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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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House OKs Potential $484B Emergency Relief Package

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The House on Thursday passed a potential $484B emergency relief package that would provide additional funds for small businesses and expand COVID-19 testing efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Hill reported Thursday. The measure brings the country’s total coronavirus pandemic response dollars to approximately $2.8T and includes $310B in additional funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, $75B for hospitals and $25B for COVID-19 testing.

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Judge Grants DoD’s Request for 120-Day Remand to Review JEDI Contract Award Decision

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A federal judge decided to put on hold until Aug. 17 a lawsuit filed by Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) challenging the Department of Defense’s decision to award Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract, Reuters reported Saturday.

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Trump Creates ‘American Economic Revival’ Industry Group

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President Trump has chosen 200 industry leaders as part of the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups that will work to drive the nation's economy as it seeks to recover from the coronavirus health crisis.

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DoD Inspector General Issues Report on Pentagon’s JEDI Contract Award Process

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The Department of Defense’s office of inspector general concluded that the awarding of the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) was consistent with federal acquisition laws and policies, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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

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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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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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