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Commentary and analysis from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

ArticleJun 24, 2020 - 10:30am

6/24 Actions from COVID-19 Industry Call

Colleagues: Below are the actions from provided by OUSD:

ArticleJun 24, 2020 - 10:30am

June 24 OUSD A&S COVID Conference Call Notes

OSD A&S: Sec Lord and CEO of Development Finance Corporation signed an MOA this past Monday to institute a Title 3 DPA Loan program—first time ever to have such a loan program under DPA.  Next week is a holiday week so no call next Wednesday.  Next call planned for Wednesday July 8th. Small Business: 

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 11:30am
Restaurant owner with face mask

How the Fed, Financial Industry Are Helping to Keep Main Street Going

American banks are ready and willing to offer lending for mid-sized businesses under the Fed's Main Street Lending Program.

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 10:45am
Steel workers in El Dorado National Forest, California

U.S. Chamber Study Shows Commercial Construction Industry Poised For Recovery After Covid-19

The Q2 2020 Commercial Construction Index reveals a drop in contractors’ confidence and outlook for their industry amid COVID-19.

Above the FoldJun 23, 2020 - 5:00am
Rural broadband

COVID-19 Illustrates Why Congress Must Act Now on Broadband

Check out our recommendations for bridging the digital divide, which broadens as the pandemic continues.

ArticleJun 19, 2020 - 9:45am

6/17 Actions from COVID-19 Industry Call

Colleagues:  Following up with information regarding Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) contractors and access to FedMall Small Business corridor for PPE.

Above the FoldJun 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Colorado River in Austin, Texas

Advancing Environmentally Sustainable International Trade Amid COVID-19

Mohammad Abunayyan, chair of the B20 ESC Taskforce, breaks down the importance of environmentally sustainable trade in the wake of COVID-19.

Above the FoldJun 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
AI General

Our Response to Europe’s AI Proposals

As the use of AI increases, so do conversations about its regulation. Check out our response to the European Commission's AI white paper.

ArticleJun 18, 2020 - 11:45am

FedMall Small Business Corridor

Colleagues: In response to your feedback on supply issues, DLA has created a small business corridor within FedMall allowing DoD Small Business Contractors to exclusively browse and shop for non-medical PPE and similar material offered by the commercial supplier community. DLA’s work lends support to small business and the COVID-19 get-back-to-work effort. 

ArticleJun 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

June 17 OUSD A&S COVID Conference Call Notes

OSD A&S: Next Wednesday at 3pm there is a webinar on hosting a facility clearance. More information can be found at Business.defense.gov. A webinar on CMMC is currently being planned, more details to follow.Industrial Policy: