Google Ads Introduces New Policies for Government Documents & Services

Google | March 21, 2020

Google Ads has new policies, going into effect in May, on advertising government documents and official services. Government documents and official services now fall under the ‘other restricted businesses’ policy, which means Google will no longer show ads for them. As stated by Google, this policy applies to the government itself and companies that provide products and services on the government’s behalf.

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump just revealed an inconvenient truth about U.S. debt, the outspoken and often controversial Peter Schiff told CNBC in a recent interview. Last week, Trump joined CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss a wide range of topics including U.S. debt, interest rates and replacing Fed Chair Janet Yellen. It was Trump's comments about potentially renegotiating the more than $19 trillion in U.S. debt and the sensitivity surrounding higher interest rates that raised eyebrows.


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GovExec Acquires Local Government Business Intelligence Data Provider, Power Almanac

GovExec | April 04, 2022

GovExec, the market-leading information and intent-based marketing platform for government leaders and contractors, announced that it has acquired Power Almanac, the most comprehensive and actionable business intelligence application housing data and insights on U.S. local government decision-makers. GovExec initially made a strategic investment in Power Almanac in June 2021 with the ability to increase its investment over time. Given the powerful potential to combine Power Almanac with GovExec’s state and local platform, the company has decided to acquire the intelligence data provider. The financial terms of the investment are not being disclosed. The announcement was made by Tim Hartman, CEO of GovExec. Peter Goldstone, Chairman of GovExec, served as an advisor, and the deal was completed with financial support from mid-market private equity firm Growth Catalyst Partners (GCP). This acquisition expands GovExec’s footprint as the leading provider of purchasing intent, insights, and marketing for the public sector ecosystem. Power Almanac, which now provides access to 300,000 + records for government leaders from more than 21,000 cities, counties, and townships, combines its comprehensive local government data assets with GovExec’s powerful state and local government platform to provide data-driven strategic planning tools, increased reach, stronger lead generation, and enhanced CRM services to GovExec’s existing and potential clients. Fully integrating Power Almanac into its portfolio will accelerate the ability of contractors to segment data, generate more leads in the sales and marketing process, and win more business. Working with the Power Almanac team over the last nine months has shown us the potential of deeper contact information tied to state and local opportunities,” said Hartman. “The unmatched precision of Power Almanac’s data combined with our intent data will allow our clients to grow their leads, go to market faster, and fuel their revenue.” Joining forces with GovExec will not only deliver value to GovExec’s clients but will also be a big benefit to Power Almanac’s current subscriber base, as they can expect to see Power Almanac’s database become bigger and more powerful. I couldn’t be more excited about this combination.” Ron Mester, Power Almanac’s founder and CEO About GovExec GovExec’s data and insights set the standard for depth, accuracy, and impact for government leaders and contractors. As the market-leading information and intent-based marketing platform, for over fifty years GovExec has empowered the government ecosystem to engage and support government leaders as they work to achieve their missions across federal, defense, and state and local agencies. Our strategic sales enablement and intent-based marketing solutions accelerate revenue growth to fuel market success. The platform is powered by the largest and most sophisticated database in the public sector, GovExec’s platform reaches 3.3 million government influencers each month and provides its marketing clients with a significant competitive advantage in driving higher conversion and growth. About Power Almanac Power Almanac, which launched in 2011, is the most comprehensive and accurate database of contact information for local government decision-makers and enables its subscribers to prospect local governments with confidence. Power Almanac comprises 300,000+ records from 21,473 cities, counties, and townships, including 98% of local governments in the U.S. representing a population of 1,000 or more. Power Almanac subscribers benefit from the platform’s unmatched accuracy and proprietary role-based data structure, which enables precise targeting of specific decision-making personas versus title-based data.

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions Hires National Interoperability Leader Kelly Hoover Thompson to Lead New Government Health Team

LexisNexis Risk Solutions | March 10, 2022

LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced it has hired Kelly Hoover Thompson, a national healthcare executive, to lead the new Government Health Team. Thompson is ideal for the role, drawing on her federal and state government service and decades of healthcare leadership. The addition of Thompson, who has spent the past several years advancing interoperability across the nation and serving as an advisor on health information technology, bolsters the company's commitment to the nation's public health needs and advancing interoperability. Thompson will work to build out the Government Health Team at LexisNexis Risk Solutions where she will partner with government leaders across federal, state, and local governments. Thompson is ideal for the role, drawing on her federal and state government service and decades of healthcare leadership Thompson is well-suited to lead the Government Health team given her prior experience as a state regulator and agency head in multiple health and human services agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as her time as chief executive officer of the start-up Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC). Thompson adds to her experience as a healthcare advocate and legal counsel, serving in various legislative and healthcare association leadership roles. She has dedicated her career to improving healthcare for patients, families, and those who provide their care across the continuum. "I'm excited about the opportunity," said Thompson. "It gives me a new way to impact our healthcare industry and the much-needed work across our nation." LexisNexis Risk Solutions continues to invest in our government health business by attracting stellar talent, like Kelly Thompson, with deep subject matter expertise and industry-leading experience. We also continue to innovate with actionable, best-in-class data, linking, and analytics. Our strategic vision to provide the next generation of government health solutions drives us to provide innovative solutions that provide a precise and complete picture of people as they engage across disparate agencies and services. This interoperability will continue to promote transparency and efficiency for healthcare consumers. Kelly Thompson's policy expertise and depth on knowledge of interoperability and the government's role in data sharing will further allow us to meet the needs of the industry today and prepare for the emerging challenges of the future. The addition of Kelly to our government health team demonstrates our strong commitment to attracting top talent and leverage key relationships between the public and private sector to produce better healthcare outcomes for all Americans." Haywood Talcove, CEO of the government business at LexisNexis Risk Solutions Thompson serves as an international leader, advisor and speaker on interoperability and health policy. She serves on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Board of Scientific Counselors, the National Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Technical Committee, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (IUPMC) Patient Safety Committee, and volunteers at her local YWCA, school, and community. About LexisNexis Risk Solutions LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare, and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers.

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The National Cybersecurity Consortium is appointed to lead the Government of Canada's new Cyber Security Innovation Network Français

the National Cybersecurity Consortium | February 18, 2022

The National Cybersecurity Consortium (NCC) is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has appointed the NCC to lead the Government of Canada's new Cyber Security Innovation Network (CSIN). In a statement issued today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, stated that the NCC will receive up to $80 million over four years towards a potential total project well above $160 million, including significant cash and in-kind contributions from supporting organizations. Led by the NCC, CSIN will be an innovative and highly collaborative national network that will enhance research and development, increase commercialization, and develop skilled cybersecurity talent across Canada. CSIN will fund high-impact projects in these domains, to be delivered by collaborations between universities and colleges, private sector firms of all sizes, and public sector and not-for-profit organizations, from all regions of Canada. In applying to the Government of Canada to lead CSIN, NCC worked collaboratively with more than 140 researchers from 35 post-secondary institutions across Canada, 46 companies of all sizes, and 34 not-for-profit organizations, governments and governmental organizations. Working in close collaboration with all stakeholders, NCC will strive to build CSIN as a major national platform to advance Canadian leadership in cybersecurity, and to bring together many stakeholders in advancing this goal. CSIN will also prioritize the advancement of diversity in Canadian cybersecurity through its funded programs. Quote "We are thrilled that the Government of Canada has appointed the NCC to lead this important program. We believe that the new network will become a major force for the advancement of cybersecurity innovation in Canada. As a nation-wide network, CSIN is poised to meaningfully advance cybersecurity across all sectors and in all regions of Canada, opening a new chapter of collaborative innovation in Canadian cybersecurity. We are looking forward to working closely with stakeholders as we build this national network over the months ahead." The NCC Executive Group, in alphabetical order: Dr. N. Asokan, Executive Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, University of Waterloo Dr. Ken Barker, Director, Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance, University of Calgary Dr. Mourad Debbabi, Director, Security Research Centre, Concordia University Charles Finlay, Executive Director, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Ryerson University Dr. Ali Ghorbani, Director, Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, University of New Brunswick About the National Cybersecurity Consortium The National Cybersecurity Consortium is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization established in 2020 by centres of expertise in cybersecurity at five Canadian universities (in alphabetical order): Concordia University, Ryerson University, University of Calgary, University of New Brunswick and University of Waterloo. The Consortium's mandate is to link Canada's cybersecurity and privacy training, innovation and commercialization capacities within a national consortium, to harness a network effect that will significantly advance innovation and talent development and increase cybersecurity-related economic activity in Canada. The Consortium is open to membership by universities and colleges; private sector firms of all sizes; and public sector organizations in all sectors.

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SuperCom Launches New $1 Million Project in Central Coast California

SuperCom | January 18, 2022

SuperCom , a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, IOT and Cybersecurity sectors, announces today that its fully-owned subsidiary, Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA), has launched a new project with a probation department in Central Coast California to provide rehabilitative services. This launch reflects the progression of an award in this county previously announced, and the successful completion of county approval process well as contract negotiations and execution. This project, which also has an emphasis on employment services for women, supports those reentering the community from periods of incarceration by providing evidence-based and individualized services that contribute to a reduction in recidivism. This new project is valued at approximately $1 million over a term of three years, or approximately $340,000 per year. "We are pleased to continue our momentum into 2022 with another new project launch, this time in California with an existing customer, further validating the value of our offerings and the strength of our long-term customer relationships. We attribute this new project also to our successful track record of creating customized programs that best suit the needs of public agencies related to reducing recidivism, improving outcomes, and ultimately changing behavior," commented Ordan Trabelsi, President and CEO of SuperCom. "Looking forward, we expect to win more multi-year government projects with both new and existing customers globally which will add on to our annual recurring revenues." Ordan Trabelsi, President and CEO of SuperCom About SuperCom Since 1988, SuperCom has been a global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump just revealed an inconvenient truth about U.S. debt, the outspoken and often controversial Peter Schiff told CNBC in a recent interview. Last week, Trump joined CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss a wide range of topics including U.S. debt, interest rates and replacing Fed Chair Janet Yellen. It was Trump's comments about potentially renegotiating the more than $19 trillion in U.S. debt and the sensitivity surrounding higher interest rates that raised eyebrows.

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