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Maximus Partners with VA Ready Initiative to Provide Job Support During COVID-19 Pandemic; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus has announced it is a Business Partner of the Virginia Ready Initiative, a new initiative to help unemployed Virginians across the Commonwealth return to work. Maximus will work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with businesses and Virginia’s community colleges, to provide skills for jobs in high-growth sectors.

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DoD Allocates $100M Under Partnership with DFC to Provide COVID-19 Relief Efforts; Hon. Ellen Lord Quoted

Hon. Ellen Lord

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) have signed a joint memorandum of agreement to spend $100 million of the department's CARES Act money to provide additional support for pandemic relief, the DoD reported last week

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Theresa Hull: DoD OIG Report Highlights Contracting-Related Best Practices to Consider During Pandemic

Theresa Hull

Theresa Hull, assistant inspector general for audit acquisition, contracting and sustainment at the Department of Defense’s office of IG, said a special report released by OIG highlights best practices and lessons learned from past emergency response efforts that DoD contracting officials should consider during the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal News Network reported Thursday.

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COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Develops COVID-19 Decision Support Dashboard to Enhance Situational Awareness; Dr. John Halamka, Dr. Jay Schnitzer Quoted

Dr. John Halamka

The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition published the COVID-19 Decision Support Dashboard to synthesize large amounts of complex, essential data into easy-to-use key findings for public and private-sector leaders navigating the “reopening” of communities and businesses, Mitre reported on Thursday.

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Lockheed Martin Partners with Be The Match to Expedite Delivery of Transplants During COVID-19 Pandemic; Brian Lindberg Quoted

Brian Lindberg

Lockheed Martin Corporation has partnered with Be The Match to enable patients to continue receiving life-saving transplants without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring the timely delivery of bone marrow and blood stem cells for transplant, Lockheed Martin reported on Thursday

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3M Secures 2 Contacts from DoD to Expand N95 Respirator Development During COVID-19 Pandemic; Mike Roman Quoted

3M has been awarded two contracts through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to further develop U.S. production of N95 respirators in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the company reported on Friday.

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Simetrica-Jacobs Releases Report, Analyzing Effects of COVID-19 on UK Wellbeing; Bob Pragada, Paul Dolan, Daniel Fujiwara Quoted

Simetrica-Jacobs, Jacobs' subsidiary, and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) published a report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people in the U.K., the company announced on Tuesday

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SBA Awards Consult DSA $5.5M Contract to Report Emergency Effects of COVID-19

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded a $5.5 million contract to Consult DSA, a woman-owned small business based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to implement improvements amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency reported on Friday. The contract is set to run for a base of 12 months, with four one-year add-on options.

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FDA Approves NASA’s VITAL Under EUA to Combat COVID-19; Jim Bridenstine, Michelle Easter Quoted

NASA engineers have developed a new high-pressure ventilator to treat COVID-19 patients and it has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for under the ventilator Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), the administration announced on Friday.

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