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House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA

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The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25B in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020.

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Mary Comans: FEMA Eyes RPA Bots to Improve Grant Payment Process

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Mary Comans, chief financial officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said FEMA is considering using robotic process automation bots to automate the process of awarding emergency preparedness funds and other grants to recipients as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes and other crises, FedScoop reported Thursday.

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New Data Released Analyzing the Implications of COVID-19 on Global Supply Chain; Alex Gershenson, Tom Reynolds Quoted

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According to data reported in the SupplyShift platform, suppliers’ perspectives concerning the effect of COVID-19 on the supply chain are trending in a positive direction. Of the companies surveyed since March, 43 percent reported that they were running at 81-100 percent of capacity, the report stated on Tuesday

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John Polowczyk, FEMA Supply Chain Task Force Lead, to Speak at Potomac Officers Club’s Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event

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Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will serve as a keynote speaker at Potomac Officers Club’s Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event on Thursday, June 11th. 

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President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Tim Kaine, Mark Warner Quoted

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency announced on Thursday.

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