White House Coronavirus Task Force
VA is latest to turn to Palantir as agencies hone real-time coronavirus surveillance systems
The nearly $5 million contract covers a subscription to the Gotham data-sharing software. The Veterans Health Administration will use it to track and analyze COVID-19 outbreak areas.
Agencies need better ‘consistency’ to move faster in pandemic response, Federal CIO says
Suzette Kent applauded many of the changes agencies have made to face the coronavirus, but said more collaboration is key to continued success.
HHS cites coronavirus ‘urgency’ in speedy Palantir contract awards
The department cited the "unusual and compelling urgency" of the pandemic in awarding two HHS Protect system contracts without competition.
How the U.S. Digital Service is helping during the coronavirus pandemic
The USDS has some team members embedded in the White House Coronavirus Task Force and is pitching in at the state and local levels, among other things.
Inside the HHS system informing White House coronavirus decisions
The Department of Health and Human Services' CIO shop developed HHS Protect in nine days and continues to scale the platform used by hundreds of officials, including Dr. Deborah Birx.
Real-time government data on pandemic remains scant as crisis continues
The CDC is the only government agency that has made a COVID-19 data summary available to the public — but open-data advocates want to see more.