Tag Archives: health

DHS, Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Assess COVID-19 Spread in Public Vehicles

Cybersecurity Talent

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have teamed up to explore how COVID-19 aerosol agents travel through public transit systems. DHS said Tuesday its science and technology directorate freed an airborne coronavirus simulant into train cars and buses operated by MTA to examine how COVID-19 spreads through coughs and sneezes.

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AIS Names Microsoft’s Patricia Obermaier to Board of Directors; Larry Katzman Quoted

Patricia Obermaier

Applied Information Sciences (AIS) has appointed Patricia Obermaier, vice president of the U.S. Health and Life Sciences unit with Microsoft, to its Board of Directors, the company reported on Tuesday. “As a senior leader in Microsoft, her insight and guidance will help us forge new opportunities to expand our already impressive 25+ year partnership with Microsoft, particularly with Azure cloud offerings," said Larry Katzman, president and CEO, AIS.

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Dr. Joe Mignogna of Caliburn Joins National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

Dr. Joe Mignogna

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) acting secretary recently appointed Dr. Joe Mignogna, chief medical officer with Caliburn International, to a three-year term on the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. “It’s really been a pleasure and a professionally rewarding experience working with Coast Guard leadership and the committee’s team of dedicated maritime professionals representing Caliburn,” Mignogna said.

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American Heart Association, Kaiser Permanente Collaborate to Increase Health Awareness

American Heart

Kaiser Permanente has collaborated with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Greater Washington Region division to further the organizations’ shared goal of helping members live longer, healthier lives free of heart disease and stroke, AHA reported on Jan. 27, 2020. “It is through powerful commitments like this that we can drive sustainable change across our region,” said Soula Antoniou, executive director of AHA.

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AT&T Provides 5G Capabilities for VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has delivered 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC) technologies across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, under its partnership with the department. AT&T’s MEC has delivered a computer and cellular network architecture to provide real-time, high-bandwidth, low-latency access to latency dependent mobile applications.

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Biden Administration Names Meg Kabat of Atlas Research to VA Role

Atlas Research

The Biden Administration has appointed Meg Kabat, Atlas Research senior director, as the senior advisor for Families, Caregivers and Survivors at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Secretary. “We are thrilled that the administration has called on Meg to advance the care and benefits offered to families, caregivers, and survivors of our nation’s Veterans,” said Mark Chichester, president of Atlas Research.

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Sehlke Consulting Wins BOA to Support Defense Health Agency

Sehlke Consulting

Sehlke has been awarded a five-year Enterprise Medical Market Efficiency Support Services (EMMESS) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to support the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Sehlke will deliver a variety of services, including strategy and operating model design and implementation; program management; financial management; supply chain management; modeling; and data analysis support. 

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KBR Raises Over $532K to Support COVID-19 Frontline Workers; Stuart Bradie Quoted

Stuart Bradie

KBR has raised more than $532 thousand for nine local and national charities at its 14th annual charity golf tournament, the company reported on Monday. The tournament has raised over $6.5 million for nonprofit organizations that support health, education and safety, since its launch in 2007. 

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AM TRACE Veteran Leadership Work to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic; Miranda Weaver, Naphtali Odongo Quoted

AM TRACE LLC

AM TRACE LLC has expressed its gratitude for U.S. military veterans, including TRACE leadership team members Miranda Weaver, MPH, and Naphtali Odongo, MPH, who serve as project managers and have supported the company’s COVID-19 contract tracing, case investigation and epidemiology consultation programs. "I take pride in my continued service to the overall health and well-being of the United States and its citizens,” said Weaver.

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Leidos Reports Third Quarter FY2020 Results; Roger Krone Quoted

Roger Krone

Leidos Holdings has published financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, reporting revenues of $3.24 billion, compared to $2.84 billion in the prior year quarter. The company’s revenues for the quarter included $302 million and $74 million related to the acquisitions of Dynetics, Inc. and L3Harris Technologies' security detection and automation (SD&A) businesses, respectively.

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