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Statement of the American Dental Education Association on Faculty, Staff, Students and Residents of Oral Health Professions Schools Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 11:24pm

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) urges its member institutions and programs to advise and strongly encourage their faculty, staff, students and residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Key Points: 
  • The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) urges its member institutions and programs to advise and strongly encourage their faculty, staff, students and residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • They exist as a patient care/education entity and must consider the health and safety of those they employ, educate and serve.
  • About ADEA: The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education.
  • Our mission is to lead and support the health professions community in preparing future-ready oral health professionals.

CVP Awarded $84M DHS USCIS SPEED Contract to Provide DevSecOps and Human Centered Design Services

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 5:47pm

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to provide DevSecOps, user-centered design, and engineering services.

Key Points: 
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to provide DevSecOps, user-centered design, and engineering services.
  • DHS USCIS administers the nations lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring American values.
  • Over a three-year period of performance, CVP will provide user-centered design, DevSecOps, automated infrastructure, and security in support of SPEED.
  • The contract will also include technology modernization efforts across USCISs Benefits, Customer Service, and Web Portal ( myUSCIS.gov ) solution sets.

Easterly Government Properties Announces Increased Quarterly Dividend

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. Government agencies, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.265 per common share.

Key Points: 
  • Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to U.S. Government agencies, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.265 per common share.
  • The dividend will be payable on August 24, 2021 to shareholders of record on August 12, 2021.
  • Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) is based in Washington, D.C., and focuses primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the U.S. Government.
  • Easterlys experienced management team brings specialized insight into the strategy and needs of mission-critical U.S. Government agencies for properties leased to such agencies either directly or through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

AHF Calls on Federal Gov’t to Protect Pharmacies Protesting PBMs

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 11:30am

New York and New Jersey are considering bills that would require disclosure of clawbacks to enhance oversight and transparency of PBMs.

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  • New York and New Jersey are considering bills that would require disclosure of clawbacks to enhance oversight and transparency of PBMs.
  • PBMs are determined to continue business as usual gouging pharmacies despite local laws and bans outlawing the practice, added Weinstein.
  • Earlier this year, AHF launched an advocacy campaign to take on PBMs that are undercutting community pharmacies and driving up drug prices.
  • To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org , find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us @aidshealthcare .

Top Executives Join Isobar Public Sector to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:15pm

Isobar Public Sector, a dentsu international company, announced today the appointments of Yancey Hall, Chief Growth Officer, John Sandoval, Vice President of Client Services, and Jon Clayton, Vice President of Business Development to Isobar Public Sector, a global practice that delivers end-to-end digital transformation and IT modernization capabilities for government clients, including the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and the U.S. Army.

Key Points: 
  • Isobar Public Sector, a dentsu international company, announced today the appointments of Yancey Hall, Chief Growth Officer, John Sandoval, Vice President of Client Services, and Jon Clayton, Vice President of Business Development to Isobar Public Sector, a global practice that delivers end-to-end digital transformation and IT modernization capabilities for government clients, including the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and the U.S. Army.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210727005922/en/
    Top Executives join Isobar Public Sector to Accelerate Digital Transformation: Yancey Hall, John Sandoval, Jon Clayton (Photo: Business Wire)
    As Chief Growth Officer, Yancey brings over 20 years of experience supporting public and private sector organizations with lifecycle digital transformation that improves service delivery, customer experience and mission performance.
  • He joins Isobar Public Sector at a pivotal time to help government agencies modernize and improve service delivery and to drive future growth at a newly transformed Isobar.
  • Yancey's background with all phases of strategic capture as well as his deep domain expertise with digital transformation for government agencies make him a welcome addition to the Isobar Public Sector team, said Larry Gillespie, President, Isobar Public Sector.

Federal Construction Contractor Relocates Headquarters, Adding 40+ New High-Wage Jobs

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 2:41pm

Conti Federal Services, a federal construction and engineering contractor, chose Orlando for its new headquarters and is now located in the Central Florida Research Park, the sixth largest in the U.S.

Key Points: 
  • Conti Federal Services, a federal construction and engineering contractor, chose Orlando for its new headquarters and is now located in the Central Florida Research Park, the sixth largest in the U.S.
  • Were proud to welcome Conti Federal Services to Orlando, where they will play a vital role in Central Floridas economic development.
  • Conti Federal Services is a leading global construction and engineering company with roots dating back 115 years.
  • Conti Federal specializes in disaster preparedness and recovery, classified and secure construction, critical infrastructure and environmental remediation.

ATCC Bolsters Senior Management Team in Federal Solutions Division

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

ATCC , the world's premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced it has promoted Dr. Joseph Leonelli to senior vice president of ATCC Federal Solutions.

Key Points: 
  • ATCC , the world's premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced it has promoted Dr. Joseph Leonelli to senior vice president of ATCC Federal Solutions.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, Leonelli led the ATCC team to play a pivotal role in getting the proper biomaterials into the hands of public health laboratories and authorized private-sector researchers.
  • Before joining ATCC, Leonelli had a distinguished 30-year career in the federal contract research and development market segments.
  • ATCC is a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Manassas, Virginia, and a research and development innovation center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Credibility International Releases Study of SEC and PCAOB Financial Reporting Enforcement Matters for Calendar Year 2020

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

Credibility International is pleased to release its second study of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) enforcement activity related to public-company issuer accounting, disclosure, audit failure, and auditor independence enforcement matters for activity during calendar year 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Credibility International is pleased to release its second study of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) enforcement activity related to public-company issuer accounting, disclosure, audit failure, and auditor independence enforcement matters for activity during calendar year 2020.
  • Mr. Maloney and Mr. Wolfes unique expertise in SEC and PCAOB enforcement matters is reflected in the studys data analysis, observations, and insights.
  • The study is based on SEC Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases and PCAOB Disciplinary Orders issued during the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
  • Among other things, the study includes analysis of:
    Overall enforcement activity levels of the respective enforcement programs, including major themes:
    Financial reporting enforcement matters brought by the SEC, including data and trends and categorization by:

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr Visits Learning Alliance Corporation

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:32pm

Learning Alliance Corporation (LAC) , an organization building stronger workforce development for trades, hosted Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 14, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Learning Alliance Corporation (LAC) , an organization building stronger workforce development for trades, hosted Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 14, 2021.
  • By partnering with employers nationwide, Learning Alliance Corporation has created workshops, labs and simulation programs that align the theoretical concepts into real world application learning.
  • Learning Alliance Corporation provides quality instructors, who are highly trained and specialize in the areas they teach.
  • Commissioner Brendan Carr is the senior Republican on the Federal Communications Commission and served previously as the agencys General Counsel.

Logos Technologies Successfully Flight Tests SPRITE Multi-Sensor Pod for Office of Naval Research

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 2:00pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210727005050/en/
    The Logos Multi-Modal Sensor Pod houses three sensor modalities in one lightweight pod.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    A U.S. military version of the companys platform-agnostic Multi-Modal Sensor Pod (MMSP), SPRITE was flown on a manned Cessna 337 Super Skymaster.
  • We had SPRITE flying between four and five hours a day for a whole week, said Chris Stellman, lead principal scientist and program manager for Logos Technologies.
  • The SPRITE pod houses an ultra-light Logos Technologies RedKite WAMI sensor, a high-definition spotter camera, and commercial shortwave infrared hyperspectral sensor.