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  • FCC Chairman Pai welcomes Industry efforts to Improve Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai welcomes Industry efforts to Improve Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: December 16, 2020) Washington, December 16, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today praised the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a standards organization, for its efforts to improve the geographic accuracy of Wireless Emergency Alerts. “Wireless Emergency Alerts are a more powerful public safety tool than ever before, but I’ve been clear that more should be done to improve the geographic accuracy of these life-saving messages,” said Chairman Pai. “I am pleased that ATIS has heeded my call by developing recommendations to help ensure that these alerts reach all and only those in the affected communities during emergencies. I urge providers to promptly explore implementation of these...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA Sign Agreement to Improve Agricultural, Earth Science Research

    U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA Sign Agreement to Improve Agricultural, Earth Science Research | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release: December 17, 2020) (Washington, D.C., December 17, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening their longstanding partnership on space-based assets benefitting life on Earth. The agreement brings together NASA’s experience with technology development and space-borne Earth science measurements and USDA’s scientific experience and knowledge of agricultural production, resource conservation, food security and safety, and forests and working lands. USDA and NASA will explore research gaps of importance to the agricultural community that could be addressed through innovative Earth observation systems and technologies developed over the next decade. The collaboration also will address recommendations m...
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  • IRS announces Procurement Research Partnership to improve Contracting Processes

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service announces Procurement Research Partnership to improve Contracting Processes | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release: November 23, 2020) WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service's Office of the Chief Procurement Officer today announced a research partnership with Data and Analytic Solutions, a small business located in Fairfax, Virginia. The partnership also includes a group of academic researchers with a goal to use data science to improve IRS procurement operations. The effort will bring together a multi-disciplinary team comprised of procurement practitioners as well as university professors and students with procurement and machine learning experience. Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence that allows computers to become more accurate at predicting outcomes without being explicitly programmed. "As with many agencies, we have a wealth of data available to us to u...
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  • NIH expands Research to Improve COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations

    National Institutes of Health expands Research to Improve COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations | site |



    NIH says research is designed to rapidly implement testing strategies in populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release: November 20, 2020)

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $45 million to expand the research network of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program, adding 20 institutions and seven states and territories. RADx-UP aims to enable and enhance COVID-19 testing of populations disproportionately affected by the disease, including African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Latinos/Latinas, Native Hawaiians, older adults, pregnant women and those who are homeless or incarcerated. This second round of awards brings the total investment in the RADx-UP
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads| site |



    (January 15, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today spoke at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) where she announced new transportation initiatives aimed at harnessing new and existing technologies to improve safety for the traveling public and first responders. “These safety initiatives will make a difference in saving lives and help prevent injuries among first responders and all road users,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Today, Secretary Chao announced the next phase of the Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) program. PARTS II expands participation in the PARTS program to include almost 70% of the U.S. automobile market a...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 11 Safety Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 11 Safety Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety




    Washington, DC - - (September 15, 2018) - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the recipients of 11 safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Tuesday in its Pedestrian Safety Special Investigation Report.

    Following the NTSB’s Pedestrian Safety Forum in 2016, the Office of Highway Safety investigated a series of 15 highway crashes in which vehicles struck and killed pedestrians between April 24 and Nov. 3, 2016. While not a representative sample of pedestrian crashes (that could be generalized for all pedestrian crashes), the NTSB selected cases for investigation that cover the range of pedestrian crash characteristics. The number,
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Walgreens Company Collaborate to Improve Care Coordination for Veterans

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Walgreens Company Collaborate to Improve Care Coordination for Veterans





    Washington, DC - - (August 17, 2018) - - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to improve care coordination for Veterans, the department is working with pharmacy services provider Walgreens to coordinate patient and pharmaceutical care for VA-enrolled patients. With the click of a button, VA providers will be able to see the entire medication and immunization history of VA-enrolled patients who receive their prescription and immunization needs at Walgreens. “This arrangement is the first of its kind and it’s a strong collaboration,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “Partnerships like this will help VA continue to improve the way we care for Veterans.” As it expands its community care program, VA actively refines its ability to ...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States


    Projects are being financed in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas





    Washington, DC - - (February 28, 2017) - - Rural Development Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is making loans to electric cooperatives that will help continue to deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity to rural residents, business and institutions in nine states.

    "USDA continues to be a partner with cooperatives and utilities to expand and modernize the rural electric grid," Glendenning said. "These loans represent the latest efforts to create jobs, help grow the rural economy, and support new technology."

    USDA is making $202 million in loans to upgrade rural electric service in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri,
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    FCC Chairman Pai welcomes Industry efforts to Improve Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting
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    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai welcomes Industry efforts to Improve Wireless Emergency Alert Geo-Targeting | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: December 16, 2020) Washington, December 16, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today praised the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a standards organization, for its efforts to improve the geographic accuracy of Wireless Emergency Alerts. “Wireless Emergency Alerts are a more powerful public safety tool than ever before, but I’ve been clear that more should be done to improve the geographic accuracy of these life-saving messages,” said Chairman Pai. “I am pleased that ATIS has heeded my call by developing recommendations to help ensure that these alerts reach all and only those in the affected communities during emergencies. I urge providers to promptly explore implementation of these...
    12-29-2020, 10:59 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA Sign Agreement to Improve Agricultural, Earth Science Research
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA Sign Agreement to Improve Agricultural, Earth Science Research | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release: December 17, 2020) (Washington, D.C., December 17, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening their longstanding partnership on space-based assets benefitting life on Earth. The agreement brings together NASA’s experience with technology development and space-borne Earth science measurements and USDA’s scientific experience and knowledge of agricultural production, resource conservation, food security and safety, and forests and working lands. USDA and NASA will explore research gaps of importance to the agricultural community that could be addressed through innovative Earth observation systems and technologies developed over the next decade. The collaboration also will address recommendations m...
    12-18-2020, 03:13 PM
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    IRS announces Procurement Research Partnership to improve Contracting Processes
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Internal Revenue Service announces Procurement Research Partnership to improve Contracting Processes | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release: November 23, 2020) WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service's Office of the Chief Procurement Officer today announced a research partnership with Data and Analytic Solutions, a small business located in Fairfax, Virginia. The partnership also includes a group of academic researchers with a goal to use data science to improve IRS procurement operations. The effort will bring together a multi-disciplinary team comprised of procurement practitioners as well as university professors and students with procurement and machine learning experience. Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence that allows computers to become more accurate at predicting outcomes without being explicitly programmed. "As with many agencies, we have a wealth of data available to us to u...
    11-24-2020, 03:31 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    NIH expands Research to Improve COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
    by Staff Reporter 1
    National Institutes of Health expands Research to Improve COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations | site |



    NIH says research is designed to rapidly implement testing strategies in populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release: November 20, 2020)

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $45 million to expand the research network of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program, adding 20 institutions and seven states and territories. RADx-UP aims to enable and enhance COVID-19 testing of populations disproportionately affected by the disease, including African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Latinos/Latinas, Native Hawaiians, older adults, pregnant women and those who are homeless or incarcerated. This second round of awards brings the total investment in the RADx-UP
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    11-20-2020, 10:44 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads| site |



    (January 15, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today spoke at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) where she announced new transportation initiatives aimed at harnessing new and existing technologies to improve safety for the traveling public and first responders. “These safety initiatives will make a difference in saving lives and help prevent injuries among first responders and all road users,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Today, Secretary Chao announced the next phase of the Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) program. PARTS II expands participation in the PARTS program to include almost 70% of the U.S. automobile market a...
    01-17-2020, 10:30 AM

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