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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:58:49 EDT

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MONDAY: SBA to Host Discussion on Fin-Tech and Financial Inclusion in Partnership with WeWork for South by South Lawn

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:41:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, Oct. 3, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and WeWork—in recognition of the White House South by South Lawn festival—are partnering to host a discussion on the evolution of fin-tech products, and its...



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SBA Appoints Maria Roat as Chief Information Officer

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:34:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), today announced the appointment of Maria A. Roat to serve as SBA's Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective October 3, 2016. Roat joins...



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Census Bureau: Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: Second Quarter 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:20:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This report provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the largest defined benefit public employee pension systems for state and local governments. This report produces three tables:...



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NASA, France to Collaborate on Aircraft Noise Research

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:43:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During bilateral meetings in Daejeon, South Korea, NASA and France's Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA) signed an agreement Tuesday to collaborate on research that focuses on mitigating the effects of civil...



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Census Bureau: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:17:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- These data include single-year estimates of the number of firms, number of establishments, employment and annual payroll. Data are presented by state, industry and enterprise employment size. The 2012-2013 Statistics of U.S....



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Business leaders agree: Federal funding for basic research enhances prosperity, security and well-being

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:22:00 EDT

(image) PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than three dozen CEOs and other top executives of some of the leading, best-known U.S. businesses publicly argued today that federal funding for basic scientific research is an investment in Americans' prosperity, security and...



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NASA TV to Broadcast Hispanic Heritage Event, Aspira con NASA / Aspire with NASA

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:02:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the agency's headquarters in Washington Tuesday, Oct. 4, with stories of aspiration, inspiration and exploration. Aspira con NASA / Aspire with NASA will highlight the contributions...



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 30: Hydroelectric Power

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: HYDROELECTRIC POWER Profile America — Friday, September 30th.  On this date in 1882, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began...



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Riyadh On The Move: One of the Biggest Transportation Projects in the World Discussed at the United Nations

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:21:00 EDT

(image) UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 29. 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moving a city of 6.5 million people from home to work and back, and anywhere else their daily life takes them, is a huge task. The King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport includes a metro and a bus network, and is...



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DIPRA Applauds House Passage of WRDA

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:36:00 EDT

(image) GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) applauds the House passage of the Water Resources Development Act.  DIPRA provides policymakers and the public with information on how best to update local water...



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Saudi Arabia Issues Statement on JASTA

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:36:00 EDT

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued the following statement today: The enactment of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) is of great concern to the community of nations that...



Justice Department Announces Almost $18 Million In Awards To Support Sex Offender Registration, Assessment, Intervention

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) awarded almost $18 million to implement and enhance sex offender programming throughout the United States. "We have made tremendous strides over the last...



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Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Responds to Electronic Benefits Transfer Usage Audit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:10:00 EDT

(image) HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas responded to the Auditor General's (AG) audit of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) usage:  "DHS agrees with the AG's desire to ensure only those who are...



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Groups: DEA Ban Of Natural Herb Kratom Could Cause Billions In Industry Losses, Harm More Than Three Million Americans

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:05:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With less than two days to go before the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) could impose a ban on the coffee-like herb kratom, the Botanical Education Alliance (BEA) released data today showing the resulting economic harm...



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CASIS and the National Science Foundation Partner to Fund $1.5 Million in Fluid Dynamics Investigations

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT

(image) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced five projects have been awarded from a joint fluid dynamics solicitation for focused...



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AFGE President: Congress Has No Reason to Celebrate a Near Government Shutdown

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:49:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "Averting a government shutdown with only days to spare is no reason to celebrate. Congress has merely kicked the...



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CompTIA Joins the White House and the National Cyber Security Alliance's 'Lock Down Your Login' Online Safety Campaign

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:30:00 EDT

(image) DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology industry, today announced its commitment to the National Cyber Security Alliance's "Lock Down Your Login" Internet safety and security initiative to empower Americans...



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PUBLICATION ADVISORY: BJS Releases Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Justice Assistance Grant Program, 2016, which describes the steps used in the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) formula calculation process...



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 29: Decaf Coffee

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: DECAF COFFEE Profile America — Thursday, September 29th.  International Coffee Day is just two days away, but for all of coffee's historic...



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Motley Rice LLC Commends Congress for Veto Override Allowing Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act to Become Law

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:39:00 EDT

(image) MT. PLEASANT, S.C., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, JASTA, became a law that will now allow foreign sponsors of terrorist attacks in the U.S. to be held accountable in U.S. civil courts, abolishing foreign governments' immunity for...



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