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Report: VA Plans to Procure 180K Devices to Back Telework, Telehealth Operations

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to buy 180K laptops and tablet computers to support telehealth and telework initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Friday. Sources said the proposal to procure such devices is part of VA’s $1.2B supplemental request to Congress for its “Information Technology Systems account” as part of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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DoD Kicks Off Hypersonic Industrial Base Study; Mark Lewis Quoted

The Department of Defense has begun a study to identify weaknesses in the industrial base for the development of hypersonic weapons, Defense News reported MondayMark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said he and Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, are leading a new “hypersonic war room” tasked with identifying “critical nodes” in the supply chain.

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Dan Broulliette on DOE’s Budget Request for National Nuclear Security Administration

Energy Secretary Dan Broulliette said the Department of Energy’s request for a 20 percent increase in budget seeks to support the infrastructure around the National Nuclear Security Administration’s complex, particularly the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Defense News reported Sunday.

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