Trump administration proposes overtime pay expansion

Reuters | March 08, 2019

Trump administration proposes overtime pay expansion
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a long-awaited proposal on Thursday to extend mandatory overtime pay to a million more workers, far fewer than an Obama administration rule that was struck down by a federal judge. Currently, salaried workers are automatically entitled to overtime pay only if they earn less than $23,660 a year, a figure set in 2004. The proposal released on Thursday would raise the threshold to $35,308.

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The Port of Seattle’s Terminal 46 will soon be able to serve two super post-Panamax vessels at once, boosting terminal productivity, thanks partly to $20 million in federal funding.

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ATIS | May 22, 2020

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Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, today declared that it has joined Broadcom's worldwide cyber security aggregator program. The program use Carahsoft's exceptional reason fabricated devices and assets to all the more likely serve the U.S. Government and public area markets and the organization's affiliate accomplices combined with Broadcom's driving cyber security arrangements. This organization underscores Broadcom's proceeded with obligation to building up the public area channel by utilizing Carahsoft's ability as Broadcom's Master Government Aggregator. With longer than a time of involvement with the public authority contracting space, Carahsoft is the wholesaler for both the Symantec and CA Technologies arrangement sets under Broadcom in the public area, offering extra benefit to clients looking for industry driving security or application improvement and the executives apparatuses. These arrangements are accessible through Carahsoft's affiliates and integrators on Carahsoft's GSA Schedule 70, NASA SEWP V, ITES-SW2, NASPO ValuePoint, The Quilt and numerous different agreements to grow the scope and effect of Broadcom's answers across administrative, state and nearby governments and medical services and instructive foundations. “The Carahsoft team is grateful for the opportunity to carry on our long-term relationship with Symantec through our expanding partnership with Broadcom. The CSAP combines our joint resources to solve our public sector customers’ most pressing security challenges,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “We are proud to be chosen for this program and look forward to working with our reseller and system integrators partners to better support our government customers and drive adoption of Broadcom’s cutting-edge Symantec enterprise cyber security solutions.” Carahsoft dispatched its organization with Symantec in 2004 and has assembled a committed outreach group with a profound information on arrangements that safe government undertakings. With this most recent development of its job under the CSAP, Carahsoft can use this aptitude to offer specialized help for Symantec devices, addressing a large number of its clients' most problems that need to be addressed rapidly and productively while offering client assistance customized to the public authority space. “We look forward to investing in Carahsoft as our premier distributor for the U.S. Government, education and healthcare markets and supporting this crucial channel,” said Roy Borden, Vice President of Global Partners at Broadcom. “The mass shift to remote work has dramatically expanded the threat landscape, and we stand ready to help public sector agencies secure their IT environments and maintain compliance in collaboration with Carahsoft and its reseller partners.” About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. As a top-performing GSA Schedule, SEWP and ITES-SW2 contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the Master Government Aggregator® for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

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The Port of Seattle’s Terminal 46 will soon be able to serve two super post-Panamax vessels at once, boosting terminal productivity, thanks partly to $20 million in federal funding.