Scientific Report of the The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans were first released in 1980, and since that time they have provided science-based advice on promoting health and reducing risk of major chronic diseases through a healthy* diet and regular physical activity. Early editions of the Dietary Guidelines focused specifically on healthy members of the public, but more recent editions also have included those who are at increased risk of chronic disease. Future editions will continue to evolve to address public health concerns and the nutrition needs of specific populations. For example, the Dietary Guidelines have traditionally targeted the general public older than age 2 years, but as data continue to accumulate regarding the importance of dietary intake during gestation and from birth on, a Federal initiative has been established to develop comprehensive guidance for infants and toddlers from birth to 24 months and women who are pregnant. By 2020, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans will include these important populations comprehensively.

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State of Oregon

Official LinkedIn page for the state of Oregon. Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively.

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2014 STATE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

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The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards (OIAPS) is pleased to present the Broward County 2014 State Legislative Program. The program was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on November 12, 2014. It reflects Broward County’s legislative and appropriations priorities, its guiding fundamental principles and serves as the basis for the County’s advocacy efforts before the Legislative and Executive Branches of state government. The respective sections summarize: Section I – The County’s 2014 Legislative Priorities. Section II – The County’s Appropriations Priorities. Section III – The Legislative Proposals submitted by County Departments, Offices and Divisions for the 2014 Session. Section IV – The County’s Fundamental Principles. Section V – The Local Bills submitted to the Broward Legislative Delegation for the 2014 Session. The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards hopes this 2014 State Legislative Program will be a useful source of information.

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How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains

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The United States Postal Service offers the only legal method of shipping cremated remains domestically or internationally. When a family member assumes the responsibility of shipping a loved one’s cremated remains, they can trust the USPS Priority Mail Express® Service.

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Spending Smarter: A Shared Commitment

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The previous Parliament was a time of great challenge and opportunity for local government – and now the expectation is that the next five years are likely to follow a similar course. Since 2010, councils have dealt with a 40 per cent real terms reduction to their core government grant. In adult social care alone, funding reductions and demographic pressures have meant dealing with a £5 billion funding gap. Even in this challenging context, local government continued to deliver. Public polling has shown that roughly 80 per cent of those surveyed are satisfied with local services and that more than 70 per cent of respondents trust councils more than central government to make decisions about services provided in the local area – a trend that has been sustained during the last five years.1 Since 2010, councils have made significant efforts to minimise the impact of funding reductions. However, this hasn’t been without cost:

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2017 CIO Agenda: A Government Perspective

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Results from the 2017 Gartner CIO Survey indicate government CIOs' business and technology priorities are poised to participate in a digital ecosystem of connected service networks. A focus on interoperability and an external orientation that embraces interdependence are critical to success.

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How a Hybrid Anti-Fraud Approach Can Save Government Benefit Programs Billions

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The New Face of Fraud and Detection Professional criminal enterprises inflict more damage and losses on society than opportunistic individuals. Yet today, anti-fraud program managers focus primarily on detecting outliers, researching standalone fraud events and acting on tips. And why not? Most anti-fraud analytic methods are focused at the provider or claim level; very little if any advanced data analysis focuses on the detection of collusive behavior among multiple entities.

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PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

whitePaper | October 20, 2016

As a contribution toward preparing the United States for a future in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a growing role, we survey the current state of AI, it's existing and potential applications and the questions that are raised for society and public policy by progress in AI. We also make recommendations for specific further actions by Federal agencies and other actors. A companion document called the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan lays out a strategic plan for Federally-funded research and development in AI.

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State of Oregon

Official LinkedIn page for the state of Oregon. Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. The Columbia and Snake rivers delineate much of Oregon's northern and eastern boundaries, respectively.

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