US Government lets PayPal take part in coronavirus loans program

PayPal | April 12, 2020

Fintech payments giant PayPal announced Friday that it is taking part in the US government’s Paycheck Protection Program—making it one of the first non-bank institutions approved to provide loans to small businesses during the coronavirus crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program is the initiative of the Small Business Administration, a US government agency. It will provide $350 billion in loans to help small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

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The Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines regarding the definition of "crimes of violence." Commission staff prepared a data presentation to inform public comment on this issue. The deadline for public comment is November 25, 2015.

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The Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines regarding the definition of "crimes of violence." Commission staff prepared a data presentation to inform public comment on this issue. The deadline for public comment is November 25, 2015.

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Deepspatial Inc. Partners with IPE Global to Provide its Technology in the Government Sector

Deepspatial Inc. | October 06, 2021

Deepspatial Inc. is pleased to announce a partnership with IPE Global Limited (IPE Global) to provide its Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (AI) (patent pending) solutions to IPE Global’s clients throughout government and private sectors. IPE Global will be leveraging Deepspatial’s technology to assist their global client base in addition to working together towards jointly proposing their solutions to specific markets and clients identified by IPE Global. IPE Global Limited is a leading international development consulting group, providing Information and Communication Technology solutions for development and sustainable growth in developing countries. IPE Global currently operates in 8 countries encompassing Africa, Asia, and Europe with a workforce of over 1100 employees globally. Over the last 20 years, IPE Global has successfully implemented 800 multi-sectoral projects in over 100 countries, across 5 major continents. IPE Global has partnered with multilateral & bilateral agencies such as ADB, The World Bank, DFID, USAID, DANIDA, KfW, EC, GTZ, JICA, UNICEF, UNDP, and more. As well as governments, private sectors, not-for-profit entities, and philanthropic organizations like BMGF, MasterCard Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and more in anchoring development agendas for sustainable and equitable growth. “In today’s world, the need for evidence-based decision making in the social development sector is much greater than ever before. We at IPE Global strongly believe that data driven solutions to social development problems are more effective in bringing sustainable change. We are very happy to partner with Deepspatial in our endeavour to continuously provide our clients state of the art IT and AI based solutions.”, said Shalender Sharma, Director at IPE Global. “We are grateful that Deepspatial is able to bring its solutions to IPE Global’s impressive client base to tackle the evergrowing socio-economic challenges countries are facing right now. Furthermore, we are eager to leverage IPE Global’s established relationships in the government, targeting key public sector opportunities where our solutions can add the most value.” Dr. Rahul Kushwah, CEO of Deepspatial. About Deepspatial Inc. Deepspatial Inc. is an artificial intelligence, technology SaaS company at the forefront of geospatial artificial intelligence and geographic informational systems, specializing in providing robust, AI-powered solutions to businesses by leveraging the power of geospatial data. The company has currently built products that target four specific customer needs across industry verticals. These are (1) geodemographic customer profiling, (2) price recommendation engine, (3) inventory management and supply chain analytics (market entry and expansion), and (4) sentiment monitoring to measure and improve brand health. About IPE Global IPE Global Limited is an international development consulting group known for providing technical assistance and solutions for development and sustainable growth in developing countries.

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George Mason's Center for Business Civic Engagement and UiPath Launches Robotic Process Automation Initiative

UiPath | January 12, 2021

The Center for Business Civic Engagement (CBCE) at George Mason University (Mason) declared today the foundation of the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Initiative in association with driving endeavor RPA programming organization UiPath to decide the effect of RPA on government viability and effectiveness. The mission of the RPA Initiative is to explore, instruct, and impart how the reception of this arising innovation can improve efficiency, activities, and administration conveyance of public area associations. The RPA Initiative will likewise examine and suggest conceivable administration models and public arrangement activities for RPA sending with regards to the more extensive financial standpoint and the eventual fate of work. “We are excited to partner with UiPath, a leader and innovator, and look forward to helping determine how RPA usage can improve the working of public sector organizations and succeed in meeting the ever-growing demand for services among stakeholders,” said Dr. David K. Rehr, Director of the Center and a faculty member at the Schar School of Policy and Government at Mason. “The RPA industry has risen to the occasion to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic through civic engagement. This is a critical endeavor and timely moment in our history.” “Mason has a history of innovation, technology, and studying public policy. We believe the partnership is a great fit and will benefit citizens seeking greater value in public sector programs and initiatives,” said Bobby Patrick, UiPath CMO. “Our Center at Mason focuses on researching ways to make government more effective and efficient. We have seen recent examples of RPA deployments throughout federal, local, and state governments helping to confront the COVID pandemic while protecting the safety of our citizens,” continued Rehr. These mission-empowering advancements offer extraordinary assistance in making government programs more effective and delivery government representatives from dull, everyday work, permitting them to be more innovative and inventive in this new typical. About the Center for Business Civic Engagement at George Mason University (GMU) The mission of the Center for Business Civic Engagement is to study the impact of the application of business theory and principles to government to determine if government can be both more effective and efficient for its stakeholders. About UiPath UiPath has a vision to deliver the Fully Automated Enterprise™, one where companies use automation to unlock their greatest potential. UiPath offers an end-to-end platform for automation, combining the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to rapidly scale digital business operations.

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Owl Cyber Defense Acquires Trident Assured Collaboration Systems to Enhance Advanced Network Security Capabilities

Owl Cyber Defense Solutions | January 06, 2021

Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC ("Owl"), a worldwide market pioneer in cybersecurity solutions and administrations for safeguarding network limits and empowering secure information sharing across spaces, reported today the acquisition of the Trident Assured Collaboration Systems ("ACS") product offering. ACS has the lone U.S. government-endorsed Voice over IP ("VoIP") and Video Teleconference ("VTC") Cross Domain Solution ("CDS") just as the business' most progressive Full Motion Video ("FMV") separating capacity – usefulness basic to CDS tasks in a period of robots and cameras. The acquisition gives Owl a more extensive scope of affirmed network edge defense solutions than any rival on the lookout. Owl, supported by private venture firm DC Capital Partners, has been a main supplier of CDS to the U.S. Branch of Defense ("DoD") and Intelligence Community for over 20 years. Owl is additionally the worldwide pioneer in cybersecurity security for basic foundation, offering the lone U.S. government tried and licensed CDS accessible for arrangement inside and outside the U.S to both government and business customers. Owl's Cross Domain Solutions offer the most elevated level of organization border security, far surpassing the capacities of firewalls and other typical organization defenses. Owl's items are the decision for ensuring the country's most touchy organizations and frameworks against assault. Late episodes have exhibited the failure of inheritance firewalls to forestall cyberattacks against basic business and working frameworks and cloud-based applications. The blend of Owl and ACS's innovation offers a full continuum of CDS items that give equipment upheld space detachment and layers of information separating confirmation as opposed to a solitary organization line checkpoint with negligible substance sifting. Thomas J. Campbell, Chairman of Owl and Founder and Managing Partner of DC Capital, said, "This is another step in executing our strategic vision. The acquisition of ACS not only places Owl ahead of other Cross Domain Solution providers, but it also plays a pivotal role in our larger strategy to offer true cybersecurity protection. The future requires solutions that are cost effective and easy to implement, use, and maintain." "The explosion of the Internet of Things ("IoT") demands cyber-secure devices, from those that control our critical infrastructure, to our homes and cars," said Campbell. "The technology Owl pioneered 20 years ago is now available in form factors small enough to be embedded inside devices. Owl has always been an early mover, the first to develop hardware-enforced network protection and now the first to offer a hardware-enforced CDS that can be embedded." "Owl has been rapidly moving towards this number one position for the last couple of years," commented Robert Stalick, President and CEO of Owl. "With the addition of ACS, the last piece has fallen into place. Owl is now the clear leader in accredited Cross Domain Solution offerings, with the widest range of capabilities and products – solving problems from tactical to enterprise in data, voice, and video; for government, critical infrastructure and commercial enterprises." Solutions like firewalls that worked 25 years prior as an organization security approach are not, at this point viable against country state quality assaults. As country state assaults increment, the methodologies utilized by state entertainers start to saturate the criminal side of cyberattacks. Viable cybersecurity presently requires an incorporated, multi-layered framework with information diode equipment parts in gatekeepers which perform escalated information assessment and confirmation. The up and coming age of insurance, coming out now and based on a mix of Owl and ACS innovation, inserts CDS usefulness in incredibly low-inertness, unmodifiable equipment. Jerry B. Chernock, Partner at DC Capital, added, "It is obvious that we need to address the inadequacy of firewalls. There is a reason why our clients insist on Cross Domain Solutions and not solely on firewalls. Recent attacks, including a security breach at a prominent U.S. based cybersecurity firm and several U.S. Government agencies, have punctuated the need for intelligence, military, critical infrastructure and corporate clients to quickly evolve how they protect their networks." "The sophistication of these technologies cannot be overstated," said Ken Walker, Chief Technology Officer at Owl. "The U.S. Government continues to set the standards for the most rigorous operational requirements and testing regimes globally, setting expectations that very few companies can meet. Owl is one of a handful of elite companies that satisfies the government-established 'Raise the Bar' requirements." About Owl Cyber Defense Solutions Owl has been serving the cybersecurity needs of the U.S. government since inception – providing hardware-enforced cybersecurity controls, industry leading expertise in operating system hardening, extensive device and network-based assessment services and thought-leadership in filtering/data processing disciplines. Owl Cross Domain Solutions are operating broadly in missions across both the DoD and the U.S. intelligence agencies. Globally Owl is the leader in perimeter protection for nuclear power plants, oil and gas operations, renewables and power generation and transmission, with aggressive growth occurring in the data center and cloud provider sectors. Owl continues to innovate and is bringing to market the world's first embeddable cybersecurity to serve the Internet of Things ("IoT").

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