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  • Boeing CEO Updates Employees on Safety Infrastructure

    Boeing CEO Updates Employees on Safety Infrastructure

    Boeing CEO Updates Employees on Safety Infrastructure | site |


    - Boeing names chief aerospace safety officer



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release: January 13, 2021)

    Chicago, Jan. 13, 2021 — Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun shared the following message with employees today:

    Team,

    There is nothing more important to Boeing than the safety of our employees, products and services, and over the past year we’ve taken a series of actions to improve our safety practices and enhance our safety culture, including the establishment of our enterprise Safety Management System (SMS).

    Building on these efforts, today we will continue to strengthen our safety infrastructure by naming Mike Delaney as Boeing’s chief aerospace safety officer. In this newly created leadership role, Mike will lead the development of the company’s integrated enterprise Global Aviation Safety
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates, Providing Greater Transparency on Borrower Repayment Progress and Postsecondary Costs | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: January 12, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Education announced today a new update to College Scorecard that delivers on the Administration's promise to make higher education more transparent and accountable. College Scorecard now provides prospective students with information on how well borrowers from individual colleges and universities are progressing in repaying their federal student loans, as well as how overall borrower cohorts are faring at certain intervals in the repayment process. "Today, we continue to build on the updates we've made to College Scorecard over the last several years by delivering even more transparency around student loan repayment," said Acting Secretary of Educatio
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  • COVID Vaccine Updates for Pilots

    COVID Vaccine Updates for Pilots

    COVID Vaccine Updates for Pilots | site |



    (Information contained in Air Line Pilots Association [ALPA] press release: December 28, 2020)

    ALPA continues to receive calls and DARTs from members asking the status of flight crews taking COVID-19 vaccines.

    In addition to working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada (TC) for swift approval for pilots to be vaccinated, ALPA has also been working to get flight crews voluntary access to vaccines once they receive government approval and are available to essential workers.




    In the United States


    On December 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. On December 12, the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine adopted a policy change allowing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for holders of FAA-issued Airman Medical Certificates or Medical Clearances...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs updates Welcome Kit for Veterans and Families

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs updates Welcome Kit for Veterans and Families | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release: December 22, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the addition of 10 ‘quick start guides’ and caregiver resources to the VA Welcome Kit — a guide for service members, Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors to access care, benefits and services. The updated welcome kit makes it easier to obtain information about VA resources by listing each step and document needed in the application or enrollment process. “Our welcome kit breaks down VA’s care, benefits and services in an easy-to-follow way so Veterans and their families don’t miss out on any VA resources they may be eligible for,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This guide is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in what the department has to o
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  • New Updates to Federal Guidelines Revamp Asthma Management

    New Updates to Federal Guidelines Revamp Asthma Management

    New Updates to Federal Guidelines Revamp Asthma Management | site |


    Updates to six key areas of asthma care focus on improving diagnosis, management and treatment.


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release: December 3, 2020)

    The National Institutes of Health today announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment. The new guidance, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, represents the first updates to federal comprehensive asthma management and treatment guidelines in more than a decade, and focuses on tailored treatment interventions for specific age groups based on disease severity using inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists, immunotherapy, indoor allergen mitigation, fractional exhaled nitric oxide testing, and bronchial thermoplasty. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews conducted by the Agency
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  • Additional Details - - - HHS Expands Relief Fund Eligibility and Updates Reporting Requirements

    Additional Details - - - Health and Human Services Expands Relief Fund Eligibility and Updates Reporting Requirements | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - In a news release dated October 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing the latest Provider Relief Fund (PRF) application period has been expanded to include provider applicants such as residential treatment facilities, chiropractors, and eye and vision providers that have not yet received Provider Relief Fund distributions. On October 1, 2020, HHS announced it would be making up to $20 billion in new Phase 3 General Distribution funding available for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. HHS is also focused on ensuring the safe continuity of all types of health care delivery despite this pandemic. A...
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  • HHS Expands Relief Fund Eligibility and Updates Reporting Requirements

    HHS Expands Relief Fund Eligibility and Updates Reporting Requirements

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Expands Relief Fund Eligibility and Updates Reporting Requirements | site |




    (October 22, 2020) - - Today, October 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following information: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing the latest Provider Relief Fund (PRF) application period has been expanded to include provider applicants such as residential treatment facilities, chiropractors, and eye and vision providers that have not yet received Provider Relief Fund distributions. On October 1, 2020, HHS announced it would be making up to $20 billion in new Phase 3 General Distribution funding available for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. HHS is also focused on ensuring the safe continuity of all types of health care delivery despite this pandemic. As such, the Adminis...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updates - - - How COVID is Spread - - - Webpage

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updates “How COVID is Spread” Webpage | site |



    (October 5, 2020) - - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published today, October 5, 2020, the following information:

    Today, CDC issued updated guidance to its How COVID-19 Spreads website, which includes information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC continues to believe, based on current science, that people are more likely to become infected the longer and closer they are to a person with COVID-19. Today’s update acknowledges the existence of some published reports showing limited, uncommon circumstances where people with COVID-19 infected others who were more than 6 feet away or shortly after the COVID-19-positive person left an area. In these instances, transmission occurred in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces that often involved activities that caused heavier breathing, like singin
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  • U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Updates COVID-19 Testing Methodology for Nursing Homes

    U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Updates COVID-19 Testing Methodology for Nursing Homes | site |



    (September 29, 2020) - - The United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published today, September 29, 2020, the following information: Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an update to the methodology the agency employs to determine the rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positivity in counties across the country. Counties with 20 or fewer tests over 14 days will now move to “green” in the color-coded system of assessing COVID-19 community prevalence. Counties with both fewer than 500 tests and fewer than 2,000 tests per 100,000 residents, and greater than 10 percent positivity over 14 days – which would have been “red” under the previous methodology – will move to “yellow.” This information is critical to nursing homes, which are required to test their staff for COVID-19 at a freque
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  • Federal Reserve Board Updates Frequently Asked Questions on Lender Underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program

    Federal Reserve Board Updates Frequently Asked Questions to Clarify the Board and Department of Treasury’s Expectations regarding Lender Underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program | site |



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) to clarify the Board and Department of Treasury's expectations regarding lender underwriting for the Main Street Lending Program. The revised FAQs emphasize that lender underwriting should look back to the borrower's pre-pandemic condition and forward to their post-pandemic prospects. The FAQs also clarify supervisory expectations for lenders originating Main Street loans. The program supports lending to small and medium-sized for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations that were in sound financial condition before the COVID-19 pandemic but l...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates COVID-19 Transmission Webpage to Clarify Information about Types of Spread

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates COVID-19 Transmission Webpage to Clarify Information about Types of Spread| site |



    (May 22, 2020) - - Today (May 22, 2020), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    CDC actively reviews our website to make sure the content is accessible and clear for all types of audiences. As a result of one such review, edits were made to the organization of the COVID-19 transmission page, including adding a headline in an attempt to clarify other types of spread beyond person to person. This change was intended to make it easier to read, and was not a result of any new science.

    After media reports appeared that suggested a change in CDC’s view on transmissibility, it became clear that these edits were confusing. Therefore, we have once again edited the page to provide clarity. The primary and most important mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through
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  • Agencies invite Comment on Updates to Resolution Plan Guidance for Large Foreign Banks

    Agencies invite Comment on Updates to Resolution Plan Guidance for Large Foreign Banks| site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    (March 6, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Board on Friday invited public comment on proposed changes to the guidance for resolution plans submitted by large foreign banks, including plans that are due by July 1, 2021. The updates focus on the agencies' expectations around a firm's derivatives and trading activities and payment, clearing, and settlement activities. Resolution plans, commonly known as living wills, must describe the company's strategy for rapid and orderly resolution in bankruptcy in the event of material financial distress or failure of the company. The resolution planning process helps ensure that a firm's failure woul
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors | site |



    Enhanced Website Improves Main Street Investor Experience



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Feb. 24, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it updated its Public Alert: Unregistered Soliciting Entities (PAUSE) list by adding 25 soliciting entities and four fictitious regulators. Additionally, the SEC is announcing enhancements to the PAUSE website, where the SEC provides the list of entities that falsely claim to be registered, licensed, and/or located in the United States, as well as entities that impersonate genuine U.S. registered securities firms and fictitious regulators, governmental agencies, or international organizations. This will allow Main Street
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  • FDIC Updates Money Smart for Small Business Credit and Banking Modules

    FDIC Updates Money Smart for Small Business Credit and Banking Modules

    FDIC Updates Money Smart for Small Business Credit and Banking Modules| site |



    Enhanced tools can help banks support small businesses


    (January 16, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation published the following information:

    As part of their ongoing commitment to strengthening bank-community partnerships, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today released two updates to the popular Money Smart for Small Business curriculum. The updated modules focus on banking and credit, and are now available for banks and small business development organizations to use to help small business owners succeed.

    "Money Smart for Small Business aims to help small business owners and entrepreneurs understand how a strong banking relationship can help them achieve their vision," said Elizabeth Ortiz, Deputy Director for Consumer and Community Affairs at the FDIC.
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  • Federal Railroad Administration Publishes Railroads’ Third Quarter 2019 Positive Train Control Implementation Status Updates

    Federal Railroad Administration Publishes Railroads’ Third Quarter 2019 Positive Train Control Implementation Status Updates | site |


    (November 25, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Railroad Administration published the following information: WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems. PTC accomplishes two of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) top priorities—safety and innovation—by vastly improving rail safety with industry-designed emerging technologies that can monitor speed and automatically stop a train to prevent specific human-error accidents. DOT has supported PTC implementation since the original 2008 mandate, providing technical support and administering over $2.5 billion in funding for freight, intercity, and commuter railroads for PTC through numerous grant and loan programs. “We remain ste
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    Boeing CEO Updates Employees on Safety Infrastructure
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    Boeing CEO Updates Employees on Safety Infrastructure | site |


    - Boeing names chief aerospace safety officer



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release: January 13, 2021)

    Chicago, Jan. 13, 2021 — Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun shared the following message with employees today:

    Team,

    There is nothing more important to Boeing than the safety of our employees, products and services, and over the past year we’ve taken a series of actions to improve our safety practices and enhance our safety culture, including the establishment of our enterprise Safety Management System (SMS).

    Building on these efforts, today we will continue to strengthen our safety infrastructure by naming Mike Delaney as Boeing’s chief aerospace safety officer. In this newly created leadership role, Mike will lead the development of the company’s integrated enterprise Global Aviation Safety
    ...
    01-14-2021, 05:44 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates, Providing Greater Transparency on Borrower Repayment Progress and Postsecondary Costs | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: January 12, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Education announced today a new update to College Scorecard that delivers on the Administration's promise to make higher education more transparent and accountable. College Scorecard now provides prospective students with information on how well borrowers from individual colleges and universities are progressing in repaying their federal student loans, as well as how overall borrower cohorts are faring at certain intervals in the repayment process. "Today, we continue to build on the updates we've made to College Scorecard over the last several years by delivering even more transparency around student loan repayment," said Acting Secretary of Educatio
    ...
    01-12-2021, 08:25 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    COVID Vaccine Updates for Pilots
    by Staff Reporter 1
    COVID Vaccine Updates for Pilots | site |



    (Information contained in Air Line Pilots Association [ALPA] press release: December 28, 2020)

    ALPA continues to receive calls and DARTs from members asking the status of flight crews taking COVID-19 vaccines.

    In addition to working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada (TC) for swift approval for pilots to be vaccinated, ALPA has also been working to get flight crews voluntary access to vaccines once they receive government approval and are available to essential workers.




    In the United States


    On December 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. On December 12, the FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine adopted a policy change allowing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for holders of FAA-issued Airman Medical Certificates or Medical Clearances...
    12-29-2020, 03:00 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs updates Welcome Kit for Veterans and Families
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs updates Welcome Kit for Veterans and Families | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release: December 22, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the addition of 10 ‘quick start guides’ and caregiver resources to the VA Welcome Kit — a guide for service members, Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors to access care, benefits and services. The updated welcome kit makes it easier to obtain information about VA resources by listing each step and document needed in the application or enrollment process. “Our welcome kit breaks down VA’s care, benefits and services in an easy-to-follow way so Veterans and their families don’t miss out on any VA resources they may be eligible for,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This guide is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in what the department has to o
    ...
    12-24-2020, 09:40 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    New Updates to Federal Guidelines Revamp Asthma Management
    by Staff Reporter 1
    New Updates to Federal Guidelines Revamp Asthma Management | site |


    Updates to six key areas of asthma care focus on improving diagnosis, management and treatment.


    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release: December 3, 2020)

    The National Institutes of Health today announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment. The new guidance, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, represents the first updates to federal comprehensive asthma management and treatment guidelines in more than a decade, and focuses on tailored treatment interventions for specific age groups based on disease severity using inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting antimuscarinic antagonists, immunotherapy, indoor allergen mitigation, fractional exhaled nitric oxide testing, and bronchial thermoplasty. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews conducted by the Agency
    ...
    12-07-2020, 06:51 AM

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