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Sep 15, 2017, 09:30 ET National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker Featuring Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) Looks at the other "National Emergency" Mental Health and Opioid Crisis, Sept. 25

Last month, President Trump said the country's opioid crisis "is a national emergency." He went on to say "we're going to spend a lot of time, a...


Sep 15, 2017, 09:08 ET NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the...


Sep 14, 2017, 17:11 ET Damaged U.S. Currency Redemption Services For Citizens Affected By Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

If hurricane victims have currency that has been damaged by flood waters resulting from Hurricanes Harvey or Irma, they are encouraged to send that...


Sep 14, 2017, 14:48 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., about crops impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and FDA's work with farmers affected by the storms

This is the first time that two category 4 storms have hit the U.S. back-to-back, and the effects have been devastating. At FDA we have a...


Sep 14, 2017, 13:58 ET FDA approves new treatment for adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Aliqopa (copanlisib) for the treatment of adults with relapsed...


Sep 14, 2017, 12:45 ET FDA approves first biosimilar for the treatment of cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) as a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of...


Sep 14, 2017, 12:06 ET SBA Makes Changes to its Surety Bond Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration has noted two important changes to its Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program that will increase contract...


Sep 14, 2017, 11:18 ET SBA Announces FY 2017 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that $18 million in funding has been awarded to 44 State international trade agencies...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:45 ET FDA permits marketing of mobile medical application for substance use disorder

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the first mobile medical application to help treat substance use disorders...


Sep 13, 2017, 15:53 ET OCC Hosts Compliance and Operational Risk Workshops in San Diego

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will host two workshops in San Diego at the Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, October 24 and 25,...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:33 ET Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:18 ET FDA Selects MCRA to Share Expertise as Part of the Experiential Learning Program (ELP)

Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers, LLC (MCRA), a leading advisory firm and Clinical Research Organization (CRO) to the medical device...


Sep 12, 2017, 19:16 ET US Department of Homeland Security Budget Proposal for FY2018

The first budget under the Trump administration, which includes the fiscal year 2018 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget request...


Sep 12, 2017, 15:50 ET NTSB Finding That Tesla's Autopilot Played Key Role in Deadly Florida Crash Shows Need for Enforceable Federal Safety Standards; NHTSA Asleep at the Wheel, Consumer Watchdog Says

The National Transportation Safety Board's finding that Tesla's Autopilot shares the blame for a fatal crash with a truck in Florida last year...


Sep 12, 2017, 15:33 ET Defense workers union objects to more base closures

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 300,000 civilian employees in the Department of Defense, is urging lawmakers to...


Sep 12, 2017, 13:32 ET New Federal Robot Car Guidelines Threaten Highway Safety, Consumer Watchdog Warns

The new Federal autonomous vehicle policy released today poses a threat to highway safety, Consumer Watchdog warned and the nonpartisan nonprofit...


Sep 12, 2017, 12:54 ET Telligen Awarded Large Support Services Task Order from CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has named Telligen, in collaboration with prime contractor IMPAQ International and E4...


Sep 12, 2017, 12:07 ET Media Advisory: Regional Organizations Demonstrating at NASA Wallops State-of-the-Art Technology for Coastal Storm Impacts; Virginia Governor to Attend

Media are invited to attend a technology demonstration event from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sep. 22, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, showcasing...


Sep 12, 2017, 10:17 ET U.S. Marine Band Announces 2017 Concert Tour to the Northeast

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band will depart Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 1, 2017, for its annual fall concert tour, performing 28...


Sep 11, 2017, 15:47 ET U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17....


Sep 11, 2017, 10:06 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Recognizes its 60th Anniversary and Issues Statements: Condemning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and Denouncing Pardon of Joe Arpaio

At its monthly meeting, a majority of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved two official statements. The statements relate to: -...


Sep 08, 2017, 10:23 ET Rumsfeld, Gates, Panetta and Hagel Voice Support for 9/11 Pentagon Visitor Education Center

The Pentagon Memorial Fund today announced the formation of the "United States Secretaries of Defense Council," comprised of the former Secretaries...


Sep 07, 2017, 16:59 ET CPSC Approves New Federal Standard for Infant Bouncers

https://cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2017/CPSC-Approves-New-Federal-Standard-for-Infant-Bouncers The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission...


Sep 07, 2017, 15:04 ET NASA Television Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

Two NASA astronauts are among the three crew members poised to launch for a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, and NASA...


Sep 07, 2017, 13:33 ET Virginia Officials, Hidden Figures Author Join NASA in Honoring Legacy of Famed Mathematician; Live on NASA Television

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and author Margot Lee-Shetterly are among the dignitaries honoring Katherine Johnson,...