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  • HUD Announces Over 1.4 Million Dollars in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces Over $1.4 Million in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 12, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced over $1.4 million in housing assistance through the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative for youth transitioning out of foster care who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. May marks National Foster Care Month, a time to renew the commitment to ensuring all young people who are or have been in foster care have the support and resources they need to thrive. “The Foster Youth to Independence initiative fills a longstanding gap in support for young people who are transitioning out of foster care,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “I am proud of the award-winning Foster Youth to Indepen...
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  • Laurie Locascio Confirmed as the 17th National Institute of Standards and Technology Director

    Laurie Locascio Confirmed as the 17th National Institute of Standards and Technology Director | site |



    Information contained in National Institute of Standards and Technology press release dated: April 19, 2022 Washington - - Laurie E. Locascio was sworn in today as the fourth Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and the 17th director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. As one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories, NIST conducts research and standards development activities that support innovation in a wide array of disciplines, including cybersecurity, manufacturing, health care, greenhouse gas measurement, and quantum physics and computing. Locascio was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 7, 2022. “We are so fortunate to have Laurie Locascio assume the leadership of NIST,” said Secretary Raimondo. “She is an accomplished scientist, leader and m...
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  • FCC Chair Rosenworcel Remarks to National Education and Training Council

    Remarks of Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to the National Coalition for Technology in Education & Training Council | site |




    Information contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) speech release dated: May 11, 2022


    Remarks of
    Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
    The National Coalition
    for Technology in Education & Training Council
    Washington, DC
    May 11, 2022



    Thank you for having me. This coalition is all about making digital connections, but it’s great to connect with you in person. It’s been far too long. I’ve been asked to tell a bit about my personal journey as a policymaker working to promote digital learning and equity. Specifically, I’ve been asked to explain how closing the Homework Gap became a signature issue for me, and of course, what the Federal Communications Commission is doing about...
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  • Texas Governor Abbott Celebrates National Day Of Prayer At Governor’s Prayer Breakfast In Round Rock

    Texas Governor Abbott Celebrates National Day Of Prayer At Governor’s Prayer Breakfast In Round Rock | site |


    Information contained in Office of the Governor of Texas press release dated: May 2, 2022

    May 2, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Governor's Prayer Breakfast in Round Rock in honor of the National Day of Prayer. During the breakfast, the Governor highlighted the power of prayer in our everyday lives and for our communities. The Governor also presented a proclamation recognizing Thursday, May 5th as A Day of Prayer in the State of Texas.


    "The most powerful thing a person can say is that they are praying for you – and Texans are notorious prayer warriors, praying for the safety and success of their communities and our state," said Governor Abbott. "Where two or more are gathered in His name, God...
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  • SBA Administrator Guzman Announces 2022 National Small Business Week Small Business Person of the Year

    U.S. Small Business Administrator Guzman Announces 2022 National Small Business Week Small Business Person of the Year | site |



    West Virginia Small Business Owner Takes Top Honor, Massachusetts Restaurateur Named Runner-up


    Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) press release dated: May 5, 2022

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced this Year’s Small Business Person of the Year, Jill Rae Scarbro of Bright Futures Learning Services in West Virginia, during the 2022 National Small Business Week virtual summit. This year’s National Small Business Week (NSBW), themed “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship,” acknowledged small businesses from across the country for their resilience, ingenuity, and creativity. It also recognized SBA partners for their involvement in entrepreneurial development, disaster recovery, government contracting, financial development,
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  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reminds Parents to - - - Look Before You Lock - - -

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reminds Parents to “Look Before You Lock” | site |



    National Heatstroke Prevention Day is Sunday, May 1



    Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) press release dated: April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging all parents and caregivers to make sure they remember “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock” when driving with young passengers. Sunday, May 1, is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, an opportunity to remind everyone of the dangers that hot vehicles pose to children. One of the biggest risk factors for heatstroke deaths is a change in routine. As parents and caregivers continue to shift their schedules due to changes in the pandemic, the risk of someone forgetting and leaving their child in the back seat increa...
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  • For National Small Business Week, plan now to take Advantage of Tax Benefits for 2022

    For National Small Business Week, plan now to take Advantage of Tax Benefits for 2022 | site |




    Enhanced deduction for business meals, home office deduction and more


    Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) press release dated: May 3, 2022

    Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today urged business taxpayers to begin planning now to take advantage of the enhanced 100% deduction for business meals and other tax benefits available to them when they file their 2022 federal income tax return.

    During National Small Business Week, May 1 to 7, the IRS is highlighting tax benefits and resources tied to the theme for this year's celebration: "Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship." With next year's filing deadline nearly a year away, any entrepreneur still has time to identify possible tax benefits, take action to qualify for them and then claim them when they file in 2023.
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy Praises House for Passing Duck Boat Safety Measure

    National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy Praises House for Passing Duck Boat Safety Measure | site |


    Information contained in National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) press release dated: April 1, 2022 Washington (April 1, 2022) – National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy Friday praised the House of Representatives for passing a Coast Guard reauthorization bill that includes policies to improve the safety of amphibious vessels known as DUKW boats and holds the Coast Guard accountable to NTSB safety recommendations. DUKW boats, also known as duck boats, were designed and built in the 1940s for military use during World War II; some were later converted for commercial service. They are unique vessels with special challenges that must be addressed to ensure passenger safety. They require greater stability and reserve buoyancy, canopy and seatbelt removal before waterborne operations and training for crews. The NTSB first identified...
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  • Consumer Advisory: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Paid Media Campaign Educates Vehicle Owners About Safety Technologies

    Consumer Advisory: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Paid Media Campaign Educates Vehicle Owners About Safety Technologies | site |


    Drivers of newer cars have access to technologies that can help save lives


    Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) press release dated: March 22, 2022

    March 22, 2022 | Washington, DC - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a new yearlong $1.25 million digital paid media campaign to help drivers learn about the safety benefits of advanced driver-assistance technologies in newer vehicles. The agency’s research shows that many drivers are unaware of the benefits of the technologies and even how they work. The campaign will help fill those knowledge gaps
    to help reduce traffic crashes and save lives. As the nation’s vehicle safety agency, NHTSA encou...
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  • Federal Communications Commission expands List of Communications Equipment and Services that pose a Threat to National Security

    Federal Communications Commission expands List of Communications Equipment and Services that pose a Threat to National Security | site |


    Adds AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp, and China Mobile International USA Inc.


    Information contained in Federal Communication Commission (FCC) press release dated: March 25, 2022 Washington - - March 25, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today added equipment and services from three entities – AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp, and China Mobile International USA Inc. – to its list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security, consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019. “Last year, for the first time, the FCC published a list of communications equipment and services that pose an unacceptable risk to national security, a...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

    U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: September 21, 2021)

    U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona will make the announcement during his Return to School Road Trip, where he will visit an awardee school, Walter R. Sundling Jr. High School, in Palatine, Illinois. "This year's cohort of honorees demonstrates what is possible when committed educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish," said Secretary Cardona. "I commend this school and all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe wh
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  • The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy | site |


    August 27, 2021

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses public policy. Some of its observations are available in the Bioethics Public Policy Report: August 27, 2021,






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  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 27, 2021)

    Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following information: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone today with Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar to thank Turkey for its longstanding and significant support to the mission at Hamid Karzai International Airport. They agreed to stay closely engaged with respect to any future arrangements at the airport. The Secretary thanked Minister Akar for his condolences for the U.S. service members lost in yesterday’s attack in Kabul. The Secretary reaffirmed the enduring U.S.-Turkey defense relationship as demonstrated most recently by the strong cooperation between both countries on Afghanistan.
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Launches National Risk Index Update

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Launches National Risk Index Update

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Launches National Risk Index Update | site |



    Full Application Now Available with More Customization and Reporting


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - - FEMA announced the full application launch of the National Risk Index, a new online resource that provides a clear, visual guide to natural hazard risks throughout the United States, and information to help communities to understand and reduce those risks, whether they involve flooding, wildfire, extreme heat, or drought. Developed with attention to the increased risks from climate change, and the need to develop new approaches to reduce those risks, this online mapping application provides simple measures of a community’s risk for 18 natural hazards. The online mapping application also measures resilience, social vulnerability and expecte
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  • DHS Issues New National Terrorism Advisory System -- NTAS -- Bulletin

    DHS Issues New National Terrorism Advisory System -- NTAS -- Bulletin

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues New National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 13, 2021)

    Washington - - On August 13, 2021 the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the heightened threat environment across the United States. The threat environment to the Homeland is diverse and challenging, especially leading up to and following the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks as well as religious holidays that could serve as catalyst for targeted violence. Threats in the Homeland include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors are increasingly exploiting
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    HUD Announces Over 1.4 Million Dollars in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces Over $1.4 Million in Housing Assistance for Foster Youth During National Foster Care Month | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 12, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced over $1.4 million in housing assistance through the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative for youth transitioning out of foster care who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. May marks National Foster Care Month, a time to renew the commitment to ensuring all young people who are or have been in foster care have the support and resources they need to thrive. “The Foster Youth to Independence initiative fills a longstanding gap in support for young people who are transitioning out of foster care,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “I am proud of the award-winning Foster Youth to Indepen...
    05-17-2022, 01:50 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Laurie Locascio Confirmed as the 17th National Institute of Standards and Technology Director
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Laurie Locascio Confirmed as the 17th National Institute of Standards and Technology Director | site |



    Information contained in National Institute of Standards and Technology press release dated: April 19, 2022 Washington - - Laurie E. Locascio was sworn in today as the fourth Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and the 17th director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. As one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories, NIST conducts research and standards development activities that support innovation in a wide array of disciplines, including cybersecurity, manufacturing, health care, greenhouse gas measurement, and quantum physics and computing. Locascio was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 7, 2022. “We are so fortunate to have Laurie Locascio assume the leadership of NIST,” said Secretary Raimondo. “She is an accomplished scientist, leader and m...
    05-14-2022, 02:50 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FCC Chair Rosenworcel Remarks to National Education and Training Council
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Remarks of Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to the National Coalition for Technology in Education & Training Council | site |




    Information contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) speech release dated: May 11, 2022


    Remarks of
    Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
    The National Coalition
    for Technology in Education & Training Council
    Washington, DC
    May 11, 2022



    Thank you for having me. This coalition is all about making digital connections, but it’s great to connect with you in person. It’s been far too long. I’ve been asked to tell a bit about my personal journey as a policymaker working to promote digital learning and equity. Specifically, I’ve been asked to explain how closing the Homework Gap became a signature issue for me, and of course, what the Federal Communications Commission is doing about...
    05-13-2022, 08:02 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Texas Governor Abbott Celebrates National Day Of Prayer At Governor’s Prayer Breakfast In Round Rock
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Texas Governor Abbott Celebrates National Day Of Prayer At Governor’s Prayer Breakfast In Round Rock | site |


    Information contained in Office of the Governor of Texas press release dated: May 2, 2022

    May 2, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks at the Governor's Prayer Breakfast in Round Rock in honor of the National Day of Prayer. During the breakfast, the Governor highlighted the power of prayer in our everyday lives and for our communities. The Governor also presented a proclamation recognizing Thursday, May 5th as A Day of Prayer in the State of Texas.


    "The most powerful thing a person can say is that they are praying for you – and Texans are notorious prayer warriors, praying for the safety and success of their communities and our state," said Governor Abbott. "Where two or more are gathered in His name, God...
    05-07-2022, 08:59 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    SBA Administrator Guzman Announces 2022 National Small Business Week Small Business Person of the Year
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administrator Guzman Announces 2022 National Small Business Week Small Business Person of the Year | site |



    West Virginia Small Business Owner Takes Top Honor, Massachusetts Restaurateur Named Runner-up


    Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) press release dated: May 5, 2022

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced this Year’s Small Business Person of the Year, Jill Rae Scarbro of Bright Futures Learning Services in West Virginia, during the 2022 National Small Business Week virtual summit. This year’s National Small Business Week (NSBW), themed “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship,” acknowledged small businesses from across the country for their resilience, ingenuity, and creativity. It also recognized SBA partners for their involvement in entrepreneurial development, disaster recovery, government contracting, financial development,
    ...
    05-07-2022, 08:28 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reminds Parents to - - - Look Before You Lock - - -
    by Staff Reporter 1
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reminds Parents to “Look Before You Lock” | site |



    National Heatstroke Prevention Day is Sunday, May 1



    Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) press release dated: April 27, 2022 April 27, 2022 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging all parents and caregivers to make sure they remember “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock” when driving with young passengers. Sunday, May 1, is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, an opportunity to remind everyone of the dangers that hot vehicles pose to children. One of the biggest risk factors for heatstroke deaths is a change in routine. As parents and caregivers continue to shift their schedules due to changes in the pandemic, the risk of someone forgetting and leaving their child in the back seat increa...
    05-07-2022, 06:39 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    For National Small Business Week, plan now to take Advantage of Tax Benefits for 2022
    by Staff Reporter 1
    For National Small Business Week, plan now to take Advantage of Tax Benefits for 2022 | site |




    Enhanced deduction for business meals, home office deduction and more


    Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) press release dated: May 3, 2022

    Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today urged business taxpayers to begin planning now to take advantage of the enhanced 100% deduction for business meals and other tax benefits available to them when they file their 2022 federal income tax return.

    During National Small Business Week, May 1 to 7, the IRS is highlighting tax benefits and resources tied to the theme for this year's celebration: "Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship." With next year's filing deadline nearly a year away, any entrepreneur still has time to identify possible tax benefits, take action to qualify for them and then claim them when they file in 2023.
    ...
    05-06-2022, 04:20 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy Praises House for Passing Duck Boat Safety Measure
    by Staff Reporter 1
    National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy Praises House for Passing Duck Boat Safety Measure | site |


    Information contained in National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) press release dated: April 1, 2022 Washington (April 1, 2022) – National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy Friday praised the House of Representatives for passing a Coast Guard reauthorization bill that includes policies to improve the safety of amphibious vessels known as DUKW boats and holds the Coast Guard accountable to NTSB safety recommendations. DUKW boats, also known as duck boats, were designed and built in the 1940s for military use during World War II; some were later converted for commercial service. They are unique vessels with special challenges that must be addressed to ensure passenger safety. They require greater stability and reserve buoyancy, canopy and seatbelt removal before waterborne operations and training for crews. The NTSB first identified...
    04-16-2022, 03:18 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Consumer Advisory: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Paid Media Campaign Educates Vehicle Owners About Safety Technologies
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Consumer Advisory: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Paid Media Campaign Educates Vehicle Owners About Safety Technologies | site |


    Drivers of newer cars have access to technologies that can help save lives


    Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) press release dated: March 22, 2022

    March 22, 2022 | Washington, DC - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a new yearlong $1.25 million digital paid media campaign to help drivers learn about the safety benefits of advanced driver-assistance technologies in newer vehicles. The agency’s research shows that many drivers are unaware of the benefits of the technologies and even how they work. The campaign will help fill those knowledge gaps
    to help reduce traffic crashes and save lives. As the nation’s vehicle safety agency, NHTSA encou...
    04-06-2022, 12:55 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission expands List of Communications Equipment and Services that pose a Threat to National Security
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission expands List of Communications Equipment and Services that pose a Threat to National Security | site |


    Adds AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp, and China Mobile International USA Inc.


    Information contained in Federal Communication Commission (FCC) press release dated: March 25, 2022 Washington - - March 25, 2022—The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today added equipment and services from three entities – AO Kaspersky Lab, China Telecom (Americas) Corp, and China Mobile International USA Inc. – to its list of communications equipment and services that have been deemed a threat to national security, consistent with requirements in the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019. “Last year, for the first time, the FCC published a list of communications equipment and services that pose an unacceptable risk to national security, a...
    04-02-2022, 10:49 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: September 21, 2021)

    U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona will make the announcement during his Return to School Road Trip, where he will visit an awardee school, Walter R. Sundling Jr. High School, in Palatine, Illinois. "This year's cohort of honorees demonstrates what is possible when committed educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish," said Secretary Cardona. "I commend this school and all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe wh
    ...
    10-11-2021, 07:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy
    by Staff Reporter 1
    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy | site |


    August 27, 2021

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses public policy. Some of its observations are available in the Bioethics Public Policy Report: August 27, 2021,






    09-07-2021, 10:14 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 27, 2021)

    Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following information: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke by phone today with Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar to thank Turkey for its longstanding and significant support to the mission at Hamid Karzai International Airport. They agreed to stay closely engaged with respect to any future arrangements at the airport. The Secretary thanked Minister Akar for his condolences for the U.S. service members lost in yesterday’s attack in Kabul. The Secretary reaffirmed the enduring U.S.-Turkey defense relationship as demonstrated most recently by the strong cooperation between both countries on Afghanistan.
    ...
    08-28-2021, 01:16 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Launches National Risk Index Update
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Launches National Risk Index Update | site |



    Full Application Now Available with More Customization and Reporting


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - - FEMA announced the full application launch of the National Risk Index, a new online resource that provides a clear, visual guide to natural hazard risks throughout the United States, and information to help communities to understand and reduce those risks, whether they involve flooding, wildfire, extreme heat, or drought. Developed with attention to the increased risks from climate change, and the need to develop new approaches to reduce those risks, this online mapping application provides simple measures of a community’s risk for 18 natural hazards. The online mapping application also measures resilience, social vulnerability and expecte
    ...
    08-20-2021, 12:09 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    DHS Issues New National Terrorism Advisory System -- NTAS -- Bulletin
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues New National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 13, 2021)

    Washington - - On August 13, 2021 the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the heightened threat environment across the United States. The threat environment to the Homeland is diverse and challenging, especially leading up to and following the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks as well as religious holidays that could serve as catalyst for targeted violence. Threats in the Homeland include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors are increasingly exploiting
    ...
    08-14-2021, 02:09 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    NHTSA says 2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic
    by Staff Reporter 1
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic | site |



    Risky Driving Behaviors Including Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, Speeding, and Drinking While Driving Identified as Contributing Factors


    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: June 3, 2021)

    June 3, 2021 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released preliminary estimates of crash fatalities in 2020 involving motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, and people walking and biking. Alongside the release of the 2020 fatality projections, Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2020, the agency issued two special reports, Early Estimates of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities and Fatality Rate by Sub-Categories in 2020, and Update to Special Reports
    ...
    06-23-2021, 05:17 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 15, 2021) With today’s release of the first-ever National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, President Biden is demonstrating his steadfast commitment to addressing the most significant and persistent terrorism-related threat to the homeland today. In furtherance of the National Strategy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain focused on addressing violence, while at the same time protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. DHS is undertaking a number of actions as part of an all-of-government effort to fight domestic terrorism. DHS is enhancing its analysis of open-source information to identify threats and leverage credible threat-analysis produced by others. The Department is contin...
    06-16-2021, 04:07 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland Promotes Outdoor Recreation, Designates Ten New National Recreation Trails
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Haaland Promotes Outdoor Recreation, Designates Ten New National Recreation Trails | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: June 4, 2021)

    Washington - - In celebration of National Trails Day on June 5, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced 10 new national recreation trails in eight states, adding more than 160 miles to the National Trails System. The newly designated trails join a network of more than 1,300 existing national recreation trails, which can be found in every U.S. state. “As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and our nation takes a collective and cautious sigh of relief, we need recreational resources now more than ever to strengthen physical, social and mental health across our country,” said Secretary Haaland. “National recreation trails boost local economies and provide communities with safe, equitable access to t
    ...
    06-09-2021, 01:30 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries plan mass Flag placements, virtual Memorial Day events
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries plan mass Flag placements, virtual Memorial Day events | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: May 24, 2021) Washington - - Veterans Affairs national cemeteries will allow mass flag placements across the U.S. to commemorate Memorial Day. This is one of many events and ceremonies scheduled this year and consistent with the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. Volunteers wishing to place flags should contact their local national cemetery. “Memorial Day is a sacred day where we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough said. “We can never forget these heroes nor the families who continue to grieve the loss of their mother, father, son, daughter, sister or brother who stood in the gap for each of us to maintain the very democracy that we are able to treasure...
    05-28-2021, 02:31 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm Unveils National Actions to Increase Energy Efficiency for Homes and Buildings and Save Costs for Consumers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm Unveils National Actions to Increase Energy Efficiency for Homes and Buildings and Save Costs for Consumers | site |



    Department of Energy Makes Major Steps Toward Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Which Use 40% of the Nation’s Energy; Invests $30 Million in New Workforce Training Initiatives


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] press release dated: May 17, 2021)

    Washington, D.C. - - As part of a White House roundtable on building efficiency, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today announced sweeping actions to power more American homes and buildings with cleaner, smarter, and more affordable energy services that sharply reduce the buildings sector’s contributions to the climate crisis. “America’s path to a net-zero carbon economy runs straight through our buildings, which means we need to help households and commercial buildings across the
    ...
    05-19-2021, 04:36 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Launches Influencer Campaign to Educate Drivers on Safety Features
    by Staff Reporter 1
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Launches Influencer Campaign to Educate Drivers on Safety Features | site |


    Digital Partnership with Jason Fenske Explains New Vehicle Technologies


    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: May 17, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today launched a new series of safety videos featuring Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained, demonstrating for the public the potential lifesaving benefits of several advanced driver assistance systems available in many new vehicles. “Understanding what advanced driver assistance technologies can and cannot do for the driver is critical to everyone’s safety,” said Dr. Steven Cliff, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator. “We’re providing the driving public with knowledge about the safety benefits of these technologies....
    05-18-2021, 08:31 PM
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman meets with Board of the National Association of Hispanic Publications
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman meets with Board of the National Association of Hispanic Publications | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: May 17, 2021)

    Washington - - On May 13, U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and the executive board of the National Association of Hispanic Publications met at a virtual roundtable. The group discussed the priorities of the Biden – Harris Administration and the equity focus on economic aid made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act, especially those in underserved communities.

    “As the first Latina in President Biden’s Cabinet, I’ve made outreach to my Hispanic familia one of my key priorities,” said SBA Administrator Guzman. “Your partnership is vital in that effort – the Hispanic media has a long history of telling the story of our nation’s
    ...
    05-17-2021, 10:37 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System - - - NTAS - - - Bulletin
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: May 14, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin after consultation with the Intelligence Community and law enforcement partners. The NTAS Bulletin advises that the United States is facing threats that have evolved significantly and become increasingly complex and volatile. Specifically, the Bulletin details the threats posed by domestic terrorists, individuals, and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or influenced by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. Social media and online forums are increasingly exploited by these actors to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and activity. Such threats als
    ...
    05-14-2021, 10:45 PM
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    Agencies issue Shared National Credit Review
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    Agencies issue Shared National Credit Review | site |




    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: February 25, 2021)

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    Credit risk for large, syndicated loans has increased over the last year, according to the 2020 Shared National Credit (SNC) Review released by federal bank regulatory agencies today. The elevated risk is largely attributed to the effects of COVD-19. While risk has increased, many agent banks have strengthened their risk management systems since the prior downturn and are better equipped to measure and mitigate risks associated with loans in the current environment. The review, which evaluates the quality of large syndicated loans, was conducted by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the C
    ...
    02-25-2021, 08:02 PM
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    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Chair Dr. Abdullah
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    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Chair Dr. Abdullah | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press released dated: February 20, 2021)


    Readout by Spokesperson Ned Price, U.S. Department of State:

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with the Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to discuss the United States’ review of its strategy in Afghanistan. The Secretary thanked Dr. Abdullah for his vital work in support of the Afghanistan peace process, and he expressed America’s resolve to support a just and durable political settlement and permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan.
    ...
    02-22-2021, 10:21 PM
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    NIH’s TOPMed program publishes Data on over 53,000 diverse Genomes
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    National Institutes of Health’s TOPMed program publishes Data on over 53,000 diverse Genomes | site |



    NIH says historic findings could boost precision medicine, reduce health disparities


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release dated: February 10, 2021)

    Researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the publication of a groundbreaking study which analyzed more than 53,000 whole genomes, primarily from minority populations. The study, which appears in the Feb. 10 online issue of the journal Nature, examines one of the largest and most diverse data sets of high-quality whole genome sequencing—a person’s complete set of DNA. The genetic data could shed new light on how heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders impact people with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, who often are underrepresented in genetic
    ...
    02-10-2021, 03:07 PM
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    NIH calls for greater inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating People in COVID-19 Vaccine Research
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    National Institutes of Health calls for greater inclusion of Pregnant and Lactating People in COVID-19 Vaccine Research | site |



    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press releases: February 10, 2021)

    Longstanding obstacles to include pregnant and lactating people in clinical research have led to this population now deciding whether or not to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine without the benefit of scientific evidence, writes Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, and colleagues. Their viewpoint article appears online in JAMA. The manufacturers of currently available vaccines excluded pregnant and lactating people from the clinical trials needed to obtain Emergency Use Authorizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Now that the vaccines have been distributed, the U.S. Center
    ...
    02-10-2021, 01:08 PM
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    ED Announces National Survey to Gather Critical Data on School Reopening
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    ED Announces National Survey to Gather Critical Data on School Reopening |site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: February 5, 2021)

    To help safely reopen America's schools and promote educational equity, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education today announced the largest representative and highest-quality effort yet to gather vital data on the impact of COVID-19 on students and the status of in-person learning.

    Currently, there is not enough data to understand the status of school re-opening and how students are learning nationwide. This project, known as the "NAEP 2021 School Survey," will collect high-quality data from a nationally and state-representative sample.

    Today's announcement follows President Biden's Jan. 21 Executive Order to ensure "the collection of data necessary to fully understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students
    ...
    02-09-2021, 11:23 AM
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    National Institutes of Health Networks to Advance Emotional Well-being Research
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    National Institutes of Health Networks to Advance Emotional Well-being Research | site |



    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release dated: February 1, 2021)

    Five new research networks totaling $3.13 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health will allow investigators to refine and test key concepts that advance the study of emotional well-being. Emotional well-being has been defined as an overall positive state of one’s emotions, life satisfaction, sense of meaning and purpose, and ability to pursue self-defined goals. The opportunity to research emotional well-being and its core components — a sense of balance in emotion, thoughts, social relationships, and pursuits — aligns with NIH’s broader objectives of fostering health promotion and disease prevention. For example, having a sense of purpose in life has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. These research networks, f...
    02-03-2021, 06:21 PM
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    DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated: January 27, 2021) Washington - - The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin today after consultation with the intelligence community and law enforcement partners. There is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks. DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to i...
    01-27-2021, 10:57 PM
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    SBA Partners with National Science and Technology Council to Award 330,000 Dollars in Prizes in New Lab to Market Competition
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Partners with National Science and Technology Council to Award $330,000 in Prizes in New Lab to Market Competition | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: January 19, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration partnered with the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market subcommittee to award $330,000 in prizes to the winners of the new Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition.

    The L2M prize competition recognizes the most impactful organizations, programs and ideas that support the research and development (R&D) innovation ecosystems, particularly those focused on underrepresented communities and pandemic responses. The competition’s goal is to encourage entrepreneurship and inclusive, sustainable growth by developing and commercializing technology to improve
    ...
    01-26-2021, 03:00 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    National Institutes of Health Officials Highlight COVID-19 Vaccine Facts, Unknowns for Healthcare Providers
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    National Institutes of Health Officials Highlight COVID-19 Vaccine Facts, Unknowns for Healthcare Providers | site |



    (Information included in a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) news release dated: January 18, 2021)

    Healthcare providers must be able to explain the latest data supporting the safety and efficacy of vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) so they can strongly encourage vaccination when appropriate while acknowledging that uncertainty and unknowns remain. This message comes from a new commentary co-authored by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and other leading NIAID scientists in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. The commentary provides an overview of the seven COVID-19 vaccines furthest along in development in the United States. For each vaccine candidate, the authors des
    ...
    01-21-2021, 10:03 AM
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    NTSB Issues 14 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Natural Gas Explosion
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    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 14 Safety Recommendations Following Investigation of Natural Gas Explosion | site |




    (Information contained in National Transportation Safety Board [NTSB] press release dated: January 12, 2021)

    Washington (Jan. 12, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued 14 safety recommendations during a board meeting held Tuesday in which the agency determined the probable cause for the Feb. 23, 2018, natural gas explosion in a Dallas, TX, home. One person died and four others were injured in the explosion at 3534 Espanola Drive, that caused major structural damage to the one-story residence. The NTSB determined that the ignition of an accumulation of natural gas that leaked from the gas main that was damaged during a sewer replacement project 23 years earlier, led to the explosion. Atmos Energy Corporation failed to detect the leak when responding to related incidents at two other homes on th...
    01-19-2021, 10:15 PM
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    Commerce Adds China National Offshore Oil Corporation to the Entity List and Skyrizon to the Military End-User List
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    Commerce Adds China National Offshore Oil Corporation to the Entity List and Skyrizon to the Military End-User List | site |





    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Commerce press release dated: January 14, 2021)

    Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to the Entity List and Chinese company Skyrizon to the Military End-User (MEU) List. Both companies threaten U.S. national security, CNOOC by helping China intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and Skyrizon for its capability to develop, produce, or maintain military items, such as military aircraft engines. “China’s reckless and belligerent actions in the South China Sea and its aggressive push to acquire sensitive intellectual property and technology for its militarization efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and the security of the international community,...
    01-19-2021, 09:25 PM
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    National Taxpayer Advocate delivers Annual Report to Congress
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    National Taxpayer Advocate delivers Annual Report to Congress; focuses on Taxpayer Impact of COVID-19 and IRS Funding needs | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release: January 13, 2021)

    Washington - - National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her 2020 Annual Report to Congress, focusing on the unprecedented challenges taxpayers faced in filing their tax returns and receiving refunds and stimulus payments during a year consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also finds that a roughly 20% inflation-adjusted reduction in the IRS's budget since fiscal year (FY) 2010 has left the agency with antiquated technology and inadequate staffing levels to meet taxpayers' needs.

    As part of the report, Collins released the fourth edition of the National Taxpayer Advocate's "Purple Book," a compilation of 66 legislative recommendations designed to strengthen taxpayer rights and
    ...
    01-15-2021, 09:51 PM
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    NIH Scientists identify Nutrient that helps prevent Bacterial Infection
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    National Institutes of Health Scientists identify Nutrient that helps prevent Bacterial Infection | site |



    Taurine, which helps the body digest fats and oils, could offer treatment benefit.



    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release: January 15, 2021)

    Scientists studying the body’s natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient — taurine — that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, published in the journal Cell by scientists from five institutes of the National Institutes of Health, could aid efforts seeking alternatives to antibiotics. Scientists know that microbiota — the trillions of beneficial microbes living harmoniously inside our gut — can protect people from bacterial infections, but little is known about how they provide protection. Scientists are studying the microbiota ...
    01-15-2021, 01:43 PM
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    NIH Scientists Study Salmonella Swimming Behavior as Clues to Infection
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    National Institutes of Health Scientists Study Salmonella Swimming Behavior as Clues to Infection | site |


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release: January 13, 2021)

    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium bacteria (S. Typhimurium) commonly cause human gastroenteritis, inflammation of the lining of the intestines. The bacteria live inside the gut and can infect the epithelial cells that line its surface. Many studies have shown that Salmonella use a “run-and-tumble” method of short swimming periods (runs) punctuated by tumbles when they randomly change direction, but how they move within the gut is not well understood.



    Salmonella bacteria (pink), a common cause of foodborne disease, invade a human epithelial cell (yellow). Courtesy: NIH/NIAID


    National Institutes...
    01-14-2021, 12:39 AM
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    National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles
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    National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Seeks Comment on Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles | site |



    (Information contained in National Highway Transportation Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: January 8, 2021)


    January 8, 2021 | Washington, DC - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking public comment on the draft Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles (2020 Best Practices) it submitted to the Federal Register for publication today. This is an update to the existing best practices document that was published in 2016, and describes NHTSA’s nonbinding guidance to the automotive industry for improving vehicle cybersecurity for safety. “Vehicle cybersecurity has high stakes,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator James Owens. “The safety and security of everyone on our roads depend on it. We have learned a great deal in the past...
    01-09-2021, 04:37 PM
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    U.S. Census Bureau provides helpful Information about National African-American History Month - - February 2021
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    U.S. Census Bureau provides helpful Information about National African-American (Black) History Month: February 2021 | site |




    January 7, 2021 - - The U.S. Census Bureau has provided information and source links that help searchers and researchers access valuable information concerning African-Americans. The Bureau notes that February is African-American (Black) History Month. A recent Census site referencing African-American history is located at:

    https://www.census.gov/newsroom/fact...ory-month.html

    or please press HERE
    ...
    01-09-2021, 04:01 PM
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    National Institutes of Health says Peer-reviewed Report on Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Publishes
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    National Institutes of Health says Peer-reviewed Report on Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Publishes | site |



    NIH says "Data from Phase 3 clinical trial confirm vaccine is effective".


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release dated: December 30, 2020)

    The investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273 was 94.1% efficacious in preventing symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to preliminary results from a Phase 3 clinical trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. The vaccine also demonstrated efficacy in preventing severe COVID-19. Investigators identified no safety concerns and no evidence of vaccine-associated enhanced respiratory disease (VAERD). The vaccine was co-developed by Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. ...
    01-02-2021, 01:44 PM
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Consumer Alert - - - Changes to Odometer Disclosure Requirements
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Consumer Alert: Changes to Odometer Disclosure Requirements | site |



    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release: December 22, 2020)

    December 22, 2020 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding consumers that, starting January 1, 2021, odometer disclosures will be required for every transfer of ownership for the first 20 years, beginning with Model Year 2011 vehicles. Model Year 2010 and older vehicles will continue to be subject to the previous 10-year disclosure requirements and thus are exempt from extended Federal odometer disclosure requirements. The U.S. fleet of vehicles is, on average, older than ever, and NHTSA finalized this rule late last year to address an increase in odometer fraud involving older vehicles. Model Year 2011 or newer vehicles will ...
    12-29-2020, 07:17 PM
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Releases 2019 Crash Fatality Data
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Releases 2019 Crash Fatality Data | site |



    2019 Showed Significant Improvements in Traffic Safety, Including the Lowest Percentage of Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities on Record


    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: December 18, 2020)

    December 18, 2020 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released its annual 2019 traffic fatality data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

    Traffic deaths decreased nationwide during 2019 as compared to 2018, and alcohol-impaired driving fatalities decreased to the lowest percentage since 1982, when NHTSA started reporting alcohol data. There were 36,096 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. This represents a decrease of 739 (down 2%) from the reported 36,835 fatalities
    ...
    12-28-2020, 07:22 PM
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    HHS publishes Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publishes Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: December 18, 2020)


    Guidance for National Guard Personnel Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines and Immunity under the PREP Act


    Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Assistant Secretary for Health, extended coverage under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to qualified National Guardsmen administering COVID-19 vaccinations that have been authorized or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This will allow states and/or territories that wish to fully utilize National Guard health and medical personnel to increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations the flexibility to do so. ...
    12-22-2020, 01:50 PM
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    NIH publishes Statement on the FDA Emeregency Use Authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
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    National Institutes of Health publishes Statement on the FDA Emergency Use Authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine| site |


    (The following is information contained in a National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release dated: December 18, 2020)


    Statement from NIH and BARDA on the FDA Emergency Use Authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine


    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for its COVID-19 vaccine, which was co-developed with scientists at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). This innovative and monumental partnership has enabled NIH and Moderna to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine within the span of a year that will be manufactured and distributed across the U.S. The vaccine, called mRNA-1273, is a messenger...
    12-21-2020, 04:33 PM
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    National Security Multi-Mission Vessel Achieves First Construction Milestone with Steel Cutting Ceremony
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    National Security Multi-Mission Vessel Achieves First Construction Milestone with Steel Cutting Ceremony | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: December 15, 2020) Philadelphia - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today launched a new era in maritime education with the cutting of steel for the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) at Philly Shipyard Inc. (Philly Shipyard). This is the initial major construction milestone for the first purpose-built, state-of-the-art training vessel for America’s state maritime academies. In addition to providing world-class training for America’s future mariners, the NSMV will be available to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. “This new state-of-the-art modern school training ship will be a tremendous addition to the U. S. Flag fleet, be available to respond to disaster relief efforts, and support ab...
    12-16-2020, 03:41 AM
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    NIST says New JILA Tools ‘Turn On’ Quantum Gases of Ultracold Molecules
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    National Institute of Standards and Technology says New JILA Tools ‘Turn On’ Quantum Gases of Ultracold Molecules | site |



    (Information contained in National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] press release: December 9, 2020)


    JILA researchers have developed tools to “turn on” quantum gases of ultracold molecules, gaining control of long-distance molecular interactions for potential applications such as encoding data for quantum computing and simulations.

    The new scheme for nudging a molecular gas down to its lowest energy state, called quantum degeneracy, while suppressing chemical reactions that break up molecules finally makes it possible to explore exotic quantum states in which all the molecules interact with one another.

    The research is described in a Nature paper published online Dec. 9. JILA is a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University
    ...
    12-14-2020, 03:09 AM
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    Federal Communications Commission Affirms Designation of Huawei as National Security Threat
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    Federal Communications Commission Affirms Designation of Huawei as National Security Threat | site |


    Upholds Ban on Universal Service Fund Spending on Huawei Equipment


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release: December 11, 2020)

    Washington, December 10, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today took another important step to secure the nation’s critical communications infrastructure by voting to deny Huawei Technologies Co.’s application for review of a June 30, 2020 order designating the company, as well as its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries, as posing a national security threat to the safety of communications networks and the communications supply chain. In the June order, the Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau formally designated Huawei as a covered company for purposes of the agency’s November 2019 ban on the use of support from the Commission’s
    ...
    12-14-2020, 01:11 AM
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    National Institutes of Health says Baricitinib plus Remdesivir shows Promise for Treating COVID-19
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    National Institutes of Health says Baricitinib plus Remdesivir shows Promise for Treating COVID-19 | site |


    NIH says "Peer-reviewed results of NIH clinical trial published".


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release media advisory: December 11, 2020)

    The combination of baricitinib, an anti-inflammatory drug, and remdesivir, an antiviral, reduced time to recovery for people hospitalized with COVID-19, according to clinical trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The clinical trial is the second iteration of the NIH Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT-2), a study protocol to evaluate therapeutics for people hospitalized with COVID-19. Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral treatment developed by Gilead Sciences, Inc. Baricitinib was discove
    ...
    12-11-2020, 11:35 PM
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    Burkina Faso’s National Day
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    Burkina Faso’s National Day | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State press statement: December 11, 2020)

    Statement by: Michael R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State: On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I congratulate the people of Burkina Faso as you celebrate your 60th National Day. The friendship between our two peoples remains strong. We support your commitment to strengthen democratic institutions, advance peace and security, and promote economic growth. The United States values Burkina Faso’s important contributions to regional security, including to the G5 Sahel Joint Force and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, and we stand with the people of Burkina Faso in the fight against violent extremism. The United States looks forward to deepening our cooperation in support of peace, security, and prosperity in the region and for our two
    ...
    12-11-2020, 09:33 PM
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    Trump Administration Establishes Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument
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    Trump Administration Establishes Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior [DOI] press release: December 10, 2020)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the establishment of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, Mississippi as the 423rd unit of the National Park System. The monument was authorized by the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (P.L. 116-9), which was signed by President Trump on March 12, 2019.





    Home of Medgar and Myrlie Evers in Jackson, Mississippi (Photo by NPS)




    Acquired by the National Park Service (NPS) by way of conveyance from...
    12-10-2020, 10:42 PM

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