March 30, 2020
By Robert K. Ackerman
 The Defense Department could help struggling small business contractors by advising contracting officers to use their legal authority to implement more flexible requirements, experts say. Credit: U.S. Defense Department

Small business contractors working with the federal government are facing unique challenges as they try to fulfill their contractual obligations amid COVID-19 site shutdowns. Their problems range from workers compensation details to meeting contractual specifications when not allowed to work on government sites. These problems may just be the tip of the iceberg as the government moves forward in the post-COVID-19 era, experts say.