Newly authorized COVID-19 diagnostic kit is paired with a smartphone app

What A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health has launched a study to assess the performance and usability of a smartphone app paired with the Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test, which just received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use with a prescription. The home… Read More

DMVA, PHEAA Launch Portal for Guard Members, Families Applying for Higher Education Benefits

Annville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) have collaborated to create a portal that automates the education benefits application process for Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members and their families. The new electronic process – which can now be completed from any device… Read More

KVIC’s E-Market Portal Touches New Milestone; Gives a Big Push to Swadeshi

Khadi and Village Industry Commission’s (KVIC) foray into the online marketing segment has found tremendous public patronage. Testimony to this is the gross turnover of over Rs 1.12 crore in just 8 months of the launch of Khadi’s e-portal http://www.khadiindia.gov.in. Launched on 7th July 2020, the Khadi e-portal has delivered orders to over 10,000 customers… Read More

Attorney General James Shuts Down Northern Leasing Spinoffs for Continuing to Prey on Small Businesses

NLS Equipment Finance and Leasing Expenses Company Attempted to Perpetuate Same Scheme Blocked by OAG’s Prior Suit and Victory NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James has won another major victory to protect small business owners in New York and across the country from predatory and deceptive business practices. A decision and order,… Read More

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of New ID Verification Tool to Fight Unemployment Fraud, Speed Processing of Claims

State Department of Labor will Use ID.me to Stop Identity Theft-Based Fraud and Release Unemployment Benefits to Verified New Yorkers More Efficiently New Web Resource Provides Guide to Help New Yorkers Protect Their Identity and Fight Fraud Since the Start of the Pandemic, New York State has Prevented More Than $6.4 Billion in Fraudulent Unemployment… Read More

NIOSH partners with the National Science Foundation for a second year to fund workplace robotics research

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to make funding available to study the integration of robotics technologies in the workplace. The NSF published a Program Solicitationexternal icon calling for proposals for the National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0). Building upon… Read More

Rubio, Coons Urge Biden to Invoke Defense Production Act to Address Semiconductor Shortage

FEB 24 2021 Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE) sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting that he invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase America’s capacity to produce semiconductors in the immediate term.  “The U.S. was once the world leader in semiconductor manufacturing, but our position has… Read More

Vice-Chairman Rubio Opening Statement for William Burns Nomination Hearing

Washington, D.C. — Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) convened an open hearing for Ambassador William Burns, the nominee to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The open hearing will be a WebEx Hybrid and will be followed by a closed hearing immediately following… Read More

McCaul Talks Semiconductors, Promotes CHIPS Act with President Biden

Washington, DC – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House to discuss the growing semiconductor shortage with President Biden. At the meeting, Rep. McCaul specifically highlighted the need to keep the manufacturing as well as research and development of advanced semiconductors in the… Read More

Berkshire Grey, a Leader in AI-Enabled Robotics and Automation Solutions, Announces Business Combination with Revolution Acceleration Acquisition Corp

  Berkshire Grey is a pure-play robotics company offering fully integrated, artificial intelligence-based software and hardware solutions to automate business operations in warehouses and logistics fulfillment centers – meeting consumer demands and exponential e-commerce growth  Combined company to have an estimated post-transaction equity value of up to $2.7 billion  Transaction expected to provide up to… Read More

Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code

Government notifies Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 Social media platforms welcome to do business in India but they need to follow the Constitution and laws of India Social media platform can certainly be used for asking questions and criticize Social media platforms have empowered ordinary users but they need… Read More

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Steps to Promote Equitable Relief for Mom-and-Pop Businesses WASHINGTON – Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago… Read More

Stem, Inc. Announces Board of Directors for Post-Merger Public Company

Board of Directors further strengthens Stem’s domain expertise in renewable energy generation, energy storage, technology, energy infrastructure, and climate solutions MILLBRAE, Calif. – February 18, 2021 – Stem, Inc. (“Stem”), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven clean energy storage systems, today announced its Board of Directors for the combined company that will result from… Read More

Ranking Member Lucas Introduces GOP Members of the 117th Congress Science Committee

(Washington, DC) – Today, at the Committee’s Organizational Meeting for the 117th Congress, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) introduced the Republican Members that will sit on the Science Committee in the 117th Congress. Thank you, Chairwoman Johnson. I’m proud to welcome back our returning Members and introduce the new… Read More

Ranking Member Lucas Applauds Perseverance Landing on Mars

(Washington, DC) Today, Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology released the following statement on the successful landing of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Mars. Perseverance marks the United States’ sixth successful rover landing on Mars. Following today’s landing, the Rover will begin its scientific mission on the Martian surface,… Read More

Lindsay Corporation Announces Appointment of Ibrahim Gokcen to Board of Directors

OMAHA, Neb., February 1, 2021—Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, announced today that Ibrahim Gokcen had been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Gokcen, 43, is the President & Chief Revenue Officer for Open Insights LLC, a data advisory and services company. Before… Read More

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $400K IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO INVEST IN ORAL DISEASE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

01.29.21 Washington D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $420,800 in federal funding to support the research and development of oral disease and disorder technology at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Dental and… Read More

ICYMI: Lucas and Stefanik Send Letter to President Biden Urging Prioritization of Emerging Technologies

Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik sent a letter to the White House, signed by twenty-two House Republican colleagues, urging President Biden to prioritize engagement and cooperation with our allies on emerging technologies. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement: “I strongly urge President Biden to engage with our allies on emerging technology issues. China is undoubtedly the… Read More

Lucas Welcomes Republican Members to the Science Committee

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) welcomed the Members chosen by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve on the Science Committee. “We have a great group of members serving on the Committee in the 117th Congress,” said Lucas. “Our returning Members bring a wealth of… Read More

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced new appointees to lead the agency under the Biden-Harris Administration. The appointments represent a diverse and accomplished group of individuals committed to advancing the economy for all Americans. In partnership with dedicated career civil servants, these key appointments will promote job creation and economic growth. While also… Read More