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2011-08-02 07:03:00

Some cards have hidden fees that cost consumers minutes WASHINGTON, Aug 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to prepaid telephone cards, every minute counts. That's why the federal government is always taking steps to ensure that the companies that sell them provide the minutes promised and clearly disclose any hidden fees that might decrease the number of minutes available for calls. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently took legal action against Millennium Telecard...

2010-09-07 14:23:00

New site consolidates open government contests into one place; provides universal, no-cost platform for citizens to participate in challenges. WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House today launched the new Challenge.gov, an online tool for federal agencies provided by the U.S. General Services Administration that allows agencies to post contests aimed at increasing public participation with the government. As part of President Obama's call for an open, transparent...

2010-01-27 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Basho Technologies, Inc. today announced Dr. Eric Brewer, Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley and formerly founder and Chief Scientist of Inktomi Corporation, a leading provider of scalable search (sold to Yahoo! in 2003), is joining the Basho Board of Directors and he will serve as an active advisor on Basho's product roadmap. Dr. Brewer begins in his dual roles effective immediately. Dr. Brewer, globally...

2009-11-24 06:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derycz Scientific, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DYSC), a company that is pioneering a fresh way of facilitating the flow of information from content publishers to enterprise customers and their constituents, announced that it will make its bulk article reprints, commercial document printing, and top-rated document delivery services available to the United States government sector through its subsidiary Reprints Desk. Derycz Scientific...

2009-11-23 23:01:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Reprints Desk, Inc., the content workflow company, today announced that it will make its bulk article reprints, commercial document printing, and top-rated document delivery services available to the United States government sector vis-a-vis parent company Derycz Scientific, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DYSC). Derycz Scientific was awarded a five year General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Contract #GS-02F-0048W on November...

2009-04-14 09:09:00

Velocity to Offer Conceptual Search on National Biological Information Infrastructure's Website PITTSBURGH, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Geological Survey has chosen Vivisimo (vivisimo.com), a leading provider of enterprise search software and expertise, to provide its website users data and information from a number of diverse biological data sources. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080626/NEW046LOGO ) The award-winning Vivisimo Velocity Search Platform will replace...

2009-04-14 08:30:00

Velocity to Offer Conceptual Search on National Biological Information Infrastructure's Website PITTSBURGH, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Geological Survey has chosen Vivisimo (vivisimo.com), a leading provider of enterprise search software and expertise, to provide its website users data and information from a number of diverse biological data sources. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080626/NEW046LOGO ) The award-winning Vivisimo Velocity Search Platform will replace...

2009-01-23 10:56:00

Award-winning Web site delivers on open government mission DENVER, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal government today announced the availability of breaking news and information RSS feeds on the award winning USA.gov website managed by the U.S. General Service Administration's Office of Citizen Services. With a long history of providing electronic access to government information through the Web, the USA.gov site is delivering on a commitment to streamline and simplify access...

2008-12-02 09:00:00

A&D Industry Group Focus on Identity Assurance Attracts New Member HERNDON, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) today announced the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the products and services arm of the U.S. Federal government, as its newest member. The GSA's Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), an office of the GSA that ensures government agencies develop and utilize the best, most cost effective management practices...

2008-09-16 12:00:00

The U.S. Small Business Administration jumped from 13th in 2007 to 7th in 2008 in rankings of overall electronic-government effectiveness, according to a recent Brookings Institute study. The report, "State and Federal Electronic Government in the United States, 2008," by Darrell M. West, assessed whether state and federal e-government initiatives effectively use interactive Web features to improve service delivery and public outreach. Federal Web sites are rated by the same...


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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