Tag Archives: National Institutes of Health

GSA, NIH to Collaborate on Health IT Modernization; Emily Murphy Quoted

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The General Services Administration and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, have partnered in a strategic agreement to modernize NICHD information technology operations, the GSA announced on Monday.

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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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BAE to Support Navy Ship Weapons, Combat Systems Under $188M Contract

BAE Systems Inc. has secured a potential five-year, $188.2M contract to help a U.S. Navy organization engineer, integrate and test certain systems aboard surface combatant ships. The company said Monday it will support the service branch's Aegis Technical Representative organization in engineering, integration and test work on weapons and combat systems.

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