Tag Archives: Department of Labor

Unanet Adds New Features To ERP Technology Platform; Assad Jarrahian Quoted

Assad Jarrahian

Unanet announced on Tuesday new features for its ERP technology platform purpose-built for government contractors. The features are designed to target user experience and offer intelligent functionality to both platforms. Unanet clients will have access to tools for real-time data insights, flexibility and the ability to make informed business decisions. The features also comply with the latest regulations and legal requirements. 

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Marty Walsh Confirmed as Secretary of Department of Labor

Marty Walsh

Marty Walsh, mayor of Boston, has received Senate confirmation to serve as the 29th secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL). The Senate on Monday voted 68-29 to approve Walsh’s nomination for the top role at DOL. Walsh has been mayor of Boston since 2014. He was a member of the Laborers' Union Local 223 and led the Boston Trades Council. 

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Biden Names David Turk, Julie Su as Picks for Energy, Labor Deputy Secretaries

White House

President Biden has selected David Turk, deputy executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), and Julie Su, secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, to serve as deputy secretaries of the departments of Energy and Labor, respectively. Su, on the other hand, works to advise Governor Gavin Newsom on labor issues and employment programs in California.

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Chike Aguh Named DOL Chief Innovation Officer

Department of Labor

Chike Aguh, a technology and human rights fellow at the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, has succeeded Xavier Hughes as chief innovation officer at the Department of Labor, according to a LinkedIn post. Aguh currently serves as a public speaker at Leading Authorities Inc. and a lecturer at the Columbia University in the City of New York.

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Dave Dacquino of Serco Challenges GovCon Executive Community to Support DOL Veteran Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Dave Dacquino

Dave Dacquino, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Serco Inc. and 2014 Wash100 Award recipient, and Doug Wagoner, president and CEO of LMI, have announced a challenge for fellow CEOs in the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Dacquino and Wagoner co-authored a letter on Monday, along with Chris Brady of GDMS and Haywood “Woody” Talcove of LexisNexis Special Services, who are both 2020 Wash100 Award recipients.

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SPA Receives 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion; Dr. William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

The U.S. Department of Labor has recognized Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) with the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion, the company reported on Wednesday. SPA received the Gold Award for large employers, recognizing the company’s commitment to recruit, hire and retain veterans. “We are grateful to have so many veteran employees as members of the SPA team,” said Dr. William Vantine, SPA president and CEO.

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SBA Finalizes Rule to Update HUBZone Program

The Small Business Administration has released a final rule that amends Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program regulations in a move to expand investment and contracting opportunities for companies that want to do business with the government.

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