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Alliance Hails the Introduction of a Bipartisan Bill to Establish a Nationally Chartered Private Bank to Boost Infrastructure Investments in the U.S.

Alliance for Financing U.S. Infrastructure

The Alliance for Financing U.S. Infrastructure today praised Reps. Daniel Webster (R-FL) and Colin Allred (D-TX) for introducing bipartisan legislation to create a nationally chartered bank to provide capital for infrastructure projects throughout the United States. The Federal Infrastructure Bank, as it’s called, will receive no federal funds or government guarantees. The bill, “The Federal Infrastructure Bank Act of 2023,” H.R. 490, was introduced and referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, of which both Congressmen are members. J. Patrick Cave, president of the Alliance for Financing U.S. Infrastructure, called the bill “an important milestone on the march to securing the world’s greatest infrastructure for this nation. Infrastructure is not just an economic boon. It boosts national security at a time of heightened threats around the world.” “America’s infrastructure is long overdue for critical repairs and needed advancements,” said Rep. Webster. “This bank will work with state and local partners to facilitate private infrastructure investments, creating a much-needed mechanism for projects to access necessary funding.” "Our rapid growth in Texas requires us to use every tool we can to invest in our infrastructure so our economy can grow an we can remain competitive," said Rep. Allred. "This bipartisan bill will create a national infrastructure bank, modeled after similar banks in states across the country to leverage the private sector to spur sustained, long-term investment to create jobs and help meet our infrastructure needs. I am proud to join my fellow Transportation & Infrastructure Committee colleague Congressman Webster on this bill and look forward to working together to invest in our infrastructure." Even after funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that at least another $2 trillion is needed to bring U.S. infrastructure up to acceptable levels – and much more to become the global leader. According to the World Economic Forum, the U.S. ranks 12 th in transportation infrastructure and 23 rd for water and electricity infrastructure. “While federal infrastructure investment is critical,” said Rep. Webster, “the current level of resources from the federal government will not address America’s current infrastructure needs on its own.” The new bank will attract investments from around the world and provide long-term debt financing and loan guarantees for bridges, tunnels, ports, the electric grid, broadband connectivity, energy pipelines and storage facilities, rail, airports, dams, water treatment, and, says the bill, “any other infrastructure project which the Bank identifies as providing a public benefit.” The legislation encourages private investment for initial capitalization of the bank through limited tax incentives. The bill requires that at least 10% of the bank’s loans go to “rural areas.” Loans to any foreign country are prohibited, and China, its Communist Party and military are not permitted to invest. The Federal Reserve will oversee the bank, which will not take deposits or be engaged in any activities beyond infrastructure investment. A major feature of the bank will be working with state infrastructure banks, most of which are now moribund, to invest in worthy projects throughout the nation. “In contrast to other infrastructure bank proposals,” said Cave, “this legislation establishes a nationally chartered bank that is entirely capitalized by private investment, with a board appointed by shareholders and no taxpayer dollars at risk.” The Alliance for Financing U.S. Infrastructure is a 501(c)(6) organization whose role is to support the financing of infrastructure in the United States and to promote the common business interests of businesses that would benefit from increased federal financial support for infrastructure development in the United States.” Contact Details Elizabeth Heaton +1 202-445-9858 elizabeth@eahstrategiesllc.com Jim Glassman +1 202-344-5777 jim@glassmanadv.com

January 31, 2023 12:42 PM Eastern Standard Time

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NowSecure Launches GovAppDB™ and Threat Assessment Service to Support Federal Mandates for Mobile Security and Privacy

NowSecure

NowSecure, the recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, today announced the NowSecure GovApp solution suite to help federal agencies ensure the mobile apps they use are compliant with upcoming federal mandates. Available exclusively to United States governmental agencies and authorized contractors, the NowSecure GovApp solution suite delivers proactive risk reports, threat assessments and mitigation recommendations to make the federal compliance process easy, efficient and cost effective, so agencies can meet their mandates on time. With over 15 years working with the public sector and employed experts with more than 30 years accumulated experience in federal and security clearance, NowSecure is uniquely positioned to help federal agencies meet compliance requirements of the upcoming federal mandates. Four major U.S. mandates have upcoming deadlines in 2023 for federal agencies and their suppliers to ensure the mobile apps they use are compliant with the principles outlined including: CISA BOD 23-01 - Requires all federal agencies to track vulnerabilities in the iOS and Android mobile apps they use. OMB M-22-18 - Mandates that all federal agencies must self-attest mobile app SBOMs and ensure secure developer practices for all of their software supply chain, including mobile apps. DoD CMMC 2.0 - Provides a framework that includes cyber protection standards to protect the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) from damage by advanced persistent threats (APTs) including mobile apps. DoD SP NIST 800-171 - Provides proof of controls for secure data management & privacy including mobile apps. Every U.S. federal agency uses commercial mobile apps from the Apple App Store™ and Google Play™ and now must track the vulnerabilities and SBOMs for all those mobile apps in key scenarios, including: Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) that connect to a government network and include connected Bring Your Own Apps (BYOA). Commercial mobile apps that access, collect and transmit government data. Federal contractors developing or providing mobile apps to government agencies. Developers of commercial mobile apps sold to government agencies. U.S. agencies need to ensure they meet all these mandates and deadlines or otherwise risk non-compliance with federal regulations, leaving their agencies, employees and citizens at risk of a mobile app breach with potential national security ramifications. “Software supply chain risk poses one of the biggest threats to national security today,” said NowSecure CEO Alan Snyder. “As deadlines approach for these mandates, it is imperative that federal agencies have a complete understanding of what the mobile apps they use are doing to ensure that they are fully compliant. Given the volume of mobile apps and the rate of change, manual testing is not remotely feasible due to time and cost limitations. The NowSecure GovApp solution suite offers an easy, on-demand and cost-effective solution that agencies need to comply with the various regulations about to take effect.” NowSecure GovApp DB™ is an on-demand database of commercial mobile app risk reports and SBOMs for the most popular mobile apps utilized by the federal government. The NowSecure GovApp DB™ is built on an automated analysis engine and provides continuously updated reports that include mobile app metadata, vulnerability and privacy data, risk scores and compliance information plus SBOMs updated for each new mobile app release. Rather than manually testing every mobile app and each new mobile app release, security and compliance teams using NowSecure GovAppDB™ can automatically receive updated analysis every time the mobile app changes. These reports enumerate vulnerabilities such as unencrypted credentials UID/PWD, unencrypted data transmission, improperly stored sensitive data, trackable GEO location, insecure third-party libraries, insecure authentication and biometrics, disabled native mobile OS security APIs, weak cryptography and data transmission to nations of interest. With NowSecure GovApp Threat Assessment Service, agencies can additionally receive expert threat analysis and consultation of the top mobile apps they specifically use across their work streams. The annual professional service pairs a federal agency with a NowSecure expert to inventory the top mobile apps deployed across all employee-connected and agency-owned devices and analyze them for mobile app supply chain risk and federal mandate compliance. Agencies will then receive comprehensive threat assessment documentation outlining the risk and compliance posture across their mobile portfolio with actionable recommendations to help meet vulnerability reporting requirements and supply chain management requirements, protecting mobile users and improving national security. The NowSecure GovApp solution suite joins the industry’s only full suite of mobile app security solutions from NowSecure including NowSecure Platform for automated security testing, NowSecure Workstation kit for pen tester productivity, NowSecure Supply Chain Risk Management, NowSecure expert Mobile Pen Testing as a Service (PTaaS), and NowSecure Academy training courseware for dev and security teams. Built on a foundation of standards and automation, NowSecure empowers organizations to deliver the most secure mobile apps faster and continuously monitor their mobile app supply chains for risk at a lower cost. Dozens of federal agencies from the Department of Defense to the Department of Justice to the intelligence community entrust NowSecure to assess the security and privacy of mobile apps, train developers about secure coding, pinpoint risks in the mobile app supply chain and achieve NIAP compliance. To learn more about how the NowSecure GovApp solution suite can ensure federal agencies are mandate compliant, sign up for a demo here. For a deeper dive, join us on February 16 at 11 a.m. EST for the Carahsoft Mobile Mandates: NowSecure GovApp Threat Assessment Service Webinar. Aligned with this launch, NowSecure CEO Alan Snyder will participate in a panel at the 2023 Carahsoft National Cyber Innovation Forum in partnership with Microsoft and Forescout, where he will discuss securing software development and the software supply chain. About NowSecure: As the recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, NowSecure protects the global mobile app economy and safeguards the data of millions of mobile app users. Built on a foundation of standards, NowSecure empowers the world’s most demanding private and public sector organizations with security automation to release and monetize 30% faster, reduce testing and delivery costs by 30% and reduce appsec risk by 40%. Only NowSecure offers a full solution suite of continuous security testing for DevSecOps, mobile app supply-chain monitoring, expert mobile pen testing as a Service (PTaaS) and training courseware. NowSecure actively contributes and supports the mobile security open-source community, standards and certification including OWASP MASVS, ADA MASA, NIAP and is recognized by IDC, Gartner, Deloitte Fast 500, and TAG Cyber. Contact Details Hannah LaCorte +1 202-240-7611 press@nowsecure.com Company Website https://www.nowsecure.com/

January 31, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Volatus Aerospace Completes Acquisition of Empire Drone in New York

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has finalized the arms-length acquisition of New York based Empire Drone Company LLC. The acquisition, first announced November 28 th, 2022, provides Volatus with expanded distribution for drone technologies in the American Market and a corresponding increase in gross margin performance for all US sales. “The addition of this company adds approximately $2.3M in trailing proforma revenue with an estimated 7% proforma EBITDA,” said Abhinav Singhvi, Chief Financial Officer for Volatus Aerospace. “The ability to support our US sales with domestic inventory and support is also expected to improve general gross margin, inventory turnover, and make our logistics management more efficient.” Under the terms of the agreement, Volatus will purchase 100% of the company for a cash consideration USD$300,000 on Closing; (ii) issuance of 721,538 common shares at a deemed price of CDN$0.65 per common share on closing; and (iii) subject to certain revenue milestones 12 months after closing, issue up to an additional 721,538 common shares at a deemed floor price of CDN$0.65 per common share or 30 days VWAP on first anniversary from closing, whichever is higher. Volatus Aerospace distributes products and services in Canada under the Volatus Aerospace, OmniView Tech, MVT Geo-solutions, Canadian Air National, and Synergy Aviation brands; in the USA under the Volatus Aerospace USA, ConnexiCore, and Empire Drone Brands; in South America under the Volatus Aerospace LATAM brands; and in European Markets under the Volatus Aerospace UK, and iRed Remote Sensing brands. *Non-IFRS measure. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") should not be construed as alternatives to comprehensive loss or income determined in accordance with IFRS. EBITDA does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and, therefore, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company defines EBITDA as IFRS net loss excluding interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense. The Company believes that EBITDA is a meaningful financial metric as it measures cash generated from operations which the Company can use to fund working capital requirements, service future interest and principal debt repayments and fund future growth initiatives. About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Information This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs, and current expectations of the Company with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding: (i) the business plans and expectations of the Company; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial, and economic data and operating plans, strategies, or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Company, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the commercialization of drone flights beyond visual line of sight and potential benefits to the Company; and meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Abhinav Singhvi +1 514-447-7986 abhinav.singhvi@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

January 31, 2023 07:43 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Federal Government Adoption of NCMA Contracting Standard Will Ease Staffing Shortages and Improve Training

National Contract Management Association

U.S. government agencies will be better able to address contracting staffing shortages, and contracting professionals will be better trained now that all civilian agencies have adopted the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™). The U.S. Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) announced January 19 that the NCMA CMS ™ will become the foundation of a new contracting training system for all civilian agencies effective February 1, 2023. Adoption of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI)-approved CMS™, means the new Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) (Professional) program matches the DoD’s, allowing seamless mobility between DoD and other agencies. “NCMA celebrates the increase in talent mobility in government that will come through adoption of our CMS™,” said NCMA Chief Executive Officer Kraig Conrad. “Our members invested considerable resources to achieve ANSI approval of our standard and accreditation of our certifications. We are proud that the federal government recognizes their power." “The next step is for government to increase talent mobility with industry by accepting NCMA certifications. There certainly is precedent in government’s acceptance of other professional certifications for program management, accounting, and finance,” Conrad added. In a January 19 memo, Lesley A. Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy said the FAC-C (Professional) is “designed to attract more people into the contracting workforce from a variety of sources – colleges, industry, internal candidates from other functions, and state and local governments.” Contracting training is “critical to the success of important public priorities, such as advancing equity, promoting sustainability, increasing domestic sourcing, and ensuring our supply chains and cyber assets are secure,” Field observed in her memo to chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives. The ANSI approved 3rd Edition of the NCMA CMS™ is recognized globally as the preeminent standard in the profession. It is the basis of NCMA’s ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited Certified Contract Management Associate (CCMA) certification; one of three ANAB accredited contracting certifications offered by NCMA. ### The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), founded in 1959, is the world’s leading association in the contract management field. With more than 18,000 members, NCMA is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession in government and industry by offering opportunities for open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To learn more, please visit ncmahq.org. Contact Details National Contract Management Association Dominick Belfiore, Director of Operations and Special Projects +1 571-382-1121 dominick.belfiore@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

January 30, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Three Universities Align Curriculums to NCMA’s Contract Management Standard™, Providing a Path to Certification

National Contract Management Association

Three universities are the first group of higher education institutions to commit to aligning their program curriculums to support certification offered by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). The university programs include: University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education Contract Management Certificate University of Maryland Global Campus MS in Acquisition and Contract Management Webster University Procurement and Contract Management for Information Technology Management “Preparing students for the contract management profession is one of our highest priorities,” said NCMA Chief Executive Officer Kraig Conrad. “The commitment of these universities elevates their programs and positions them as champions of the contract management workforce." “Contracts are at the crux of every business deal in every industry and contract managers drive how these deals are made. Think of contract managers at the center of a wheel, interacting with every part of an organization including the c-suite, technical experts, marketing, information technology, and more.” Professionals in the field of contract management often handle contracts for the procurement and acquisition of products and services with major federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NCMA is the steward of the profession, providing a neutral forum to facilitate the open exchange of ideas and the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA has established a Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™) that is the basis for preparing students and industry professionals to obtain certifications in the field, starting with the Certified Contract Management Associate™ (CCMA™). The CMS™ is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is recognized globally as the preeminent standard in the profession. “Establishing a ‘common language’ across the profession is essential, and the CMS™ is the foundation to build that consistency,” Conrad said. “A common language in contract management promotes talent mobility and facilitates interaction between academia, government and industry.” University programs are encouraged to join NCMA’s cohort of committed programs by signing the NCMA MOU for Higher Education CMS™ Alignment/CCMA Certification Preparation on the NCMA Higher Education Resources page. This commitment can lead to more opportunities for universities to attract students in this field of study and prepare them for CCMA certification. # # # The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org. Contact Details National Contract Management Association Dominick Belfiore +1 571-207-5151 dominick.belfiore@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

January 25, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Signeasy hits 100 million contract milestone

Signeasy

Businesses worldwide seek operational efficiency and improved team productivity. Getting contracts signed, tracked, and managed efficiently can save time and effort for any team in the organization. Helping businesses achieve this goal, leading eSignature and contract workflow platform Signeasy is today announcing its milestone of processing 100 million business contracts. Signeasy’s easy-to-use, modern, and secure platform has helped businesses like Icelandair, Rappi, Sono Motors, Carta, Angellist, Truepill, Accor Hotels, and Airmeet streamline and automate their contract workflows. It offers intuitive and advanced signing workflows, centralized dashboards for provisioning and visibility across teams, robust integrations, easy-to-integrate APIs, and world-class mobile apps. Sunil Patro, Founder and CEO at Signeasy, commented: “Over the last few years, our platform has matured significantly to help businesses beyond their eSignature requirements. Signeasy automates and streamlines contract workflows across various functions like HR, sales, operations, and finance. The journey from an eSignature tool to becoming an eSignature and Contract Workflow platform has been phenomenal.” According to IDC, the worldwide eSignature software market is expected to grow from $2.3 billion in 2020 to $6.4 billion in 2025 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6%. Many business document workflows include reviewing, approving, and signing contracts. This is especially true in HR, sales, finance, and operations departments, where contracts and other agreements are frequently used. Signeasy helps businesses achieve end-to-end digitally transformed business processes by replacing traditional paper-based workflows. This results in greater operational efficiencies, improved customer experience, and reduced transaction times. “Every contract has a story. It is either the beginning of a new relationship or an important milestone for a business to make progress in its chosen direction. The fact that Signeasy is now 100 million contracts strong makes us incredibly proud of the millions of customer stories we have been part of. We thank all our customers, partners, investors, and employees who have helped us achieve this milestone. We have just begun and are more excited than ever on the rewarding journey to 1 billion contracts, hopefully, sooner.” concluded Sunil Patro. Company highlights (last 12 months) Signeasy made it to Google Workspace’s 2022 ‘recommended apps ’ list. This puts them in the top 1% of 5000+ third-party apps in the global marketplace. Signeasy was positioned as a “leader” for two years consecutively alongside DocuSign, Dropbox Sign, and Adobe and was featured in the Aragon Globe for four years in a row. Postman featured Signeasy’s eSignature APIs in their ‘ New and Noteworthy ’ list as an easy-to-use, modern, and secure platform for developers to integrate eSignatures into their applications. IDC, the premier global market intelligence firm, collaborated with them to understand their vision and published a vendor profile titled “ eSignature and Document Transaction Management with Signeasy.” About Signeasy Signeasy is a leading eSignature and contract workflow platform to sign, send, and manage critical business documents. 48,000 companies in over 100 countries use Signeasy to simplify paperwork and increase efficiency across departments like Sales, HR, Finance, Operations, etc. Signeasy is a recommended 2022 Google Workspace App and integrates seamlessly with Office 365, Salesforce, Dropbox, and Box. Signeasy is highly rated on customer satisfaction and product innovation by independent software review sites and industry analysts, and its mobile apps consistently rank among the top 100 business apps on App Stores. Contact Details Signeasy Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://signeasy.com/

January 25, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Travel Technology Association Files Comments with DoT Supporting Transparency & Consumer Protections

Travel Tech

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry and consistent advocate for public policy that supports a competitive and transparent marketplace, filed comments today in response to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on “ Enhancing Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees ” (DOT-OST-2022-0109). “Travel Tech has long supported the U.S. Department of Transportation’s efforts to ensure consumers have access to critical ancillary fee information. We did so in 2014 and are doing so again in 2023,” stated Laura Chadwick, President & CEO of the Travel Technology Association. “For too long, consumers have lacked the consistent ability to know the true cost of different flight options.” In its comments, Travel Tech addresses how ancillary fee information should be provided to ticket agents. In its proposed rule, the DOT seeks to omit global distribution systems from receiving mandatory ancillary fee data from airlines. “Travel Tech strongly recommends that ancillary fee data be shared with all channels that distribute fare and schedule information,” Chadwick continued. “It is the most simple and direct way to solve the issue of ancillary fee transparency for consumers.” Travel Tech also filed a petition today requesting a hearing on DOT’s proposed requirement to display the critical ancillary fee information on the first page of online search results. Travel Tech addresses this matter in its comments. “Our members are the leading innovators in creating consumer-friendly online travel information sites. We are deeply concerned about the DOT’s first-page search results requirements included in the proposed regulation. These rules, if adopted as written, will clutter and confuse the online air travel shopping experience for consumers. This is especially true for travel comparison sites that display multiple airlines’ schedules and fares,” said Chadwick. “In our comments and hearing petition, we argue that the Department should not displace ticket agents’ well-established expertise with a government-regulated website design mandate. Ticket agents should have the flexibility to design appropriate displays of ancillary fees and develop innovative new methods for consumers as well,” Chadwick continued. ### About Travel Tech The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) is the voice of the travel technology industry, advocating for public policy that promotes transparency and competition in the marketplace to encourage innovation and preserve consumer choice. Travel Tech represents the leading innovators in travel technology, including global distribution systems, online travel agencies and metasearch companies, travel management companies, and short-term rental platforms. To schedule an interview with a Travel Tech spokesperson, contact Dan Rene of kglobal at 202-329-8357 or daniel.rene@kglobal.com. Contact Details Travel Technology Association Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 daniel.rene@kglobal.com Company Website https://www.traveltech.org.

January 24, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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‘Ready for Ron’ launches $3.3 Million National Independent Expenditure Campaign

Ready for Ron

Ready for Ron, the only credible independent group working to draft Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to run for President, launched a $3.3 million Independent Expenditure campaign to build the grassroots “ground game” to support a DeSantis Presidential candidacy. As detailed in a recent FEC report the campaign includes $2.3 million in national television advertising – at a rate of $100,000 per week – and $1 million for phone, mail, and digital outreach efforts. “This is a critical investment to engage the public with our message that Joe Biden and the Democrats are the problem, and electing Ron DeSantis is the solution. We must build up the national volunteer network it will take to win,” stated Dan Backer Counsel to Ready for Ron. “Following 3 straight election losses, it is clear, blowing big money on consultants for flashy ads that just talk at voters fails – but we see time and time again that our unique strategy of direct engagement creates real results around which we can build a winning ground game. We are pursuing a volunteer driven strategy that cuts out high-priced consultants and puts every penny into building the infrastructure to support a DeSantis candidacy.” In an interview with the Financial Times, Backer explained that “the purpose of the ad spending was to create ‘the backbone of a real ground game’ for DeSantis and ‘convince DeSantis that he has the grassroots support to run and win in a general election’. He added that Ready for Ron wanted to ‘bring in a whole host of people who aren’t part of the current universe’, including those who are not part of Trump’s base of conservative voters, which has dominated Republican campaigns in recent years. Fox News reported that In November Ready for Ron had already announced its petition has received more than 100,000 signatures. The petition is also the focus of a lawsuit Ready for Ron brought in the U.S. District Court for D.C. against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) challenging an FEC Advisory Opinion preventing Ready for Ron from sharing with Governor DeSantis the names of those who signed a petition encouraging him to challenge Joe Biden. Comments from Dan Backer featured in a Newsmax story focused on how the Ready for Ron “…spending should help ‘offset any competitive advantage that any other campaigns may or may not have”….between now and a hoped-for eventual announcement of a DeSantis candidacy. Politico also reported the news in its popular Playbook and Influence newsletters. In interviews with The Daily Caller and The Washington Examiner, Backer stated, “Ready for Ron is investing heavily in drafting Ron DeSantis to run for president in 2024, knowing that he is the Republican Party’s best chance to win back the White House. DeSantis’ pro-freedom platform has made Florida the best state to live in America — I know, I moved here — and we won’t stop until that platform goes national for all Americans to enjoy.” Since its launch in late May, Ready for Ron has enlisted more than one hundred twenty thousand supporters to build on-the-ground grassroots support, generated significant media attention, and produced and placed advertising to convince Ron DeSantis to run for President. Ready for Ron has emerged as the most successful and credible independent organization in support of a Ron DeSantis candidacy. Following nearly nine months of work by Ready for Ron, Governor DeSantis has a growing lead in polls in key states. The advertising efforts, phone calls, petition, and grassroots campaigns are helping generate significant leads in early primary and key battleground states and in the hearts and minds of the American people. Ready for Ron continues its TV and online advertising efforts to engage Americans to sign the petition at ReadyForRon.com to Draft Ron DeSantis to run in 2024. ### For more information or to schedule an interview with a ‘Ready for Ron’ spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or dan@readyforron.com. Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 dan@readyforron.com Company Website https://www.readyforron.com/

January 23, 2023 02:15 PM Eastern Standard Time

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NLPC Calls Upon Special Counsel to Search Biden’s Senate Records Stored at University of Delaware for Additional Classified Documents

National Legal & Policy Center

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) has called upon the Special Counsel to conduct a search of Biden’s Senate records stored at the University of Delaware. The request follows revelations that additional classified documents were discovered Friday at President Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, during a 13-hour search by the FBI. The documents reportedly include at least one document from the time that Biden served in the Senate. In 2011, Biden donated a treasure trove of documents from his 36-year career in the U.S. Senate (January 1973-January 2009) that fills 1,875 boxes and also includes 415 gigabytes of electronic records. During his Senate career, Biden was Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee or its ranking member and had access to many classified documents. “The FBI needs to search the entire 14,000 square foot Penn Biden Center where classified documents were found by his private attorneys searching only Biden’s private office on November 2 nd. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who served as managing director also had an office there. The FBI also needs to search Biden’s Senate records stored at the University of Delaware as well as his beach home,” said NLPC Counsel, Paul Kamenar. “This scavenger hunt for classified documents has been a total farce and insult to the American people,” said Peter Flaherty, Chairman of NLPC. “The House Oversight Committee, Special Counsel, and NLPC’s FOIA investigation need to get to the bottom of Biden’s mishandling classified information.” NLPC has also criticized the handling of this matter by Biden’s private attorneys who are not cleared to review classified information and who may have tainted evidence of a crime with their fingerprints and mishandling. A major question remains unanswered: why did Biden decide two years after he occupied the White House to move his office at the Biden Center and why hire expensive private attorneys to do so instead of Biden Center staff? Other locations that Biden occupied since leaving office in January 2017 should also be searched. He first had a temporary transition office set up by GSA near the White House. Then a temporary Penn Biden Center facility was opened mid-town in Washington, D.C., before the office was opened in February 2018 near the Capitol. Biden also rented a 12,000 square-foot mansion in McLean, Virginia at $20,000 a month after he left the White House, about twice the size of his home in Wilmington, Delaware. NLPC has been investigating the Biden Center since early 2020 and its funding by Chinese donations, much of it anonymous. NLPC filed a complaint with the Department of Education in May 2020 and with the Department of Justice that both Hunter Biden and the Biden Center should be registered as a foreign agents with China under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. ### Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. For more information or to schedule an interview with a NLPC spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at drene@nlpc.org or call 202-329-8357. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 danrenejr@gmail.com Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

January 23, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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