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2014-04-09 23:28:23

Virginia Agencies Focus on Information Security Ashland, Virginia (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Commonwealth Information Security Council held its 1st Annual Information Security Conference for employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia on April 3-4, 2014. Karen Cole, CEO of Assura, Inc. in Ashland, VA gave an engaging presentation titled, “It’s a Disaster! How to Get Your Continuity Program Out of the Disaster Zone While Delivering Results” to about 50 government Information Security...

2014-04-09 20:21:57

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Virginia jury returned a verdict in favor of Handi-Foil Corp., a family-owned manufacturer of recyclable aluminum products, on all but one of the counts that proceeded to a week-long trial in a trademark and false advertising dispute with Reynolds Consumer Products, the maker of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil. "Handi-Foil is gratified that the jury rejected Reynolds' false advertising claim, finding that Handi-Foil's aluminum...

2014-04-09 16:22:03

Company Sponsorship Honors its Commitment to Providing Support Directly to Warfighters, Civilian Department of Defense Personnel and their Families MCLEAN, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) announced today that it will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler event scheduled for Sept. 14 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C....

2014-04-09 12:32:03

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) launched ACT-First: A Practical Introduction to Liver Disease. "ACT" stands for AASLD Curriculum and Training" and "First" refers to first-line providers. This educational program for primary care and other interested health care providers consists of a web-based curriculum in hepatology that will be provided free of cost to any interested healthcare provider in or out of the...

2014-04-09 12:27:24

Maps Battle Plan For Conservative Victory In GOP Civil War MANASSAS, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ConservativeHQ.com announced today that TAKEOVER, the latest book by conservative direct marketing pioneer and author Richard A. Viguerie was released April 8 and within hours hit #1 on Amazon's Political Parties list. In TAKEOVER Viguerie makes the case that the most important battle in politics today isn't between Democrats and Republicans - it is the civil war...

2014-04-09 08:32:36

Company Donates $150,000 to Serve Active Duty and Wounded Troops, Military Families, and Caregivers MCLEAN, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) named Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) the first Center Operations Sponsor of the USO Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda. As a sponsor, SAIC will donate $150,000, over the next three years, to assist with the center's daily operations and programs to benefit...

2014-04-09 00:21:46

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children recognized U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today with a Congressional Champion for Children award for his leadership on issues affecting children. The senator accepted the award at Save the Children's Advocacy Summit, in front of an audience of students who travelled across the country to Washington, D.C., to learn how to become an effective voice for children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/MM01439...

2014-04-08 08:38:44

18th Annual Awards Recognize Regional CFOs and Financiers for Excellence HERNDON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards, which recognize chief financial officers and financiers for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region's technology community. Now in its 18(th) year, the NVTC-produced...

2014-04-08 08:38:42

Experienced sales and software leader will drive company initiatives to support the expanded needs and greater breadth of today's connectivity providers RESTON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Excelacom, a software and services provider for customers in telecommunications and communications-related industries, announces the appointment of Haim Kantor as General Manager, Major Accounts. In this role, Kantor will be responsible for crafting and delivering to market business...

2014-04-08 08:38:29

Market-leading sales for IP satellite hubs, and a quadrupling of terminal shipments since 2004 HERNDON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it has become the world's largest VSAT systems manufacturer by enterprise hardware sales, garnering a 32% market share, according to the 13(th) Edition of The VSAT Report, published by market analyst COMSYS. Latest revenue figures included...


Latest Virginia Reference Libraries

Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds and developed a variety of different characteristics. They live in poor conditions on the...

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates any future development. Washington National Forest was established on May 16th of...

Shenandoah National Park
2013-04-26 14:58:26

Shenandoah National Park is located in the State of Virginia in the United States. The park contains a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and holds 199,100 acres of land, of which 79,579 acres comprise a designated wilderness. The park extends across a narrow area, through eight counties, from Waynesboro to the town of Front Royal. The establishment of Shenandoah National park began in 1926, when the area was designated as a national park, but it was not officially established and opened...

Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalist
2012-10-05 08:36:41

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalist) is a mouse-eared bat that can be found in North America. Its range primarily includes eastern and Midwestern states, but it can be found in some southern areas of the United States. During the winter, its range becomes much smaller, with most populations occurring in large clusters in only a few caves. One study conducted in 1985 suggested that an estimated 244,000 individuals of this species reside in Indiana. Its range overlaps that of the endangered gray...

wovi_003_pvp
2012-06-14 07:34:25

Symbol: WOVI Group: Fern Family: Blechnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ANVI6 Anchistea virginica (L.) C. Presl Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom...

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