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HHS Gives $100M to Support COVID-19 Health Care

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is investing $100 million in health care efforts that aim to address the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The funds would help the National Special Pathogen System apply a response infrastructure previously used to address the Ebola virus, HHS said Tuesday.

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NASA Seeks Designs for Lunar Soil Collection Drum

NASA has launched a competition in search of a new lunar soil collection tool for a certain digging robot under development. The Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot or RASSOR requires a new bucket drum for storage of lunar soil, also known as regolith, the space agency said March 17.

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ISS Astronauts Conduct Experiments & Prepare for Next Crew

The Expedition 62 crew performed a set of different biology research experiments at the International Space Station and supported preparations for the facility's next crew members. Astronauts Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Oleg Skripochka explored the areas of genetics, biological manufacturing and ergonomic conditions in experiments aboard ISS, Mark Garcia, a social media consultant supporting NASA, said in a blog posted Tuesday.

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Justice Dept Addresses Coronavirus Fraud Website

The Department of Justice has ordered the shutdown and investigation of a business that claims to be a provider of COVID-19 coronavirus vaccines. A website, known as coronavirusmedicalkit.com, charges a $4.95 shipping fee for what the business claims to be a vaccine kit authorized by the World Health Organization, DOJ said Sunday.

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Magellan GPS III Satellite Turned Over to Space Operations Command; Ed Byrne Quoted

Space Operations Command has received control of a GPS satellite designed to boost the accuracy of positioning, navigation and timing information threefold. Space and Missile Systems Center, now part of the U.S. Space Force, turned the second GPS III space vehicle or GPS III SV02 over to the command, Los Angeles Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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Military Tests DARPA-Made Geopolitical Event Analysis Tools

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's new event analysis tool underwent testing with U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in December. DARPA said Thursday its Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios or COMPASS toolset works to help the military determine whether a geopolitical event connects to an adversarial strategy.

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Lora Shiao Named National Counterterrorism Center Acting Director

Lora Shiao, executive director at the National Counterterrorism Center, has been appointed to lead NCTC as a whole on an acting basis, Bloomberg reported Saturday. She will direct the center before Christopher Miller, deputy assistant secretary for special operations and combating terrorism at the  Department of Defense, receives confirmation as NCTC's leader.

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Navy Concludes Dev’t Test of New Mid-Band Jammer

The U.S. Navy trialed the performance of its Raytheon-made, mid-band jammer prototype in a three-month testing period. Engineering development models of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band demonstrated basic functions and data collection of electromagnetic environmental effects in an anechoic chamber, Naval Air Systems Command said Thursday.

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NASA Installs Sample Collection Tools on Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has attained new technical milestones towards the launch of Perseverance, the rover that would explore the red planet for the Mars 2020 mission. A team of technical personnel integrated a couple of components that Perseverance requires to collect and transport samples from Mars to Earth, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Thursday.

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