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DHS S&T Supports Coronavirus Research

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has launched a study to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 disease' coronavirus. DHS said Wednesday its Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office is working with the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center to help scientists learn more about the virus. Results may support first responders and medical personnel dealing with the issue.

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Space Force Maintains Industrial Activities in Calif Amid COVID-19

Space and Missile Systems Center, now part of the U.S. Space Force, approached California's state and local officials to maintain space technology production activities amid the coronavirus outbreak, Space News reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. John Thompson, SMC's commander, said they had to sustain authorities' awareness of work being done in support of national defense.

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UiPath, Mater Hospital Begin Automation Project to Expidite COVID-19 Testing; Mark O’Connor, Jincy Jerry Quoted

UiPath has launched an automation project with the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital to see software robots assigned to the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Department at the Mater, the company announced on Thursday

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NIST Develops Web-Based Community Resilience Planning App

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology has released a web-based software application for community planners to evaluate and compare projects aimed at increasing resilience of buildings and infrastructure assets to natural disasters. NIST said Wednesday its researchers used input from government officials at the state and local levels to create the Economic Decision Guide Software.

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Quantum Releases New Video Surveillance to Enhance Physical Security Portfolio; Jamie Lerner Quoted

Quantum has released new product lines and capabilities to expand its video surveillance and physical security product portfolio, including a new line of network video recording servers,  servers for building management systems and GPU-based video analytics and new capabilities for the VS-HCI Series, the company announced on Thursday

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Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan: DoD’s JAIC In Talks With Northcom, National Guard Bureau Over AI

Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, director of the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said JAIC is in discussions with the National Guard Bureau and U.S. Northern Command about how to facilitate response to the coronavirus pandemic using AI, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday.

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DHS, MatMaCorp Test Tools to Detect Swine Virus in Pork

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate partnered with MatMaCorp to test technologies designed to detect the African Swine Fever. S&T and MatMaCorp signed a cooperative research and development agreement to test ASF detection with the latter's portable nucleic acid analysis system, DHS said Tuesday.

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