CARES Act

FILE - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sign stands at the entrance of their offices in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, the head of nation's top public health agency announced a shake-up of the organization, in a bid to respond to ongoing criticism and try to make it more nimble. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

One big lesson from the COVID pandemic

One big lesson from the COVID pandemic: you need solid data to mount an effective response. And that was one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - This March 27, 2020 file photo shows the signature of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. Since the pandemic began, Congress has set aside trillions of dollars to ease the crisis. A joint KHN and Associated Press investigation finds that many communities with big outbreaks have spent little of that federal money on local public health departments for work such as testing and contact tracing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Why the National Security Agency overpaid contractors during the height of the pandemic

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GAO finds agencies mostly managed telework network security with a few holes

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies in Philadelphia. Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday, March 12, 2021 that processing the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the first payments start showing up in bank accounts this weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pandemic oversight board to preserve data analytics tools beyond its sunset date

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Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation inspector general

Hazards of self-certification and other lessons learned from federal government’s pandemic response

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - This March 27, 2020 file photo shows the signature of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. Since the pandemic began, Congress has set aside trillions of dollars to ease the crisis. A joint KHN and Associated Press investigation finds that many communities with big outbreaks have spent little of that federal money on local public health departments for work such as testing and contact tracing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

GAO: CARES Act provision keeping contractors afloat during pandemic showed great success

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If you thought federal contract spending shot through the roof last year, you’re right

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Though the worst is over, CISA wants agencies on guard after SolarWinds breach

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency wants to make sure agencies don’t let down their guard on Russian cyber…

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(Photographer: Brian Larson)Dennis Alvord serves as EDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer

Economic Development Administration hits milestone in CARES Act fund distribution

The Economic Development Administration has given out more than a billion dollars in grant money under the CARES Act, and it gets another three billion…

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SBA

SBA cyber teams, public affairs partner to take on social media scammers

The Small Business Administration utilized its public affairs office to take on the threat of emergency loan frauds on social media platforms.

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