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2011-07-18 09:56:00

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prosecutions in the United States continued apace, the first half of 2011 showed some signs that judicial decisions and congressional scrutiny were leading to more - or, in some cases, less - clarity concerning the scope of the statute and the government's enforcement policy, according to global law firm Shearman & Sterling's semiannual report, "Recent Trends and Patterns in FCPA Enforcement," part of...

2011-07-15 09:30:00

NEW YORK, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by TNS, the world's largest custom research firm, reveals that 87% of Americans with $500,000 or more in investable assets agree that the size of the US government's deficit is a major concern for them. Of those surveyed, 40% stated that they would be willing to pay higher taxes if it meant there were no changes to Social Security and Medicare. Forty percent also agreed that in order to balance the federal budget, they would be willing...

2011-04-29 04:30:00

OWINGS MILLS, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTIC Signals Defenses®, LLC (ASD), the leader in converting office space into a Secure Work Environment (SWE) now offers the "SWE Initiative" providing: Designing building shells and tenant fit-ups easily configurable for SCIF/SWE NSA expertise commercially available Lower risk, more attractable space for US Government certifiable SCIF/SWE Pre and post countermeasure testing to meet US Government requirements Project...

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2011-04-09 05:50:00

The US Government cleared Google for liftoff on Friday, allowing the search giant to move forward with its $700 million acquisition of flight data company ITA Software, but with strictly imposed conditions. The US Department of Justice's anti-trust division said Google would be required to license the software, to continue to upgrade it, and establish firewalls to protect ITA clients' intellectual property. Google added that the deal required them to license the software until 2016. The...

2011-04-05 00:00:28

CERTON has received its GSA Schedule Contract to provide Safety-Critical Software & Electronic Hardware Engineering Services to the US Government and Military. Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 CERTON, Inc. has been awarded its GSA Schedule Contract to participate under the Cooperative Purchasing and Recovery Purchasing programs of the Unites States under the Special Item Number (SIN): 132-51 "“ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. Under this SIN, CERTON can...

2011-03-16 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SATELLITE 2011 -- Communications infrastructure and media services company Arqiva is enhancing its US and Washington, DC presence to better serve existing US government customer requirements. By expanding its US government operations domestically, Arqiva will continue to work as a prime sub-contractor to integrators and service providers to US government agencies. With that objective, the Company announced that William R (Randy) Witten has...

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2011-02-15 11:51:49

On Tuesday, a federal judge was to hear arguments on a court order directing microblogging site Twitter to hand over information on users connected to Wikileaks in a case pitting privacy advocates against federal prosecutors. The court order was handed down in December, but unsealed February 9 in order to allow users of the social networking site to have an opportunity to appeal the decisions. "This is an outrageous attack by the Obama administration on the privacy and free speech rights of...

2011-02-15 00:02:56

NorthWestPharmacy.com's customers in the USA want the US Government to do more to help access safe Canadian online pharmacies. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 14, 2011 During his recent YouTube interview, President Obama stated, "it may be that importation is still something we should look at in terms of further lowering the price of drugs." But a recent poll of customers at one of the largest Canadian online pharmacies suggests that the administration is not doing enough on this front to appease...

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2011-02-10 06:15:00

A US Judge will hear arguments next week over the US government's labors to get Twitter to release personal information on the accounts of three people with ties to whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The government's efforts to gain access to the Twitter information have been challenged by a number of groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The three WikiLeaks supporters under investigation are Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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