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SBA, DoT Release PPP Loan Data; Steven Mnuchin, Jovita Carranza Quoted

Steven Mnuchin

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury (DoT), has released detailed loan-level data in regards to the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the administration reported on Monday. This disclosure covers each of the 4.9 million PPP loans that have been made.

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Microsoft Launches New Technology Initiative to Support Economic Recovery; Satya Nadella, Brad Smith Quoted

Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. has launched its global skills initiative to add more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year  in response to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Maximus Partners with VA Ready Initiative to Provide Job Support During COVID-19 Pandemic; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus has announced it is a Business Partner of the Virginia Ready Initiative, a new initiative to help unemployed Virginians across the Commonwealth return to work. Maximus will work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with businesses and Virginia’s community colleges, to provide skills for jobs in high-growth sectors.

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DoD Allocates $100M Under Partnership with DFC to Provide COVID-19 Relief Efforts; Hon. Ellen Lord Quoted

Hon. Ellen Lord

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) have signed a joint memorandum of agreement to spend $100 million of the department's CARES Act money to provide additional support for pandemic relief, the DoD reported last week

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NASA, Int’l Counterparts Deploy GEOINT Sources for COVID-19 Research; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA has partnered with its European and Japanese counterparts to leverage their respective geospatial intelligence resources to collect data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. NASA that the agency has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to deploy Earth-observing satellites to document the pandemic’s potential long-term impacts as part of the initiative. 

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Jose Arrieta: Commercial Tech Helped Secure ‘HHS Protect’ COVID-19 Analysis Tool

Jose Arrieta

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the use of commercial-off-the-shelf technologies resulted in a more flexible approach to gathering data on the COVID-19 pandemic. The department’s HHS Protect data analytics tool was able to establish fortified identity, credential and access management (ICAM) defenses while securing the transmission of data.

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