Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HHS Seeks Feedback on COVID-19 Data Collection Portal

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking for public input on the implementation of its portal for recording COVID-19 data from various health institutions. HHS noted that the daily collection of COVID-19 information is crucial for identifying needs for federal support in addition to being “the most effective way to detect outbreaks”.

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Biden Picks Xavier Becerra, Rochelle Walensky as HHS, CDC Heads

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Xavier Becerra and Rochelle Walensky to serve in the respective roles of secretary of health and human services (HHS) and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Becerra has been serving as California’s 33rd attorney general since 2017 while Walensky is currently the chief of Massachusetts General Hospital's division of infectious diseases. 

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DHS S&T Creates DIY Way to Cleanse PPEs of Virus

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has created and unveiled a method that civilians can use to disinfect personal protective equipment. S&T's do-it-yourself PPE cleanup method involves the use of a programmable multicooker that allows for moist heat decontamination, a method endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHS said Friday.

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Bryan Ware: CISA Accelerates Efforts to Protect Federal Research Facilities From Nation-State Actors

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Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said CISA has strengthened cyber defense measures at federal health agencies and research facilities as nation-state actors continue their attempts to compromise coronavirus vaccine research efforts, CyberScoop reported Friday.

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