Tag Archives: Health care

Christopher Wray: ‘Almost Half’ of FBI’s 5K Counterintelligence Investigations Linked to China

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FBI Director Christopher Wray said China is using cyber-intrusion techniques and bribing “trusted insiders” to steal U.S. intellectual property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wray said almost 50 percent of the FBI’s nearly 5,000 counterintelligence investigations are linked to China and that the bureau opens a China-related investigation every 10 hours.

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House Bill to Authorize $251B in FY 2021 Funds for Military Construction, VA

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A House Appropriations subcommittee passed a bill, by voice vote on Monday, that would provide $250.9 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for military construction and veterans affairs initiatives. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would receive $104.8 billion in FY 2021 appropriations, including $12.5 billion in emergency spending to support veterans’ health care. 

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SBA Releases Statement Regarding PPP Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic; Jovita Carranza, Steven Mnuchin Quoted

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin issued a statement on Friday regarding the success of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Pelosi, Schumer Propose $250B More for Small Businesses in Interim Emergency Relief Package

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have proposed a potential $500 billion interim emergency bill to offer additional relief for small businesses and working families during the COVID-19 pandemic and build on the assistance provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

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

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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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VA to Adopt 5G Tech in Palo Alto Hospital; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs will implement fifth-generation or 5G connectivity across health care operations of its Palo Alto, Calif.-based hospital, Military.com reported Thursday. Robert Wilkie, VA secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said at a National Press Club conference he expects 5G to help the department generate higher-definition visuals of patient anatomy in support of the telesurgery services.

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Senators Launch Inquiry Into Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission and five health care companies requesting information on measures they implement to address bias in algorithms.

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