Trump administration suspends U.S. educational programs for migrant children

Reuters | June 06, 2019

The Trump administration is suspending educational, legal and recreational programs for migrant children in its custody, saying an influx of children crossing the border without a parent or legal guardian was putting a “tremendous strain” on the resources of the agency tasked with housing them. The agency that houses migrant children - the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) - asked Congress for an additional $2.88 billion to increase shelter capacity, HHS spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer said on Wednesday. ORR is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders squared off Thursday night in the most heated and dramatic Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 cycle. The rivals battled it out at a two-hour prime-time event on CNN that exposed fundamental differences in their candidacies and campaign styles.

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders squared off Thursday night in the most heated and dramatic Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 cycle. The rivals battled it out at a two-hour prime-time event on CNN that exposed fundamental differences in their candidacies and campaign styles.

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US Army Renews its Enterprise-wide Contract with Unison Marketplace

Unison | December 14, 2021

Unison, the leading provider of acquisition management software to government agencies, program offices, and contractors, announced today that the US Army renewed and expanded their relationship with Unison Marketplace, e-procurement technology that boosts readiness, efficiency, compliance and competition, to support their acquisition goals. "During our years working together, the Army has been extraordinarily innovative—shaping best practices with large benefits for Army and other federal acquisition leaders. We're inspired and honored to support their missions during this next chapter," said Paul Edelmann, General Manager of Unison's Marketplace division. Unison Marketplace's solution saves precious time and effort for acquisition professionals with a simplified RFQ process that ensures regulatory compliance and delivers competition and full documentation to every acquisition. To accelerate Category Management goals, Marketplace integrates with SAM.gov and delivers competition within Best-in-Class contracts, BPAs, IDIQs, and full and open competitions—all in one easy-to-use interface. About Unison Unison's secure cloud and on-premise Lifecycle Acquisition Management software, marketplace, and information products support more than 200,000 users in leading prime contractors, all cabinet-level agencies, and major DoD programs. All software development and support are provided within the USA. For more than 30 years, Unison has continually advanced software and insight solutions to help customers efficiently achieve their missions. Unison is headquartered in Dulles, VA, with offices in Tysons Corner, VA; Mt. Laurel, NJ; and San Diego, CA.

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Nelnet and EKI-Digital Partner to Deliver Premier Digital Transformation Management Services to Government Industry

Nelnet | March 02, 2021

Nelnet (NYSE: NNI), a head proficient services organization, and EKI-Digital, a quantitative digital transformation organization, reported today an association meant to change how the government and financial services industry deal with their digital modernization and relocation endeavors. Headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., Nelnet is devoted to conveying excellent client encounters and inventive innovation arrangements. Nelnet has many years of involvement creating and executing versatile back-office preparing and client care arrangements that assist customers with exploring complex, vigorously managed government and financial projects, for example, bureaucratic understudy loans and state joblessness protection claims. "We look forward to working together with EKI-Digital to provide transformative modernization solutions and outstanding customer service to our clients," stated Peter Sanderson, Chief Revenue Officer of Nelnet Diversified Services. "Clients rely on our advanced technology solutions, efficient operations, and exemplary service to transform and support their organizations. With this announcement, we're excited for the opportunity to serve them even better." EKI-Digital is a pioneer in utilizing calculations and lean-digital application design to assist associations with organizing their digital and acquirement transformation endeavors. EKI-Digital has helped associations, public and private, distinguish and catch execution improvement utilizing its legitimacy digital design approach and algorithmic freedom ID capacities. "We look forward to working with Nelnet to help large organizations systematize and support their digital innovation and transformation efforts. Their commitment to customer, employee, and community success demonstrates the values of the company and why we believe this will be a compelling partnership," said Robert Blackwell Jr., CEO of EKI-Digital. Together, Nelnet and EKI-Digital are attempting to assist associations with gaining digital modernization capacities as a help, taking out the need to chance great many dollars on conventional IT capital undertakings with high disappointment rates. Consolidating EKI-Digital's driving innovation procedure, plan, and usage services, with Nelnet's demonstrated back-office preparing and client care and backing, the association will have an amazing effect in the government and financial services areas. About Nelnet Nelnet (NYSE: NNI) is a diversified and innovative company focused on offering educational services, technology solutions, professional services, telecommunications, and asset management. Nelnet helps students and families plan and pay for their education and makes the administrative processes for schools more efficient with student loan servicing, tuition payment processing, and school administration software. Through its investment in ALLO Communications, Nelnet offers fiber optic services directly to homes and businesses for ultra-fast internet and superior telephone and television services. The company also makes investments in real estate and early-stage and emerging growth companies. About EKI-Digital EKI-Digital is a Quantitative Digital Transformation company that has helped large organizations identify and capture billions in revenue and cost efficiencies. Since 1998, EKI-Digital has serviced clients worldwide, specializing in government, retail, and financial services. Their technology independence allows EKI-Digital to offer flexible and unique solutions to help clients move from uncertainty to possibility.

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Inkscreen Collaborates with Vertosoft to Provide the US Government with the Industry's Most Secure Mobile Camera App

Inkscreen | April 15, 2021

Inkscreen, specialists in secure substance catch for government and venture clients, declared today that the organization has consented to a vital affiliate arrangement with Vertosoft, the main provider of creative advances and administrations to the United States government. Under the understanding, Vertosoft will offer Inkscreen's CAPTOR™ versatile camera application to administrative, state, and neighborhood government offices to help their representatives secure business photographs and other work content caught on their gadgets. CAPTOR consolidates the usefulness of a camera, archive scanner, video recorder, sound recorder, QR Code peruser, and annotator in a solitary application. "Government representatives are progressively utilizing their cell phones for both work and individual assignments, particularly as numerous representatives presently telecommute, and this makes an enormous security hazard," said Jay Colavita, Founder and President of Vertosoft. "We're satisfied to work with Inkscreen to offer the business' driving portable camera application to help keep our administration's information and pictures secure." As an essential accomplice, Vertosoft gives smoothed-out admittance to immediate and backhanded agreement vehicles at all administration levels, including the GSA Schedule, Texas DIR, TIPS, Army CHESS, and CMAS. As indicated by Josh Bohls, CEO of Inkscreen, "Vertosoft brings a one of a kind comprehension of the mechanical and budgetary difficulties that administration organizations face, just as inside and out experience with all periods of the public authority obtaining cycle. We're excited to invite Vertosoft as a channel accomplice and anticipate extending our government business together." About CAPTOR Inkscreen originally acquainted CAPTOR™ in 2014 with empower the safe catch and the executives of delicate, business-related substance from workers' cell phones. The Company is focused on addressing the necessities of Federal office authorities and government purchasers and effectively finished the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT™) testing to guarantee similarity and consistence with the Revised 508 Standards for IT openness. CAPTOR has been perceived by a portion of the business' most lofty honor programs, including champ of the 2021 Inaugural CyberSecured Award for Best Enterprise Mobile Application and victor of the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Gold Awards for best Government Industry Solution and Best Mobile Application Security, just as the Silver Award victor for Best Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classification. Intended to be conveyed and overseen by a venture portability the executives (EMM) stage, CAPTOR is accessible through Vertosoft and supports stages like MobileIron, VMware WorkSpace ONE (AirWatch), Microsoft InTune, and AppTec360. About Vertosoft Set up in 2016, Vertosoft speeds up the appropriation of imaginative and arising innovation inside the public authority. We bring the adaptability, spryness, and responsiveness of a small organization with the experience of a huge association. With our unmistakable spotlight on arising innovation development in government, Vertosoft is particularly situated to lessen intricacy and give adaptable, cloud-prepared innovation arrangements that empower government organizations to convey more brilliant, customer driven computerized changes. About Inkscreen Inkscreen was established in 2012 to give undertaking prepared versatile applications to oversee and control delicate substance caught on cell phones. Organization originators have broad foundations in big business versatility, Fortune 500 IT counseling, and ERP programming.

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