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COVID-19 could hamper national security, new data shows

April 1, 2020

Via: FCW

Could the coronavirus pandemic seriously diminish military readiness?

That’s been a key question from personnel and reporters to Defense Department leadership in the past several weeks. But a new map suggests COVID-19 could significantly alter DOD’s readiness — particularly for tech — as well as its modernization capabilities should a major portion of personnel contract the virus.

Govini, a data and analytics firm, released a heat map that looked at how the pandemic could impact ports of entry, military bases and installations, taking into consideration poor medical infrastructure, the number of available hospital beds and COVID-19 test kits in the coming weeks.

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