Treasury determines that the applicant business is critical to maintaining national security. Businesses that do not meet these criteria may nonetheless be eligible for assistance under other CARES Act programs.

  • Per Treasury:  Borrowers are encouraged to submit their completed application materials by 3:00 p.m. EDT on May 1, 2020, for expedited review. Applications received after 3:00 p.m. on May 1, 2020, may not be considered, but the Treasury Department may, in its discretion and subject to the availability of funds, consider such applications for approval.


4/27/2020 USD(I) checked and confirmed that the attached SWFT Vendor list is the most current version—there have been no updates since last June.
If any in industry wish to add a vendor to the list, they can submit a request to DMDC (Defense Manpower Data Center) at The DMDC SWFT website is also a good resource:

4/27/2020 DAU Webcasts: Defense Small Business Series: Foreign Investment: Tools for Small Businesses and How DoD Can Help

4/27/2020 Memorandum for Temporary Measures for Personnel Vetting under COVID-19


4/24/2020  Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act FAQs


4/24/2020 Updated Treasury FAQs on PPP:


4/24/2020  Navy consolidated long range forecast that comprises 7 of the 10 major Navy buying Commands:


4/24/2020 Navy consolidated long range forecast that comprises 7 of the 10 major Navy buying Commands:

4/24/2020 The UK Ministry of Defense is collecting information on supply chain interruptions.
If companies are having difficulties delivering due to restrictions in the UK, they can seek guidance by emailing


4/24/2020 DLA hosts monthly webinars to educate small businesses and others about DLA's mission and opportunities to participate in contracts. 
The next DLA webinar is scheduled for May 13 at 2:00pm Eastern Time, and attendees can register by sending an email to  You can find this and the schedule for future webinars For a video about opportunities with DLA, visit


4/24/2020 USD(I) is closely monitoring the security challenges posed by the pandemic and stands ready to assist industry.
To that end, DoD has approved a number of companies to provide fingerprint services to the MilDeps, Agencies, and Industry.  OUSDI&S learned that FieldPrint is the largest of the vendors with more than 1300 locations across the United States and its territories.  DoD encourages those interested to go through the list of approved vendors to see which one best meets their needs.


4/24/2020 DoD CIO telework guidance and CIO COVID-19 website:


4/24/2020 - FEMA fact sheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting


4/21/2020 Class Deviation 2020-O0014—Flexibilities for Electronic Delivery of Information Related to Suspensions and Debarments


4/21/2020 DCMA’s Virtual QA Procedures - Job Aid for Interim Alternative Contract Insight for Technical Functional Specialists


4/21/2020  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Report Approvals through 12 PM EST 4/16/2020

4/21/2020 DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) “Protecting Small Business in a COVID-19 Environment” Webinar April 22, 2020, at 11:00 AM EST


4/20/2020 Transcript of Press Briefing - Undersecretary Of Defense (A&S) Ellen Lord, On COVID-19 Response Efforts
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4/20/2020 - Effective today, Secretary Esper approved an extension to the stop move order through June 30 to aid in the further prevention of the spread of COVID-19

4/20/2020 DoD Travel Restrictions Press Release


4/20/2020 Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


4/20/2020 The Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) is asking adults living in the United States or its territories to complete a brief survey on Coronavirus. Responses to this this survey of beliefs and behaviors will inform new behavioral and social models of disease spread and help us advise policymakers on strategies and approaches for future pandemics. Contributions from the community can help us improve our models, inform social policy, and protect our communities. Please participate and share!



4/17/2020  NDIA Small Business Survey - DoD Response: NDIA and DoD continue to share the challenges facing small business. This document summarizes how the Department is addressing critical needs. NDIA_Small_Business_Survey_Response


4/17/2020 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Lenders:The SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding. The lenders referenced in this file have been contacted by the Department and may be considered in the future for new customers. PPP_Lenders


4/17/2020 Office of Small Business Programs live cybersecurity webinaronApril 22, 2020, at 11:00 AM EST,which will kick off the Small Business Webinar Serieshosted by OSBP. This webinar will bring cybersecurity experts and industry leaders into the virtual offices of small business owners in the DIB and its supply chain for a robust discussion on“Protecting Small Business in a COVID-19 Environment.” OSBP_Cyber_Webinar_Flyer

4/16/2020 Essential-Critical-Workers_Dos-and-Donts


4/16/2020 Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or

Confirmed COVID-19


4/16/2020 Summary of Defense Production Act Title III Authorities 


4/16/2020 Introduction to the Defense Production Act Title III - Brochure

4/16/2020 CISA released guidance for non-healthcare critical infrastructure sectors, including the DIB. It is attached and links are below.


4/16/2020 DPC’s CARES Act early engagement site. We ask that for submissions relevant to Section 3610 that industry place “Section 3610” in the memo or email FAQ.

4/15/2020 Small Business Resources by Agency
User friendly reference guide of agency programs and updates relevant to COVID-19. The chart highlights key takeaways and provides web links to resources categorized by cash flow and contracting assistance. Small_Business_Resources_by_Agency

4/15/2020  CARES Act Tracker
This spreadsheet cites pertinent provisions of the CARES Act and offers impact analysis on small business and DoD policy.

4/11/2020 DoD Press Release - First DOD Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 Project


4/10/2020 RFI Only: Commercial Item Determination Opportunity


4/10/2020 Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act


4/10/2020 – Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act FAQs


4/10/2020 Services Small Business portals industry can reach out to:
Air Force:


4/10/2020 Small Business Administration Webinar slides: 


4/10/2020  DoD will allow payments to contractors who can’t work due to COVID-19 circumstances
NDIA Press Release


4/8/2020  Class Deviation: CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation


4/8/2020 Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) COVID-19 Guidance Provided for the Contracting Community


4/7/2020 Small Business Best Practices Package
This “Best Practices Package” includes helpful information, including a Safe Passage memo template for small businesses to adapt for local use. The memo outlines the mission essential nature of business-related movements. The template may also serve as a memo to inform local authorities of the special responsibility to maintain normal work operation. Also included in the package is the March 20, 2020, USD(A&S) memorandum titled, “Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Workforce Infrastructure,” as well as other helpful
policy memos.


4/7/2020 DoD Office of Small Business Programs & SBA Office of Government Contracting & Business Development Webinar - April 8th 3:00pm EST

Covers various resources available to the defense industrial base's small business community.

Please note there has been aTIME CHANGE– tomorrow’s webinar will take place at3:00 PM (Eastern).

Participant Instructions

The conference begins at 3:00 PM Eastern Time on April 08, 2020; you may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Option #1 (preferred): Join the conference on yourcomputer

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Option #2: Dialinto the conference. 

Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 

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When you access the entry link above, you will be provided a choice - to install the WebEx plug-in for your preferred browser or to join the web conference using a temporary path. Either option is acceptable. Need assistance with your audio? Please dial 888-796-6118. Need assistance with your Webex? Please dial 888-793-6118.

4/4/2020 Class Deviation: Undefinitized Contract Actions During the National Emergency for the Coronavirus Disease 2019

4/4/2020 Implementation of Class Deviation 2020-O0010: Progress Payment Rates

4/3/2020 SBA Links:  If you’re a DIB Small Business looking loan please go to the PPP website

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources:
Disaster Assistance:

4/3/2020 DoD Press Release: Partnering With the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19oD

4/3/2020 COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) Fact Sheet
(JATF) Fact Sheet

4/3/2020 COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force portal

4/3/2020 DoD’s “how to help” page ( – Overview of what DoD is looking for in terms of assistance and has a link to a capability form, where companies can describe what they can do to help in the fight against COVID.

4/1/2020 Defense Pricing and Contracting - portal where industry can make comments relative to the CARES Act:

3/31/2020 – Letter for USD (A&S) Managing Defense Contracts Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus
Provides additional guidance to contracting officers about how to make decisions about cost/schedule/performance impacted by coronavirus

3/30/2020 The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

3/28/2020 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Version 2 - Advisory Memorandum on Identification Of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During Covid-19 Response

3/28/2020 Medical equipment, contractor support among latest results from NDIA’s work with the Defense Department
NDIA Press Release

3/28/2020 DoD Press Release - Partnering With the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19

Doing business with the DoD

3/27/2020 Supporting the response to COVID-19 - memo from Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting

3/27/2020 – Find a Procurement Technical Assistance Center
More than 300 local PTAC offices serve most areas of the country.   If there is not a PTAC office that serves your specific area, contact one that is nearest to you, and they may be able to help you. Most PTACs can also provide assistance via phone, e-mail, and webcall in cases where distance presents a challenge.

3/27/2020 Doing Business with the Department of Defense - A Toolkit for Defense Acquisition
Download toolkit

DCMA Commercial Item Determination for supplies and services procured in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

3/25/2020 NDIA legislative proposal that would establish a uniform policy for the Department of Defense (DoD) regarding the application of profit or fee to all categories of allowable cost in competitive procurements.

3/25/2020 - Defense Production Act (DPA) Title I – Defense Priority and Allocation System (DPAS)

3/24/2020 Memo to defense industrial base from the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)

3/24/2020 DCMA Shelter-in-Place Exemption to Perform Mission Essential Functions

The Defense Contracting Management Agency (DCMA) has put together a template for military and civilian DCMA employees who seek a shelter-in-place exemption in order to continue performing mission essential functions. If you have inquiries regarding either COVID-19 or any subsequent issues facing your company, please direct them to—an email inbox dedicated to collecting such messages.

3/24/2020  Creative Contracting Techniques for Maintaining the Financial Health of the Defense Industrial Base

3/23/2020 – DoD Seeks Small Business Input via Survey
The Department of Defense Office of Acquisition and Sustainment seeks to better understand the issues facing small businesses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. To do so, NDIA requests that small business members of the defense industrial base complete a 5-minute survey by March 27 about their experience. The survey is being conducted by NDIA. All private information will remain confidential and anonymous, and no comments will have individual attribution. Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary and no participant is obligated to answer any or all of the questions posed.

3/22/2020 – Partnering With the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19

Defense Department actions to address three key concerns of the defense industrial base amidst the COVID-19 virus outbreak have resulted from daily meetings last week with the National Defense Industrial Association, its fellow associations and the DoD, the Arlington, VA-based association announced. This DoD release outlines the three concerns: the ability of critical defense contractor workforce to keep working, to ensure cash flow to the defense industrial base, and to get standardized guidance out to industry.

3/20/2020 – Contract Place of Performance – Public Health Considerations

3/20/2020 – Class Deviation – Progress Payment Rates
Effective immediately, in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) national emergency, the progress payment rates at Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 232.501-1 are increased to 90 percent for large business concerns and 95 percent for small business concerns.

3/20/2020 – Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce – Secretary Lord
Ellen M. Lord, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment, issues a memorandum on the way in which the defense industrial base is an essential critical infrastructure workforce. Relatedly, this memorandum lays out the importance of defense industrial base workers keeping to their normal schedules during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the security of the United States.

3/19/2020 – ARWG

NDIA and nine other organizations write a letter to five key congressional leaders that urges equitable relief for government contractors who are unable to access federal facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In seeking the support of these leaders, this letter provides the basis for its request and then draft language for their consideration.

3/19/2020 – U.S. House of Representatives

NDIA’s General Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret), writes a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on the impact of COVID-19 on the defense industrial base. This letter notes the existence of some protections for defense contractors but urges the development of further congressional support to ensure the continued strength of the defense industrial base.

3/19/2020 – U.S. Senate

NDIA’s General Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret), writes a letter to the U.S. Senate on the impact of COVID-19 on the defense industrial base. This letter notes the existence of some protections for defense contractors but urges the development of further congressional support to ensure the continued strength of the defense industrial base.

3/19/2020 – U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

NDIA’s General Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret), writes a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the defense industrial base. This letter notes the existence of some protections for defense contractors but urges the development of further congressional support to ensure the continued strength of the defense industrial base.

3/19/2020 – U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense
NDIA’s General Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret), writes a letter to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the defense industrial base. This letter notes the existence of some protections for defense contractors but urges the development of further congressional support to ensure the continued strength of the defense industrial base.

3/18/2020 – Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment Ellen Lord

NDIA’s General Hawk Carlisle, USAF (Ret), writes a letter to the Honorable Ellen Lord to acknowledge ongoing efforts to mitigate the challenges posed by COVID-19 to the defense industrial base but also request that higher-level guidance be issued to aid in defense contract execution. This letter is accompanied by answers to frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and general contracting.


Find a Procurement Technical Assistance Center

More than 300 local PTAC offices serve most areas of the country.  If there is not a PTAC office that serves your specific area, contact one that is nearest to you, and they may be able to help you. Most PTACs can also provide assistance via phone, email, and webcall in cases where distance presents a challenge. Start here

FEMA’s “How to Help” page has information for selling and donating PPE and other medical-related supplies.

VIDEO: Press briefing, USD Lord, Mr. Herrington:

Department of Defense Office of Industrial Policy COVID-19 Resource Page

DLA Request for Information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in response to COVID-19

Information To Know About H.R. 6074 and H.R. 6102, Bills Passed By The House To Address The Coronavirus

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce


Stop Movement for all Domestic Travel for DoD Components in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Healthy Travel Practices

Both the CDC and WHO recommend several basic personal hygiene and healthy travel practices to reduce the transmission of disease:

  • Wash Your Hands Often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue, and then appropriately discard of the tissue
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Stay up to date on vaccinations
  • Avoid contact with people who are already sick
  • Avoid contact with animals while traveling
  • Travel with hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Avoid touching your face