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2012-05-31 06:28:26

FLINT, Mich., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation's largest, privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today that CEO Phil Hagerman has received an invitation from the White House Business Council and Business Forward to attend a one-day forum on jobs and the economy. The White House Business Council will host Mr. Hagerman and other business leaders from Michigan on June 1 at the White House for an interactive dialogue about what is working in...

White House Officials Declare War On Botnets
2012-05-31 10:47:31

Officials from the White House have announced a coordinated effort with several trade groups and private companies to combat botnets, reports Grant Gross from IDG News Service. Members of the Industry Botnet Group (IBG) will share information, educate users and promote innovation with the aim of mitigating threats. Members have agreed to report on attacks and the measures they´ve used to combat infected networks, members of President Obama´s administration announced....

2012-05-30 06:22:45

GAINESVILLE, Mo., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the point of open access, some archaeologists and independent scholars--including private collectors of ancient coins through the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild--have found common ground. All are calling for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) to retract its stated position and join them in supporting Open Access. In November of 2011, the AIA sent a letter to the White House opposing free access to government-funded research that...

2012-05-29 10:24:47

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Michael DeCesare, Co-President at McAfee, will deliver a speech at "Building Cybersecurity Partnerships and Promoting Voluntary Action: Stopping Botnets", which is being hosted by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt. What: The White House, in conjunction with the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is deeply committed and currently engaged with industry leadership to convene and...

2012-05-29 06:26:02

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Michael DeCesare, Co-President at McAfee, will deliver a speech at "Building Cybersecurity Partnerships and Promoting Voluntary Action: Stopping Botnets", which is being hosted by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt. What: The White House, in conjunction with the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is deeply committed and currently engaged with industry leadership to convene and...

2012-05-24 23:01:51

"It is regrettable that President Obama is supporting the passage of a cybersecurity bill that compromises the privacy rights of Americans," stated Evelyn Castillo-Bach, founder and CEO of UmeNow. Pembroke Pines, Fl (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 UmeNow announced today that it is calling on President Barack Obama to veto any cybersecurity bill that supports spying on Americans. UmeNow supports the cybersecurity stance taken by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) who said on Monday that the Senate's...

2012-05-23 06:24:32

NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama will appear as a guest for a second time on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, her first appearance since entering the White House. Mrs. Obama will discuss her first-ever book, AMERICAN GROWN: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America (May 29, 2012; Crown Publishers), which invites readers inside the White House Kitchen Garden and offers an unprecedented look...

2012-05-21 10:22:47

"The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge" Invites Parents and Their Children to Submit Healthy Lunch Recipes for a Chance to Attend Kids' "State Dinner" NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Epicurious and First Lady Michelle Obama, the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture are all teaming up to launch a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" invites parents (or legal guardians) and their...

2012-05-20 22:21:39

NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harris Poll has been measuring the confidence of the American public in the leaders of major institutions since 1966. After seeing drops in confidence in almost all institutions last year, there is some stability this year as well as some small upward levels of confidence. However, some institutions are still at all time lows. Again this year, only 6% of all adults have a great deal of confidence in the leaders of Congress. Only one in ten Americans...

2012-05-09 10:24:15

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Carol Olander, former Director of SNAP Research and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service and former White House spokesman Robert Weiner were moved to action after recent attacks on the SNAP program by House Budget Chair Paul Ryan and presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The piece, published in the Michigan Chronicle today, named "best black paper in the country" six times in the...