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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Considers $200M Telehealth Program for Coronavirus

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) leader plans to invest $200 million in telehealth services for health care providers working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. FCC said Monday that its potential COVID-19 Telehealth Program, endorsed by Chairman Ajit Pai, would help health care providers remotely treat COVID-19 patients with reduced infection risk.

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Navy Division Awarded Patent for Chemical, Biological, Radiological Detection Tech

Personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division have received a patent for a technology designed to help unmanned aircraft systems collect data in chemical, biological and radiological operations. The Senses CBR Agents Pre-Engagement and Goes Over All Terrain or SCAPEGOAT platform uses three dedicated detection modules, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.

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Space Force Gets Initial Operational Capability of Space Fence Radar

The U.S. Space Force has attained the initial operational capability of a radar system designed to help the service branch identify and track objects in orbit. The Space Fence radar is designed to boost space situational awareness across satellites, debris, depleted boosters and other orbiting objects, USSF said Friday.

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New OPM Program Addresses COVID-19 Workforce Needs; Michael Rigas Quoted

The Office of Personnel and Management has launched an effort to address the COVID-19 disease that has caused the U.S. government to declare a national emergency. OPM said Friday its COVID-19 Surge Response Program aims to disseminate federal work opportunities in support of coronavirus response work.

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NASA Posts New Electric X-Plane Concept Images

NASA has unveiled concept art graphics of the space agency's all-electric, piloted X-plane designed to demonstrate quieter, environment-friendly flights. The space agency said Thursday its X-57 Maxwell aircraft features an all-electric configuration with a high-aspect ratio wing for reduced flight drag, as seen in the images.

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DHS Launches Document to Guide Federal Agencies Amid COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security has released guidance to inform agencies on how to respond against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Nextgov reported Thursday. DHS' Master Question List features information on COVID-19 and parties that are working to understand the disease. The department developed the document in response to coronavirus-related knowledge gaps that have affected DHS' emergency response activities.

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DHS S&T Supports Coronavirus Research

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has launched a study to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 disease' coronavirus. DHS said Wednesday its Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office is working with the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center to help scientists learn more about the virus. Results may support first responders and medical personnel dealing with the issue.

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Space Force Maintains Industrial Activities in Calif Amid COVID-19

Space and Missile Systems Center, now part of the U.S. Space Force, approached California's state and local officials to maintain space technology production activities amid the coronavirus outbreak, Space News reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. John Thompson, SMC's commander, said they had to sustain authorities' awareness of work being done in support of national defense.

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NIST Develops Web-Based Community Resilience Planning App

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology has released a web-based software application for community planners to evaluate and compare projects aimed at increasing resilience of buildings and infrastructure assets to natural disasters. NIST said Wednesday its researchers used input from government officials at the state and local levels to create the Economic Decision Guide Software.

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DHS, MatMaCorp Test Tools to Detect Swine Virus in Pork

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate partnered with MatMaCorp to test technologies designed to detect the African Swine Fever. S&T and MatMaCorp signed a cooperative research and development agreement to test ASF detection with the latter's portable nucleic acid analysis system, DHS said Tuesday.

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