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  • Coronavirus update - - World Health Organization Chief calls for Private Sector to Step Up, and, should You take that Flight

    Coronavirus update: World Health Organization Chief calls for Private Sector to Step Up, and, should You take that Flight? | site |




    (March 6, 2020) - - On March 6, 2020 the United Nations (UN) published the following information:



    In his daily briefing to the press on Friday, World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that supplies of medicine are at risk of disruption due to the epidemic, given that China - the worst hit nation so far - is a major producer of pharmaceutical ingredients. So far, no imminent specific shortages have been identified, and manufacturing has resumed in most parts of China, but the private sector needs to be involved, to ensure that countries can access life-saving products, said Tedros. “You’ve heard me talk about the market failure for personal protective equipment. We look forward to businesses stepping up to play their part. We need you”. The WHO chief anno
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  • No Country should make the Fatal Mistake of Ignoring COVID-19 says UN Health Agency Chief Tedros

    No Country should make the 'Fatal' Mistake of Ignoring COVID-19 says UN Health Agency Chief Tedros| site |





    (February 27, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information:



    No country should make ‘fatal’ mistake of ignoring COVID-19: Tedros





    All countries should do more to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and none should make the “fatal” mistake of assuming that it won’t be affected, UN health agency chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Thursday.



    Issuing an appeal after a new crop of countries confirmed that they had identified cases of infection for the first time, Tedros said that it was the responsibility of all governments to ensure that they acted swiftly.

    Virus ‘does not respect borders’

    “Whether we get it wrong or right is in our hands… every country must be ready for its first case,...
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  • COVID-19 not yet a Pandemic, UN Health Agency chief said on Monday

    COVID-19 not yet a Pandemic, UN Health Agency chief said on Monday

    COVID-19 not yet a Pandemic, UN Health Agency Chief said on Monday| site |



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    While a sudden increase in new cases of COVID-19 is of concern, the spread of coronavirus is not yet a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.


    “Does this virus have pandemic potential? Absolutely, it has. Are we there yet? From our assessment, not yet,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists in Geneva. He explained that the decision to use the word ‘pandemic’ is based on an ongoing assessment of the geographical spread of the virus, the severity of disease it causes, and the impact on society. “For the moment, we are not witnessing the uncontained global spread of this virus, and we are not witnessing large-scale severe disease or death,” he said, adding that wh...
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  • This is a Time for Facts, not Fear, says WHO Chief as COVID-19 Virus Spreads

    This is a Time for Facts, not Fear, says WHO Chief as COVID-19 Virus Spreads

    ‘This is a Time for Facts, not Fear,’ says World Health Organization Chief as COVID-19 Virus Spreads| site |





    (February 15, 2020) - - Today (February 15, 2020), the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take.”



    As the number of coronavirus cases reportedly passed 60,000, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told foreign policy and security experts gathered for the Munich Security Conference that the UN agency was encouraged that there has not yet been widespread community transmission of the virus, now named COVID-19, outside of China. WHO was also encouraged that “the global research community has come together to identify an...
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  • David L. Calhoun assumes role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing

    David L. Calhoun assumes role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing| site |



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the Boeing Company announced that David L. Calhoun has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Boeing published the following information:




    David L. Calhoun




    "With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy," said Lawrence W. Kellner, chairman of the Boeing Board of Directors. "We're confident Dave will take Boeing forward with intense focus on our values, including safety, quality and integrity." "We also want to thank Greg Smith for his leadership as interim CEO and are pleased Boeing will continue to benefit from his contributions as he returns to the role of Boeing chief financial officer and executive vice president of Enterpri...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Appoints New Chief Technology Officer| site |



    (December 20, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, December 20, 2019—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced his appointment of Dr. Monisha Ghosh to serve as the agency’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Ghosh will advise Chairman Pai and the agency on technology and engineering issues, and will work closely with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. “As the FCC moves aggressively to advance American leadership in 5G, Dr. Ghosh’s deep technical knowledge of wireless technologies will be invaluable,” said Chairman Pai. “Dr. Ghosh has both conducted and overseen research into cutting-edge wireless issues in academia and industry. Her expertise is also broad, ranging from the Internet of Things, medical telemetry, and broadcast standards. And it bears...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Geoffrey Starks Statement on the Retirement of FCC Chief Engineer Julius Knapp

    Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Geoffrey Starks Statement on the Retirement of FCC Chief Engineer Julius Knapp | site |



    (November 27, 2019) - - Today (November 27, 2019), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, November 27, 2019—Today, Chairman Pai announced that Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, plans to retire from public service after 45 years at the Commission.


    Commissioner Geoffrey Starks Statement on the Retirement of FCC Chief Engineer Julie Knapp:

    “Julie is truly one of the FCC’s heroes, and has been a role model for me and countless other FCC employees. He is the gold standard for civil servants, providing multiple administrations with the benefit of his tremendous intellect, knowledge and experience. My staff and I wish him and his family all the best.”
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  • FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel statement on upcoming Retirement of FCC Chief Engineer Julius Knapp

    FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel statement on upcoming Retirement of FCC Chief Engineer Julius Knapp | site |




    (November 27, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information: WASHINGTON, November 27, 2019: Commissioner Rosenworcel released the following statement after Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, Julius Knapp, announced his plans to retire: “The Federal Communications Commission just announced the retirement of one of our finest: Julius Knapp. Julie has been the Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology for 13 years and a dedicated public servant for 45 years. I will miss his incredible smarts and uncommon grace. He has been called on to explain so much to so many people during his time at the FCC because he is such a fantastic authority, a terrific teacher, and an extraordinary colleague whose input has improved countless decisions at the agency. He deserves all
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  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Statement on the Forthcoming Retirement of FCC Chief Engineer Julius Knapp

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Statement on the Forthcoming Retirement of FCC Chief Engineer Julius Knapp | site |



    (November 27, 2019) - - Today (November 27, 2019), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information: WASHINGTON, November 27, 2019—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced that Julius Knapp, Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, plans to retire from public service on January 3, 2020, after 45 years at the Commission and more than 13 years as Chief of OET. Chairman Pai issued the following statement about Mr. Knapp’s retirement: “Julie Knapp is an FCC institution, and I will miss him for his expertise, his leadership, and his friendship. He’s delivered incalculable value for American consumers over the years. As just one example, if you have a device that uses the airwaves, the chances are that you’re benefiting from Julie’s efforts. He’s played ...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture to Realign The Economic Research Service with Chief Economist, Relocate ERS and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Outside DC

    U.S. Department of Agriculture to Realign The Economic Research Service with Chief Economist, Relocate ERS and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Outside DC






    Washington, DC - - (August 9, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) Sonny Perdue today announced further reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), intended to improve customer service, strengthen offices and programs, and save taxpayer dollars. The Economic Research Service (ERS), currently under USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics mission area, will realign once again with the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) under the Office of the Secretary. Additionally, most employees of ERS and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be relocated outside of the National Capital Reg...
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  • U.S. Department of Commerce Congratulates Tom Gilman who is White House Pick to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Chief Financial Officer

    U.S. Department of Commerce Congratulates Tom Gilman, White House Pick to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Chief Financial Officer




    (July 27, 2018) - - Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross congratulated Mr. Tom Gilman after the White House announced their intent to nominate him to be the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gilman has considerable experience as a leader across several industries and as a valued advisor to business leaders around the world. Ms. Lisa Casias, currently performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Chief Financial Officer, will continue in her role pending Mr. Gilman’s confirmation. “Congratulations to Mr. Gilman – an excellent addition to our leadership team at the Department of Commerce,” said Secretary Ross. “Those of us at th...
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  • Robert Borden Named U.S. General Services Administration Chief of Staff

    Robert Borden Named U.S. General Services Administration Chief of Staff

    GSA taps Mark McHale to be new Associate Administrator for the Office of Strategic Communication


    Washington, DC - - (June 12, 2018) - - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced the appointment of Robert Borden to serve as chief of staff. An appointee of President Donald J. Trump, Borden will use his extensive congressional experience to support the agency in its mission to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. GSA also announced that Mark McHale has been appointed as associate administrator for the office of strategic communication. "I'm very pleased to welcome both Rob and Mark to the GSA leadership team,” said GSA Administrator Emily Murphy. "Rob’s demonstrated leadership abilities, management experience a
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  • FDIC Announces Retirement of Barbara A. Ryan, Deputy to the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer--Chief of Staff

    FDIC Announces Retirement of Barbara A. Ryan, Deputy to the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff


    March 28, 2018


    (March 27, 2018) - - Barbara A. Ryan, Deputy to the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff, has announced that she will retire from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on April 30, 2018. Ms. Ryan was appointed FDIC Chief of Staff in July 2011 and Deputy to the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer in January 2014. In this dual capacity, Ms. Ryan assisted the FDIC Chairman in the overall operation of the agency, chaired numerous internal committees, and was instrumental in initiating several of the FDIC's key employee engagement programs. Previously, she served as Deputy to the Vice Chairman from February 2006 to July 2011, and as Associate Director of Regional Operations in the FDIC's Division of Insurance and Research from Februa
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon Appoints Mary Anne Bradfield as Chief of Staff

    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon Appoints Mary Anne Bradfield as Chief of Staff




    February 27, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 27, 2017) - - Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that Mary Anne Bradfield will serve as her new Chief of Staff. “I’m so pleased to have Mary Anne by my side. Her wealth of private and public sector leadership and management experience, including four years of experience at SBA in the front office and in congressional affairs, will bring the expertise needed for this critical position,” said McMahon Bradfield brings experience in agency-level management, strategic budget development, public and congressional relations, and program implementation, as well as policy expertise in economic development and small business. These areas of competency directly correlate with her new role at SBA. “I am honored to join A
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Issues Letter to Chief State School Officers

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Issues Letter to Chief State School Officers

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Issues Letter to Chief State School Officers




    February 14, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 10, 2017) - - In a letter delivered today to chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos provided clarity on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation, in light of the actions related to the postponement of the accountability regulations and the Congressional Review Act. The letter emphasizes that states should continue to move forward and that the Department will work to ensure that state education leaders have the state and local flexibility that Congress intended. States should continue to follow the timeline for developing and submitting their plans for review and approval, building on the work they have already completed. The Department will provide further guidance on the state plan requirements by March 13, 2017. "States have been working diligently on ESSA plans," says Secret
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    Coronavirus update - - World Health Organization Chief calls for Private Sector to Step Up, and, should You take that Flight
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    Coronavirus update: World Health Organization Chief calls for Private Sector to Step Up, and, should You take that Flight? | site |




    (March 6, 2020) - - On March 6, 2020 the United Nations (UN) published the following information:



    In his daily briefing to the press on Friday, World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that supplies of medicine are at risk of disruption due to the epidemic, given that China - the worst hit nation so far - is a major producer of pharmaceutical ingredients. So far, no imminent specific shortages have been identified, and manufacturing has resumed in most parts of China, but the private sector needs to be involved, to ensure that countries can access life-saving products, said Tedros. “You’ve heard me talk about the market failure for personal protective equipment. We look forward to businesses stepping up to play their part. We need you”. The WHO chief anno
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    03-07-2020, 06:15 AM
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    No Country should make the Fatal Mistake of Ignoring COVID-19 says UN Health Agency Chief Tedros
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    No Country should make the 'Fatal' Mistake of Ignoring COVID-19 says UN Health Agency Chief Tedros| site |





    (February 27, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information:



    No country should make ‘fatal’ mistake of ignoring COVID-19: Tedros





    All countries should do more to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and none should make the “fatal” mistake of assuming that it won’t be affected, UN health agency chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Thursday.



    Issuing an appeal after a new crop of countries confirmed that they had identified cases of infection for the first time, Tedros said that it was the responsibility of all governments to ensure that they acted swiftly.

    Virus ‘does not respect borders’

    “Whether we get it wrong or right is in our hands… every country must be ready for its first case,...
    02-27-2020, 08:05 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    COVID-19 not yet a Pandemic, UN Health Agency chief said on Monday
    by Staff Reporter 1
    COVID-19 not yet a Pandemic, UN Health Agency Chief said on Monday| site |



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    While a sudden increase in new cases of COVID-19 is of concern, the spread of coronavirus is not yet a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.


    “Does this virus have pandemic potential? Absolutely, it has. Are we there yet? From our assessment, not yet,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists in Geneva. He explained that the decision to use the word ‘pandemic’ is based on an ongoing assessment of the geographical spread of the virus, the severity of disease it causes, and the impact on society. “For the moment, we are not witnessing the uncontained global spread of this virus, and we are not witnessing large-scale severe disease or death,” he said, adding that wh...
    02-26-2020, 09:02 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    This is a Time for Facts, not Fear, says WHO Chief as COVID-19 Virus Spreads
    by Staff Reporter 1
    ‘This is a Time for Facts, not Fear,’ says World Health Organization Chief as COVID-19 Virus Spreads| site |





    (February 15, 2020) - - Today (February 15, 2020), the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take.”



    As the number of coronavirus cases reportedly passed 60,000, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told foreign policy and security experts gathered for the Munich Security Conference that the UN agency was encouraged that there has not yet been widespread community transmission of the virus, now named COVID-19, outside of China. WHO was also encouraged that “the global research community has come together to identify an...
    02-17-2020, 06:01 AM
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    David L. Calhoun assumes role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing
    by Staff Reporter 1
    David L. Calhoun assumes role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing| site |



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the Boeing Company announced that David L. Calhoun has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Boeing published the following information:




    David L. Calhoun




    "With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy," said Lawrence W. Kellner, chairman of the Boeing Board of Directors. "We're confident Dave will take Boeing forward with intense focus on our values, including safety, quality and integrity." "We also want to thank Greg Smith for his leadership as interim CEO and are pleased Boeing will continue to benefit from his contributions as he returns to the role of Boeing chief financial officer and executive vice president of Enterpri...
    01-14-2020, 01:43 AM

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