Tag Archives: coronavirus

Legislation Introduced To Realign GBSD Funding Toward COVID-19 Research; Sen. Edward Markey Quoted

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Sen. Edward Markey, D-MA. and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-CA, introduced legislation called the Investing in Cures Before Missiles (ICBM) Act on Friday that would transfer funding from the  Air Force’s Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program to Coronavirus prevention and research. 

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Congressional Task Force to Solve Critical Supply Chain Weaknesses

U.S. Congress

A new congressional task force on defense supply chain vulnerabilities has been created to prepare legislative solutions to include in the annual defense policy bill. The task force’s co-chairs Reps. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., and Mike Gallagher, R-Wis. announced the formation of the task force on Wednesday in response to President Biden’s recent order for detailed supply chain analysis.

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DHS, Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Assess COVID-19 Spread in Public Vehicles

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have teamed up to explore how COVID-19 aerosol agents travel through public transit systems. DHS said Tuesday its science and technology directorate freed an airborne coronavirus simulant into train cars and buses operated by MTA to examine how COVID-19 spreads through coughs and sneezes.

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Government Healthcare Practitioners Use AI to Support Cancer, COVID-19 Treatment

Healthcare Automation

Andrew Borkowski, who leads a molecular diagnostics laboratory within Florida-based James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, said artificial intelligence can support, but not replace, healthcare providers. He has been working on AI platforms designed to help healthcare practitioners detect lung, colon and colon cancer symptoms. NIH has also adopted AI for use in COVID-19 detection. 

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Report: DoD Contract Obligations Up 10% in Fiscal 2020

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The Department of Defense (DoD) obligated $445.5 billion on contract awards during fiscal year 2020, a nearly 10 percent increase from the year-ago period's contracting obligations of $404.5 billion, driven primarily by events related to the global security landscape and coronavirus pandemic. It was also noted that Lockheed secured the highest amount of contracting dollars at $72.3 billion.

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Amentum Partners with Yellow Ribbon Fund to Support Service Members; John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer

Amentum has entered a long-term partnership with Yellow Ribbon Fund, a veteran service organization serving wounded, ill and injured service members, to support military members and families. “Our investment in Yellow Ribbon Fund will help enhance the lives of wounded, ill or injured service members by keeping their families together making them stronger during their life-long recovery process,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Army Contracting Command Awards DynCorp Task Order to Support DHS COVID-19 Vaccine Trials; George Krivo Quoted

George Krivo

The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island has awarded DynCorp International (DI) a six-month task order to provide facilities to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as the agency conducts Phase III COVID-19 vaccination clinical trial center expansion, the company reported on Tuesday. The company that began the task order on Sept. 2nd, 2020.

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SAIC Publishes Report on COVID-19 Effect on Work Operations; Mark Forman Quoted

Mark Forman

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has published an independent survey, conducted by Market Connections, of C-level federal government executives. The survey gauged their opinions of how COVID-19 has shifted the workforce. “The pandemic introduced unprecedented challenges for federal agencies, especially those in agencies charged with public health and economic security,” said Mark Forman, vice president, digital government strategy, SAIC. 

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Pegasystems to Support StepChange Financial Services; Kieran Tarrant Quoted

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Pegasystems has partnered with StepChange Debt Charity to provide an online product that will enable citizens in debt to apply for financial relief from the organization. "We've worked with StepChange for some time now and anticipated that their services would be vitally important in the wake of the financial crisis that was sure to follow the pandemic," said Kieran Tarrant, VP, UK & Ireland, Pegasystems. 

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MCA Names Michael Smith as CIO; Lisa Firestone Quoted

Michael Smith

Managed Care Advisors (MCA) has appointed Michael Smith as chief information officer (CIO) to support the organization’s growth strategy and business opportunities, following the recent award of  SaaS, Case Management and COVID-19 Management contracts. “We chose Michael Smith because of his solutions-oriented and innovative approach to solving complex challenges,” said Lisa Firestone, MCA president and CEO.

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