Coronavirus crisis already changing how government contractors do business

Carten Cordell
Coronavirus crisis already changing how government contractors do business

Government contractors are accustomed to unforeseen impacts on their business. More than a year removed from the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history, contractors were still navigating their way back to normal with no compensation for the business lost to the 35-day budget impasse. Then came the novel coronavirus, combining the destabilizing confusion of a shutdown with the urgency of a national disaster, and contractors have found themselves without access to the facilities needed to do their jobs at a time when the federal government is even more dependent on them to keep operating.