(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this April 5, 2020, file photo, Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington. U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic. Polowczyk, who was appointed to run a White House supply chain task force in response to the outbreak, told reporters last week that the government is expanding the emergency stockpile of critical supplies and medicines managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

With initial urgency passed, agencies using pandemic to rethink, innovate processes

The State Department created an intra-agency team to reimagine many of its business and administrative processes now that the initial urgency of the pandemic…

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FEMA, first responders emphasize resilient, redundant communications ahead of storm season

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Emergency responders pivoting to virtual training as coronavirus collides with hurricane season

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EPA ‘facility dashboard’ guides reopening decisions, other agencies plan for employees’ return

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VA facilities up capacity amid coronavirus pandemic

In today’s Federal Newscast, patient capacity at Veterans Affairs medical facilities is up within the last month.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about the coronavirus during news conference at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP)

State Department looks to stop corruption thriving because of the pandemic

In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department offers grant funding for organizations with ideas on stopping corruption connected to the pandemic.

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Shawn Dodson, left, with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, stacks cases of water donated by Vince Burns, right, from Ridgecrest, at San Bernardino County Fire Station 57 Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Trona, Calif. The area has been hit with two major earthquakes since Thursday. In Trona, a town of about 2,000 people considered the gateway to Death Valley, fire officials said dozens of structures were damaged. San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood said FEMA delivered a tractor-trailer full of bottled water because of damage to water lines. Newsom declared a state of emergency for the county. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)

FEMA looks to build trust in data sharing after IG found it ‘overshared’ records

FEMA’s goal of strengthening its financial transparency stems from the agency’s 2018-2022 strategic plan, which seeks to improve grants management and improve data analytics.

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