Tag Archives: Department of Health and Human Services

House OKs $1.3T Appropriations Minibus for FY 2021

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The House on Friday voted 217-197 to pass a package of six appropriations bills that would allocate $1.3 trillion in fiscal year 2021 funds for several federal agencies, including the departments of Defense (DoD), Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy (DoE), Commerce (DOC) and Justice (DOJ).

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HHS Taps Texas-Based Innovation Center for COVID-19 Vaccine Production

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The Department of Health and Human Services has tasked an innovation center within Texas A&M University System to support the production of COVID-19 vaccines under a $265M order. The university system's Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing will provide added production space for potential vaccines in support of Operation Warp Speed, a program that aims to provide 300M COVID-19 vaccines by January 2021, HHS said Monday.

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Bryan Ware on DHS Cyber Vulnerability Notifications to Medical Sector

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Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said DHS has transmitted to the medical industry hundreds of tailored cyber vulnerability notifications since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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House Lawmakers Want HHS to Provide Info on National Strategy for COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

Three House lawmakers asked Alex Azar, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide information on Trump administration’s comprehensive plan to strengthen the country’s contact tracing efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jothi Dugar: NIH’s Optimize Program Looks at People as Asset in Campaign Against Cyber Threats

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Jothi Dugar, chief information security officer of the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Information Technology, said the NIH’s Optimize IT Security program reflects the “people-centric approach” the agency is taking to address cybersecurity concerns, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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