Hexagon US Federal’s Chris Bellios: Gov’t Should Ensure Contractor Well-Being Amid Pandemic

Jeff Brody
Chris Bellios

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2020 — Chris Bellios, chief operating officer at Hexagon US Federal, has urged the government to support companies amid the coronavirus pandenic by ensuring that contractor personnel get paid and allowing them to telework, ExecutiveBiz reported April 14.

He wrote in a commentary for Federal News Network published April 13 the government’s executive branch should clarify guidance on the reimbursement language under Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Bellios noted that the Department of Defense, the Office of the Director for National Intelligence and the intelligence community should help contractors maintain financial viability and ensure business continuity amid the crisis.

“To ensure that contracting firms remain financially viable and are able to continue employing their highly skilled workers, contracts should be reimbursed as if the full complement of workers were on duty,” he added.

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