Emergency Response

NIST Awards Millions in Innovation Funds for Projects on AI, Wildfire Forecasting—and Much More

Here are a few projects that received a financial boost through the Small Business Innovation Research program.

How Homeland Security’s Biosurveillance Arm Uses Tech To Track a Pandemic

The National Biosurveillance Integration Center began tracking what would become the novel coronavirus on Jan. 2.

Pentagon Supercomputers Puzzle Out How to Safely Airlift COVID-19 Patients

The Defense Department turned its supercomputing resources toward solving problems presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

GSA Creates Buying Guide for COVID-19 Screenings at Federal Buildings

As the government’s buyer and landlord, the General Services Administration created a central contract vehicle for screening services to prevent infected people from entering federal buildings.

Lawmakers Push CDC for New Demographic Data on Coronavirus Patients

A group of 17 lawmakers asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect sex, race, ethnicity and other information to spot potential inequities in health care.