Bloomberg Law
July 8, 2020, 4:17 PMUpdated: July 8, 2020, 7:37 PM

Trump Administration Buys $594 Million in Virus Protective Gear (1)

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

The Trump administration purchased $594 million in personal protective equipment since June, in the first complete look at how the Defense Department has replenished the Strategic National Stockpile since assuming that responsibility.

The list of contracts, obtained by Bloomberg Law, highlights how the government is responding to a surge in Covid-19 infections around the country.

The Defense Logistics Agency, a subset of the Defense Department, took over purchasing personal protective equipment like masks and gloves for the stockpile in May. The Federal Emergency Management Agency bought those supplies for the stockpile between March and May when it was the primary ...

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