Reporter covering the defense industry and government contractors Education: Emory University, BA in music and political science; Georgetown University, masters in public policy Aaron Gregg writes about the defense industry and government contractors for the Washington Post's business section. He joined the Post in 2014 through a partnership with American University's School of Communications. Before that he worked at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, freelanced for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and interned at a United Nations country office in the Philippines. He is from the Atlanta area but calls D.C. home.
Atlantic Diving Supply acts as a reseller for billions of dollars in military equipment every year under contracts set aside for small business. They company's small business status has long been disputed.
The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans program was overwhelmed with applications in the early months of the economic crisis. After initial delays, it processed more than 2.6 million loan applications as of July 15.
In a hearing before the House Committee on Small Business, lawmakers questioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and SBA administrator Jovita Carranza on problems with the small-business loan programs.