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  • SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative to Help Growing Entrepreneurs Opens for 2021 Recruitment

    U.S. Small Business Administration's Emerging Leaders Initiative to Help Growing Entrepreneurs Opens for 2021 Recruitment | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: January 15, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the launch of the 2021 Emerging Leaders initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in underserved markets. Local area recruitment for the 2021 training cycle is currently underway at designated SBA District Offices. Interested small business owners can learn more regarding eligibility, how to apply, class schedules and locations at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders , or by contacting their local SBA District Office. “I am proud of Emerging Leaders’ success to date, and the impact the training has made in helping to take small businesses from across the country to the next level,” said Allen Gutierrez, Associate Administrator of the SBA
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Final Report on Forces to Flyers Initiative to Assist Military Veterans in Becoming Pilots

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Final Report on Forces to Flyers Initiative to Assist Military Veterans in Becoming Pilots | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: December 30, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the release of a final report on Forces to Flyers, a three-year research initiative offering interested military veterans an opportunity to earn commercial pilot’s licenses and flight instructor certifications. The report evaluates the initiative’s success in meeting project goals and provides lessons learned for future efforts to assist veterans in obtaining flight training to become airline pilots. The report also discusses pathways and opportunities for Americans seeking to become airline pilots, including flight training options. “The Forces to Flyers demonstration project has helped veterans transition from military service to good pay
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  • Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Unapproved Drugs Initiative

    Statement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Unapproved Drugs Initiative | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 20, 2020)


    Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Unapproved Drugs Initiative

    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through a Notice published in the Federal Register announced the withdrawal of guidance documents issued as part of the Unapproved Drugs Initiative. HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison issued the following statement:

    “We are committed to putting American patients first by ending government programs like the Unapproved Drugs Initiative that, while well-intentioned, have distorted markets and produced the unintended consequences of price spikes and drug shortages.” – HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison

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  • HHS Launches First-of-its-Kind Regulatory Clean-Up Initiative Utilizing AI

    HHS Launches First-of-its-Kind Regulatory Clean-Up Initiative Utilizing AI

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches First-of-its-Kind Regulatory Clean-Up Initiative Utilizing AI | site |



    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule as part of a new department-wide regulatory clean-up initiative, the first of its kind utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) technologies, which will provide a foundation for future innovation across federal agencies. Under this initiative, HHS was able to run an automated process that identified specific locations in the CFR that warrant corrections, such as those with incorrect citations and outdated regulations that have gone unnoticed. The rule provides for the correction of nearly 100 citations, the removal of erroneous language, and correction of misspellings and typographical errors among HHS regula...
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  • OCR Settles Tenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

    OCR Settles Tenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

    Office for Civil Rights Settles Tenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative | site |


    (November 6, 2020) - - On November 6, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces that it has settled its tenth enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative as an enforcement priority in 2019 to support individuals' right to timely access to their health records at a reasonable cost under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Riverside Psychiatric Medical Group (“RPMG”) has agreed to take corrective actions and pay $25,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule's right of access standard. RPMG, based in Riverside, California, is a group practice specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, psychology, and substance use disor...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone

    U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson marks Foster Youth To Independence Initiative Milestone| site |



    More than 800 Former Foster Youth Are Paving Their Own Way with a FYI Voucher


    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, October 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

    DENVER, CO - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today traveled to Denver to mark that the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative has awarded 844 vouchers in the first year of the program to former foster youth at risk of homelessness. Secretary Carson held a roundtable discussion with voucher recipients and toured a recipient’s apartment.
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos Expands Earn and Learn Opportunities for Students at 190 Schools through Federal Work-Study Reform Initiative

    U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos Expands Earn and Learn Opportunities for Students at 190 Schools through Federal Work-Study Reform Initiative| site |



    (February 19, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the creation of a new initiative that allows more students to gain on-the-job experience with employers in their field of study as part of their Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. The initiative, known as an experimental site, expands FWS opportunities for students at 190 institutions. Institutions participating in the experimental site will be granted waivers, which encourage them to expand the use of FWS funds to support more students working in the private sector and, for the first time, allow them to pay low-income students for work experiences required by their academic programs, such as student teaching and clinical rotations. “We know ...
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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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  • U.S. Department of State announces Official Launch of the Growth in the Americas Initiative

    U.S. Department of State announces Official Launch of the Growth in the Americas Initiative| site |


    (December 11, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

    The U.S. government will officially launch the expanded Growth in the Americas (América Crece) initiative on December 17 in Washington, D.C. Growth in the Americas is a whole-of-government initiative that will foster private sector infrastructure investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. Expanded bilateral cooperation between the United States and countries in the region will help reduce excessive regulatory, legal, procurement, and market barriers to investment. Growth in the Americas will facilitate job creation and accelerate economic growth in the Americas by promoting the private sector as the primary engine of growth to develop critical infrastructure of all types – energy, airports, ports, roads, telecom, and digital networks,
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Initiative to Support Opening and Expanding Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Initiative to Support Opening and Expanding Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones| site |


    (October 10, 2019) - - Today (October 10, 2019), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new initiative to promote the creation and expansion of high-quality public charter schools in Opportunity Zones across the United States. Currently, more than 70% of Opportunity Zones do not have a public charter school option available to students. One-fifth of Opportunity Zone residents lack a high school diploma. By creating and expanding high-quality public charter schools in Opportunity Zones, more families living in economically distressed communities will have access to additional education options that might better meet their child's needs. "Access to high-quality, innovative education options is fundamental to the long-term suc...
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  • White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Holds Inaugural Interagency Working Group Meeting

    White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Holds Inaugural Interagency Working Group Meeting



    Washington, DC - - (June 14, 2018) - - Today the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Initiative) announced the new membership of its Interagency Working Group (IWG) and held its inaugural meeting at the White House. “In accordance with the Executive Order, the Interagency Working Group is key to our mission of improving the quality of life for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) through increased access to and participation in federal programs. Without the collaboration of the federal agencies and executive offices, we would not be able to reach into AAPI communities across the country and territories. Having the senior representation of the IWG here today is a big step for the federal government to continue serving this community.” said Initia...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative Executive Order

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative Executive Order




    Washington, DC - - (May 3, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order establishing the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative within the Office of the President. The Executive Order, which coincided with the National Day of Prayer, requires consultation with faith and community leaders to address such issues as poverty alleviation, religious liberty, strengthening marriage and family, education, solutions for substance abuse and addiction, crime prevention and reduction, prisoner reentry, and health and humanitarian services. It recognizes the tremendous ability of these organizations to serve individuals, families, and communities. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “On this Na...
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  • U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke Committed to President Trump's Latest Infrastructure Initiative

    U.S. Interior Secretary Zinke Committed to President Trump's Latest Infrastructure Initiative








    Washington, DC - - (April 9, 2018) - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing the Interior Department to follow President Trump’s One Federal Decision framework for processing of environmental reviews and permits for major infrastructure projects. The MOU was also signed by Secretaries from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of the Army. Additional signatories to the MOU include the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Chairman of the Advisory...
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Expands its Emerging Leaders Initiative Helping Small Businesses to Thrive

    U.S. Small Business Administration Expands its Emerging Leaders Initiative Helping Small Businesses to Thrive




    Recruitment now underway to help increase small business development in underserved communities



    Washington, DC - - (March 10, 2017) - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the launch of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Initiative, a seven-month executive-level training series targeting small businesses with high-growth potential in underserved cities across the nation. This year, three new cities have been added, bringing the number of participating communities to 55.

    Local recruitment for the 2017 training cycle has begun and is ongoing at designated SBA district offices. Classes are scheduled to begin in April, and interested small business owners can learn more on eligibility and how to apply at the SBA’s website: www.sba.gov/emergingleaders. The SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative delivers en
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  • U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission to Hold Evidence Summit and Launch Investor Research Initiative

    U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Investor Advocate to Hold Evidence Summit, Launch Investor Research Initiative




    Washington, DC - - (March 2, 2017) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Investor Advocate today announced it will host an Evidence Summit to discuss strategies for raising retail investors’ understanding of key investment characteristics such as fees, risks, returns, and conflicts of interest.

    The March 10 Evidence Summit will mark the official launch of the SEC’s new investor research initiative led by the SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate, dubbed ‘POSITIER’, also known as Policy Oriented Stakeholder and Investor Testing for Innovative and Effective Regulation.

    POSITIER seeks to inform the rulemaking process with evidence obtained from surveys and specific testing projects. Under this initiative, the SEC’s Office of the Investor Advocate has launched a
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    SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative to Help Growing Entrepreneurs Opens for 2021 Recruitment
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    U.S. Small Business Administration's Emerging Leaders Initiative to Help Growing Entrepreneurs Opens for 2021 Recruitment | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: January 15, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the launch of the 2021 Emerging Leaders initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in underserved markets. Local area recruitment for the 2021 training cycle is currently underway at designated SBA District Offices. Interested small business owners can learn more regarding eligibility, how to apply, class schedules and locations at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders , or by contacting their local SBA District Office. “I am proud of Emerging Leaders’ success to date, and the impact the training has made in helping to take small businesses from across the country to the next level,” said Allen Gutierrez, Associate Administrator of the SBA
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    01-19-2021, 01:14 AM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Final Report on Forces to Flyers Initiative to Assist Military Veterans in Becoming Pilots
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Final Report on Forces to Flyers Initiative to Assist Military Veterans in Becoming Pilots | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: December 30, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the release of a final report on Forces to Flyers, a three-year research initiative offering interested military veterans an opportunity to earn commercial pilot’s licenses and flight instructor certifications. The report evaluates the initiative’s success in meeting project goals and provides lessons learned for future efforts to assist veterans in obtaining flight training to become airline pilots. The report also discusses pathways and opportunities for Americans seeking to become airline pilots, including flight training options. “The Forces to Flyers demonstration project has helped veterans transition from military service to good pay
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    12-31-2020, 03:03 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Unapproved Drugs Initiative
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    Statement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Unapproved Drugs Initiative | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release: November 20, 2020)


    Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Unapproved Drugs Initiative

    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through a Notice published in the Federal Register announced the withdrawal of guidance documents issued as part of the Unapproved Drugs Initiative. HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison issued the following statement:

    “We are committed to putting American patients first by ending government programs like the Unapproved Drugs Initiative that, while well-intentioned, have distorted markets and produced the unintended consequences of price spikes and drug shortages.” – HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison

    Read the Frequently Asked Questions Regarding
    ...
    11-21-2020, 10:27 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HHS Launches First-of-its-Kind Regulatory Clean-Up Initiative Utilizing AI
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches First-of-its-Kind Regulatory Clean-Up Initiative Utilizing AI | site |



    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule as part of a new department-wide regulatory clean-up initiative, the first of its kind utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) technologies, which will provide a foundation for future innovation across federal agencies. Under this initiative, HHS was able to run an automated process that identified specific locations in the CFR that warrant corrections, such as those with incorrect citations and outdated regulations that have gone unnoticed. The rule provides for the correction of nearly 100 citations, the removal of erroneous language, and correction of misspellings and typographical errors among HHS regula...
    11-18-2020, 10:05 AM
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    OCR Settles Tenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative
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    Office for Civil Rights Settles Tenth Investigation in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative | site |


    (November 6, 2020) - - On November 6, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces that it has settled its tenth enforcement action in its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative. OCR announced this initiative as an enforcement priority in 2019 to support individuals' right to timely access to their health records at a reasonable cost under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Riverside Psychiatric Medical Group (“RPMG”) has agreed to take corrective actions and pay $25,000 to settle a potential violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule's right of access standard. RPMG, based in Riverside, California, is a group practice specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, psychology, and substance use disor...
    11-07-2020, 07:57 PM

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