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Army Org Conducts Preclinical Research on Zika Vaccine Candidate

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The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and partners at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have conducted preclinical research on a vaccine candidate to potentially prevent the Zika virus in humans, the Defense Department news service reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the U.S. Army research organization plans to commence human testing within the …

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CDC Director Tom Frieden Calls On Congress to Support $1.9B Zika Emergency Package

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Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agency, has urged the Congress to back President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request in emergency funds for Zika virus response efforts. Frieden wrote in a blog post published Monday the Department of Health and Human Services has repurposed funds to meet laboratory requirements, develop diagnostic …

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HHS’ ONC to Require Health IT Cost & Limitation Disclosures From Developers

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The Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released updated transparency requirements that obligate health IT providers to file full disclosures on product costs and limitations. ONC Policy Office Director Elise Sweeney Anthony and Steven Posnack, standards and technology lead, co-wrote in a blog …

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Deltek Report Identifies Top 5 Federal Spenders on Contracts for Small Biz Offerings


A Deltek analysis of federal contracting activity found that the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Agriculture spent the most on prime contracts with small businesses during fiscal 2015. Kyra Russell, a Deltek principal research analyst, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the five departments collectively accounted …

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HHS’ Leo Scanlon: Collaborative Model Can Help Firms Defend Against Cyber Threats


Some former and current government security officials who took part in a panel discussion held Friday in Washington believe collaboration between technology users in the public and private sectors is key to address advanced cyber threats, Fedscoop reported Friday. Greg Otto writes Leo Scanlon, acting chief information security officer of the Department of …

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House OKs $622M Package for Zika Response Effort


House lawmakers have cleared a $622.1 million funding package for response efforts that aim to help mitigate the threat from the Zika virus and prevent its spread. The Zika Response Appropriations Act received a vote of 241-184 to approve fiscal year 2016 funds for agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, …

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