Eric Jia-Sobota

Eric Jia-Sobota at EverGlade

New Fiscal Year, New Funding Opportunities Abound for Pandemic Response

By Eric Jia-Sobota, Principal, National Consulting Leader- EverGlade Consulting With BARDA Industry Day kicking off on November 3, 2021, new opportunities abound for organizations supporting the pandemic response. These include an updated BARDA Broad Agency Announcement (“BAA”), a new Commercial Solutions Opening (“CSO”) from the Department of the Air Force Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF …

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The Return of PPE Shortages: A Fully Preventable Crisis

One must only think back to the spring of 2020 to remember the constant barrage of news coverage of doctors and nurses using garbage bags as medical gowns and improvised masks. America was caught completely flat-footed at the start of the pandemic, having transitioned its PPE supply chain almost entirely to China and other countries. …

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New White House Pandemic Preparedness Plan: Something for Everyone

On Friday, September 3, 2021, the White House released its much-anticipated pandemic preparedness plan. This detailed 27-page document lays out a 10-year vision that will centralize efforts currently spread across a myriad of agencies, into a ‘Mission Control’ which will act as a unified program management unit. This much needed change would allow for broad …

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