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Federal News Network Newscast: Coronavirus hits just as VBA was getting claims backlogs under...

“Just as it was getting backlogs under control and ramping up a whole new congressionally-mandated benefit program, along came the coronavirus. Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Dr. Paul Lawrence joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a situation report from the Veterans Benefits Administration.” Listen to the newscast here. Source: Coronavirus hits just as […] The post Federal News Network Newscast: Coronavirus hits just as VBA was getting claims backlogs under control appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DHA Solution Delivery Division is supporting COVID-19 countermeasures

“Defense health officials are rallying to the country’s COVID-19 pandemic response by contributing both medical and technical resources, personnel and capabilities.” “DHA has established a Crisis Action Team to better meet the exponentially growing national demand for treatment and health resources, Defense Health Agency Director Gen. Ronald Place said in an agency address. The team […] The post DHA Solution Delivery Division is supporting COVID-19 countermeasures appeared first on FedHealthIT.

COVID-19 urgency forces DHS to extend Workers Compensation – Medical Case Management Services (WC-MCMS)...

Award Number: 70RDAD20A00000005 “DHS/OPO intends to limit the number of sources solicited pursuant to FAR Part 8.405-6(a) for the procurement of DHS-wide worker’s compensation (WC) medical case management services (MCMS) support for the Office of the Human Capital Officer (OCHCO). The proposed contractor is: Managed Care Advisors, Inc. 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 750 Bethesda, MD 20814 GSA FSS No.: […] The post COVID-19 urgency forces DHS to extend Workers Compensation – Medical Case Management Services (WC-MCMS) contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

The Hill: White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package

“The White House and Senate leaders reached a deal early Wednesday morning on a massive stimulus package they hope will keep the nation from falling into a deep recession because of the coronavirus crisis.” “The revamped Senate proposal will inject approximately $2 trillion into the economy, providing tax rebates, four months expanded unemployment benefits and […] The post The Hill: White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package appeared first on FedHealthIT.

$2.5 trillion House stimulus includes funding for technology responses to the coronavirus outbreak and...

“The House of Representatives is looking to recharge the flagging American economy with a $2.5 trillion stimulus bill that includes direct payments to individuals and families, support for the health care system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and targeted relief to idled corporations, provided they adhere to certain conditions about worker treatment.” “The bill, which […] The post $2.5 trillion House stimulus includes funding for technology responses to the coronavirus outbreak and support for federal workers and contractors appeared first on FedHealthIT.

IT spending would go beyond OMB request under House’s emergency bill for VA, IHS

“House Democrats are prepared to give federal agencies more IT funding than the White House is seeking to meet the unprecedented demand from teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic.” “A House emergency appropriations bill released Monday would increase much of the technology spending the Office of Management and Budget had initially requested in a memo on […] The post IT spending would go beyond OMB request under House’s emergency bill for VA, IHS appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network: CIOs, CISO navigate management, culture barriers to telework amid coronavirus

“Nearly a week into the Trump administration’s directive to maximize telework, agencies have adjusted to a new normal under the coronavirus pandemic.” “Agency leadership last week requested nearly $46 billion in emergency funding to, in part, bolster IT systems to withstand a greater volume of remote traffic.” “But aside from technical issues like capacity, federal […] The post Federal News Network: CIOs, CISO navigate management, culture barriers to telework amid coronavirus appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Government Matters Video: Former US Deputy CTO Nick Sinai on technology companies assisting the...

“Nick Sinai, Senior Adviser at Insight Partners, explains how the private and public sectors are collaborating to help with the COVID-19 situation.” View the podcast here. Source: Former US Deputy CTO Nick Sinai on technology companies assist the federal government in response to COVID-19 – March 23, 2020. Government Matters. The post Government Matters Video: Former US Deputy CTO Nick Sinai on technology companies assisting the federal government in response to COVID-19 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: House coronavirus spending bill gives USPS $25B, wipes slate on its...

“House Democrats unveiled a coronavirus stimulus spending package on Monday night that would give the Postal Service $25 billion over the next two years to withstand an expected loss in mail revenue.” “The $2.5 trillion Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act is the third and largest emergency funding bill lawmakers have introduced to mitigate the pandemic’s strain on the […] The post Federal News Network: House coronavirus spending bill gives USPS $25B, wipes slate on its Treasury debt appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Government Matters Video: The Department of Homeland Security’s response to the pandemic

“Angela Bailey, DHS Chief Human Capital Officer, discusses steps the DHS has taken to protect its workforce.” Watch the video here. Source: The Department of Homeland Security’s response to the pandemic – March 23, 2020. Government Matters. The post Government Matters Video: The Department of Homeland Security’s response to the pandemic appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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