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  • HUD launches Recovery Housing Program to aid Americans recovering from Substance Abuse

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launches Recovery Housing Program to aid Americans recovering from Substance Abuse | site |


    The pilot program would provide housing and stability to those who are currently in recovery from substance abuse disorder


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release: November 24, 2020)

    Washington - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the publication of the Notice for HUD’s pilot Recovery Housing Program (RHP). The program was authorized by the SUPPORT Act to provide stable, temporary housing to individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. RHP is funding 25 grantees, 24 states and the District of Columbia, whose age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths was above the national overdose mortality rate. “As a Nation, we need to remove the stigma associated with substance-use disorder, m
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  • HHS Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19

    HHS Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19 | site |


    HHS says Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Texas Receive First Shipments of Test Used in NBA Bubble


    (Information contained in HHS press release: November 19, 2020) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a pilot program with five states to use portable, cartridge-based COVID-19 molecular test kits that provide rapid results. The pilot program will assess how to best integrate diagnostic technology developed by Cue Health, Inc., into strategies for disease surveillance and infection control in institutions such as nursing homes. Used successfully as the primary molecular point-of-care (POC) test to control the spread of COVID-19 within in the National Basketball Association “bubble,” as well as by leading healthcare providers in the U.S., the nasal swab POC test generates results in ab...
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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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  • DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking

    DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking | site |


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Tuesday the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government’s first-ever integrated law enforcement operations center directly supporting federal criminal investigations, victim assistance efforts, intelligence analysis, and outreach and training activities related to human trafficking and forced labor. The center, which has been operational since early September, is based in Washington and led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a global leader of criminal investigations into human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The center will be staffed with law enforcement officials from Homeland Security Inves...
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  • FHA Launches new Automated Underwriting System for Single Family Forward Mortgages

    Federal Housing Administration Launches new Automated Underwriting System for Single Family Forward Mortgages | site |



    New FHA Catalyst functionality offers lenders the option to obtain automated mortgage insurance eligibility indicators directly from FHA


    (October 21, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the launch of its new automated underwriting system (AUS) for use by lenders originating mortgages for FHA insurance. Built on the FHA Catalyst technology platform, the new FHA Catalyst: Single Family Origination Module –AUS allows lenders to electronically submit loan application data for single family forward mortgages from their loan origination systems directly to the module and receive mortgage insurance eligibility scoring decisions generated from FHA’s TOTAL Mortgage Scorecar
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  • OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2021 Application

    OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2021 Application

    OPM Launches the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2021 Application | site |



    (September 30, 2020) - - Today, September 30, 2020, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, DCThe U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has opened applications for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2021. The program, now in its 43rd year, has provided a pathway to the Federal service for more than 10,000 individuals.


    Applications for the program will run until Wednesday, October 14 at Noon (Eastern). To learn more about the application process, visit the “Become a PMF” section of the PMF website.

    Subject Matter Expert Availability:

    Arianne Gallagher, Director, Presidential Management Fellows Program

    Please contact [email protected] for comment.

    Background:

    The Presidential Management Fellows Program is a
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  • USDA Launches New, Streamlined Process for Private Lenders to Invest in Rural America

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Launches New, Streamlined Process for Private Lenders to Invest in Rural America | site |


    USDA says "Trump Administration Keeps Promise to Cut Red Tape and Increase Private Investment in America’s Rural Communities"


    (October 1, 2020) - - Today, October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information: WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications for the department’s four key loan guarantee programs under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative. “Rural America needs a mix of public and private partnerships and investments to build stronger, healthier communities,” USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is cutting red tape and streamlining private investment so w
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  • U.S. Department of Education Launches 2021-22 FAFSA Cycle

    U.S. Department of Education Launches 2021-22 FAFSA Cycle

    U.S. Department of Education Launches 2021-22 FAFSA Cycle | site |



    (October 1, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Education published today, October 1, 2020, the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education released the 2021–22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. This launch comes as the Department continues to provide information, tools, and resources to help students make informed decisions about their education options.

    Students and parents can easily complete the form via fafsa.gov on a desktop or mobile device, and this year, enhanced help topics provide even more guidance through the form. As a result of user feedback, many financial help topics on fafsa.gov now feature images of the forms with relevant line numbers visually highlighted to help applicants navigate the FAFSA form. Additionally, skip-logic functionality means applicants see only the questions that pertain to them. T
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  • FDIC Launches Its First-Ever Academic Challenge 

    FDIC Launches Its First-Ever Academic Challenge 

    FDIC Launches Its First-Ever Academic Challenge | site |


    Teams from universities and colleges throughout the country will examine effects of community banks on local economic development



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the FDIC published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the launch of the agency’s first-ever Academic Challenge, a competition among teams of university and college students to address questions concerning the U.S. banking sector. The topic for this inaugural challenge is “The Effects of Community Banks on Local Economic Development.”


    The FDIC’s Center for Financial Research is hosting the 2020-2021 Academic Challenge, which will consist of two rounds. In the first round of the competition, teams of undergraduate students will use multiple public data sources to examine the effects of community banks on local...
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  • SchoolSafety.gov Launches to Help Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Law Enforcement Prepare for Threats

    SchoolSafety.gov Launches to Help Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Law Enforcement Prepare for Threats| site |




    DHS, ED, DOJ, HHS team up to provide government-wide resources for local schools and educators


    (February 10, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration today launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: SchoolSafety.gov . This website is a one-stop-shop of resources for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) administrators, educators, parents and law enforcement to use to prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools. President Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. “School safety is the number one priority of parents
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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson Launches Affordable Housing Bus Tour in Kentucky

    HUD Secretary Ben Carson Launches Affordable Housing Bus Tour in Kentucky

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Launches Affordable Housing Bus Tour in Kentucky| site |



    Nationwide tour will focus on eliminating barriers to affordable housing development


    (January 29, 2020) - - Today (January 29, 2020), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    Louisville, KY - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today kicked off the "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour in Louisville, Kentucky, where he toured St. Cecilia Senior Housing Apartments, a public private partnership that provides affordable housing to a portion of Louisville's low-income, senior citizens. In addition to the tour, Secretary Carson participated in a roundtable with community members aimed at reducing regulatory barriers to affordable housing and innovative ways to create more affordable housing, particularly
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  • IRS launches Identity Theft Central

    IRS launches Identity Theft Central

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service launches Identity Theft Central| site |




    (February 3, 2020) - Today, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today launched Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses.

    Located on IRS.gov, Identity Theft Central is available 24/7 at irs.gov/identitytheft . It is a resource on how to report identity theft, how taxpayers can protect themselves against phishing, online scams and more. Improving awareness and outreach are hallmarks of initiatives to combat identity theft coordinated by the IRS, state tax agencies and the nation's tax industry, all working in partnership under the Security Summit banner. Since 2015, the Security Summit partners have made substantial progress in the fight against tax-r
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  • Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

    Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

    Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers| site |



    (January 21, 2020) - - Today (January 21, 2020), the U.S. Social Security Administration published the following information:


    Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers


    The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul. Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. The scammers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments for help with purported identity theft, or to avoid arrest for bogus Social Security number problems. “I want every American to know that if a suspicious caller states there is a ...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launches National Artificial Intelligence Institute

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs launches National Artificial Intelligence Institute | site |



    (December 5, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established the National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) for advancing the health and well-being of Veterans, as part of the commemoration of National Veterans and Military Families Month in November. The new NAII is incorporating input from Veterans and its partners across federal agencies, industry, nonprofits and academia, to prioritize and realize artificial intelligence (AI) research and development that is meaningful to Veterans and the public. “VA has a unique opportunity to be a leader in artificial intelligence,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA’s artificial intelligence institute will usher in new capabilities and opportunities that will improve health out
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Solid Start to ensure Veterans are Contacted during Initial Transition

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Solid Start to ensure Veterans are Contacted during Initial Transition | site |


    Program provides Veterans supportive contact and information to enable success


    (December 4, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in collaboration with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Dec. 2, introduced VA Solid Start which will proactively contact all newly separated service members at least three times during their first year of transition from the military.

    The program will engage contact with approximately 200,000 Veterans each year and is part of Executive Order 13822 which was issued to improve mental health care and access to suicide prevention resources available to transitioning uniformed service members in the year following discharge, separation or retirement.
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    HUD launches Recovery Housing Program to aid Americans recovering from Substance Abuse
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launches Recovery Housing Program to aid Americans recovering from Substance Abuse | site |


    The pilot program would provide housing and stability to those who are currently in recovery from substance abuse disorder


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release: November 24, 2020)

    Washington - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the publication of the Notice for HUD’s pilot Recovery Housing Program (RHP). The program was authorized by the SUPPORT Act to provide stable, temporary housing to individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. RHP is funding 25 grantees, 24 states and the District of Columbia, whose age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths was above the national overdose mortality rate. “As a Nation, we need to remove the stigma associated with substance-use disorder, m
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    11-24-2020, 10:39 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    HHS Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches Pilot Program of Fast Molecular POC Test for COVID-19 | site |


    HHS says Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Texas Receive First Shipments of Test Used in NBA Bubble


    (Information contained in HHS press release: November 19, 2020) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a pilot program with five states to use portable, cartridge-based COVID-19 molecular test kits that provide rapid results. The pilot program will assess how to best integrate diagnostic technology developed by Cue Health, Inc., into strategies for disease surveillance and infection control in institutions such as nursing homes. Used successfully as the primary molecular point-of-care (POC) test to control the spread of COVID-19 within in the National Basketball Association “bubble,” as well as by leading healthcare providers in the U.S., the nasal swab POC test generates results in ab...
    11-20-2020, 05:02 AM
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    HHS Launches First-of-its-Kind Regulatory Clean-Up Initiative Utilizing AI
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    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
  • Staff Reporter 1
    DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking | site |


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Tuesday the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government’s first-ever integrated law enforcement operations center directly supporting federal criminal investigations, victim assistance efforts, intelligence analysis, and outreach and training activities related to human trafficking and forced labor. The center, which has been operational since early September, is based in Washington and led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a global leader of criminal investigations into human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The center will be staffed with law enforcement officials from Homeland Security Inves...
    10-27-2020, 09:36 PM
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    FHA Launches new Automated Underwriting System for Single Family Forward Mortgages
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Housing Administration Launches new Automated Underwriting System for Single Family Forward Mortgages | site |



    New FHA Catalyst functionality offers lenders the option to obtain automated mortgage insurance eligibility indicators directly from FHA


    (October 21, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the launch of its new automated underwriting system (AUS) for use by lenders originating mortgages for FHA insurance. Built on the FHA Catalyst technology platform, the new FHA Catalyst: Single Family Origination Module –AUS allows lenders to electronically submit loan application data for single family forward mortgages from their loan origination systems directly to the module and receive mortgage insurance eligibility scoring decisions generated from FHA’s TOTAL Mortgage Scorecar
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    10-25-2020, 03:57 AM

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