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MARAD: $5 Mln Available for Marine Highway Projects

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the availability of $5 million in Federal funding to expand marine highway service by creating new or expanding

Government agencies commemorate Earth Day with tech competition

Forty-six years after the first world Earth Day celebration, the General Service Administration (GSA), thru its Office of Information Technology (GSA-IT), marked this year’s occasion with a Government-wide Hackathon.        

Skype for Business hits the Mac in Preview mode

Microsoft announced this morning the launch of Skype for Business for Mac Preview  – the business-focused version of Skype’s communications services aimed at a commercial client base. I.T. administrators and individuals can sign up to...Show More Summary

China Shuts Down Apple’s iBooks And iTunes Movies

“Initially, Apple apparently had the government’s approval to introduce the services. But then a regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, asserted its authority and demanded the closings … just six months after they were started there.”

Microsoft brings Skype for Business to the Mac

Skype for Business is finally coming to the Mac. Microsoft today announced that IT administrators can request an invite to preview the service before a wider release in the future. The tool is fairly limited in its initial preview; you an only view and join meetings as shown on your Outlook Calendar. Show More Summary

Administration Says New Rules For Medicaid Plans Will Improve Service For Enrollees

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The Obama administration tightened rules Monday for private insurance plans that administer most Medicaid benefits for the poor, limiting profits, easing enrollment and requiring minimum levels of par...

Why do we pay so much for lousy investment advice?

The unspoken subtext of the Obama administration's recent initiative on brokers' responsibilities to their clients was that individual investors are vulnerable to being ripped off by the financial services industry. (I wrote about the new broker rules here.) But the new rules didn't lay a finger...

China shuts down iTunes' Movies and iBooks services, says Apple - CNET

Reports suggest that the Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has shut down the iBooks and Movies parts of Apple's iTunes service.

Secret Service Runs Low on Agents, Lawmakers Want to Deputize Bureaucrats

In a curious move, the House Oversight Committee calls for having administrative, professional, and technical employees to fill the Secret Service staffing gap.

Health 2047’s CEO Dr. Doug Given Talks Integrated Innovation

Conquering EHR interoperability is high on the to-do list of many in healthcare—from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) draft guidance for developers to Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) calling on large EHR vendors to pledge improved data sharing. But is all this talk about tackling interoperability just that? Where is the substance? Better yet,... Read More

Korean Register to Deliver Statutory Services in India

Classification society Korean Register (KR) has signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) to deliver services on behalf of the Indian flag administration,

Obama Administration Attempts to Debunk ObamaCare Increases

From the Washington Examiner: A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services found the average cost of Obamacare coverage for people receiving tax credits rose from $102 to $106 per month, or 4 percent, in 2015. The report attempts to play offense against claims that many Obamacare customers will experience double-digit increases. […]

Mayor Announces Plan To Simplify The "Alphabet Soup" Of Homeless Services In NYC

Mayor de Blasio on Monday unveiled plans to overhaul how New York City administers homeless services, by combining the Department of Homeless Services and the Human Resources Administration?which provides food and rental assistance and homelessness prevention services to low-income New Yorkers?into a single agency. [ more › ]

WEATHER SUBDUED

We’ll stop shouting, but we’ll still be speaking in Courier New. One step at a time. — NWS (@NWS) April 12, 2016 —THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, WHICH IS PART OF THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (ALSO KNOWN AS NOAA), WHICH IS IN TURN PART OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT […]

New York City Merging Agencies for Homeless and Welfare Services

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Human Resources Administration and the Social Services Department will join under one commissioner, Steven Banks.

AMGA Provides Comments on SAMHSA's Patient Record and Consent Proposal

AMGA today endorsed the efforts by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to ensure patients seeking treatment for substance use can benefit from the type of care coordination and integrated care delivery that AMGA members provide.

Firm to Pay AIDS Activist for Denying Him Housing

2 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

A brokerage firm has agreed to pay David Goode $5,000 in damages for denying his rental application because he received subsidies through the city’s H.I.V./AIDS Services Administration.

House Republicans Criticize Fiduciary Rule — With Seinfeld GIFs

Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee have been fighting the Obama administration’s rule on investment advice for years—and on the day after the formal release of the final rule, they rolled out a new strategy: criticizing the regulation through Seinfeld GIFs.

Improvements to Safe Browsing Alerts for Network Administrators

Posted by Nav Jagpal, Software Engineer We launched Safe Browsing Alerts for Network Administrators over 5 years ago. Just as Safe Browsing warns users about dangerous sites, this service sends notifications to network administrators...Show More Summary

Senator blasts administration's fight against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The influential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the Obama administration's fight against the Islamic State group is at risk of becoming a "grinding failure for our nation." Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona says in a letter sent Tuesday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter that U.S. Show More Summary

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