From the Statement: "The recent passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has given the U.S. government a powerful tool to use in the protection of our valuable partners in the federal contractor workforce, as we together face the COVID-19 crisis. Section 3610 of the CARES Act, 'Federal Contractor Authority,' provides flexibility to agencies to reimburse contractors for keeping their employees in a ready state, even when those contractor employees are unable to report to an approved work site or are otherwise unable to telework. The Intelligence Community (IC) is working closely together to implement this important new flexibility."
ODNI News Release No. 09-20; Office of the Director of National Intelligence News Release No. 09-20
U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence: https://www.dni.gov/