Public Sector
Letter: Encourage state to join greenhouse gas initiative   
July 23, 2020
Source: Reading Eagle - The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, is a bipartisan regional program started in 2008. It works by setting caps on pollution from power plants and reducing those caps each year and ...
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Seychelles Blue Bond Economy Helps To Lower Its National Debt   
July 23, 2020
Source: Forbes - Seychelles, the African island nation is proving its ability to pay back debt holders with the money raised from their unique blue bonds. They’ve made 30% of their exclusive economic zone marine protected areas,
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Durable Coating for Hard Surface Could Reduce Food Contamination Risk   
July 23, 2020
Source: Medindia - Durable covering made of titanium dioxide can remove foodborne germs ... is being done to test the coating against other disease-causing bacteria. The study, "Design and characterization of ...
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New Swine Flu With Pandemic Potential Discovered In China   
July 23, 2020
Source: NDTV - It possesses "all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans," say the authors, scientists at Chinese universities and China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Researchers describe unique system for testing how well narrow wavebands of UV light kill germs   
July 23, 2020
Source: Phys.org - While awaiting full access to their labs due to COVID-19 restrictions, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken this rare opportunity to report the technical details of pioneering...
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Bhutan Rejects China's New Claim Over Its Territory, Sends Demarche: Report   
July 22, 2020
Source: NDTV - China today sought to defend its recent claims over the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhutan, saying the boundary between the two countries is yet to be demarcated and it has proposed a "package solution" to resolve the issue.
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USDA won't require COVID-19 labels from impacted plants   
July 22, 2020
Source: Feed Stuffs - Food Safety and Inspection Service states that it does not have the authority to require facilities to report on the health information of their workers. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s filed a petition...
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China says it proposed 'package solution' to resolve border dispute with Bhutan   
July 22, 2020
Source: moneycontrol.com - In a surprise move, China recently staked claim over the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhutan at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council and opposed funding to the project. China on Tuesday sought to defend its recent...
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U.S. House Committee Approves Massive Tech Spending Bills   
July 22, 2020
Source: Government Technology - Hundreds of billions of dollars in tech spending was approved by the House Appropriations Committee. Twelve bills focus on boosting homeland security, election security, rural broadband and other issues.
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Ivanti’s Daniel Wilbricht on Cloud Investments, CMMC Priorities   
July 22, 2020
Source: GovCon Wire - Daniel Wilbricht, vice president of Ivanti‘s public sector business in the Americas, said the company will continue to invest in information
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