Industry Information on COVID-19

AFCEA’s President and CEO, Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.), has been asked to participate in calls hosted by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord. To ensure the security, reliability and resilience of our defense industrial base (DIB) and our collective effort to execute the National Defense Strategy, Ms. Lord has organized these calls to discuss COVID-19 updates and get feedback on COVID-19 impacts on industry.  Ms. Lord and her team have reached out to Gen. Shea and other association executives to share information with industry and to get insights into industrial base vulnerabilities. AFCEA has received permission to share highlights from the calls with our members.  

We will continue to update this website with documents and links as well as other relevant information from these meetings. Please check back often.

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) has established an inbox specifically for emails regarding DIB companies' changes in operational status.  This will allow DCMA to capture specific company/site operational DIB impacts that can be rolled up for reporting purposes. Please submit reports in the format described below to

  1. Company Name
  2. Location (mailing address)
  3. CAGE Code (if known)
  4. Government Programs potentially impacted (if known)
  5. Description of DIB Impact (closure/production degradation/other description of expected DIB impact)
  6. POC (Name/email/contact number) **in case we need to reach out for additional info

SBA Webinars

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Latest Information on the Defense Small Business Webinar Series

 COVIS-19 Updates, Resources, Policy Changes, Q&A. Various resources available to the DIB's small business community. 

Slides from Webinar

April 22, 2020: Protecting Small Business in a COVID-19 Environment

April 29, 2020 Foreign Investment: Tools for Small Business and How DOD Can Help

May 13, 2020,  3 pm, Defense Pricing & Contracting (DPC) Policy Guidance Webinar


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AFCEA values your continued engagement with us, and our thoughts are with all of those who are currently impacted by COVID-19.

We know the challenges of the virus have created a very difficult business environment, so if we can be of any assistance during this time, we are ready to help. Providing support to industry is part of our mission; we have been a dedicated partner with industry for nearly 75 years. Please contact if we can be of service to you in any way.