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POLITICO: White House sidelines Azar from coronavirus response

“There will be a notable omission when Vice President Mike Pence visits Washington state Thursday as part of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response: health Secretary Alex Azar.” “The White House on Wednesday also benched Azar from a coronavirus task force press briefing, the latest sign of diminished standing for an official who was the face […] The post POLITICO: White House sidelines Azar from coronavirus response appeared first on FedHealthIT.

How Technology can Support Managing the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the first few U.S. deaths from coronavirus just emerging, and people beginning to reconsider participation in large gatherings and international travel, FedHealthIT’s President,...

The Hill: House passes $8.3 billion measure to fight coronavirus

“The House overwhelmingly passed nearly $8 billion in emergency funding to combat the coronavirus on Wednesday amid growing concerns about a widespread outbreak within the United States.” “The 415-2 House vote sends the legislation to the Senate, where it will be considered Thursday. That could get the measure to the White House by the end […] The post The Hill: House passes $8.3 billion measure to fight coronavirus appeared first on FedHealthIT.

CNBC Video: Top NIH officials testify on budget amid coronavirus outbreak

“The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee holds a hearing on National Institutes of Health budget request for FY 2021. Top health officials including NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci testify at the hearing. Fauci is also part […] The post CNBC Video: Top NIH officials testify on budget amid coronavirus outbreak appeared first on FedHealthIT.

FCW: Telework, travel figure into COVID-19 guidance for feds

“The federal government released its first detailed guidance on working amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which comes with 60 reported cases documented in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” “The guidance comes in the form of a March 3 memo from Office of Personnel Management Director Dale Cabaniss, but it represents […] The post FCW: Telework, travel figure into COVID-19 guidance for feds appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network: Sen. Gary Peters asks White House to launch a coronavirus website

“With more and more coronavirus prevention measures taking place, one lawmaker thinks the Trump administration should launch a website, dedicated to providing information to the public. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, suggesting the White House launch a coronavirus government website to provide trusted guidance to public health officials, […] The post Federal News Network: Sen. Gary Peters asks White House to launch a coronavirus website appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network Podcast: Coronavirus could upend feds’ work travel plans

For thousands of federal employees, travel is a part of the job. Now, thanks to the coronavirus threat travel, with its crowded airports and filthy planes, isn’t looking like such a good idea. Can feds say, “no”? Federal employment practice attorney Lynne Bernabei, of Bernabei & Kabat, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for some […] The post Federal News Network Podcast: Coronavirus could upend feds’ work travel plans appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network: DHS closes Washington facility, orders telework for employees amid coronavirus outbreak

“The Department of Homeland Security has closed one its facilities in Washington state and directed all employees to telework for two weeks in response to the growing threat of coronavirus in the area.” “Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf ordered the closure of a federal building in King County, Washington, which began today. The office will remain closed for 14 days, […] The post Federal News Network: DHS closes Washington facility, orders telework for employees amid coronavirus outbreak appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: DHS closes Washington facility, orders telework for employees amid coronavirus outbreak

“The Department of Homeland Security has closed one its facilities in Washington state and directed all employees to telework for two weeks in response to the growing threat of coronavirus in the area.” “Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf ordered the closure of a federal building in King County, Washington, which began today. The office will remain closed for 14 days, […] The post Federal News Network: DHS closes Washington facility, orders telework for employees amid coronavirus outbreak appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CNBC: Amazon, Intel, Cisco and Salesforce back out of health-tech conference HIMSS due to...

“As of Tuesday morning, Salesforce, Intel, Cisco and Amazon and other tech companies have all pulled out of HIMSS, a giant health IT conference in Orlando that draws tens of thousands of attendees.” “Some of the companies have not announced their plans publicly, despite having made a decision not to attend. But HIMSS said it […] The post CNBC: Amazon, Intel, Cisco and Salesforce back out of health-tech conference HIMSS due to coronavirus appeared first on FedHealthIT.

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