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DoD, VA to Get Emergency Funds Under $2T COVID-19 Response Package

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $2T emergency funding package to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Politico reported. The package would authorize $10.5B in emergency funds for the Department of Defense and another $19.6B for the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a Military Times report

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

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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Cognosante to Back VHA’s Transition Into ‘High Reliability’ Org Under $98M BPA; James Gordon Quoted

Cognosante has secured a potential $98M blanket purchase agreement from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide consulting and assistance services to help the Veterans Health Administration achieve a “high reliability organization” status.

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Atlas Research Backs VHA’s Use of Innovative Approaches to Prevent Veteran Suicide; Kevin Ripp Quoted

Atlas Research participated in a House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs roundtable held Tuesday. As part of Atlas Research’s work with Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem, the company supported VHA as it showcased innovative approaches to reduce veteran suicide.

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