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Report: Biden’s $2T Infrastructure Plan to Include Funding for Electric Vehicles, Broadband

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White House officials on Tuesday briefed lawmakers on a potential $2 trillion infrastructure plan that would fund electric vehicles, public transit, highways, electrical grid and water systems upgrades, broadband internet expansion and semiconductor research efforts. WSJ cited sources that say the potential infrastructure package would be covered by tax increases. 

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AECOM JV Finishes Wastewater Treatment Plant Build

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AECOM-Graham Construction joint venture (JV) has completed the design-build work on the first wastewater treatment plant in Victoria, British Columbia, AECOM reported on Thursday. The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant will deliver tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities. “We’re honored to support the Capital Regional District,” said Marc Devlin.

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Dr. Joe Mignogna of Caliburn Joins National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

Dr. Joe Mignogna

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) acting secretary recently appointed Dr. Joe Mignogna, chief medical officer with Caliburn International, to a three-year term on the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. “It’s really been a pleasure and a professionally rewarding experience working with Coast Guard leadership and the committee’s team of dedicated maritime professionals representing Caliburn,” Mignogna said.

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American Heart Association, Kaiser Permanente Collaborate to Increase Health Awareness

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Kaiser Permanente has collaborated with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Greater Washington Region division to further the organizations’ shared goal of helping members live longer, healthier lives free of heart disease and stroke, AHA reported on Jan. 27, 2020. “It is through powerful commitments like this that we can drive sustainable change across our region,” said Soula Antoniou, executive director of AHA.

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GSA Names Payman Sadegh as New CDO; Bob De Luca Quoted

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Payman Sadegh has been appointed as chief data officer (CDO) with the General Services Administration (GSA). Sadegh will succeed Kris Rowley, the first appointed CDO, who left the agency for the private sector March 31 after serving a seven year tenure. In the interim, deputy chief information officer, Beth Killoran, served as acting CDO.

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Boeing Invests Funds to Support Indigenous Communities; Marc Allen, Kathleen Jolivette Quoted

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Boeing has recently committed $1.3 million to support Indigenous communities across the nation. The company has donated $300 thousand to clean water, education and natural disaster response; $140 thousand to the Pacific Northwest; and $60 thousand to support Oklahoma STEM education programs for students. An additional $840 thousand will fund future projects for Native American and Indigenous communities. 

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Maximus Recognized as a Top Employer for Veterans; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus has ranked 54th on the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers 2020, recognizing the company for its support services as a nationwide employer for veterans. “We are extremely proud to be honored on this important list, which shows that our commitment to veterans and disabled veterans is having an impact,” said Bruce Caswell.

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Three Lawmakers Suggest Ways for Federal Gov’t to Advance AI Development

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Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., said they believe the federal government will play a key role in pushing the development of artificial intelligence by ensuring access to data and education. “We need to have a test facility to test algorithms so that we can understand what bias is going into artificial intelligence,” McNerney said.

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USAF Signs $67M in Contracts to Advance Virtual Training; Maj. Mark Budgeon Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force has allocated $67 million in contracts to develop the service branch’s virtual training. The work under the contract will provide airmen with new training platforms to help educate on aircraft and other systems, as the military continues to social distance during the ongoing pandemic.

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