Government Accountability Office overseeing ‘unprecedented’ use of Defense Production Act during Covid-19

Under the Defense Production Act (DPA), federal agencies can require companies to prioritize government contracts during a national emergency like the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there have been some challenges in using that authority, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. William Russell, director of contracting and national security acquisitions at GAO, said agencies have […]

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