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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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PSC’s Alan Chvotkin: Increased Micropurchase Threshold Streamlines Telework, Contracting Operations

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council and GovCon Expert, has said that the Trump administration’s decision to increase the micropurchase threshold is streamlining contracting procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic, FCW reported Wednesday.

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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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Michael Rigas Named OMB Acting Deputy Director for Management

Michael Rigas, the newly named acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, will assume additional responsibilities as interim deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. He will succeed Margaret Weichert, who is set to join Accenture’s commercial practice.

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