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 is closely following developments regarding COVID-19 and 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 osd.pentagon.ousd-a-s.mbx.covid-19-industry@mail.mil—an email inbox dedicated to collecting such messages.


 Postponed Meetings

  • NDIA Missile Defense Day on the Hill — March 24, 2020
  • 2020 Munitions Executive Summit  March 30 – April 1, 2020
  • NDIA Space Division Breakfast  March 31, 2020
  • The 31st Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium  March 31 – April 1, 2020
  • 2020 NDIA Joint Armaments and Robotics Conference & Exhibition — April 27 – 30, 2020
  • DC Chapter’s Annual Swing for Freedom Golf Tournament — May 8, 2020
  • 63rd Annual Fuze Conference — May 11 – 13, 2020
  • Joint All Domain Command & Control (JADC2) and All Domain Warfare Symposium — June 22 – 24, 2020


Cancelled Meetings

  • S&ET Division Executive Breakfast Series  March 26, 2020 
  • 2020 Undersea Warfare Spring Conference  March 30 – April 1, 2020
  • April 2020 Procurement Division Meeting — April 14, 2020
  • 2020 Precision Strike Annual Review (PSAR-20)  April 14 – 15, 2020
  • 21st Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference — April 15 – 17, 2020
  • Spring 2020 Integrated Program Management Division Meeting — April 28 – 29, 2020
  • NTSA – MODSIM World 2020 — May 5 – 7, 2020
  • Agile in Government — May 6 – 7, 2020
  • 2020 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) — May 11 – 14, 2020
  • NTSA – STCF — May 12, 2020
  • Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Conference — May 18 – 19, 2020
  • Spring 2020 Joint NDIA/AIA Industrial Security Conference — May 18 – 20, 2020
  • 35th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference — June 2 – 4, 2020
  • Expeditionary Warfare Division Annual Meeting — June 3, 2020
  • CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition — July 27 – 29, 2020
  • DLA Land & Maritime Supplier Conference and Exhibition August 25  26, 2020


SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY

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.

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 you complete a 5-minute survey by April 10 related to your experience as a small business member of the defense industrial base.

The survey is being conducted by NDIA. All private information will remain confidential and anonymous, and no comments will have individual attribution. Your participation in the survey is entirely voluntary and you are not obligated to answer any or all of the questions posed.

With that being said, we greatly appreciate the time you spend in completing this survey to help your fellow small business defense industrial base members.
If you have any questions regarding the survey, its purpose, or its contents, please contact Corbin Evans at cevans@NDIA.org.

Preliminary Results Summary
/-/media/sites/ndia/policy/documents/small-business-covid-19-survey_final.ashx?la=en

Though it remains open for submissions, NDIA's COVID-19 Small-Business Impacts Survey has garnered 458 total responses as of 8:00 am on March 27, 2020. While the survey collects important perspectives on the operational effects of COVID-19 on small businesses within the defense industry, this preliminary results summary provides an analytical overview and then a breakdown of individual questions and responses. The results of some questions are still being analyzed. Additional small business members of the defense industry are invited to complete the survey and contribute to this information-gathering effort.



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

 

5/29/2020 - The Project Spectrum website offers cybersecurity resources for small business: https://projectspectrum.io

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 for Opening Up America Again:
https://media.defense.gov/2020/May/26/2002305810/-1/-1/1/PENTAGON-RESERVATION-PLAN-FOR-RESILIENCE-AND-ALIGNING-WITH-NATIONAL-GUIDELINES-FOR-OPENING-UP-AMERICA-AGAIN.PDF


5/27/2020 - DoD CIO memo on “Authorized Telework Capabilities and Guidance”
DoD_CIO_D_Memo-Autorized_Telework_Capabilities_CIO000242-20_20200413_PR_cleared

 

5/20/2020 -  The DPA Title III Executive Agent program office utilizes a standing Hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on Beta.Sam.gov—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 https://beta.sam.gov/opp/da912c3ffe60df6c300811133930f9fb/view?keywords=FA86%2050-19-S-5010&sort=-relevance&index=&is_active=true&page=1.

 

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

 

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

5/20/2020 - A list of lenders willing to take on DIB small business as new clients can be found at:
https://business.defense.gov/COVID-19-SMALL-BUSINESS-RESOURCES/.

 

5/18/2020 - DoD CIO’s latest public guidance on telework can be found at:
https://public.cyber.mil/covid19/

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

5/18/2020 - DoD Process for Section 3610 Reimbursement
DoD_Process_for_Section_3610_Reimbursement_005

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

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: 
https://www.dau.edu/events/DAU%20Webcasts%20-%20Defense%20Small%20Business%20Series%20Defense%20Pricing%20Contracting%20(DPC)%20Policy%20Guidance.

  

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 Alandra.Jones@dla.mil. 

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:
https://www.businessdefense.gov/Trusted-Capital/

5/9/2020 - Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) COVID-19 Guidance Provided for the Contracting Community
DPC_COVID_Guidance_signed_as_of_5_7_2020

5/9/2020 - Defense Pricing and Contracting Actions in Response to COVID-19
DPC_COVID_Guidance_Topic_List_5_7_2020

 


5/9/2020 - Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment Capabilities
Procurement_Integrated_Enterprise_Environment_Capabilities

 

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

 

5/4/2020 - DPC process for 3610 reimbursement:
https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/DoD_Process_for_Section_3610_Reimbursement_Memo_DPC.pdf

 

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

 

5/3/2020 - Transcript from USD Lord’s COVID-19 response press briefing yesterday:
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Transcripts/Transcript/Article/2172171/undersecretary-of-defense-as-ellen-lord-holds-a-press-briefing-on-covid-19-resp/

 

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:
https://www.insaonline.org/program-recap-covid-19-supply-chain-challenges-panel-discussion

 

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 
dmdc.swft@mail.mil. The DMDC SWFT website is also a good resource: https://psa.dmdc.osd.mil/psawebdocs/docPage.jsp?p=SWFT.

4/27/2020 - DAU Webcasts: Defense Small Business Series: Foreign Investment: Tools for Small Businesses and How DoD Can Help
https://www.dau.edu/events/DAU%20Webcasts%20-%20Foreign%20Investment%20Tools%20for%20Small%20Businesses%20and%20How%20DoD%20Can%20Help

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
FAQ_Implementation_Guidance_CARES_3610_2020_04_24

 

4/24/2020 - Updated Treasury FAQs on PPP: 
https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf

 

4/24/2020 - Navy consolidated long range forecast that comprises 7 of the 10 major Navy buying Commands:
https://www.secnav.navy.mil/smallbusiness/Documents/DON_LRAF_Consolidated_APR%2020_Update.pdf

 

4/24/2020 - Navy consolidated long range forecast that comprises 7 of the 10 major Navy buying Commands:
https://www.secnav.navy.mil/smallbusiness/Documents/DON_LRAF_Consolidated_APR%2020_Update.pdf
 

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 
DefComrcl-COVID-19@mod.gov.uk

 

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 
Alandra.Jones@dla.mil.  You can find this and the schedule for future webinars at www.dla.mil/SmallBusiness/  For a video about opportunities with DLA, visit https://youtu.be/40aJUVWgz4A

 

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: https://public.cyber.mil/covid19/

 

4/24/2020 - FEMA fact sheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting
FEMA_FactSheet_COVID19_NonHealthPPENeed_FINAL_20200422

 

4/21/2020 - Class Deviation 2020-O0014—Flexibilities for Electronic Delivery of Information Related to Suspensions and Debarments
21-Class_Deviation_2020-O00014_USA000802-20

 

4/21/2020 - DCMA’s Virtual QA Procedures - Job Aid for Interim Alternative Contract Insight for Technical Functional Specialists
Alternative_Contract_Oversight_Insight_25_March_2020_R7_

 

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


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
OSBP_Cyber_Webinar_Flyer_4_22

 

4/20/2020 - Transcript of Press Briefing - Undersecretary Of Defense (A&S) Ellen Lord, On COVID-19 Response Efforts
20200420_USD_AS_briefing final

 

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

https://media.defense.gov/2020/Apr/20/2002284632/-1/-1/1/MODIFICATION-AND-REISSUANCE-OF-DOD-RESPONSE-TO-CORONAVIRUS-DISEASE-2019-TRAVEL-RESTRICTIONS.PDF

4/20/2020 - DoD Travel Restrictions Press Release
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2156918/update-to-travel-restrictions/

 

4/20/2020 - Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
FAQ_Implementation_Guidance_CARES_Act_Sec_3610_2020_04_17

 

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! 

Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CovidWebmail

 

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 webinar on April 22, 2020, at 11:00 AM EST, which will kick off the Small Business Webinar Series hosted 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
critical-workers-implementing-safety-practices

 

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

 

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. 

CISA: https://www.cisa.gov/coronavirus

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/critical-workers/implementing-safety-practices.html

 

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.
https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/early_engagement.html

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.
CARES_Act_Tracker

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

https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2146692/first-dod-defense-production-act-title-3-covid-19-project/

 

4/10/2020 - RFI Only - Commercial Item Determination Opportunity
Sample_Sam_Gov_Announcement

 

4/10/2020 - Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Implementation_Guidance_CARES_3610_20200409final

 

Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act FAQs
FAQ_Implementation_Guidance_CARES_3610_20200409final

 

4/10/2020 - Services Small Business portals industry can reach out to:
Army: https://osbp.army.mil/
Navy: https://www.facebook.com/NAVYOSBP/
Air Force: https://www.airforcesmallbiz.af.mil/Coronavirus/

 

4/10/2020 - Small Business Administration Webinar slides:
https://business.defense.gov/Portals/57/Documents/SBA%20Webinar.pdf?ver=2020-04-09-115529-690 

 

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
TAB_A_Class_Deviation_2020-O0013-CARES_Act_Sect_3610_Implementation

 

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

DPC_COVID_Guidance

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 a TIME CHANGE – tomorrow’s webinar will take place at 3:00 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 your computer

Entry Link: Caution-https://ems8.intellor.com/login/824425 < Caution-https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fems8.intellor.com%2Flogin%2F824425&data=02%7C01%7Cmihaela.ciorneiu%40sba.gov%7C9563545d4ca14bd718bd08d7db2f936f%7C3c89fd8a7f684667aa1541ebf2208961%7C1%7C0%7C637218869690557828&sdata=%2BcHKH81FQywSLCe%2Fdealehqj9Q4nZ5IUa%2F4NhQNWUPk%3D&reserved=0 > 

 

Option #2: Dial into the conference. 

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

Access Code:0533737# 

Need an international dial-in number? < Caution-https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fconnect28.uc.att.com%2Fattcesgov%2Fdefault.asp%3FTarget%3DDialInInformation%26ExternalEventID%3D5536394%26eventServiceClass%3D0&data=02%7C01%7Cmihaela.ciorneiu%40sba.gov%7C9563545d4ca14bd718bd08d7db2f936f%7C3c89fd8a7f684667aa1541ebf2208961%7C1%7C0%7C637218869690557828&sdata=L39jgryy4jsseQXz7bDbRySgnkDhT%2BQ7vKuOWnrifac%3D&reserved=0 > 


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
2020O0012dTABADeviationMemorevUCA


4/4/2020 - Implementation of Class Deviation 2020-O0010—Progress Payment Rates
TAB_A-Deviation_FAQ_Memo_w_Attachment_Prog_Pay

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

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp  


COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources


Disaster Assistance: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance


4/3/2020 DoD Press Release - Partnering With the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19oD
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2137011/partnering-with-the-us-defense-industrial-base-to-combat-covid-19/

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
https://www.acq.osd.mil/jatf.html

4/3/2020 DoD’s “how to help” page (https://www.afwerx.af.mil/coronavirus.html) – 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:
https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/early_engagement.html

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
https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/9/7/97ac840c-28b7-4e49-b872-d30a995d8dae/F2CF1DD78E6D6C8C8C3BF58C6D1DDB2B.small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf

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
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2129497/partnering-with-the-us-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
Contracting_with_DoD_COVID-19_Memo_3_27_2020

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. https://www.aptac-us.org/find-a-ptac/

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)
https://www.dcma.mil/Portals/31/Documents/CIG/DCMA_CIG_CID_FY20-COVID%20CID.pdf?ver=2020-03-31-112332-863

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.
Treatment_of_Profit_or_Fee_Proposed_Legislation_Support-Senate_Version

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

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

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

/-/media/sites/press-media/DCMA_Template_Shelter-in-Place_Exemption_Memo.ashx?la=en

 

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 osd.pentagon.ousd-a-s.mbx.covid-19-industry@mail.mil—an email inbox dedicated to collecting such messages.


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

https://www.ndia.org/-/media/sites/press-media/Strengthening_the_DIB_during_COVID-19_v2.ashx?la=en


3/23/2020 – DoD Seeks Small Business Input via Survey
https://www.ndia.org/policy/recent-posts/2020/3/23/covid-19-small-business-impacts-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
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2121122/partnering-with-the-us-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
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3/20/2020 – Class Deviation – Progress Payment Rates
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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
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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


Resources

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. Start here https://www.aptac-us.org/find-a-ptac/
 

 

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

https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/how-to-help

VIDEO: Press briefing, USD Lord, Mr. Herrington: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2124528/dod-acquisition-sustainment-leaders-brief-reporters-at-pentagon/

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

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

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/covid-19/


 

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