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HHS Creates $80M Program to Build Up Public Health IT Workforce; Secretary Xavier Becerra Quoted

Xavier Becerra

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has received $80 million in funds through the American Rescue Plan for a program that seeks to train over 4,000 individuals in public health informatics and technology fields over a period of four years. Applications for the PHIT Workforce Program are due Aug. 11th. 

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White House Allocates $3B for COVID-19 Antiviral Drug R&D Program

Antiviral Program

The Biden administration plans to spend more than $3 billion on projects to discover, develop and manufacture antiviral drugs for the prevention of illness and death from COVID-19. This investment is for the Antiviral Program for Pandemics, a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS said Thursday.

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GSA, OMB Announce Updated Model for Technology Modernization Fund Disbursement; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have announced the launch of a flexible model for funding federal information technology transformation initiatives using the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). The TMF Board will prioritize agency proposals that focus on high-priority systems modernization, cybersecurity, public-facing digital services and cross-government services and infrastructure and will provide agencies flexibility in paying back awarded funds.

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SBA Chief Isabel Guzman on Critical Need to Provide Federal Relief to Small Businesses

Isabel Guzman

Isabel Guzman, administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), told The 19th in an interview published Thursday that providing immediate federal relief to small companies is “really critical” as these businesses deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guzman highlighted the need to link small businesses to the federal marketplace.

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