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PSC Welcomes Supreme Court Action in Key Federal Contract Case
4/23/2015 4:01:58 PM
The Professional Services Council (PSC) issued the following statement following the April 20 action by the United States Supreme Court to deny a request from the Justice Department that the high court review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit holding that the Department of Housing and Urban Development should have used a contract instead of a …
Citizens Storm Jefferson City on Earth Day to Demand Clean Air and Clean Jobs
4/22/2015 3:55:03 PM
Advocates from across Missouri rallied in the Jefferson City Capitol Rotunda today to urge public officials to take action on climate disruption by growing the state’s clean energy economy. The rally also served as the official launch of the Missouri Clean Energy Coalition, which will aim to build smart policies to cut carbon pollution and prioritize the growth of local …
New Orleans Clears the Air, Becomes a Leader in Public Health Advocacy with New Smoke-Free Ordinance
4/22/2015 3:41:41 PM
Today, New Orleans exhibited its commitment to public safety and protecting the public’s health by implementing a historic smoke-free ordinance that protects all of the city’s residents, employees, entertainers and visitors. The unanimous passage of this ordinance, led by Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and Councilwoman Susan Guidry, has thrust New Orleans into the national …
FEDLINK Announces Annual Awards for Federal Librarianship
4/21/2015 2:12:06 PM
The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business and scholarly communities and the American public. FEDLINK will honor the 2014 award …
Schools, companies, and legislature support third annual Georgia STEM Day
4/21/2015 2:07:12 PM
TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the Technology Association of Georgia’s charitable organization dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce, is proud to announce that over 500,000 students and educators are participating in a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education on May 8, 2015, and registration continues to …
PSC: Draft Defense Acquisition Reform Bill Holds Promise
4/21/2015 12:05:30 PM
The Professional Services Council weighed in on H.R. 1597, the “Agile Acquisition to Retain Technological Edge Act,” commending the overall intent of the draft legislation while highlighting specific areas of concern. The bill was introduced as a discussion draft by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry on March 25. In an April 17 letter to Chairman …
Gambling911.com Founder Chris Costigan to speak at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach on August 6-7
Gambling911.com Founder Chris Costigan to speak at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo in Miami Beach on August 6-7
4/21/2015 8:00:00 AM
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that publisher Chris Costigan of the leading gambling news site Gambling911.com will be speaking at the first ever Daily Fantasy Sports Expo ( www.fantasysportsexpo.com ) on August 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
    Chris Costigan founded Gambling911.com in 1999, a site that has expanded to …
Serco Awarded $187 Million Federal Aviation Administration Contracts
4/16/2015 3:43:44 PM
Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology and managed services, announced today the award of two contracts to continue its 20-plus years of supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower (FCT) Program. Serco will provide air traffic control specialists, safety managers, and program management services in support of 58 Air Traffic Control Towers …
The Mayday Project asks the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): “Why Won’t You Follow the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Rules?”
The Mayday Project asks the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA): “Why Won’t You Follow the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Rules?”
4/16/2015 1:24:59 PM
The Infectious Diseases Society of America plans on revising its guidelines for the treatment of Lyme disease. On March 9, IDSA released a project plan to update the guidelines. The plan provides a period for public comment, which ends April 24. The current treatment guidelines were developed in 2006 and reviewed in 2009, but without leading to any substantial change. The …
USDA Announces Record Number of Organic Producers in U.S.
4/16/2015 11:23:55 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, with 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States and a total of 27,814 certified organic operations around the world. According to data released by the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program …
First 800 MHZ P25 Hosted Solution Receives FCC Approval for North Texas
First 800 MHZ P25 Hosted Solution Receives FCC Approval for North Texas
4/15/2015 10:35:31 AM
Telecommunication Properties, Inc. “TPI” stated that it has received regulatory approval from the Federal Communication Commission for an 800 MHZ P25 overlay network for North Texas.  Governments are no longer required to buy, build, own, and operate costly P25 radio networks in-house. TPI’s 800 MHZ Carrier Hosted P25 service has demonstrated and proven to be more reliable, …
FDA warns consumers not to use muscle growth product called Tri-Methyl Xtreme
FDA warns consumers not to use muscle growth product called Tri-Methyl Xtreme
4/14/2015 12:15:31 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug administration is warning consumers to stop using a dietary supplement for muscle growth linked to serious liver injury. Tri-Methyl Xtreme, distributed by Las Vegas-based Extreme Products Group, claims to contain anabolic steroids and is sold on the Internet and in some retail stores and gyms. An investigation is underway by the FDA to identify the …
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Signing of Arkansas House Bill 1395
4/8/2015 3:09:04 PM
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Arkansas House Bill 1395, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill, signed in to law last Thursday by Governor Asa Hutchinson, will allow school staff to volunteer to be trained to provide basic diabetes care, …
Lyme Disease Patients to Stage Multiday Protest at IDSA Headquarters
Lyme Disease Patients to Stage Multiday Protest at IDSA Headquarters
4/7/2015 8:32:01 AM
The Mayday Project Lyme patient advocacy group announced that it is moving forward with plans for a two-day protest at the headquarters of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). U.S. rates of Lyme disease have skyrocketed in recent years with the CDC announcing in 2013 that rather than 30,000 new cases annually there are likely 300,000. The Mayday Project …
Access Granted, An Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (04/03/2015)
4/2/2015 6:00:00 AM
Kevin Crane’s new book, Access Granted will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on March 30th. Access Granted provides the reader with guidelines, tips, and useful information from a retired Special Agent’s first hand experience. This book will give readers an insider look into obtaining their government security clearance fast and efficiently, …
The Anxious Language Learner, An Amazon Best-Selling Book is Free For One More Day (04/03/2015)
4/2/2015 6:00:00 AM
Taghreed M. Al-Saraj’s new book, The Anxious Language Learner: A Saudi Woman’s Story will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on March 30th. If you’re learning or teaching a foreign language , or simply love languages, then The Anxious Language Learner is a must-read.  It is written in an engaging way that holds the audience’s attention from start …
New analysis of breast cancer subtypes could lead to better risk stratification
4/1/2015 8:37:12 AM
For the first time, researchers have used national data to determine the incidence of the four major molecular subtypes of breast cancer by age, race/ethnicity, poverty level, and several other factors.  These four subtypes respond differently to treatment and have different survival rates.  The new data will help researchers more accurately stratify breast cancer by …
Best Selling Book, Access Granted, Is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days (until 04/03/2015)
3/30/2015 6:00:00 AM
Kevin Crane’s new book, Access Granted will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on March 30th. Access Granted provides the reader with guidelines, tips, and useful information from a retired Special Agent’s first hand experience. This book will give readers an insider look into obtaining their government security clearance fast and efficiently, …
Best Selling Book, The Anxious Language Learner, Is Now Free on Amazon for 5 Days (until 04/03/2015)
3/30/2015 6:00:00 AM
Taghreed M. Al-Saraj’s new book, The Anxious Language Learner: A Saudi Woman’s Story will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on March 30th. If you’re learning or teaching a foreign language , or simply love languages, then The Anxious Language Learner is a must-read.  It is written in an engaging way that holds the audience’s attention from start …
Taghreed M. Al-Saraj, The Anxious Language Learner- Free to Download Tomorrow (03/30/2015)
3/29/2015 6:00:00 AM
Taghreed M. Al-Saraj’s new book, The Anxious Language Learner: A Saudi Woman’s Story will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store on March 30th. If you’re learning or teaching a foreign language , or simply love languages, then The Anxious Language Learner is a must-read.  It is written in an engaging way that holds the audience’s attention from start …