Building a Data-Centric Architecture for the Future of Government

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Amidst the changing tech landscape, data is and will remain one of the most valuable resources for the public sector. In recent years, much emphasis has been placed on IT modernization and digital transformation across government - from the President’s Management Agenda to the establishment of the IT Modernization Centers of Excellence. But transformation is only possible when an organization’s data is protected, shared, accessed, tapped, and applied effectively and efficiently.
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UGS paleontologists Jim Kirkland and Don DeBlieux spent last week assisting a crew from Utah State Parks and the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in moving a large petrified tree to the park for display. The park received permission from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to move the tree from land they manage just outside the town of Escalante, and they called in UGS paleontologists to consult with and oversee the move. Several pieces of heavy equipment were needed to lift the log, which was already separated into sections, onto a flatbed truck for the several-mile drive to the park. Eighteen sections were moved, including the base of the tree that was estimated to weigh over 2 tons, and lifted back into place in the sand-filled concrete enclosure that had been constructed to house the tree. The park is known for its large number of petrified logs eroding out of the 150-million-year-old Morrison Formation rocks. These logs are found on a plateau above the park entrance that can only be accessed by a fairly rugged hike, so not all visitors will have the time or the ability to see them. By having a large tree on display near the visitors center, many more people, including those with physical challenges, will be able to view and learn about the fossils found in this region. The cooperation of the BLM and State Parks for the benefit of Utah citizens and visitors was well exemplified during this project.

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Update on the latest Tier 2 immigration rule changes

Kingsley Napley LLP

In March 2016, the UK Government announced that it would make changes to the UK immigration rules. This followed on from the review undertaken by the Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”). At the time, it was indicated that the intended changes would come into force in two tranches. The first tranche of changes was anticipated to come into force in the autumn of 2016, with the second tranche, to follow in or around April 2017.
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SCA Compliance in Real Business Government Contractor Environments

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Join Aronson Senior Consultant Barbara Connell as she takes a two-tiered approach to addressing the challenges of understanding and complying with the myriad requirements of the Service Contract Act (SCA).
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Introduction to Business with the Federal Government

RCCD PTAC

Explore business opportunities with the largest buyer in the United States: the Federal Government! Learn the basics of procurement by understanding how to get started, and how the federal government decides to buy through this free introductory online webinar presented by the Riverside Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
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NCCIC Webinar Series on Russian Government Cyber Activity

Department of Homeland Security

NCCIC will conduct a series of webinars on Russian government cyber activity against critical infrastructure (as detailed in NCCIC Alert TA18-074A), which will feature NCCIC subject matter experts discussing recent cybersecurity incidents, mitigation techniques, and resources that are available to help protect critical assets.
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UGS paleontologists Jim Kirkland and Don DeBlieux spent last week assisting a crew from Utah State Parks and the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in moving a large petrified tree to the park for display. The park received permission from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to move the tree from land they manage just outside the town of Escalante, and they called in UGS paleontologists to consult with and oversee the move. Several pieces of heavy equipment were needed to lift the log, which was already separated into sections, onto a flatbed truck for the several-mile drive to the park. Eighteen sections were moved, including the base of the tree that was estimated to weigh over 2 tons, and lifted back into place in the sand-filled concrete enclosure that had been constructed to house the tree. The park is known for its large number of petrified logs eroding out of the 150-million-year-old Morrison Formation rocks. These logs are found on a plateau above the park entrance that can only be accessed by a fairly rugged hike, so not all visitors will have the time or the ability to see them. By having a large tree on display near the visitors center, many more people, including those with physical challenges, will be able to view and learn about the fossils found in this region. The cooperation of the BLM and State Parks for the benefit of Utah citizens and visitors was well exemplified during this project.

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