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Potomac Officers Club Hosts Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event; RADM John Polowczyk Gives Keynote Address

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Potomac Officers Club hosted its Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event on June 11th, featuring keynote speaker Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and an expert panel with federal, academic and industry thought leaders. 

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Pentagon Unveils Resilience Plan as Military, Employees Return to Normal Operations

The Department of Defense’s office of the chief management officer has released a five-phased plan to provide guidance to commanders and supervisors as they prepare military personnel, government civilian employees and contractors to return to normal operations while ensuring their safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NIH Announces New Initiative to Speed Up COVID-19 Diagnostics Development

The National Institutes of Health has launched a new initiative to accelerate the development and commercialization of testing technologies for the new coronavirus. The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics program will use $1.5B in federal stimulus funds to invest in efforts that work on new COVID-19 testing technologies, NIH said Thursday.

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Health Agencies, Biopharmaceutical Firms Form Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Development

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The National Institutes of Health and three other U.S. health agencies have teamed up with the Foundation for the NIH, European Medicines Agency and 16 biopharmaceutical companies to speed up the development of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. The Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines partnership will work to streamline clinical trials, coordinate regulatory processes and use assets to accelerate response to the coronavirus pandemic and other future health emergencies, NIH said Friday.

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White House Wants Congress to Authorize $46B in Additional Funds to Fight COVID-19

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The White House has asked Congress for $45.8B in additional funding for fiscal year 2020 and authorities to facilitate ongoing coronavirus preparedness and response efforts. Russ Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in a Wednesday letter to Congress that the Trump administration wants to amend its FY 2021 requested budget to increase the funding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to $8.3B.

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Executive Mosaic Updates Status Following COVID-19 Concerns; CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging a nationwide halt for events that exceed 50 people or more for the next eight weeks, Executive Mosaic will be postponing and rescheduling all upcoming Potomac Officers Club (POC) events through April 28th to guarantee the safety of …

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