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Technical Bulletin: No. 2021-04-1: Treatment of PPP Loans

Technical Bulletin: No. 2021-04-1: Treatment of PPP Loans

Arlington, Va., April 13, 2021 – Beginning with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the US Congress has appropriated more than $960 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through four separate bills.[1] This unprecedented program, administered by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and designed to aid American small businesses, is scheduled to end on May 31, 2021. READ MORE HERE ...  Read more

Vision Technologies Signs the CareFirst Better Together COVID-19 Vaccine Pledge

Vision Technologies Signs the CareFirst Better Together COVID-19 Vaccine Pledge

GLEN BURNIE, MD, March 29, 2021 – Vision Technologies (Vision), a leading network integrator with national and global reach, has signed the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield “Better Together” pledge. The pledge was launched to unite communities by committing organizations to help educate and encourage people living throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. ...  Read more

Rfidcollect, Joget And Mokxa Team Up to Launch Notify, A Covid-19 Workplace Safety Monitoring System

Rfidcollect, Joget And Mokxa Team Up to Launch Notify, A Covid-19 Workplace Safety Monitoring System

Three resident companies at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), have collaborated to launch a new product, NOTIFY ̶  a contact-tracing notification system that anonymously monitors users movements throughout a facility to identify potential COVID-19 exposures. ...  Read more

J29 Announces Award of 8(a) Certification

J29 Announces Award of 8(a) Certification

J29 Inc. is proud to announce that is has been awarded the 8(a) small business certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA). This certification grants J29 entry into the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program, with the addition making J29 a certified 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). ...  Read more

The Kids Are (Not) Alright in Pandemic: Children’s Online Privacy under COPPA, FERPA, and More

The Kids Are (Not) Alright in Pandemic: Children’s Online Privacy under COPPA, FERPA, and More

Children born in the 21st Century have never experienced a world without the internet. Children’s internet use has also increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, speeding up the trend towards digital socialization. However, use of the internet during childhood presents particular privacy challenges that may not be readily apparent to most children. Children are often more willing to share personally identifying information (PII) on the internet without fully grasping the risks of a data breach. Children are also more susceptible than other online users to targeted advertising and identity theft. ...  Read more

Vision Technologies Recognized as a Safety Ambassador by the American Ladder Institute

Vision Technologies Recognized as a Safety Ambassador by the American Ladder Institute

GLEN BURNIE, MD, February 11, 2021 – Vision Technologies, Inc. (Vision), a leading systems integrator has been recognized as a Safety Ambassador by the American Ladder Institute (ALI), due to its commitment to the safety and focus on encouraging its employees to complete ladder safety training. ...  Read more

BDO Welcomes Claiborne Hughes to its Government Contracting Practice

BDO Welcomes Claiborne Hughes to its Government Contracting Practice

Clay Hughes has joined BDO USA, LLP as a Director in the firm’s Biodefense group as part of the Government Contracting practice. He previously served as Program Branch Chief of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Nonclinical Division and played an integral role as the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Preclinical Co-Chair.  At BDO, Clay will support organizations as they seek to obtain funding and as they require project management, financial management and compliance services. ...  Read more

Veralox Therapeutics Announces FDA Orphan Drug Designation for VLX-1005

Veralox Therapeutics Announces FDA Orphan Drug Designation for VLX-1005

FREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Veralox Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class small molecule therapeutics that treat the underlying pathologies of diseases with significant unmet medical needs, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for VLX-1005 for the treatment of heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). ...  Read more