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  • U.S. Department of Education says Federal Student Aid Delivers on Secretary DeVos' Promise to Modernize, Personalize Customer Experience

    U.S. Department of Education says Federal Student Aid Delivers on Secretary DeVos' Promise to Modernize, Personalize Customer Experience| site |



    New Online Features Include Aid Summary and Loan Simulator


    (February 24, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Delivering on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' promise to modernize and personalize customer experience with federal student aid, the Education Department announced today transformative upgrades to StudentAid.gov . The updated website now features new tools, which provide students with detailed information about the grants and loans they have received and guide them to a personalized recommendation for a loan repayment plan. Federal Student Aid (FSA) also launched a pilot that allows a subset of the office's 42 million borrowers, for the first time ever, to make student loan payments directly on StudentAid.gov. T...
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  • SEC Proposes to Modernize Regulation of the Use of Derivatives by Registered Funds and Business Development Companies

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Proposes to Modernize Regulation of the Use of Derivatives by Registered Funds and Business Development Companies | site |




    (November 25, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Nov. 25, 2019 — The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose a new rule designed to enhance the regulation of the use of derivatives by registered investment companies, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end funds, as well as business development companies. The proposed rule would provide an updated and more comprehensive approach to the regulation of funds’ derivatives use. “The Commission’s proposal recognizes the extensive changes that have taken place in our capital markets and the fund industry over the past several decades, including the importance of derivatives in effective portfolio management,
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense Partner to Modernize Department’s Health Care Supply Chain

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense Partner to Modernize Department’s Health Care Supply Chain | site |


    (August 12, 2019) - - Today (August 12, 2019), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) entered into a strategic partnership Aug. 12 to enhance VA’s supply chain management modernization efforts. This first step gives VA networks across the country increased access to DLA’s broader supply catalog; improving productivity and efficiency. The agreement provides VA access to DLA’s worldwide procurement system to acquire medical and surgical items; cleaning supplies and equipment; construction materials and equipment; and other items needed to support Veterans. “The adoption of a single health care logistics system by VA and DOD highlights the commitment of both organizations to improve
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes new Steps to Strengthen and Modernize Agency’s Oversight and Reporting of Inspections for Sterile Injectable Drugs

    Statement from U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new Steps to Strengthen and Modernize Agency’s Oversight and Reporting of Inspections for Sterile Injectable Drugs



    (November 9, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the following statement: Manufacturing inspections are one of the FDA’s most important tools for ensuring the quality of pharmaceutical products used by American patients. Inspections help us to identify manufacturing issues that could pose potential risks to patients, or problems that could contribute to drug shortages, enabling us to engage manufacturers to address and resolve issues. Because of the importance of the data that we gather from these inspections, there’s increasing need to more efficiently collect and analyze the information we gather during inspections to give us even better and timelier in...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Rules to Modernize Property Disclosures Required for Mining Registrants

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Rules to Modernize Property Disclosures Required for Mining Registrants




    Washington, DC - - (October 31, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced that it has voted to adopt amendments to modernize the property disclosure requirements for mining registrants, and related guidance, under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The amendments will provide investors with a more comprehensive understanding of a registrant’s mining properties, which should help them make more informed investment decisions. The amendments also will more closely align the Commission’s disclosure requirements and policies for mining properties with current industry and global regulatory practices and standards. Under the final rules, a registrant with material mining operations must disclose specified i...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Provides Reorganization Plan to Strengthen and Modernize Department

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Provides Reorganization Plan to Strengthen and Modernize Department




    Washington, DC - - (June 21, 2018) - - Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced specific recommendations in the President’s “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century” - Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations.” The plan is the result of President Trump’s Executive Order 13781 – “Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch,” signed March 13, 2017. Specific mentions of VA are on page 57 and 125 on the document above. The Executive Order directed all federal agencies to submit a plan to improve efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the executive branch of government. The proposed recommendations seek to modernize VA by reducing bureaucracy, increasing accountability and improving delivery of services ...
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  • U.S. General Services Administration Issues Pre-solicitation Notice for Solutions to Modernize Federal Payroll

    U.S. General Services Administration Issues Pre-solicitation Notice for Solutions to Modernize Federal Payroll



    A consolidated payroll will benefit over two million federal civilian employees


    Washington, DC - - (May 18, 2018) - - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a pre-solicitation notice to secure solutions to modernize the federal government’s current payroll systems. The NewPay initiative is in line with the key tenants of the President’s Management Agenda, specifically the Cross Agency Priority Goals for Sharing Quality Services and IT Modernization. GSA, in partnership with Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) and the current shared services providers, is working to use governmentwide standards to shift operations and maintenance of payroll functions to innovative commercial solutions using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This will ena
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  • CMS Drives Patient-Centered Care over Paperwork in Proposals to Modernize Medicare and Reduce Burden

    CMS Drives Patient-Centered Care over Paperwork in Proposals to Modernize Medicare and Reduce Burden



    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rules would advance administrative burden reduction, Medicare modernization, and the Meaningful Measures Initiative



    (April 27, 2018) - - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed transformative changes to the payment systems for services furnished by a range of medical facilities. The agency’s proposed payment rules also set out to continue to modernize Medicare through innovation in skilled nursing facility payment to drive value, advance meaningful quality measure reporting, and reduce paperwork and administrative costs. “We envision all elements of CMS’ healthcare delivery system working to reward value over volume and decisively focus on patients receiving quality care from t
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    U.S. Department of Education says Federal Student Aid Delivers on Secretary DeVos' Promise to Modernize, Personalize Customer Experience
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    U.S. Department of Education says Federal Student Aid Delivers on Secretary DeVos' Promise to Modernize, Personalize Customer Experience| site |



    New Online Features Include Aid Summary and Loan Simulator


    (February 24, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Delivering on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' promise to modernize and personalize customer experience with federal student aid, the Education Department announced today transformative upgrades to StudentAid.gov . The updated website now features new tools, which provide students with detailed information about the grants and loans they have received and guide them to a personalized recommendation for a loan repayment plan. Federal Student Aid (FSA) also launched a pilot that allows a subset of the office's 42 million borrowers, for the first time ever, to make student loan payments directly on StudentAid.gov. T...
    02-25-2020, 05:56 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    SEC Proposes to Modernize Regulation of the Use of Derivatives by Registered Funds and Business Development Companies
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Proposes to Modernize Regulation of the Use of Derivatives by Registered Funds and Business Development Companies | site |




    (November 25, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Nov. 25, 2019 — The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to propose a new rule designed to enhance the regulation of the use of derivatives by registered investment companies, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end funds, as well as business development companies. The proposed rule would provide an updated and more comprehensive approach to the regulation of funds’ derivatives use. “The Commission’s proposal recognizes the extensive changes that have taken place in our capital markets and the fund industry over the past several decades, including the importance of derivatives in effective portfolio management,
    ...
    11-29-2019, 10:48 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense Partner to Modernize Department’s Health Care Supply Chain
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense Partner to Modernize Department’s Health Care Supply Chain | site |


    (August 12, 2019) - - Today (August 12, 2019), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) entered into a strategic partnership Aug. 12 to enhance VA’s supply chain management modernization efforts. This first step gives VA networks across the country increased access to DLA’s broader supply catalog; improving productivity and efficiency. The agreement provides VA access to DLA’s worldwide procurement system to acquire medical and surgical items; cleaning supplies and equipment; construction materials and equipment; and other items needed to support Veterans. “The adoption of a single health care logistics system by VA and DOD highlights the commitment of both organizations to improve
    ...
    08-26-2019, 04:19 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration takes new Steps to Strengthen and Modernize Agency’s Oversight and Reporting of Inspections for Sterile Injectable Drugs
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new Steps to Strengthen and Modernize Agency’s Oversight and Reporting of Inspections for Sterile Injectable Drugs



    (November 9, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the following statement: Manufacturing inspections are one of the FDA’s most important tools for ensuring the quality of pharmaceutical products used by American patients. Inspections help us to identify manufacturing issues that could pose potential risks to patients, or problems that could contribute to drug shortages, enabling us to engage manufacturers to address and resolve issues. Because of the importance of the data that we gather from these inspections, there’s increasing need to more efficiently collect and analyze the information we gather during inspections to give us even better and timelier in...
    11-13-2018, 02:03 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Rules to Modernize Property Disclosures Required for Mining Registrants
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Rules to Modernize Property Disclosures Required for Mining Registrants




    Washington, DC - - (October 31, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced that it has voted to adopt amendments to modernize the property disclosure requirements for mining registrants, and related guidance, under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The amendments will provide investors with a more comprehensive understanding of a registrant’s mining properties, which should help them make more informed investment decisions. The amendments also will more closely align the Commission’s disclosure requirements and policies for mining properties with current industry and global regulatory practices and standards. Under the final rules, a registrant with material mining operations must disclose specified i...
    11-03-2018, 07:46 AM

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