Public policy

Mitel Helps Organizations Improve Emergency Responsiveness and Security Through Advanced Collaboration Capabilities

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 1:30pm

These considerations, combined with growing regulations like Karis Law in the United States, mean fast-moving organizations must re-examine their approach to mass communications.

Key Points: 
  • These considerations, combined with growing regulations like Karis Law in the United States, mean fast-moving organizations must re-examine their approach to mass communications.
  • With Mitel Revolution, there is no need for expensive professional services for set up or ongoing management.
  • The district deployed a Mitel mass notification solution to enhance safety and security processes.
  • In the event of a crisis, native emergency number support and response management is expanded with automated alerting and built-in messaging.

Satisfaction with Federal Government Drops Again, American Customer Satisfaction Index Data Show

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 1:01pm

(Graphic: Business Wire)

Key Points: 
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The government shutdown in 2019 only fueled the flames of Americans diminishing satisfaction in the federal government, says Forrest Morgeson, Director of Research and Global CSI Manager at the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
  • The Indexs federal government model incorporates four primary drivers of citizen satisfaction: process, information, customer service, and website.
  • Citizen satisfaction among Republicans improves; Democrats, Independents, and Other Party affiliates trend in opposite direction
    While the American Customer Satisfaction Index doesnt measure citizen satisfaction with specific politicians or political parties, political affiliations unavoidably impact citizen satisfaction with government services.
  • The American Customer Satisfaction Index Federal Government Report 2019 is based on interviews with 2,862 users, chosen at random and contacted via email throughout the year.

Vizient Comments Support FDA’s Efforts to Expedite Biosimilar Insulin Development

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:00am

Vizient, Inc. yesterday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to its draft guidance, Clinical Immunogenicity Considerations for Biosimilar and Interchangeable Insulin Products.

Key Points: 
  • Vizient, Inc. yesterday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to its draft guidance, Clinical Immunogenicity Considerations for Biosimilar and Interchangeable Insulin Products.
  • Vizient believes FDAs draft guidance will support a more effective and efficient approval process for biosimilar and interchangeable insulins by streamlining clinical data requirements.
  • Vizient believes the approval of biosimilar and interchangeable biological products is a key mechanism to decrease health care expenditures and support competition among prescription drugs.
  • Vizient encourages the FDA to continue to convene public hearings, such as The Future of Insulin Biosimilars: Increasing Access and Facilitating the Efficient Development of Biosimilar and Interchangeable Insulin Products, held in May 2019.

AHF Urges WHO to Immediately Declare Novel Coronavirus an International Health Emergency

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 3:30am

It is absurd that WHO does not consider the new coronavirus an international threat, said AHF President Michael Weinstein.

Key Points: 
  • It is absurd that WHO does not consider the new coronavirus an international threat, said AHF President Michael Weinstein.
  • With the criticism WHO has faced before in dealing with Ebola, its clearly better to be safe than sorry.
  • The world is at risk and once again this is a reminder that we desperately need a global convention on public health to be better prepared for deadly outbreaks.
  • We urge WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to not waste time and immediately declare the coronavirus a PHEIC.

Call for evidence launched into the economics of Universal Credit

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:04am

The Economic Affairs Committee launches its inquiry into the economics of Universal Credit and invites written contributions to its investigation.

Key Points: 
  • The Economic Affairs Committee launches its inquiry into the economics of Universal Credit and invites written contributions to its investigation.
  • It will also examine the extent to which Universal Credit meets the needs of claimants in todays labour market and changing world of work.
  • The Committee is seeking answers to the following questions:
    How well has Universal Credit met its original objectives?
  • If you have a view on Universal Credit, look at our call for evidence and let us know what you think."

Call for evidence launched into the economics of Universal Credit

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:04am

The Economic Affairs Committee launches its inquiry into the economics of Universal Credit and invites written contributions to its investigation.

Key Points: 
  • The Economic Affairs Committee launches its inquiry into the economics of Universal Credit and invites written contributions to its investigation.
  • It will also examine the extent to which Universal Credit meets the needs of claimants in todays labour market and changing world of work.
  • The Committee is seeking answers to the following questions:
    How well has Universal Credit met its original objectives?
  • If you have a view on Universal Credit, look at our call for evidence and let us know what you think."

USC Kicks Off 50-State Election Cybersecurity Trainings on January 28th in Maryland

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:06pm

The University of Southern California on Tuesday will kick off its nonpartisan, independent, 50-state election cybersecurity training initiative in Maryland.

Key Points: 
  • The University of Southern California on Tuesday will kick off its nonpartisan, independent, 50-state election cybersecurity training initiative in Maryland.
  • The initiative will feature day-long workshops in each state, designed to train state and local election and campaign officials how best to fortify against digital attacks.
  • This essential information is designed for state and local election officials, campaign officials of all parties, academics, nongovernmental organizations and students.
  • The effort is also supported by USC political experts, including some who have run presidential campaigns for candidates from both parties.

NUG Opens Greenhouses for Social Equity Partners

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:30pm

NUG , a vertically integrated, California-licensed cannabis company, has announced the opening of four greenhouses, totaling 6,000 square feet, dedicated to the business operations of its social equity partners.

Key Points: 
  • NUG , a vertically integrated, California-licensed cannabis company, has announced the opening of four greenhouses, totaling 6,000 square feet, dedicated to the business operations of its social equity partners.
  • The four equity partners, cannabis cultivation start-ups can now move into the automated greenhouses rent-free to launch their own respective cultivation operations at NUGs Oakland headquarters.
  • NUG began its social equity incubator program in 2017 in collaboration with Oakland city council members to bring four ambitious start-ups with compelling stories into the cannabis industry.
  • While the greenhouses were being constructed (each is equipped with augmented lighting, motorized curtains and an irrigation system), two of the equity partners were employed by NUG and received on-the-job training.

Santa Fe Group’s Shared Assessment Program Honored with 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 11:00am

The Santa Fe Group , the member-driven leader in third party risk assurance, today announced that it was the recipient of a 2019 ASTORS Homeland Security Award from American Security Today for its Shared Assessments Program , a collaborative effort of some of the worlds most innovative practitioners in third party risk management (TPRM).

Key Points: 
  • The Santa Fe Group , the member-driven leader in third party risk assurance, today announced that it was the recipient of a 2019 ASTORS Homeland Security Award from American Security Today for its Shared Assessments Program , a collaborative effort of some of the worlds most innovative practitioners in third party risk management (TPRM).
  • American Security Todays Annual ASTORS Awards prestigious program is the largest and most comprehensive in the industry, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.
  • The 2019 ASTORS Awards were presented at a Homeland Awards Luncheon at ISC East, Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
  • We are honored to be recognized in the distinguished 2019 ASTORS Awards Program for our achievements and advances in TPRM offerings and solutions.

Alabama Online Business Filing Suite Expands to Three Additional Counties

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:05pm

Alabama Interactive, in partnership with the Alabama Secretary of State, has extended its online suite of business services to accept Domestic Limited Liability Company formations and dissolutions in Dekalb, Geneva and Houston Counties.

Key Points: 
  • Alabama Interactive, in partnership with the Alabama Secretary of State, has extended its online suite of business services to accept Domestic Limited Liability Company formations and dissolutions in Dekalb, Geneva and Houston Counties.
  • The Online Business Corporation Filing Service creates a one-stop online filing system in participating counties, further improving the business filing process in Alabama.
  • The Domestic Pre-Filing application is still available to counties and business entity types that have not yet adopted the online filing feature.
  • Business Services includes the following Divisions of the Secretary of State Office: Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Business Entities, and Trademarks.