24May, 2020

Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Will be the Most Complex Health Investigation Ever

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National Geographic | May 24, 2020By Craig Welch

To halt the spread of the deadly virus, health experts say states need to hire contact tracers to quickly hunt down everyone who’s been exposed.


“The things people are trying to do passively, with phone apps, aren’t the same as active contact tracing,” says Eric Perakslis, […]

22May, 2020

Doctors Enlist Artificial Intelligence to Help Them Defeat the Coronavirus

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Los Angeles Times | May 20, 2020 By Ashley Gold, Kaiser Health News

Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the UC San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed to help doctors identify pneumonia on a chest X-ray. When the coronavirus hit the United States, they decided to see what it […]

18May, 2020

Gen. Dempsey, Army Band Perform Song Inspired by America’s Resiliency During COVID-19

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ABC News | May 14, 2020 By Elizabeth McLaughlin

“Oh let me tell you that I love you, that I think about you all the time. America, you’re calling us, still our home sweet home. And if we let this crisis change us, you know that it would make me more than sad, America’s been […]

7May, 2020

The US Has No Idea How to Manage all the Testing Data It’s Collecting

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In the US, each state decides how it reports findings from covid-19 tests. The result is a chaotic system that’s hurting our response to the pandemic.

MIT Technology Review | May 7, 2020 By Neel V. Patel

Imagine you’re an epidemiologist or public health expert in the US during the current crisis. Senior elected officials […]

4May, 2020

Gordon Recieves AFCEA International Award for Distinguished Intelligence Service

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Susan Gordon, incoming Rubenstein Fellow and former U.S. Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, was awarded the Charlie Allen Award for Distinguished Intelligence Service by AFCEA International. AFCEA International’s annual awards recognize exemplary service to the government, military and industry clients and partners.

1May, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Civil-Military Relations

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Duke University, Office of Government Relations | April 30, 2020

Recent years have presented unique challenges to civil-military (civ-mil) relations in the United States.  And then the global pandemic hit. 

On April 23, Duke in DC and Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS) co-hosted a virtual congressional briefing with General Martin Dempsey G’84. Peter Feaver, a professor of […]

27Apr, 2020

The Bailout, the Fed, and the Aftermath

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The American Prospect | April 21, 2020By Robert Kuttner

Sarah Bloom Raskin served as a governor of the Federal Reserve from 2010 to 2014, where she championed the need to protect consumers, rein in financial abuses, and address inequality. She went on to serve as Deputy Treasury Secretary for the remainder of Obama’s second term. […]

23Apr, 2020

‘It’s noisy’: Competing COVID-19 Efforts Could Hamper Progress, Experts Warn

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STAT | April 23, 2020By Erin Brodwin and Rebecca Robbins

As many of the most forward-thinking tech and biopharma behemoths — from Apple and Google to Gilead and MIT — rush in to use their savvy and expertise to help fight Covid-19, some of their independent efforts risk undermining their common goals.

For all the know-how and good […]

23Apr, 2020

Martin Dempsey Talks Leadership

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Martin Dempsey, retired Army general and former Joint Chiefs chairman, has a new book coming out in May called “No Time For Spectators: The Lessons That Mattered Most From West Point To The West Wing.” Dempsey sits down with Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron to discuss politics and leadership during a pandemic, why the U.S. didn’t do more in Syria sooner, and more. […]

20Apr, 2020

Amid Bipartisan Criticism, Treasury Attorneys Review Bank Seizures of $1,200 Stimulus Checks, Source Says

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The Hour | April 20, 2020By Jeff Stein and Renae Merle

The Treasury Department is reviewing whether it has the legal authority to prevent banks and private debt collectors from seizing $1,200 government stimulus payments, according to a person familiar with the internal deliberations, as criticism builds over private lenders clawing back parts of the […]