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C3.ai, Microsoft Partner to Launch Digital Transformation Institute to Advance Scientific AI Innovation; Thomas Siebel, Eric Horvitz Quoted

C3.ai, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and multiple universities have partnered to release two major initiatives: C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute and C3.ai DTI First Call for Research Proposals, C3.ai announced on Thursday

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Boeing Temporarily Suspends Puget Sound Production Operations in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic; David Calhoun Stated

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced Monday a temporary suspension of production operations at its Puget Sound area facilities because of the state of emergency in Washington state and the company's continuous assessment of the accelerating spread of the coronavirus in the region to ensure the health of employees, families and the local community.

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FDA Continues COVID-19 Treatment R&D; Stephen Hahn Quoted

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by facilitating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent the disease and surveilling the medical product and food supply chains for potential shortages or disruptions and helping to mitigate impacts, the FDA reported Friday.

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White House, Tech Firms to Leverage Supercomputers for COVID-19 Research Via New Consortium

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy partnered with the Department of Energy, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and other technology companies to launch a new consortium to advance research into the new coronavirus using supercomputers, TechCruch reported Monday. The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium also includes Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Google as well as NASA, National Science Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and national laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Sandia National Laboratory.

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Mark Esper: DoD to Open Testing Labs, Readies Hospital Ships in Response to Coronavirus

Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 awardee Mark Esper said the Department of Defense would open up to 16 laboratories to test civilians for the new coronavirus and offer up to 5M respirator masks and 2K specialized ventilators, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The U.S. military is also preparing its hospital ships, USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy, for possible deployment to U.S. locations facing increasing number of COVID-19 cases, particularly in Washington state and New York.  

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How Coronavirus May Effect Federal Contracts and Contractors; Soraya Correa Quoted

In a March 5 letter to agency contractors, Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, told her contracting staff to keep advised of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) using the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines. 

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