As COVID-19 Response Capacity Loans Languish, DFC Punts GAO’s Questions About It To DOD, HHS
Loan program launched in June 2020 to strengthen domestic supply chains for COVID-19 response was deluged with applications, but has not completed any loans, and the GAO has a good idea why.
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