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  • Federal Partners Kick Off Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research

    Federal Partners Kick Off Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine| site |


    (October 26, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published today, October 26, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON (October 26, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) kicked off the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)’s Workshop on Federal Government Human Health Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Research. Aggressively addressing PFAS has been an active and ongoing priority for this Administration. This collaborative workshop will help to further coordinate PFAS research across the federal government and is an important part of EPA’s work under its PFAS Action Plan. “EPA is com...
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  • HHS says Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine

    U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services says Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Vulnerable Americans in Long-Term Care Facilities Nationwide | site |




    (October 16, 2020) - - Today, October 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    To meet the Trump Administration's Operation Warp Speed (OWS) goals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD exit disclaimer icon) today announced agreements with CVS and Walgreens to provide and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) nationwide with no out-of-pocket costs. Protecting especially vulnerable Americans has been a critical part of the Trump Administration’s work to combat COVID-19, and LTCF residents may be part of the prioritized groups for initial COVID-19 vaccination efforts until there are enough
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  • Department of Veterans Affairs says Federal Electronic Health Record connects with more Community Partners

    Department of Veterans Affairs says Federal Electronic Health Record connects with more Community Partners | site |


    VA says addition of new health care network enhances patient care


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) program office announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) expanded their joint health information exchange (HIE) network with the private sector, Oct. 9, after connecting with the CommonWell Health Alliance. CommonWell brings a nationwide network of more than 15,000 hospitals and clinics to the 46,000 community partners already part of the joint HIE. Launched earlier this year, the joint HIE is a modernized health data sharing capability that enhances the abili...
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  • FTC, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection

    FTC, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection| site |



    ‘Operation Corrupt Collector’ targets debt collectors trying to collect on non-existent debts, using illegal scare tactics



    (September 29, 2020) - - Today, September 29, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission, along with more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, today announced a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative to protect consumers from phantom debt collection and abusive and threatening debt collection practices.

    This crackdown encompasses more than 50 enforcement actions against debt collectors engaged in these illegal practices brought by the FTC, three federal partners, and partners from 16 states.


    The initiative,...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity


    Rural Economic Development Initiative Provides Opportunities for Rural Communities to Plan for the Future


    Sacramento, Calif. - - (October 16, 2018) - - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized four cooperative agreements to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in enhancing quality of life and building economic opportunity in rural America,” Hazlett said. “Asset-based planning is an important tool to complement and leverage existing regional resources and create a foundation for rural prosperity.” USDA is partnering with four organizations
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  • FEMA and Partners Helping Hurricane Michael Survivors

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    FEMA and Partners Helping Hurricane Michael Survivors

    FEMA and Partners Helping Hurricane Michael Survivors



    (October 17, 2018) - - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information:

    Washington, DC - - One week after Hurricane Michael hit Florida and Georgia, FEMA and other federal agencies are working alongside state and local responders and volunteers from national and local nonprofit organizations to aid survivors.

    News and Resources for Survivors

    FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are on the ground in Florida and Georgia helping survivors register for assistance. Survivors can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov, at a shelter or by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). FEMA will contact all registered survivors to let them know if they are eligible for assistance. FEMA is not writing checks to survivors at any location. So far, more than 48,000 people in F
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  • Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

    Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States


    Washington, DC - - (October 17, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today delivered to Congress the semiannual Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States. The Report concluded that while the currency practices of six countries were found to require close attention, no major U.S. trading partner met the relevant 2015 legislative criteria for enhanced analysis during the period covered by the Report. Further, no trading partner was found to have met the 1988 legislative standards during the current reporting period. “The Treasury Department is working vigorously to ensure that our trading partners dismantle unfair barriers that stand in the way of free, fair, and reciprocal trade. Of particular concern are China...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States





    Washington, DC - - (September 19, 2018) - - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $398.5 million to improve rural electric service in 13 states.

    “Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world,” Hazlett said. “Under the leadership of Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in keeping our rural communities connected to this essential infrastructure.”

    USDA is making the investments through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. Below are a few examples of the projects USDA is funding:
    • In Virginia, Southside Electric Cooperative will use a $47.7 million loan to add
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency and Partners Continue Response to Tropical Storm Florence

    FEMA and Partners Continue Response to Tropical Storm Florence






    Washington, DC - - (September 15, 2018) - - Tropical Storm Florence continues hammering the Carolinas with heavy rains, high winds and flash flooding today. Dangerous flooding is occurring across the impacted area, and residents and visitors should remain indoors until told by local officials that it is safe to go outside.
    Residents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia should:
    • Stay put. Stay indoors until you are told it is safe to go outside by local officials.
    • Keep out of the water. Flood water can contain dangerous debris, downed power lines, and germs. Do not attempt to walk, swim, wade, or drive through flood waters.
    • Let first responders do their job. Stay off the roads, beaches, and waterways. Use VHF Channel 16, or call 911 for emergency needs. Do not rely on social media
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  • FEMA and Partners Respond to Hurricane Florence

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    FEMA and Partners Respond to Hurricane Florence

    FEMA and Partners Respond to Hurricane Florence




    Washington, DC - - (September 14, 2018) - - Hurricane Florence is impacting portions of the eastern United States, and will continue to batter the mid-Atlantic with high winds, storm surge, and heavy rains today. Dangerous flooding is already occurring across the North and South Carolina coasts; residents and visitors should remain indoors until told by local officials that it safe to go outside. “This is going to be a long duration, frustrating event; we won’t be able to fix the broken infrastructure while the storm is under way. But we are going to be there to support all those who need us,” said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “Our job is to pre-deploy our assets and teams to help the heroes at the state and local level do their jobs and backfill their capabilities. Search and rescue is our greatest focus right now as well as ...
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  • FEMA and Partners Prepare for Catastrophic Impacts from Tropical Systems

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    FEMA and Partners Prepare for Catastrophic Impacts from Tropical Systems

    FEMA and Partners Prepare for Catastrophic Impacts from Tropical Systems





    Washington, DC - - (Thursday, September 13, 2018) - - Hurricane Florence may have weakened, but still poses a serious threat to the eastern United States. Now is the time to take shelter and stay safe. Everyone should be making final preparations this morning as Hurricane Florence moves closer to land. Coastal residents in North Carolina and South Carolina may already be seeing tropical storm or hurricane force winds.

    “The time to get out of evacuation areas, is rapidly coming to a close” said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “This is a very dangerous storm. There’s going to be copious amounts of rainfall throughout the Carolinas and other states and we are going to see a lot of inland flooding.” It is crucial that residents and visitors in the areas that will be affected by Florence listen to a
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partners to Develop New Treatment for Seizures Caused by Nerve Agents

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partners to Develop New Treatment for Seizures Caused by Nerve Agents




    (April 27, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information:

    A new treatment for seizures that cannot be stopped with current medicines will be developed under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Proniras Corporation of Seattle, Washington. Uncontrollable seizures are a devastating result of exposure to nerve agents and can be deadly or lead to permanent brain damage.

    “Nerve agents are the most toxic and rapidly acting of the known chemical warfare agents,” explained Rick Bright, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of
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  • Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

    Treasury Releases Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States




    Washington, DC - - (April 13, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today delivered to Congress the semiannual Report on Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States. The Report concluded that while the currency practices of six countries were found to require close attention, no major U.S. trading partner met the relevant legislative criteria for enhanced analysis in 2017. Further, no trading partner was found to have met the legislative standards for currency manipulation during the current reporting period. “The Treasury Department is working vigorously to ensure that trade is free, fair, and reciprocal so American workers and companies can compete and succeed globally. We will continue to monitor and combat ...
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  • Department of Energy Partners with NASA to Call for Transformative Energy Ideas

    Department of Energy Partners with NASA to Call for Transformative Energy Ideas


    Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) joins NASA in hosting energy technology competition


    April 4, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (March 29, 2018) - - The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today joined NASA in launching a new NASA iTech challenge, a competition inviting the nation’s top entrepreneurs and researchers to showcase their ideas for transformative energy concepts. The challenge seeks to identify innovative technologies that can improve energy generation, storage and distribution to the benefit of both space exploration and life on Earth. ARPA-E will support the competition and judging process by providing subject matter expertise across a wide variety of energy technologies. A few examples of technology sub-themes for the iTe
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  • FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build 46.5 Billion Dollar Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First Responders

    FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build $46.5 Billion Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First Responders







    Record-breaking public-private partnership will modernize emergency communications infrastructure, saving lives, protecting communities, and creating jobs




    Washington, DC - - (March 30, 2017) - - Today the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing of large events. It will also make 20 MHz of prime broadband spectrum available for private-sector development. “Today is a landmark day for public safety across the Nation
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    Federal Partners Kick Off Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research
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    Federal Partners Kick Off Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine| site |


    (October 26, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published today, October 26, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON (October 26, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) kicked off the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)’s Workshop on Federal Government Human Health Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Research. Aggressively addressing PFAS has been an active and ongoing priority for this Administration. This collaborative workshop will help to further coordinate PFAS research across the federal government and is an important part of EPA’s work under its PFAS Action Plan. “EPA is com...
    10-27-2020, 07:30 AM
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    HHS says Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine
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    U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services says Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Vulnerable Americans in Long-Term Care Facilities Nationwide | site |




    (October 16, 2020) - - Today, October 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    To meet the Trump Administration's Operation Warp Speed (OWS) goals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD exit disclaimer icon) today announced agreements with CVS and Walgreens to provide and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) nationwide with no out-of-pocket costs. Protecting especially vulnerable Americans has been a critical part of the Trump Administration’s work to combat COVID-19, and LTCF residents may be part of the prioritized groups for initial COVID-19 vaccination efforts until there are enough
    ...
    10-20-2020, 04:28 AM
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    Department of Veterans Affairs says Federal Electronic Health Record connects with more Community Partners
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    Department of Veterans Affairs says Federal Electronic Health Record connects with more Community Partners | site |


    VA says addition of new health care network enhances patient care


    (October 13, 2020) - - Today, October 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) program office announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) expanded their joint health information exchange (HIE) network with the private sector, Oct. 9, after connecting with the CommonWell Health Alliance. CommonWell brings a nationwide network of more than 15,000 hospitals and clinics to the 46,000 community partners already part of the joint HIE. Launched earlier this year, the joint HIE is a modernized health data sharing capability that enhances the abili...
    10-15-2020, 05:39 AM
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    FTC, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection
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    FTC, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection| site |



    ‘Operation Corrupt Collector’ targets debt collectors trying to collect on non-existent debts, using illegal scare tactics



    (September 29, 2020) - - Today, September 29, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission, along with more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, today announced a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative to protect consumers from phantom debt collection and abusive and threatening debt collection practices.

    This crackdown encompasses more than 50 enforcement actions against debt collectors engaged in these illegal practices brought by the FTC, three federal partners, and partners from 16 states.


    The initiative,...
    10-07-2020, 01:04 AM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity


    Rural Economic Development Initiative Provides Opportunities for Rural Communities to Plan for the Future


    Sacramento, Calif. - - (October 16, 2018) - - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized four cooperative agreements to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in enhancing quality of life and building economic opportunity in rural America,” Hazlett said. “Asset-based planning is an important tool to complement and leverage existing regional resources and create a foundation for rural prosperity.” USDA is partnering with four organizations
    ...
    10-19-2018, 07:00 AM

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