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Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) Executive Director Doug Peddicord today issued the following statement on the Resolution (H.Res.733) introduced by Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) in the House of Representatives to designate September as Clinical Research Innovation Month in America: Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) Champions Clinical Research Innovation Month “ACRO members take pride in the… Keep reading →

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xxmhrm/employee_benefits) has announced the addition of the “Employee Benefits in Spain” report to their offering. The Spanish social security system covers the country’s entire population, including foreigners who work in the country. It also protects those of Spanish origin, as well as their dependents who reside in foreign countries. The main objective… Keep reading →

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today released the results of their 2014 Annual Alumni Survey. Based on the responses of more than 21,000 wounded veterans, it includes the largest sample size of service members injured since 9/11 and is the most statistically relevant survey response of that population to date. Among the survey’s findings, the 2014… Keep reading →

For most of its history, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has relied on paper food instruments (checks or vouchers) for delivering healthy foods to pregnant women and families with young children. WIC provides a prescription of healthy foods to enrollees, requiring them to make purchases from authorized grocery stores… Keep reading →

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The Idaho cities of Dubois, Plummer, Kamiah, Notus, Montpelier and Hagerman are accepting credit and debit cards for utility payments. Residents of all six municipalities can make payments in person at their respective city clerk offices. Four of the cities—Dubois, Plummer, Kamiah, and Montpelier—offer online payments through their city websites as well. “We have been… Keep reading →

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The Center for Digital Government announced today the state of Utah again topped the Digital States Survey. Conducted every two years, the Survey is the most comprehensive review of best practices, policies, and progress made by state governments in their use of digital technologies to serve residents and streamline operations. Over the past two years,… Keep reading →

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

In response to requests from the Native Hawaiian community, Hawaii’s congressional delegation and state leaders, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced last week a first step to consider reestablishing a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community. The purpose of such a relationship would be to more effectively implement the… Keep reading →

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Donor Alliance, and Colorado.gov announced a fourth win today for their joint “Save Time. Renew Online!” multimedia campaign, which has been selected by The International Academy of Visual Arts to receive a 2013 W3 Award. The “Save Time. Renew Online!” campaign was created in 2011 in an effort… Keep reading →

As the need for public assistance programs – and the equal need to reduce government spending -increases, a variety of federal assistance programs are under tremendous pressure to maximize their limited resources. Key to this effort is the importance of ferreting out fraud, waste and abuse, and eliminating inefficiencies, while ensuring that these services are provided to those individuals that qualify to receive them.

That’s no easy task, given the patchwork of aid programs offered by a number of agencies, each with its own governing rules, qualification criteria and application process. Regrettably, the network of assistance programs has become mired in its own bureaucracy. Keep reading →


David McClure calls the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT) “a little sparkplug igniting innovation all across government.”

Indeed, OCSIT’s just-released 2012 annual report, “More for Mission,” serves as a 51-page catalogue for the office’s multi-pronged push for innovation in technology in the federal government. Keep reading →

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