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ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday shopping season is here. Many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have moved online as a precaution to the pandemic. Scammers are creating phony copycat events that charge for admission and steal credit card information.

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CENTREVILLE, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) is proud to announce the addition of John Felker to the company's federal strategic advisory board. Felker previously led the Integrated Operations Division (IOD) for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that oversaw field offices around the United States.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In an article in the Journal of Marketing--based on data from over 3,000 people who took part in 10 experiments--and in a follow-up article in Harvard Business Review, Chiara Longoni (Boston University) and Luca Cian (Darden School of Business) provide evidence supporting what they call a word-of-machine effect: the circumstances in which people prefer AI recommenders to human ones.

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MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MCR was recently awarded a GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Pool 4 contract with a scope covering Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences. GSA's OASIS contracts offer Best-in-Class solutions to make procuring professional services expedient by maximizing streamlined acquisition processes. GSA designed OASIS with seven separate multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity task order orders. This Pool 4 award adds to MCR's other OASIS contracts, including Pool 5A, Pool 5B, and Pool 6. These multiple award contracts give MCR wide access to most federal agencies.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Law today announced the availability of new resources focusing on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) matters, including Practical Guidance, an In Focus page, and a webinar that will discuss the findings of the 2020 Bloomberg Law ESG Survey.

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FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 3Pillar Global ("3Pillar"), a leading developer of innovative digital products, today announced that Chris Hansen, former Senior Vice President of Zeta Global, has joined 3Pillar's leadership team as Senior Vice President to lead the company's media and information services client service vertical.

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HERNDON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi of America is pleased to announce that Sara Whiffen will join the company as vice president, Strategy and New Business, effective November 30. She will be responsible for driving forward the Audi of America business strategy and supporting overall global strategic objectives. Whiffen will report to Daniel Weissland, president, Audi of America, in her new role.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Our nation's military continues to answer the call of service, whether fighting the pandemic, responding to natural disasters or deployed on missions overseas. Over the holidays, the United Service Organizations (USO) brings traditions of the season to the hundreds of thousands of these service members and their families around the world.

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HERNDON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Deltek, the leading global provider of software and solutions for project-based businesses, announced today its launch of Costpoint GovCon Cloud (GCC) Moderate. Deltek has been the trusted, industry-leading solution and cloud provider for the government contracting industry for nearly 40 years. With this new offering, contractors will be able to leverage Deltek Costpoint in the cloud to help meet their Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework requirements, as well as compliance requirements of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), to pursue business with the U.S. Department of Defense.

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STERLING, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- REI Systems is pleased to announce that it has been engaged by the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research and Development (ORD) to modernize and strengthen its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award management processes and technologies. REI will extend its deep Grant and Contract Award Management expertise, demonstrated SBIR program knowledge, and proven technology platform to support review and selection of Phase I - proof of concept proposals, and Phase II - development and commercialization proposals. REI will also support collecting and reporting data on innovation and commercialization results. These processes are a core method that EPA ORD uses to develop and commercialize novel technologies that support EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment.

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VIENNA, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Middleburg Communities, a Vienna, Virginia-based real estate investment, development and management firm, is completing the $10 million renovation of Vesta Camp Creek (previously The Grove), transforming the previously vacant and dilapidated 220-unit apartments at 5500 Welcome All Road in Fulton County into a welcoming, fully amenitized community. Vesta Camp Creek has leased quickly, achieving stabilization with 98% of its units leased as of November 1st.

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HERNDON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Reston Consulting Group Inc. (RCG) is honored to be awarded a prime contract for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS) $2.1B Small Business BPA. NMITS is a NOAA-wide contract for enterprise IT services that advances NOAA's mission by achieving excellence in IT service delivery.

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MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Swish Data Corporation (Swish), a provider of technology solutions and engineering services, announced that the company has acquired Titania Solutions Group, Inc. (Titania) as part of an on-going five-year growth and expansion strategy.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A national constitutional litigation organization, The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, is hosting a national press conference today featuring three whistleblowers who will provide personal eyewitness accounts demonstrating significant potential election fraud, some of which affects hundreds of thousands of ballots. Their affidavits are being used as evidence in litigation to ensure election integrity and the upholding of election laws in key battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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CHANTILLY, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MBA Consulting Services, Inc. (MBA CSi) is a leading management and technology services company that has long-standing customer relationships built upon a reputation for excellence and innovation. MBA CSi's commitment to innovation is the bedrock of its success. This is why we are launching four CoEs--Facilities Management, Recruiting, Data Analytics, and Digital Solutions (www.MBACSi.com/centers-of-excellence/).

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RESTON, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, is pleased to announce that Alyra Liriano, Counsel, Privacy and Compliance, Comscore, has earned the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, ANSER, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to public service in the fields of national security, homeland security, and public safety, has been officially awarded the 2020 Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Award! The Platinum Award is the highest award of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program, and is the only federal award program that recognizes job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With just 25 days left until Christmas, financial support on Giving Tuesday is critical to providing help and hope for millions in need. The Salvation Army and its supporters are working to rescue Christmas and encourage generous Americans to help those who rely on The Salvation Army. Based on the increased services that have already been provided this year due to COVID-19, The Army projects that potentially 6.6 million people will come to them for support throughout the next six weeks.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) and the Pallet Foundation presented an Environmental Product Declaration for U.S. wooden pallets that reinforces the environmental attributes of wooden pallets for the supply chain and procurement industries. This document, certified by UL and produced in conjunction with Forest Products Lab, the research wing of the U.S. Forest Service, is the first of its kind for a product in the distribution packaging space. This declaration speaks to the quantitative impact that wooden pallets have on the environment beyond their reusable, recyclable and biodegradable qualities.

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LEESBURG, Va., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnilert, the innovation leader and most trusted partner in emergency communications, today announced its recognition in the Gartner "Market Guide for Emergency/Mass Notification Services Solutions," by analysts Roberta Witty, David Gregory, Brent Predovich, Mike Gotta, published this month. The report states that "organizations are expanding emergency or mass notification service (EMNS) use cases beyond traditional emergencies . . . to include active intruder/shooter" and "EMNS vendors are supporting these expanded use cases with . . . integration with more applications used by the organization (e.g., building access control, video surveillance, social media and digital sensors)."

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lansinoh, a global leader in breastfeeding solutions and support, has announced ambitious new targets that address the company's sustainability efforts. Lansinoh has partnered with thought leaders in the field to assess and measure greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and to develop data-based goals to reduce these emissions over time, with the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2030.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies will release the first in a new podcast series titled The Aerospace Advantage on Monday, Nov. 30. Hosted by former Air Force Weapons School instructor and Thunderbird pilot Lt Col (ret.) John "Slick" Baum, the series will delve into all aspects of air and space warfare, emphasizing first-hand accounts from current experts in the field.

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RICHMOND, Va. and BEIJING, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) and China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. Ltd (Oceanwide) announced that their transaction has received confirmation of the extension of the acceptance of filing from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in China. With NDRC's re-approval, Oceanwide will now move forward with the few remaining regulatory steps required to close the transaction, including seeking clearance for currency conversion and transfer of the balance of the transaction funds from SAFE and obtaining confirmation from the Delaware Department of Insurance that the acquisition of Genworth's Delaware-domiciled insurer may proceed under the existing approval.

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TYSONS, Va., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Global Systems (DGS) is pleased and honored to announce Paul G. Kaminski as a member of its Board of Directors. DGS is a market leader in providing persistent detection, classification, and geolocation of Radio Frequency signals to create near real-time actionable knowledge for network monitoring, security, asset protection, and defense applications.

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MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Steampunk is pleased to announce a new strategic appointment as a critical building block for its Department of Justice business. Latarshia (Tasha) Crawford-Jones has been named Vice President, Department of Justice, responsible for establishing and growing our business in the Justice sector.

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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today it has been awarded a new contract by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide cloud services and software tools. The Cloud Products and Tool (CPT) task order holds a total estimated value of $241 million, on a one-year base period with three one-year options.

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ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Trust Home Services, a leading electrical, HVAC and plumbing company serving southwest Virginia, is now accepting nominations for its yearly "Heat for a Hero" program. The selected nominee will receive a new heating system for their home, with time and materials for installation donated by Southern Trust in time for the Christmas holidays.

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TYSONS, Va., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PenFed Credit Union, the nation's second-largest federal credit union, announced today the launch of the "PenFed Saves You Money" integrated marketing campaign highlighting how members of the military and civilians both save money through great rates. Multimedia messages will run in markets across the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.

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RESTON, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- iGov welcomes Ms. Deborah Sutton as VP of HR as she joins us to replace Ms. Kim Schmitt upon her retirement. Ms. Sutton will be responsible for advising Senior Management and leading the Human Resources team to administer company benefits, lead strategic hiring and ensure iGov policies and practices meet all legal and ethical standards. Ms. Sutton will lead the overall management, strategic planning, and execution of iGov's HR initiatives to ensure alignment with the business objectives and iGov's Corporate Strategic Plan.

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NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark R. George and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Alan H. Shaw will make a presentation at:

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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The DLBA Division of Gibbs & Cox is excited to announce that we will be supporting DARPA's Tactical Technology Office (TTO) on their revolutionary No Manning Required, Ship (NOMARS) Program. The program will design, build, and field test an unmanned surface ship that can operate autonomously for long durations at sea with no human interventions or underway maintenance. Our team was selected by DARPA to explore the trade space for clean-sheet vessel designs developed without any provision for crew on board. The intent of this effort is to create a paradigm shift in the design of marine surface vehicles as we transition from manned to unmanned platforms, while leveraging newly established and developmental technologies to increase capability, increase reliability, and reduce total ownership cost.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute today released the findings of its 2020 update to "An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking." Using detailed financial data provided directly by motor carriers of all sectors and fleet sizes, this "Ops Cost" research annually documents and analyzes detailed trucking costs from 2008 through 2019. ATRI's analysis provides industry stakeholders with an essential benchmarking tool, and government agencies with input on industry finances necessary for comprehensive transportation planning and infrastructure improvement analyses.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.3% in October after gaining 5.7% in September. In October, the index equaled 106.8 (2015=100) compared with 114 in September.

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SMITHFIELD, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Smithfield Foods announced a commitment of $300,000 through 2021 to support Heritage STEM Camps Foundation (HSCF), a not-for-profit organization that creates powerful immersive experiences for aspiring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) leaders. Smithfield's contribution will support HSCF's Mid-Atlantic efforts to boost levels of self-confidence and self-efficacy among minority young women and prepare them to be leaders in STEM fields, business, and entrepreneurship.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher Logic, the industry leading, human-focused engagement platform brought together 2,500 industry professionals to share best practices, network with community leaders, and learn strategies to better engage their members, customers, and employees. The two-week, virtual, user conference featured 50+ sessions focused on increasing engagement, building online communities, and solving community challenges.

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MILWAUKEE, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- An affiliate of Phoenix Investors ("Phoenix"), a national private commercial real estate firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, announced its acquisition from LSC Communications Printing Company, Inc. ("LSC") of its former plant in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DCS Corporation has been awarded a 5-year, $48 million prime task order to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces (ISR/SOF) Directorate's Global Hawk Division under the Air Force's EPASS program. DCS will provide a broad range of acquisition, engineering, scientific, research, finance, and administrative support for USAF aircraft research, development, production, life cycle acquisition, and sustainment activities as well as Foreign Military Sales support.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture Global LNG, Inc. announces that KBR has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract as lead contractor for Phase 1 of the Plaquemines LNG export project currently under development in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. KBR will integrate highly modularized, owner-furnished equipment for the 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) nameplate facility, identical to the systems being successfully delivered and installed at Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass project.

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ -- Venture Global LNG, Inc. announces that KBR has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract as lead contractor for Phase 1 of the Plaquemines LNG export project currently under development in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. KBR will integrate highly modularized, owner-furnished equipment for the 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) nameplate facility, identical to the systems being successfully delivered and installed at Venture Global LNG's Calcasieu Pass project.