Tag Archives: Virginia

Navy Unveils Names for Virginia-Class Vessel, Guided Missile Destroyer; Kenneth Braithwaite Quoted

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The U.S. Navy will designate a future Virginia-class submarine and guided missile destroyer as USS Barb (SSN 804) and USS John F. Lehman (DDG 137). USS Barb is the third submarine to bear the moniker while USS John F. Lehman will be named in honor of the Navy's 65th secretary, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Maximus Partners with VA Ready Initiative to Provide Job Support During COVID-19 Pandemic; Bruce Caswell Quoted

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Maximus has announced it is a Business Partner of the Virginia Ready Initiative, a new initiative to help unemployed Virginians across the Commonwealth return to work. Maximus will work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with businesses and Virginia’s community colleges, to provide skills for jobs in high-growth sectors.

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President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Tim Kaine, Mark Warner Quoted

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency announced on Thursday.

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NGA to Help States Work on Cybersecurity Ahead of 2020 Election

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The National Governors Association picked six states to enhance interagency operations and communications ahead of the 2020 election. Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will work with NGA’s Homeland Security and Public Safety division to boost cybersecurity, promote cooperation and create statewide response plans for attacks on election systems, the organization said Wednesday

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Kenneth Cuccinelli Appointed Acting Citizenship & Immigration Services Director

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Kenneth Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia, has been named acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security. “I look forward to working with the men and women of USCIS to ensure our legal immigration system operates effectively and efficiently while deterring fraud and protecting the American people,” Cuccinelli said in a statement published Monday.

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NGA to Help States Work on Cybersecurity Ahead of 2020 Election

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The National Governors Association picked six states to help in the development of strategies to enhance interagency operations and communications ahead of the 2020 election. Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia will work with NGA’s Homeland Security and Public Safety division to boost cybersecurity, promote cooperation and create statewide response plans for attacks on election systems, the organization said Wednesday

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Trump Eyes Ken Cuccinelli for Citizenship & Immigration Services Director Post

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President Trump intends to nominate Ken Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia, to serve as the new director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security, The Washington Post reported Friday. Cuccinelli is expected to succeed L. Francis Cissna, who will step down as head of USCIS on June 1st. White House officials said Cuccinelli would be instrumental in the Trump administration’s plans to reform the U.S. immigration system.

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Serco Awards $30M Contract to Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Dave Dacquino Quoted

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) has been awarded a five-year, potential $30M contract from Serco to continue delivering traffic incident management services across the state of Louisiana, Serco Inc. announced on Monday.

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