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  • Statement - - - U.S. Surgeon General Calls for COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma

    Statement: U.S. Surgeon General Calls for COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 21, 2020)



    Statement: U.S. Surgeon General Calls for COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma


    Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams is calling on Americans who have recovered from COVID-19 to consider donating COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP). A CCP donation may benefit people who are newly diagnosed with COVID-19, and gives frontline health care workers an important tool in treating patients. More than 250,000 courses of CCP have been administered to Americans to help prevent severe consequences from COVID-19, yet, health care professionals urgently need a steady, reliable supply of plasma. “If you are among the millions of Americans who have had COVID-19, you may have a precious resource that can help save other lives. Plasma dona...
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  • State Department Inspector General: No Violations of Law, Rules or Policy; No Misuse of Taxpayer Resources

    State Department Inspector General: No Violations of Law, Rules or Policy; No Misuse of Taxpayer Resources | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press release media note: December 10, 2020)

    Secretary and Mrs. Pompeo fully vindicated from baseless claims reported as fact by Democrats and Media

    The State Department’s Office of Inspector General released its report to Congress today on the representational travel by the spouse of the Secretary of State. The report alleges that the OIG “received a whistleblower complaint related to travel by the spouse of the Secretary of State.”

    ALL ACTIONS LEGAL AND JUSTIFIED

    After a nearly year-long investigation by the OIG interviewing dozens of employees and reviewing thousands of pages of documents, the report cleared the Secretary, his family, and his entire team, finding:
    • There was no violation of any law or
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  • Mr. Robert Stebbins to Conclude Tenure as SEC General Counsel

    Mr. Robert Stebbins to Conclude Tenure as SEC General Counsel

    Mr. Robert Stebbins to Conclude Tenure as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission General Counsel | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release: December 8, 2020) Washington D.C., Dec. 8, 2020 - - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Robert B. Stebbins will conclude his tenure as General Counsel in early January, after serving over three and a half years as the agency's chief legal officer. During his tenure, Mr. Stebbins led the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which includes over 150 professionals and is responsible for supporting a wide range of key functions across the agency. The office advises on all rulemaking, guidance and other Commission and staff policy matters; advises on all Commission enforcement actions; litigates non-enforcement matters and appeals on behalf of the agency; advises on matters related to the Commission's budget, real estate leasing, intelle...
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  • U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control | site |


    High Blood Pressure Control IS Possible


    (October 7, 2020) - - On October 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition.







    Hypertension,...
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  • U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy issue RFI for Resource-Efficient Technologies

    U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy issue RFI for Resource-Efficient Technologies that Improve Building Health and Resilience | site |



    (October 7, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration published the following information: WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain responses from vendors and other interested parties on resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience. The RFI invites technology manufacturers and industry to submit information on technologies that are nearly ready for commercial use, or in the early stages of commercial application. Responses will be evaluated and considered for inclusion in the GSA Proving Ground (GPG) program (for federally-owned facilities) or voluntary partnership programs facilitated by DOE (for privately-owned fa...
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  • U.S. Social Security Administration and Inspector General Announce Additional Anti-Fraud Units

    United States Social Security Administration and Office of Inspector General Announce Additional Anti-Fraud Units | site |


    Four New Disability Investigations Units Open


    (September 30, 2020) - - Today, September 30, 2020, the United States Social Security Administration published the following information: The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced four new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units opened across the country. CDI Units identify, investigate, and prevent Social Security disability fraud, and are a very successful part of the agency’s anti-fraud initiative. Four new statewide offices recently opened across the country, in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Las Vegas, Nevada; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Omaha, Nebraska. The CDI Program helps ensure the integrity of Federal disability programs by resolving questions of potential fraud before benefits are ever paid. The innovative initiati...
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  • U.S. General Services Administration Issues Award for Regulatory Workflow Modernization

    U.S. General Services Administration Issues Award for Regulatory Workflow Modernization | site |





    (September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S General Services Administration (GSA) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. General Services Administration today announced the award of its multiple year, $9.9 million contract to Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Esper, Inc., through GSA's Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) authority.

    The Centers of Excellence (CoE), housed within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service Technology Transformation Services (TTS) office, and GSA’s assisted acquisition services provider Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) worked to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technology solutions to conduct regulatory review and improve the rule-making process for federal agencies. This award supports the White House’s Executive Order on Regulatory
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  • Salvation Army General releases a Video Message in Response to Covid-19

    Salvation Army General releases a Video Message in Response to Covid-19 | site |




    (March 14, 2020) - - On March 12, 2020 the Salvation Army published the following information:

    IN a video message, The Salvation Army's international leader General Brian Peddle has urged Salvationists and friends to ‘find ways to demonstrably care and still be the Army who serves.’ He underlined the importance of prayer at this time.

    The General has also encouraged the sharing of this video message, online and in corps (churches) and other Salvation Army centres.




    Covid-19: A video message from General Brian Peddle from Salvation Army IHQ on Vimeo.
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  • World Health Organization Director-General's speech at the Munch Security Conference

    World Health Organization Director-General's speech at the Munch Security Conference| site |



    (February 15, 2020) - - Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the following information:


    Munich Security Conference

    WHO Director-General's speech at the Munch Security Conference

    15 February 2020



    Excellencies, distinguished guests, dear colleagues and friends, Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. And especially my appreciation to my friend Ambassador Ischinger. Yesterday I was in Kinshasa, in the Democratic of the Congo, meeting with the President and other senior ministers to review progress against the Ebola outbreak and work together on a plan to strengthen DRC’s health system so that it never sees another outbreak like this again. I’d like to thank the President for his leadership, and for his vision of a healthier and safer DRC. We are finally starting...
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  • General Services Administration and the Department of Labor partner in Centers of Excellence Initiative

    General Services Administration and the Department of Labor partner in Centers of Excellence Initiative| site |



    The two agencies are entering into an agile, sprint-based approach to capture requirements and define a path forward for acquisition, design, and implementation



    (February 13, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) are entering into a partnership, as part of GSA’s Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiative, housed within the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) office. This newest CoE engagement will accelerate the modernization of DOL’s acquisition capabilities using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) expertise, a part of GSA’s newly formed Artificial Intelligence (AI) CoE. It will also position these capabilities to be scaled throughout the Department as a shared...
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  • Department of Commerce Renews Temporary General License for 45 Days

    Department of Commerce Renews Temporary General License for 45 Days

    Department of Commerce Renews Temporary General License for 45 Days| site |



    Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List



    (February 13, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the following information: Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it was extending a Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List for an additional 45 days. The TGL was implemented as a measure to prevent interruption of existing network communication systems in rural U.S. regions and permit global network security measures. The TGL is intended to allow time for companies and persons to shift to alternative sources of equipment, software and technology (i.e., those not produced by Huawei or one of its listed affiliates). The 45-day extension is necessary ...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres | site |



    (January 9, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

    Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. They discussed ongoing developments in the Middle East, as well as the enduring importance of the UN Charter, which was the topic of a high-level open debate at the UN Security Council today.
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  • United Nations Secretary-General addresses Iran-US Attack in Iraq

    United Nations Secretary-General addresses Iran-US Attack in Iraq

    United Nations Secretary-General addresses Iran-US Attack in Iraq | site |


    Guterres pledges ‘active engagement’ in further de-escalation efforts


    In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday that he would “continue his active engagement” to de-escalate tensions and avert full-scale war.




    (January 8, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information: In a statement released by his Spokesperson, António Guterres re-iterated the “passionate appeal for peace” he made on Monday, after tensions rose dramatically across the whole Gulf region, following the killing of top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike. Iran said it had carried out Tuesday night’s ballistic missile attack against two air bases used by US and other coalition forces in Iraq, in retaliation for the targeted killin...
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  • The Surgeon General of the United States answers questions about Marijuana.

    The Surgeon General of the United States answers questions about Marijuana | site |
























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  • Social Security Administration and its Inspector General Announce New Online Reporting Form for Imposter Scam Calls

    U.S. Social Security Administration and its Inspector General Announce New Online Reporting Form for Imposter Scam Calls | site |


    SOCIAL SECURITY




    (November 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information:

    Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, and Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, announce the launch of a dedicated online form at https://oig.ssa.gov to receive reports from the public of Social Security-related scams. These scams—in which fraudulent callers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments to avoid arrest for purported Social Security number problems—skyrocketed over the past year to become the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration. To combat these scams, Social Security and the OIG will use the new online form to capture data that will b
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    Statement - - - U.S. Surgeon General Calls for COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma
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    Statement: U.S. Surgeon General Calls for COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 21, 2020)



    Statement: U.S. Surgeon General Calls for COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma


    Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams is calling on Americans who have recovered from COVID-19 to consider donating COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP). A CCP donation may benefit people who are newly diagnosed with COVID-19, and gives frontline health care workers an important tool in treating patients. More than 250,000 courses of CCP have been administered to Americans to help prevent severe consequences from COVID-19, yet, health care professionals urgently need a steady, reliable supply of plasma. “If you are among the millions of Americans who have had COVID-19, you may have a precious resource that can help save other lives. Plasma dona...
    12-24-2020, 08:40 AM
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    State Department Inspector General: No Violations of Law, Rules or Policy; No Misuse of Taxpayer Resources
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    State Department Inspector General: No Violations of Law, Rules or Policy; No Misuse of Taxpayer Resources | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press release media note: December 10, 2020)

    Secretary and Mrs. Pompeo fully vindicated from baseless claims reported as fact by Democrats and Media

    The State Department’s Office of Inspector General released its report to Congress today on the representational travel by the spouse of the Secretary of State. The report alleges that the OIG “received a whistleblower complaint related to travel by the spouse of the Secretary of State.”

    ALL ACTIONS LEGAL AND JUSTIFIED

    After a nearly year-long investigation by the OIG interviewing dozens of employees and reviewing thousands of pages of documents, the report cleared the Secretary, his family, and his entire team, finding:
    • There was no violation of any law or
    ...
    12-11-2020, 06:05 AM
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    Mr. Robert Stebbins to Conclude Tenure as SEC General Counsel
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    Mr. Robert Stebbins to Conclude Tenure as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission General Counsel | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release: December 8, 2020) Washington D.C., Dec. 8, 2020 - - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Robert B. Stebbins will conclude his tenure as General Counsel in early January, after serving over three and a half years as the agency's chief legal officer. During his tenure, Mr. Stebbins led the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which includes over 150 professionals and is responsible for supporting a wide range of key functions across the agency. The office advises on all rulemaking, guidance and other Commission and staff policy matters; advises on all Commission enforcement actions; litigates non-enforcement matters and appeals on behalf of the agency; advises on matters related to the Commission's budget, real estate leasing, intelle...
    12-09-2020, 08:21 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control
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    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control | site |


    High Blood Pressure Control IS Possible


    (October 7, 2020) - - On October 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition.







    Hypertension,...
    11-11-2020, 04:24 AM
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    U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy issue RFI for Resource-Efficient Technologies
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    U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy issue RFI for Resource-Efficient Technologies that Improve Building Health and Resilience | site |



    (October 7, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration published the following information: WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain responses from vendors and other interested parties on resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience. The RFI invites technology manufacturers and industry to submit information on technologies that are nearly ready for commercial use, or in the early stages of commercial application. Responses will be evaluated and considered for inclusion in the GSA Proving Ground (GPG) program (for federally-owned facilities) or voluntary partnership programs facilitated by DOE (for privately-owned fa...
    10-08-2020, 04:29 AM

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