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PFS seeking consultant to stand up VHA Procurement and Logistics Operations Management Center for...

Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) has an urgent and immediate need for a Medical Logistics Supply Chain Consultant supporting a federal contract. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Stand up a VHA Procurement and Logistics Operations Management Center (OMC) for the COVID-19 National Emergency Develop a communications and operational strategy for VHA to receive COVID-19 priority supply and […] The post PFS seeking consultant to stand up VHA Procurement and Logistics Operations Management Center for COVID-19 National Emergency appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Interview: NIH Director details: What’s out and what’s in at NIH during the pandemic

“Federal employees might be teleworking, and they’re finding ways to get the job done. Federal health-related agencies are at the forefront of the coronavirus battle. Among them, the National Institutes of Health. For a status report, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the director, Dr. Francis Collins.” Listen to the newscast here. Source: […] The post Interview: NIH Director details: What’s out and what’s in at NIH during the pandemic appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network Newscast: Telework cybersecurity guidance could be on the way

“A huddle between agencies may have yielded new cybersecurity guidance for teleworking federal employees. Jeff Greene, the director of National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, says the agency has met with Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials on ways to fill in some of the cyber gaps in telework guidance. […] The post Federal News Network Newscast: Telework cybersecurity guidance could be on the way appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network: Agencies can virtually onboard new employees during coronavirus pandemic

“In an effort to continue federal hiring activities but observe social distancing recommendations, the Office of Personnel Management advised agencies to virtually or remotely onboard new employees.” “’Agencies may elect to perform onboarding processes remotely, via visual inspection using remote electronic capabilities (e.g., Skype, FaceTime, etc.),’ Michael Rigas, OPM’s acting director, wrote Tuesday in a […] The post Federal News Network: Agencies can virtually onboard new employees during coronavirus pandemic appeared first on FedHealthIT.

CyberScoop: Security pros help HHS fix a website flaw that exposed visitors to malware

“As if the Department of Health and Human Services didn’t have enough to deal with during the coronavirus pandemic, hackers were trying to redirect people from a department website to a malicious domain designed to steal their data.” “By sending phishing messages that routed recipients from a Health and Human Services website to a malicious […] The post CyberScoop: Security pros help HHS fix a website flaw that exposed visitors to malware appeared first on FedHealthIT.

MultiBriefs: Coronavirus may delay HHS’ timetable for interoperability rules

“Opponents of the new federal healthcare interoperability rules may have found an ally in the least likely place: The coronavirus. Because of the outbreak of the global pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working to determine whether or not to push back the originally publicized timeline of the Office of the […] The post MultiBriefs: Coronavirus may delay HHS’ timetable for interoperability rules appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal Times: Federal contractors face great uncertainty as coronavirus spreads

“To stop the spread of the new coronavirus, federal agencies could shutter facilities. States and localities are already issuing shelter-in-place orders. And with obscure rules surrounding telework for federal contractors as well as the potential for supply chain disruptions and employee infections, there could be a new level of unpredictability for the contractor community…” “In […] The post Federal Times: Federal contractors face great uncertainty as coronavirus spreads appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Military Health System: DoD aims to fill medical gaps with military while states, cities...

“The Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy will go to Los Angeles to help relieve pressure on hospitals there so they can focus more on COVID-19 patients, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.” “‘We’re working closely with [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] to set the conditions for the ship’s arrival later this week, so that […] The post Military Health System: DoD aims to fill medical gaps with military while states, cities ramp up appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network: Majority of SSA employees have or will soon begin full-time telework

“Amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Social Security Administration’s ongoing saga over telework has reached some finality this week.” “Given the evolving facts available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local governments, I’ve made the decision to further expand telework across the country,” Andrew Saul, the SSA commissioner, said Saturday night in an […] The post Federal News Network: Majority of SSA employees have or will soon begin full-time telework appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Treasury Department Bureau of Fiscal Service becomes second agency to mandate telework

“The Bureau of the Fiscal Service became the second agency to mandate telework for its employees, joining the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.” “Treasury Department bureau ordered its employees to immediately begin working from home or another non-office location beginning March 24.” “As a result of additional guidance from OPM and authority from Treasury to limit the number of employees in […] The post Treasury Department Bureau of Fiscal Service becomes second agency to mandate telework appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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