Tag Archives: Ebola

USAID Examines Academia Concepts for Anti-Ebola Fight; Rajiv Shah Comments

The U.S. Agency for International Development is reviewing several prototypes submitted by Columbia University undergraduates that aim to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the Washington Post reported Monday. Mohana Ravindranath writes the biomedical engineering students developed suits with internal cooling technologies for use by healthcare workers deployed in Ebola-stricken …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA to Federate Geospatial Content for Public Ebola Map Tool

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has unveiled a new public-facing website with a map that depicts the spread of Ebola by province in West Africa and locations of emergency treatment units in a push to help federal agencies and non-government organizations respond to the outbreak. NGA said Thursday that the unclassified geospatial intelligence platform, based on Esri’s …

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Steve VanRoekel Joins USAID, Will Coordinate Gov’t Ebola Response

Steven VanRoekel, formerly chief information officer for the federal government, will join the U.S. Agency for International Development and coordinate the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Politico reported Friday. According to the story by Erin Mershon, VanRoekel’s last day at the Office of Management and Budget …

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