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    National Tax Security Awareness Week opens with Warnings to all Taxpayers and Tax Professionals as holidays, 2021 Tax Season approach
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    National Tax Security Awareness Week opens with Warnings to all Taxpayers and Tax Professionals as holidays, 2021 Tax Season approach | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release: November 30, 2020)

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today issued warnings to all taxpayers and tax professionals to beware of scams and identity theft schemes by criminals taking advantage of the combination of holiday shopping, the approaching tax season and coronavirus concerns. The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry opened the National Tax Security Awareness Week to coincide with Cyber Monday, the traditional start of the online holiday shopping season. But the holiday shopping season combined with the impending tax season and an increased trend toward working remotely make online security an absolute necessity. "This is generally the hunting season for online thieves, but
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    11-30-2020, 08:46 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Finalists for Class of 2021 Presidential Management Fellows
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    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Finalists for Class of 2021 Presidential Management Fellows | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management [OPM] news release: November 24, 2020)

    Washington, DC - - The Office of Personnel Management has announced the finalists for this year’s Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. More than 6,800 individuals from around the world applied for the program and 551 finalists were chosen.

    PMF serves in a variety of Federal positions across the government and provides sought-after talent and domain expertise to civil service. Throughout the next year, finalists will have the opportunity to interview with Federal agencies across the government to find placements as Presidential Management Fellows.
    • This is the 43rd year of the PMF Program.
    • The 2021 finalists represent 77 different degree programs across 153 academic institutions.
    • The PMF Program is the Federal
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    11-30-2020, 01:57 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    NOAA says Record-breaking Atlantic Hurricane Season draws to an End
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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says Record-breaking Atlantic Hurricane Season draws to an End | site |




    NOAA says Improved forecasts, extensive preparedness helped protect lives and property


    (Information contained in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) news release: November 24, 2020

    The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States. While the official hurricane season concludes on November 30, tropical storms may continue to develop past that day.




    Courtesy NOAA*



    NOAA’s seasonal hurricane outlooks accurately predicted a high likelihood of an above-normal season with a strong possibility of it...
    11-30-2020, 01:21 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Flight Attendant Union Statement on the Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service
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    Flight Attendant Union Statement on the Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service | site |



    (Information contained in Association of Flight Attendants CWA, AFL-CIO press release: November 18, 2020)

    Washington, DC (November 18, 2020) — Following the Boeing 737 MAX return to service order by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement: “As aviation’s first responders and last line of defense, Flight Attendants understand that our jobs and our lives depend on this industry meeting the highest possible standards of safety and security. After nearly two years of reviews and the redesign of critical aircraft systems, U.S. regulators are clearing the 737 MAX to resume flying. "This day is the result of the persistence of engineers and manufacturing workers at Boeing. But this day is also a reminder of why this plane has not flown for two years and the responsibility we all h...
    11-28-2020, 02:31 AM
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    Air Line Pilots Association comments on FAA’s Return-to-Service Protocol for Boeing 737 MAX
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    Air Line Pilots Association comments on Federal Aviation Administration’s Return-to-Service Protocol for Boeing 737 MAX | site |


    (Information contained in Air Line Pilots Association press release: November 18, 2020) McLean, Va.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the final Airworthiness Directive and Flight Standardization Board report for the Boeing 737 MAX, paving the way for the aircraft’s return to service after being grounded internationally since March 13, 2019: “Based on the Airworthiness Directive, ALPA believes that the engineering fixes to the flight-critical aircraft systems are sound and will be an effective component that leads to the safe return to service of the 737 MAX. “While ALPA continues to review the specific enhanced flight crew training details contained in the Flight Standardization Board report, the months-long process, in...
    11-28-2020, 02:09 AM
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    Boeing Responds to ANAC Approval to Resume 737 MAX Operations in Brazil
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    Boeing Responds to Brazil’s Aviation Authority Approval to Resume 737 MAX Operations in Brazil | site |




    (Information contain in The Boeing Company press release: November 25, 2020)

    SAO PAULO, Nov. 25, 2020 – Brazil’s Aviation Authority, ANAC, joined the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today, by rescinding the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing 737-8s in Brazil. Commercial operations for the aircraft type can take place once airlines have met the requirements outlined by ANAC’s order. "Not a day goes by that we don't remember, reflect and rededicate ourselves to ensuring accidents like the ones that led to the decision to suspend operations never happen again," said David Calhoun, chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. "Boeing worked closely with the FAA and ANAC to meet their expectations to safely return the 737 MAX to commercial service in Brazil”. Throughout the past 20 months, Boeing
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    11-28-2020, 01:54 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor announces WIOA Guidance on Priority of Service for Americans in Need
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    U.S. Department of Labor announces WIOA Guidance on Priority of Service for Americans in Need
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    Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor released a Training and Employment Guidance Letter today announcing its vision for a priority of service in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult program and explaining how the Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) expects states to implement the priority requirement.

    As outlined in the guidance, the Department will work with states to strengthen state and local policies and procedures that enhance workforce development services to recipients of public assistance, low-income individuals, and individuals who are deficient in basic skills. This follows the Department’s announcement of a tri-agency initiative with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with states to better coordinate employment assistance programs
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    11-28-2020, 01:37 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Energy Announces 35 Million Dollars in Funding for Hydrokinetic Turbine Development
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    U.S. Department of Energy Announces $35 Million in Funding for Hydrokinetic Turbine Development | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] news release: November 24, 2020)


    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $35 million in funding for 11 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program. SHARKS teams will develop new economically competitive Hydrokinetic Turbines (HKT) designs for tidal and riverine currents. “Hydrokinetic energy is an abundant renewable resource that can boost grid resiliency and reduce infrastructure vulnerability, but it is currently a cost prohibitive option compared to other energy generating sources,” said ARPA-E Director Lane Genatowski. “SHARKS teams will address this barrier by designing new, efficient HKT systems that utilize America’s tidal, riverine, a...
    11-27-2020, 10:55 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission to Host Webinar on Virtual Volunteerism on Dec. 2
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    Federal Communications Commission to Host Webinar on Virtual Volunteerism on Dec. 2 | site |




    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] release: November 24, 2020)

    The FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a webinar on Virtual Volunteerism: leveraging broadband to match individual volunteers with nonprofit organizations and provide services. The free webinar will begin Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. ET.


    Editor's note: The FCC Public Notice detailing the webinar may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-368347A1.pdf or press HERE





    11-27-2020, 10:36 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FDA Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Issues New Policy on Dry Heat for Reuse of Certain Respirators
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues New Policy on Dry Heat for Reuse of Certain Respirators | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration press release: November 25, 2020)

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance on the use of dry heat to help support the single-user reuse of certain particulate filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs), such as N95 respirators, by health care personnel when there is a limited supply of respirators during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The immediately-in-effect guidance provides the FDA’s thinking and recommendations regarding the use of bioburden reduction systems that use dry heat to reduce the bioburden, or amount of microorganisms present, on certain respirators for reuse by a single user. Bioburden reduction systems are intended to achieve a certain level in microbial reduction on a device; these are not decontamina
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    11-27-2020, 10:13 AM
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