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Photo Release — Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Chief Information Officer at Newport News Shipbuilding

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 3:30pm

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Jason Sutton has been promoted to chief information officer for its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective June 21.

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  • NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Jason Sutton has been promoted to chief information officer for its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective June 21.
  • Sutton will be responsible for all aspects of information technology to enable Newport News to establish IT priorities and meet strategic objectives.
  • Sutton will report to Bharat Amin, HIIs executive vice president and chief information officer, for cybersecurity and IT-related activities and also will have reporting responsibilities to Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries is Americas largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.

Telos Corporation Named a 2021 Top Workplace by The Washington Post

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 2:16pm

ASHBURN, Va., June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telos Corporation , a leading provider of cyber, cloud and enterprise security solutions for the worlds most security-conscious organizations, today announced that it has been named a Top Workplace in the Washington D.C. area by The Washington Post.

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  • ASHBURN, Va., June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telos Corporation , a leading provider of cyber, cloud and enterprise security solutions for the worlds most security-conscious organizations, today announced that it has been named a Top Workplace in the Washington D.C. area by The Washington Post.
  • The win follows the companys second consecutive year receiving the Washington Business Journals Best Places to Work designation.
  • The Washington Posts Top Workplaces program recognizes companies that are leaders in the Washington metropolitan region in areas of employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • This recognition is a testament to the family atmosphere we work hard to foster at Telos, said John B.

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Reminds Stockholders to Vote Shares In Advance of Annual Meeting

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 12:35pm

Stockholders of record on May 5, 2021 should have previously received proxy materials in connection with Diffusions 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held Friday, June 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EDT (Annual Meeting).

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  • Stockholders of record on May 5, 2021 should have previously received proxy materials in connection with Diffusions 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held Friday, June 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. EDT (Annual Meeting).
  • As set forth in the proxy materials, the Annual Meeting will be conducted as a virtual meeting hosted via a live webcast.
  • The Board of Directors and management of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. appreciate the support and thanks its stockholders for their investment in Diffusion Pharmaceuticals.
  • The 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will be held Friday, June 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., ET, virtually via the internet at www.meetingcenter.io/204775050; the password for the meeting is DFFN2021.

Parsons Recognized for Engineering Excellence in Fish Barrier Removal Project

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 12:25pm

CENTREVILLE, Va., June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) announced today that the companys Coffee Creek Fish Barrier Removal project received a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) as part of the 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards.

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  • CENTREVILLE, Va., June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) announced today that the companys Coffee Creek Fish Barrier Removal project received a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) as part of the 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards.
  • The state is working to remove barriers at nearly 1,000 stream crossings that lie beneath Washington roads.
  • For the first time ever on a stand-alone fish-passage project, WSDOT implemented a design-build project delivery approach to remove the fish barriers at Coffee Creek on Washingtons Olympic Peninsula.
  • ACECs Engineering Excellence Awards is an annual competition that acknowledges engineering companies for projects that exemplify an outstanding level of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value.

Lightbridge Urges All Shareholders to Vote at the 2021 Annual Meeting

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

RESTON, Va., June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (Nasdaq: LTBR), an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, today reminded stockholders that the virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders is scheduled for Monday, June 28th, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time and urges all stockholders to vote now.

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  • RESTON, Va., June 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (Nasdaq: LTBR), an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, today reminded stockholders that the virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders is scheduled for Monday, June 28th, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time and urges all stockholders to vote now.
  • Seth Grae, President and CEO of Lightbridge, commented, I want to express my appreciation to the Lightbridge shareholders for participating in the proxy vote for our upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
  • I urge all our shareholders to vote their proxy, no matter how many shares you own.
  • To date, Lightbridge has been awarded twice by the U.S. Department of Energys Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear program to support development of Lightbridge Fuel.

SolarWinds Names Carahsoft Distribution MVP of the Year for 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 5:00pm

RESTON, Va., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carahsoft Technology Corp. , The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, today announced that it has been named the 2021 Distribution MVP by SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software.

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  • RESTON, Va., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carahsoft Technology Corp. , The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, today announced that it has been named the 2021 Distribution MVP by SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software.
  • Carahsoft has gone above and beyond to truly become an extension of the SolarWinds team, said Ashley Irwin, Senior Manager of Public Sector Channel and Distribution, SolarWinds.
  • Carahsoft and SolarWinds partnered in 2019, working jointly to market, sell, and deliver SolarWinds advanced networking and infrastructure monitoring solutions to Government agencies and educational institutions.
  • We are pleased to be named SolarWinds Distribution MVP of the Year, said Mike Bogas, Manager of the SolarWinds Team at Carahsoft.

Environmental Health Experts Release Guidance to Prevent Debilitating Effects of Mold

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 4:30pm

This is a downloadable guide to the issues of mold contamination and growth and what members of the public can do to prevent it.

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  • This is a downloadable guide to the issues of mold contamination and growth and what members of the public can do to prevent it.
  • The document was sponsored by the AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee and the AIHA Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology Committee and drafted by a team of experts with over 25 years of experience with mold and damp problems.
  • Mold in the home can affect building safety and structure and negatively impact residents health.
  • Residents with mold allergies may experience sneezing, nasal congestion, red eyes, skin rash, andin more serious casessevere allergic complications and upper-respiratory health issues.

Mortgage Rates Continue to Decrease

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 3:00pm

Mortgage rates continue to drift down as markets concur with the view that inflation increases are temporary, said Sam Khater, Freddie Macs Chief Economist.

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  • Mortgage rates continue to drift down as markets concur with the view that inflation increases are temporary, said Sam Khater, Freddie Macs Chief Economist.
  • While mortgage rates are low, purchase demand has weakened over the last couple of months, primarily due to affordability constraints stemming from high home prices.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.24 percent with an average 0.6 point, up slightly from last week when it averaged 2.23 percent.
  • Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage.

ManTech Wins $61 Million Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate Contract

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 1:00pm

HERNDON, Va., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT) announced today that it has been awarded a $61 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) services to the Department of Defense (DoD) Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD).

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  • HERNDON, Va., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT) announced today that it has been awarded a $61 million contract to provide systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA) services to the Department of Defense (DoD) Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD).
  • Formerly known as the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), the IWTSD identifies and develops capabilities for DoD components and interagency partners to conduct irregular warfare against all adversaries.
  • ManTech and its teammates have performed this work since 2007, and we are proud to continue this vital support for our warfighters.
  • ManTech provides mission-focused technology solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies.

Crash rates jump in wake of marijuana legalization, new studies show

Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 5:01am

ARLINGTON, Va., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More evidence is emerging that crash rates go up when states legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana.

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  • ARLINGTON, Va., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More evidence is emerging that crash rates go up when states legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana.
  • Our latest research makes it clear that legalizing marijuana for recreational use does increase overall crash rates, says IIHS-HLDI President David Harkey.
  • More than a third of U.S. states have legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.
  • Despite those increases in crash rates, studies of whether marijuana itself makes drivers more likely to crash have been inconsistent.