COVID-19 News
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all nonessential businesses closed effective 5 p.m. on March 23, with the exception of those covered by federal guidelines and defined as critical infrastructure sectors. Learn more
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. This emergency assistance provides interim relief and proceeds that can be used to pay cash operating expenses. More info
Given the high uncertainty on how the epidemiological trajectory of COVID-19 and the economic response to this crisis will develop over the next few months, The Conference Board has developed three scenarios for the development of the US economy through the remainder of 2020. Read the details
In the face of rapidly-changing pandemic response and prevention efforts, business leaders are having to shift to remote operations, cut workers’ hours, or put staff in high risk situations. Details
Government Contracting
Contractors using the Federal Procurement Data System to analyze awarded contacts data have discovered that the March 16 scheduled transition of the ad-hoc (or individually created) reporting function to beta.sam.gov has been delayed until at least May 2020. Learn more
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