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Meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
 
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Cabinet members and senior advisors gather at the White House for a meeting chaired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to lay out their plans to eradicate trafficking in persons, drawing on tools ranging from law enforcement and victim service provision, to public awareness building and diplomatic pressure. March 15, 2012.
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The Putin Files: Daniel Fried
 
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Watch former National Security Council member Daniel Fried’s candid, full interview on Putin and allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election – all part of "The Putin Files", FRONTLINE's media transparency project. Explore Fried's full interview and interactive transcript here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/interview/daniel-fried/ Explore the complete "Putin File" experience here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/interview-collection/the-putin-files/
Eighth Annual Emerging Markets Forum Business Powering Africa Forward
 
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Presented by the Center for Global Business, sponsored in-part by CIBER, a title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland The Smith School's Center for Global Business convenes its 8th Annual Emerging Markets Forum on the theme of doing business in Africa. Since 2010, this conference series has examined the rise of new economic powers, increased awareness about emerging markets, and disseminated information about how U.S. companies can best succeed there. One of the fastest growing economies in the world, Africa has many countries that have made diversification a priority. Opportunities abound for businesses that understand that trade, not aid, is the road to future prosperity. Expert speakers from business, academia and policy will discuss the opportunities as well as challenges of doing business in Africa, including: ● Which countries are reforming and growing fastest? ● Which sectors are the most promising (now and in the future)? ● What opportunities have drawn U.S. businesses to Africa? ● What challenges do they face, and how have they overcome these challenges?
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Developing and Implementing a Tribal Engagement Strategy
 
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Download video at http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/1012 In the webinar, April Taylor will outline the multiple steps in the South Central Climate Science Center's regional Tribal Engagement Strategy and provide examples of their ongoing work in support of each step. Webinar information: https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/webinar/569 Videographer: Holly Padgett, USGS, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
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Climate Data: Mysteries, wonders, and reality
 
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16th Annual Kendall Lecture with Thomas R. Karl | Tuesday, April 18 - 5:00pm Speaker: Thomas R. Karl, Independent Scholar and Past Director of the National Climatic Data Center - NOAA (1998-2015) Climate data comes in a rich variety of quality with varying time and space resolutions. The mystery behind climate observations stem from the fact they require careful understanding of their limitations and usefulness. The wonder of all this data is being able to deduce changes and variations in the Earth’s climate from a surprisingly robust set of independent methods to reconstruct past and present climate from an exponentially growing set of data (approaching exabyte size --- 1018 or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes). This includes thousands of climate variables and diverse methods of processing these data. The mystery and wonder often come together as a not so glamorous nitty-gritty reality of trying to make sense of all the observations. Considerable scientific discourse is often necessary to develop and interpret data sets and models that help us understand the state and changing state of the climate system. A few examples of how this has evolved will be presented. This will include the data and methods used to deduce changes and variations in the Earth’s temperature and precipitation during the Anthropocene. About the Speaker Thomas Karl received his B.S. from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from North Carolina State University. After a brief TV/Radio weather forecasting position, Tom joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1975. He held a variety of assignments in NOAA including Senior Scientist (1992-1998), Director of the National Climatic Data Center (1998-2015) and Director of the National Centers for Environmental Information (2015-2016). In 2010, he was asked by the President’s Science Advisor to Chair the $2.5b US Global Change Research Program’s Subcommittee on Global Change Research. There he was responsible for ensuring the delivery to Congress of an interagency Global Change Research Plan, Assessments, and annual Progress Reports for all agencies engaged in global change research. He continued in that position until 2016 when he retired from federal service after a 41-year career. He is now an Independent Scholar. About the Series The 16th annual Henry W. Kendall Memorial Lecture was sponsored by the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Center for Global Change Science. The lecture series honors the memory of Professor Henry Kendall (1926-1999), a 1990 Nobel Laureate, longtime member of MIT’s physics faculty, and dedicated environmentalist. A founding member and chair of the Union of Concerned Scientists, he played a leading role in organizing scientific community statements on global problems, including the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity in 1992 and the Call for Action at the Kyoto Climate Summit in 1997. Read more: https://eapsweb.mit.edu/news/2017/correcting-records
21st Century PD - Multiple Means of Professional Development
 
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Today’s professional development tools offer educators more ways to grow professionally than ever before! With so many options available, it can be hard to know where to start. In this exciting webinar led by Chris Bugaj, assistive technology strategist and host of the Assistive Technology: Tools in Public Schools podcast (A.T.TIPSCAST), participants learn new time efficient and practical ideas for professional development. Tips and resources for utilizing multimedia- and social media-driven professional development are provided and discussed.
Vice President Pence Hosts National Space Council
 
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Chantilly, VA
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2014 WFSTAR: Innovative Uses of Helicopters
 
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This video links the evolution of helicopter operations from the past to the present and encourages students to envision where they may go in the future. http://www.nifc.gov/wfstar/library_aviation.html
Three Decades of Commitment to the Fight Against Global HIV/AIDS
 
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This seminar was part of the 2011 CDC-sponsored lecture series, "HIV/AIDS: 30 Years of Leadership and Lessons". The program occurred on September 8, 2012. Participants include Distinguished Speakers: Kevin M. De Cock, MD. Welcoming Remarks, Director, Center for Global Health, CDC Deborah Birx, MD., Moderator, Director, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health, CDC Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD., Panelist, PEPFAR 2009 to Present, United States Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, MD., Panelist, PEPFAR 2004 to 2008, Former United States Global AIDS Coordinator, Distinguished Scholar and Co-Director of the Global Health Law Program, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Sandra L. Thurman, Panelist, LIFE initiative, Senior Advisor for Strategy and Development, Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health, CDC, Senior Lecturer, Director, Interfaith Health Program, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at http://streaming.cdc.gov/vod.php?id=4dedb87fe53dceba9b05ad32629dc19020120626114147835
Interagency Council on Homelessness - June Meeting (Council Full Overview)
 
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The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, chaired by HHS Secretary Sebelius, meets to discuss the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020. Learn more at http://www.usich.gov/. Sign up to receive email updates from HHS.gov: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USHHS/subscriber/new -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) http://www.hhs.gov We accept comments in the spirit of our comment policy: http://www.hhs.gov/web/socialmedia/policies/comment-policy.html HHS Privacy Policy http://www.hhs.gov/Privacy.html
The White House Smart Cities Forum
 
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The White House hosts a forum to announce a new “Smart Cities” initiative to help communities tackle local challenges and improve city services. September 14, 2015.
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UQx LGD1 068 Leaders: CAS model of leadership development
 
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Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career and take on a leadership role? This business and management course is an introduction to key leadership theories and concepts that you will need to be an effective leader and manager. This is the first course in the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program offered through the The University of Queensland and edX. To enrol in Leaders in Global Development go to: https://www.edx.org/course/leaders-global-development-uqx-lgdm1x
“Seeing for Action - Using Maps and Graphs to Protect the Public’s Health”   Date: Feb. 5, 2016
 
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This scientific symposium is one of several events that kicked off the opening of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, hosted at the CDC David J. Sencer Museum from January 25 – June 17, 2016 (http://www.cdc.gov/museum/exhibits/mappingscience.htm). The public expects to be protected from health threats at home and abroad. Public health leaders need the best information to make better, faster decisions to protect the public’s health. Advances in maps, graphs and other visualizations can greatly help the public understand health threats and can lead to quicker public health responses. This symposium brought together researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Thomson Reuters to explore how government, academia and industry can collaborate to improve visualization tools to better protect the public’s health. Speakers include: Robin Wagner Di Cross Michael Page Martin Meltzer James Tobias Munmun de Choudhury Polo Chau Joshua Schnell, PhD Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/wcms/videos/low-res/OPHSS/2016/placesspacesmappingsciencemp4_1151381.mp4
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2018 Demystifying Medicine: The opioid epidemic: how, where, and what can be done?
 
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2018 Demystifying Medicine: The opioid epidemic: how, where, and what can be done? Air date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 4:00:00 PM Category: Demystifying Medicine Runtime: 01:49:03 Description: Demystifying Medicine Overdose deaths from opioid use have nearly quadrupled since the year 2000, and opioids now kill more people each year in the United States than guns or car accidents. We know how the opioid crisis came to be; we know what opioids do to the brain. Now we must put our heads together to curb the epidemic fast. Two of the most prominent figures in the national opioid discussion — NIDA Director Nora Volkow, M.D., Ph.D., and NINDS Director Walter Koroshetz, M.D. — describe in detail the state of the opioid crisis and what NIH is doing about it. Come to the lecture to get plugged in to one of the most pressing public health emergencies of our times. Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids, a four-fold increase since 2000, and the numbers continue to climb. Toward this effort, NIH has nearly doubled funding for research on pain and on opioid misuse and addiction from approximately $600 million in fiscal year 2016 to $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2018, made possible from a funding boost by Congress. The focus of NIH's efforts centers on ways to reduce the over prescription of opioids, accelerate development of effective non-opioid therapies for pain, and provide more flexible options for treating opioid addiction. This lecture describes the state of the crisis, the state of our efforts, and how you can be a part of the solution. The Demystifying Medicine Lecture Series is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their applications to major human diseases. The lectures include presentations of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major diseases and current research. All clinicians, trainees including fellows, medical students, Ph.D. students, and other healthcare and research professionals are welcome to attend. For more information go to https://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov Author: Nora Volkow, MD PhD, NIDA, NIH and Walter Koroshetz, MD, NINDS, NIH Permanent link: https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?23829
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D3: Pitch Challenge: New Technologies in Diplomacy, Defense, Development
 
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The Summit’s main event, the D3 Pitch Challenge, featured six finalist teams—selected from nearly 500 employee submissions across State, DoD, and USAID—who developed proposals on how the United States might leverage new technologies to advance U.S. diplomacy, defense, and development goals on March 2, 2016. Finalists presented their proposals before a senior government panel, featuring Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment; U.S. Air Force General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Eric Postel, Associate Administrator of USAID. Team 1: “3-D Building Printing for the Advancement of GeoPolitical Objectives” A proposal to construct infrastructure and facilities at austere bases or in post-disaster areas more efficiently and economically through new advances in 3-D printing technologies. The proposal was recognized by the panel with the “Greatest Impact” certificate. Team 2: “Operation Crow: Saving Lives at the Last Mile” A proposal to use unmanned aerial vehicles to improve the delivery of healthcare supplies and medical tracking in rural, isolated, and conflict-ridden areas. Team 3: “Active Shooter Protection System” A proposal to develop a system that strengthens emergency response capabilities in U.S. embassies, consulates, and other facilities in the United States or abroad by using a shooter-activated alarm system. The proposal was recognized by the panel with the “Metrics” certificate and the “Feasibility” certificate. Team 4: “Unleashing the Informal Economy: Lighting the Match on Dark Data” to use advances in geotagging and data analytics to strengthen U.S. Open Government partnerships globally by finding data that helps public institutions meet good governance commitments. Team 5: “Sustainable Microgrids: Building Stability and Capacity in Regions of U.S. Strategic Interest” A proposal from an interagency team to develop innovative infrastructure models to connect and secure energy transfer between solar, wind, and water sources for communities in developing countries and austere bases abroad. Team 6: “Space Solar – Clean, Constant, & Global” A proposal to use space-based solar power technologies for renewable energy. The proposal was recognized by the panel with the “Collaboration” certificate, the “Presentation” certificate, and the “Innovation” certificate. In addition, the proposal was recognized with the “D3 People’s Choice Award,” selected through a vote among participants at the event.
Deputy Attorney General Press Conference for Gameover Zeus and Cryptolocker Operations
 
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Press conference announcing that the department disrupted two extremely damaging cyber threats – the financial botnet known as Gameover Zeus and the malicious software known as Cryptolocker.
HUD OCIO Learning Session: Mastering Multisector Leadership in a Networked World
 
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Dr. Melanie Cohen, IT Strategist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, interviews Dr. Natalie Houghtby-Haddon, Associate Director, of The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW CEPL) on working effectively with people who come from different organizational perspectives, with different organizational priorities.
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UK TechDays Online is back!
 
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This summer, we're setting up studio at the Microsoft Reactor in London and broadcasting through London Tech Week, bringing you a mix of deep technical content and thoughtful future vision keynotes. Running from June 12th to 14th, there's 4 technical tracks across the 3 days for you to indulge in. Agenda: Wednesday June 13th Data & AI - 10:00 - 17:00 - A run through the Azure data and AI platform, hosted by Andrew Fryer and supported by MVPs. Content will cover Cosmos DB, Python on Azure, Kusto and the latest patterns in practices based on real world projects with some of our key customers. Thursday June 14th Quantum Computing - 10:00 - 13:30 - a chance to delve into Microsoft Q# development environment after a keynote session from Microsoft Director of Quantum Computing, Julie Love. Create a Free Account (Azure): https://aka.ms/azft-ai
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Teams, TeamSTEPPS®, and Team Structures: Models for Functional Collaboration
 
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The webinar, "Teams, TeamSTEPPS, and Team Structures: Models for Functional Collaboration," featured William Gordon, DMin, MDiv, Instructor at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago. The TeamSTEPPS framework focuses on the optimization of teams. Knowing how teams are organized and the consequences of those structures enables us to more deeply direct likely outcomes to communication, relationships among members, and personal and professional accountability. Equipped with this information, teams and leaders can make conscious choices to intentionally select or potentially hybridize team structures that are best suited to their purpose and desired outcomes. Video also at: https://www.ahrq.gov/teamstepps/
Views: 584 AHRQ Patient Safety
Katherine Baicker: A Greeting to the Harris Public Policy Community
 
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Incoming Dean Katherine Baicker shares her excitement about her appointment with the Harris community.
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Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the US Board on Geographic Names: Traditions & Transitions
 
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The 125th anniversary of the U.S. Board of Geographic Names was observed with a one-day symposium on geographic names. The Board was established by an executive order of President Benjamin Harrison on September 4, 1890, to standardize geographic names for federal government use. The Board is a federal body comprised of 10 member agencies and includes a Domestic and Foreign Names Committees and three Advisory Committees. Committee meetings are held regularly, and activities are reported annually. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7146
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VR and Post-secondary Education: Understanding the Obstacles and How to OvercomeThem
 
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Originally presented Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 2:30–3:30 pm EDT Vocational rehabilitation agency’s (VR’s) willingness to pay for a client’s post-secondary education can sometimes be a major point of contention. Issues can range from the willingness to approve post-secondary education, particularly for advanced degrees, the level of VR funding, and implementation of the reasonable accommodations needed to reach that goal. Strategies to overcome common obstacles were discussed. Issues that were addressed: Presumption of Entry-Level Employment Goals Financial Participation by VR Clients Exceptions to Fee Schedules Seeking Timeline Amendments to the IPE Delays in Receiving Equipment, Services or Accommodations Getting VR to Pay for Remediation Prior to College Attendance Presenter: Ron Hager, Senior Staff Attorney at the National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN)
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Department Press Briefing  - March 29, 2018
 
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Spokesperson Heather Nauert leads the Department of State Press Briefing, at the Department of State on March 29, 2018. A transcript is available at https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2018/03/279656.htm.
AAPI Community Leaders Briefing
 
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White House staff speak with community leaders at a briefing in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. May 9, 2012.
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Mid-Atlantic RPB Webinar 2/13/18
 
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Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body webinar from Feb. 13, 2018. The session provided an opportunity for the RPB and stakeholders to discuss its 2017 Draft Semi-Annual Work Plan and Progress Report, and to decide how to move forward on ocean indicators and ecologically rich areas.
INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: State Senate District 23  Honolulu City Council District VI | Program
 
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In a special 90-minute election doubleheader, INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I features two hotly contested primary election contests: –State Senate District 23 covers the area from Ka‘a‘a‘wa on the Windward side of O‘ahu to Mokulē‘ia on the North Shore. Former State Senator Clayton Hee is trying to get his old job back from the man who succeeded him, Senator Gil Riviere. It is a winner-take-all Democratic Primary. –The second contest is for Honolulu City Council District VI, Makiki to Moanalua. Three challengers, Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, Ikaika Hussey and Zachary Stoddard are vying to unseat veteran incumbent Carol Fukunaga.
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Cybersecurity Talent Summit
 
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Protecting People from the Ocean, and the Ocean from People || Radcliffe Institute
 
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Protecting People from the Ocean and the Ocean from People: Search and Rescue and Marine Environmental Protection/Response The Coast Guard, the fifth branch of the US Armed Forces, is a multi-mission maritime agency. This talk reviews how the Coast Guard in Boston and throughout the nation seeks to strike the balance between maritime safety, security, and environmental protection amidst changing climate conditions, all while facilitating the powerful economic engine of maritime commerce. Featuring (3:08, 30:26) Claudia C. Gelzer, Captain, US Coast Guard (9:37) Lee Titus, Commander, US Coast Guard Introduction by John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and Donner Professor of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University Q&A (47:44) Part of the 2016–2017 Oceans Lecture Series https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2016-from-sea-to-changing-sea-symposium
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Introduction to the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)
 
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At the end of this webinar, you will be able to identify: -The four components of SEMS as spelled out in the Emergency Services Act, -The five levels of government that use the system, -The five management functions based on ICS (Incident Command System) concepts. Presenter: Curry Mayer, Senior Emergency Management Coordinator Training and Exercise Division, California Emergency Management Agency Curry Mayer has a Master's degree in education, and 20 years of experience in emergency management, program management, and curriculum design. Curry is the author of state and federal level emergency management curriculum, including scenario development and exercise design. She acts as the subject matter expert in California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), chairs SEMS committees, and has spoken extensively on that system. Ms. Mayer served as an Emergency Services Coordinator for the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) prior to working as an Instructor. Curry managed the Training Branch for OES and was a senior member of the project/training staff for the White House Military Office's Executive Support Contingency Operations and Readiness Training (ESCORT); a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) protection of the Chief Executive Program. The Department of the Army, the United Nations, and congress have al received consultation and training from Ms. Mayer. For Certificate of Completion, please visit the following link: http://www.calhr.ca.gov/Documents/training-certificate-of-completion.pdf If you have any questions, please contact training@calhr.ca.gov. Phone: (916) 445-1547
Agile Acquisitions 101: The Means Behind the Magic
 
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This seminar will feature examples of where agile acquisition has been successfully implemented in the Federal Government. The lessons learned, success stories, and the opportunity to question the trailblazers themselves should give everyone a great foundation to begin. There is a lot of talk about Agile - but what is it, and why are new procurement methods and strategies needed to successfully implement it? Agile Software Development is a mindset that requires a completely new way of thinking about an entire development process from the moment a need is identified through execution. In order to procure for these types of services, it is important to understand what Agile is and what it is not, what the risks are in the process and how they are mitigated, and what value & success look like. Traditional procurement methods for “waterfall” software implementations lack the flexibility to take advantage of the benefits of time, schedule, and cost that Agile Software Development methods can bring to the Federal Government. For this reason, the acquisition workforce needs to make its processes agile using innovative and creative solutions to procure these services while maintaining compliance with the FAR and Federal Law. This seminar will identify several methods and strategies that have been and can be applied to achieve this goal.
Meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis
 
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This is the fifth and final public meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis.
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The Human Microbiome: Emerging Themes at the Horizon of the 21st Century (Day 3)
 
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The Human Microbiome: Emerging Themes at the Horizon of the 21st Century (Day 3) Air date: Friday, August 18, 2017, 8:15:00 AM Category: Conferences Runtime: 04:59:15 Description: The 2017 NIH-wide microbiome workshop will strive to cover advances that reveal the specific ways in which the microbiota influences the physiology of the host, both in a healthy and in a diseased state and how the microbiota may be manipulated, either at the community, population, organismal or molecular level, to maintain and/or improve the health of the host. The goal will be to seek input from a trans-disciplinary group of scientists to identify 1) knowledge gaps, 2) technical hurdles, 3) new approaches and 4) research opportunities that will inform the development of novel prevention and treatment strategies based on host/microbiome interactions over the next ten years. Author: NIH Permanent link: https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?23424
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From Hierarchies to Networks - Collaborative Leadership for Government
 
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California state government is undergoing a time of unprecedented change – major reorganization, deep budget cuts, and intense public scrutiny of decision-making. In this environment, traditional hierarchical structures may be less effective for building collective support for policy changes across diverse groups with varying political agendas. Collaborative leadership and policy making are critical skill sets for public employees, particularly executives and mid-level managers. You will have an opportunity to learn from Sacramento State University's Center for Collaborative Policy -- a nationally-recognized consensus-building organization working statewide on California's thorniest conflicts. Attendees will learn how to develop collaborative leadership competencies and how to apply them following a collaborative policy making method. You will also learn how to build networks and manage collaborative groups. Presenter: Dorian Fougères, Ph. D., Senior Mediator, Center for Collaborative Policy Dorian Fougères is a consensus-building practitioner with 14 years of experience in natural resource policy and management, including six years with the Center. He is a Senior Mediator and the Director of the Center’s Southern California Office. He uses a broad array of skills and tools to help parties reach agreement on how to address challenging policy, scientific and engineering, and cross-cultural issues. His customized process designs create forums where public agencies can have meaningful and productive conversations with diverse stakeholders, including elected officials, planners, businesspersons, California Native Americans, growers and farmers, and engineers and scientists. Dr. Fougères’ work focuses on water and forest resources, including flood protection, groundwater, conservation, wetlands, fire, fuels management, public safety, and forest carnivores. His areas of expertise include conflict assessment and resolution, collaborative visioning & strategic planning, technical joint fact-finding, and facilitation and collaborative leadership training. His work has involved a wide range of forums, including executive bodies and summits, citizens’ advisory committees, multi-year consensus-building projects, large-scale public engagement events, and science-intensive workshops. Dorian has been with the Center since 2007, and has co-led its Professional Development Series for the past two and half years with Senior Mediator Sarah Rubin. He is on the National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals, and a member of IAP2 Northern California Chapter, the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation, Mediators Beyond Borders, the American Society for Public Administration, and other professional associations. Dr. Fougères completed his PhD at UC Berkeley in 2005, after spending six years working on the political ecology of coral reefs and mangroves in Indonesia. For Certificate of Completion, please visit the following link: http://www.calhr.ca.gov/Documents/training-certificate-of-completion.pdf If you have any questions, please contact training@calhr.ca.gov. Phone: (916) 445-1547
VA: In Health Matters, Place Matters - The Health Opportunity Index (HOI)
 
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This webinar was brought to you by the NPA Federal Interagency Health Equity Team’s webinar series, Promoting Health Equity through Programs and Policies. It took place on April 28, 2016. The Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) developed the Health Opportunity Index (HOI) because they were aware of the health inequities that existed among people of varying socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and rural/urban backgrounds. The HOI is a composite measure of the social determinants of health. It provides a baseline for a community to determine what factors lead to positive health outcomes and healthy communities. The HOI is comprised of 13 indicators, grouped into four profiles that are indicators of the natural, built and social environment of a community, available resources, availability of economic opportunities and access to health services in a community. The HOI helps to detect High Priority Target Areas within a community. The Index emphasizes the need for multi-sector collaboration and cooperation to improve health outcomes for all community members. This webinar will highlight how the VDOH related health data from the Health Opportunity Index to broader conditions, and used data as a lever to examine and develop public policies that promote health and health equity. Presenters will: 1) Provide a contextual overview of health inequities in Virginia 2) Discuss the HOI and its methodologies 3) Provide examples of practical applications of the HOI and 4) Review how the HOI can be used to inform policies, allocate resources, support the work of community coalitions and spur place based initiatives. SPEAKERS: Justin Crow, Health Professional Shortage Designations and Geographic Information Systems Manager, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health Rexford Anson-Dwamena, Social Epidemiologist, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health Adrienne McFadden, Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) of the Virginia Department of Health
Mayor Bowser Releases 2016 Accountability Report, 1/9/17
 
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Mayor Muriel Bowser releases her Year Two Transition Plan Accountability Report. The report shows that in the Bowser Administration’s first two years in office, the Mayor has either delivered, launched or prepared to launch 94% of the promises she committed to during the 2014/2015 Mayoral transition. The report delivers on Mayor Bowser’s commitment to transparency and accountability, and offers a comprehensive look into the Administration’s goals and priorities. In highlighting her Administration’s accomplishments, Mayor Bowser placed a special focus on Washington, DC’s values and her commitment to defending those values. “We are Washington, DC and we embrace our diversity, strive to be more inclusive, and to grow and spread our prosperity to all eight wards. In 2017, we will promote and defend our progressive values and empower ourselves and fellow Washingtonians for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead,” said Mayor Bowser. Over the past two years, 11% of the Mayor’s 131 goals have been completed, 81% have launched and are currently being implemented, and 2% are in the planning phases. Altogether, the Administration is delivering on 94% of the Mayor’s priorities. Examples of promises that have been completed include: - Completed the distribution of body-worn cameras to all MPD patrol officers - Resumed DNA testing at the District’s Crime Lab - Announced increase to HPAP assistance from $50,000 to $80,000 for new homebuyers - Continued investment in Housing Production Trust Fund at $100 million annually - Obligated $106 million of HPTF to produce or preserve more than 1,200 affordable housing units in all 8 wards - 5,300 affordable housing units — capable of housing nearly 12,000 District residents — are in the development pipeline “While there is still much more work to do, I am proud of what my Administration has accomplished over the past two years,” said Mayor Bowser. “Violent crime and property crime are down, graduation and enrollment rates are up, and our population is the highest it’s been in forty years. I promised that we would make our streets safer and our neighborhoods stronger, and the Accountability Report shows that we are doing just that.” The Year Two Transition Plan Accountability Report can be viewed HERE: http://mayor.dc.gov/node/1211650 The Year One Transition Plan Accountability Report can be viewed HERE: http://mayor.dc.gov/node/1133976
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Public Interest Declassification Board Public Meeting, June 2015
 
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Public Interest Declassification Board Public Meeting, June 25, 2015
CJCC Housing for the Justice Involved
 
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DESCRIPTION The presentation included a review of the national landscape, highlighting some approaches that have been successful in other jurisdictions. Also, DC stakeholders discussed the role housing plays in desistance, and the experiences, challenges, and successes associated with local transitional and permanent housing. SPEAKERS David Bowers Vice President Enterprise Community Partners James Knight Executive Director Jubilee Housing Ashley McSwain Executive Director Community Family Life Services Kristy Greenwalt Executive Director Interagency Coalition on Homelessness Margaret diZerega Project Director The Vera Institute
WEBINAR: Disability, Employment & Lane v  Brown
 
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On September 8, 2015, the United States entered into a proposed settlement agreement with the State of Oregon to vindicate the civil rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are unnecessarily segregated in sheltered workshops, or at risk of such unnecessary segregation. The settlement agreement with Oregon resolves a class action lawsuit by private plaintiffs in which the Department of Justice moved to intervene in May 2013. The lawsuit alleged that the State's employment service system over-relied on segregated sheltered workshops to the exclusion of integrated alternatives, such as supported employment services, and placed individuals, including youth, at risk of entering sheltered workshops. As a result of the proposed settlement, over the next seven years, 1,115 working-age individuals with I/DD, who are currently being served in segregated sheltered workshops, will have opportunities to work in real jobs at competitive wages. Additionally, at least 4,900 youth ages 14 - 24 will receive supported employment services designed to assist them to choose, prepare for, get, and keep work in a typical work setting. Half of the youth served will receive, at a minimum, an Individual Plan for Employment through the State's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Correspondingly, the State will reduce its reliance on sheltered workshops and implement policies and capacity-building strategies to improve the employment system to increase access to competitive integrated employment and the opportunity for people with I/DD to work the maximum number of hours consistent with their abilities and preferences. Join this webinar to hear directly from representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice about the elements of the settlement agreement, as well as from stakeholders in the state of Oregon who will be positively impacted by these developments. Speakers: U.S. Department of Justice: Eve Hill, Max Lapertosa, Regina Kline, Sheila Foran United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon and SW Washginton: Melissa Miller Oregon Department of Human Services: Mike Maley
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LIVE! SENATE PROBE ON TOKHANG FOR RANSOM JANUARY 26, 2017
 
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Effective Teaching in Early Childhood Education
 
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Effective teaching in early childhood has been linked with positive long-term student outcomes. In this REL Mid-Atlantic Teacher Effectiveness webinar, participants focused on the importance of early childhood education and the critical role early childhood teachers play in supporting student success. This webinar featured Beth Rous, Ed.D., from the University of Kentucky. A teacher and researcher, Dr. Rous is also a co-author of Tools for Transition in Early Childhood: A Step-by Step Guide for Agencies, Teachers, and Families. The content of these videos does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Institute of Education Sciences or the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Financial Stability for People With Disabilities
 
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Please join the FDIC, the World Institute on Disability, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Independent Living Resource Center in San Francisco for a Forum on Banking & Financial Stability for People with Disabilities. This is a presentation about economic empowerment and how individuals with disabilities can save money through the Cal ABLE account program.
2016 Homelessness Summit Session II
 
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(00:00:00) Welcome — Andrew Grabau, Janet Thompson, Michael Trapp, Karla DeSpain, Rocky Alden (00:20:44) Local Overview — Steve Hollis, Katie Burnham Wilkins, Carla London, Randall Cole, Kay Wright, Shawn Phillips (00:57:44) National Movement/Emerging Best Practices: Zero 2016, Housing first & 100,000 Homes — Keynote Speaker Linda Kauffman (01:59:08) Back from Break (02:00:22) Implementing Housing First: Challenges and Best Practices — Keynote Speakers Jason McRoy and Sarah Buss (02:52:34) Panel Q&A KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Linda Kauffman, National Movement Manager, Community Solutions Jason McRoy, Director of Operations, Boulder Housing & Human Services Sarah Buss, Housing and Emergency Services Coordinator, Boulder County Housing& Human Services MODERATORS Karla DeSpain, Special Projects Manager, Heart of Missouri United Way & CATCH board Rocky Alden, Volunteer, Love INC & Room at the Inn OTHER SPEAKERS Janet Thompson, District 2 Commissioner, Boone County, MO Michael Trapp, Ward 2 Council Member, City of Columbia, MO Steve Hollis, Human Services Manager, Boone County/City of Columbia Public Health & Human Services Katie Burnham Wilkins, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program Coordinator, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital Randall Cole, Housing Programs Supervisor, City of Columbia, MO Carla London, Director of student Services, Columbia Public Schools Nancy Thoma, Region 7 Administrator, Administration for Children & Families James Heard, Field Office Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sarah Froese, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Supervisor & Behavioral Health Social Work Liaison, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital Rorie Orgeron, Chief Executive Officer, The Kitchen Inc. Mark Brehm, Permanent Supportive Housing Assistant Program Manager, Synergy Services Shawn Phillips, Manager of Emergency Services, University of Missouri Health Care Kay Wright, Manager of Volunteer/Language/Valet Services, Gift Shops & Pastoral Care, University of Missouri Health Care A NOTE ABOUT ADVERTISING: As a rule, City Channel does not allow advertising in its videos; we are not in the business of profiting from our work. However, ads will appear throughout this video due to the use of copyrighted material by one of the presenters at the event.
Bailouts And The Foreclosure Crisis: Report Of The Special Inspector General For The Troubled Asset
 
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Bailouts And The Foreclosure Crisis: Report Of The Special Inspector General For The Troubled Asset - House Oversight Committee - 2011-01-26 - Witnesses: The Honorable Neil Barofsky, Special Inspector General, Troubled Asset Relief Program and Tim Massad, Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, Department of Treasury. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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SAMHSA's 2014 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Launch Event
 
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SAMHSA'S National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2014 launch event features remarks from four young adult peer support leaders, Honorary Chairperson Chiara de Blasio with her parents New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other dignitaries. The event focused on the unique needs of young adults with behavioral health challenges, as well as the role of peer support in helping them navigate systems related to education, employment, housing and juvenile justice. The event was emceed by Emmy award-winning news anchor Leon Harris from ABC 7/WJLA-TV. URL http://www.samhsa.gov/children/national.asp
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Commerce Data Advisory Committee Meeting on July 30, 2015
 
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The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) is holding its second meeting at Intel’s Headquarters in Santa Clara, California on Thursday, July 30. Appointed by Secretary Pritzker, the 19-member council provides guidance on areas such as data management practices; common, open data standards; policy issues related to privacy, latency, and consistency; effective models for public-private partnership; external uses of Commerce data; and methods to build new feedback loops between the Department and data users. The council is comprised of leading technologists and data leaders who work for some of the most innovate public and private sector organizations, including: Intel, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, PayPal, Amazon Web Services, City of San Francisco, Indiana University, and more. Throughout the day, Commerce officials will update the council members on the Department's new data initiatives including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s “Open Data Initiative” and the Census Bureau’s income and wealth data project. Commerce Department leaders will also discuss government-wide strategies to recruit tech talent to the public sector and establish new partnerships with industry.