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Joint Chiefs sof Staff Virtual Town Hall

U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramon “CZ” Colon-Lopez will hold a virtual town hall meeting at the Pentagon today at 10 a.m. EDT to provide service members, their families and DOD civilians an opportunity to ask questions on the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s COVID-19 response.

CJCS on how long COVID-19 will last?

Adapting Your Infrastructure to Remote Work with Fletcher Previn, IBM CIO

March 31st, 2020, 1:00pm EDT

IBM CIO Fletcher Previn shares his experience and practical advice for adapting an IT infrastructure for a remote workforce during times of crisis. What tools and strategies can be implemented to deal with limited network capacity and strained resources? How can IT teams react real time to employee and network demands in a hyper fluid environment?

Join the Think Leadership Livestream on 3/31 at 1pm ET: ibm.com/covid19

 

IBM’s response to COVID-19

IBM Offers Free Tools Based on Trusted Data to Track COVID-19 Cases on Your Phone and Online

Hyper-local Data, News and Information on The Weather Channel app and weather.com Help Keep You Informed About the Coronavirus

“As the coronavirus causes uncertainty in our daily lives, we are all looking for data to help us make more informed decisions and check on our family and friends in different areas. With that in mind, we feel it’s critical to provide the most trusted information currently available to help people stay informed on the reach of COVID-19,” said Cameron Clayton, general manager of IBM’s The Weather Company. “The Weather Channel is now providing COVID-19 data – so you can see why social distancing matters in your community and why it’s important to heed instructions from your local, state and national resources.”

Covid 19 Q&A with IBM Watson

Global tension points to a future of destructive malware

Geopolitical tension has a long-tail effect in cyberspace. In the aftermath of major political or military incidents, beneath the public posturing, nation state cyber-actors are already under orders to conduct campaigns aimed at countering the incident, spreading disinformation or straightforward revenge. 

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Forecasting COVID-19 impact on hospital bed-days, ICU-days, ventilator days and deaths by US state in the next 4 months

IMPORTANCE

This study presents the first set of estimates of predicted health service utilization and deaths due to COVID-19 by day for the next 4 months for each state in the US.

OBJECTIVE

To determine the extent and timing of deaths and excess demand for hospital services due to COVID-19 in the US.

The charts below show projected hospital

resource use based on COVID-19 deaths

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that:

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”

MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE

The President's Corona Virus Guidelines

Listen to and follow the directions of your STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.

IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.

IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.

IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.

The President's Corona Virus Guidelines

SBA’s Disaster Declaration Makes LoansAvailable Due to the Coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplement Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources & SCORE Operations Update

Small businesses are a vital part of the U.S. economy. With the recent news and concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SCORE is sharing the latest business guidance, assistance and resources.

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