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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Apartment Association (NAA) today joined the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) in their lawsuit challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) national eviction moratorium. The CDC's overreaching order directly harms the apartment industry and jeopardizes the long-term viability of rental housing. Rental housing providers, especially small "mom-and-pop" owners, do not have the ability to absorb delinquent rent and still pay their bills required to keep communities operational and Americans in their apartment homes.

BASKERVILLE, Va., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a highly offensive move, John Deere has set up its own coalition to represent black farmers, in an apparent effort to sidestep the boycott the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) launched this week, association president John Boyd declared, in announcing that the 116,000-member group's boycott of Deere will continue.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 15, Abram Finkelstein, president of Sunrise, FL-based StaffLink Outsourcing, received the 2020 Michaeline A. Doyle Award. This award is the professional employer organization (PEO) industry's highest honor and is presented by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).

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RESTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE(®) 500 science and technology leader, has been awarded a task order by the U.S. Air Force's Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA/KD). Through this task order, Leidos will support energetics research and development for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OUSD) and the Combat Capability Development Command - Armament Center (CCDC-AC).

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Football Team announced talent today for its multi-platform digital programming - Unfiltered, which will bring fans behind the scenes of the organization, providing a look into the lives of the franchise's players, coaches and staff. Among those coming onboard is Washington Football fan and gaming and content curator, Anto Garabet (@AntoDaBoss on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter), who boasts more than 1.1 million subscribers to his YouTube channel and will host "The Lab," which will give team players, gamers and fans the opportunity to play, interact and learn how to dominate the video game landscape.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- By the time Hurricane Sally made landfall in Pensacola, Florida, The Salvation Army had already served more than 300,000 meals in Lake Charles and areas affected by Hurricane Laura. Now the organization is once again activating its Emergency Disaster Services to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping our young people healthy and active amid coronavirus related closures is essential, and while organizations continue to scramble and pivot, the American Diabetes Association(®) (ADA) has transformed Project Power virtually. Project Power is a free at-home online experience consisting of fun lessons and physical activity challenges, which encourages children and families to stay healthy together. Nearly 1 in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Through the initiative, the ADA intends to slow the trajectory of childhood obesity by focusing on health promotion, nutrition education, increased physical activity and family involvement to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes and its complications for youth ages 7-13. The deadline for youth participants to register is September 28, 2020. Volunteers may register by October 16, 2020.

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CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Perspecta Inc. (NYSE: PRSP), a leading U.S. government services provider, announced today that it received an award to deliver a prototype of its proprietary award-winning HealthConcourse digital health platform to the Defense Health Agency in support of its goal to deploy a next-generation electronic health record (EHR) system for the Military Health System's (MHS) GENESIS project. The work was awarded through an Other Transaction Agreement from Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic as part of the Information Warfare Research Project Consortium project.

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BASKERVILLE, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a highly offensive move, John Deere has set up its own coalition to represent black farmers, in an apparent effort to sidestep the boycott the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) launched this week, association president John Boyd declared, in announcing that the 116,000-member group's boycott of Deere will continue.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- During AMCP Legislative Day 2020, 40 AMCP members met with lawmakers in targeted congressional offices on AMCP's key issues to explain the value of managed care pharmacy in the broader health care system. Discussions centered on pharmaceutical information exchange (PIE) legislation, prior authorization, and advocating to authorize pharmacists to receive reimbursement under Medicare Part B for COVID-19 and flu testing and vaccinations.

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Novetta, a leader in advanced analytics, was recognized by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Technical Services Field Office - Identity Activities Branch (TSFO-IA) for contributions to the RISER Program, which won "Best Technical Advancement" at this year's FedID awards.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Student Opportunity Center (SOC), the nation's leading service provider for experiential learning (EL) and High-Impact Practices (HIPs), adds over 50 new campuses this year to its growing roster of higher-ed institutions across the country--now serving over 200 campuses--including new partners: Ohio University, California State University-San Marcos, Florida A&M University, Georgia Southwestern State University, Old Dominion University, Azusa Pacific University, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), and Georgia College.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this month, more than 30 experts representing health plans, integrated delivery systems, health economists, providers, academicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other professionals gathered for AMCP's Partnership Forum to address the challenges in managing and providing timely access to rare and orphan disease therapies.

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SVT Robotics, a disrupter in the industrial robotics space whose software accelerates and simplifies deployment of robots, introduced its SOFTBOT(TM) Platform today allowing companies to expedite the adoption and deployment of robotics within their warehouses and manufacturing facilities in a matter of days or weeks, rather than months or years.

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CENTREVILLE, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) was presented with the 2021 Military Friendly® Employer Silver designation by VIQTORY Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine®. Military Friendly® rankings distinguish high pedigree organizations with robust, comprehensive veteran and military spouse employment, transition, retention and career development programs that ultimately improve the lives of veterans.

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CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Perspecta Inc. (NYSE: PRSP), a leading U.S. government services provider, announced today that Mike Kirkland, senior vice president, offerings and solutions development has been named to the 2020 FCW Federal 100.

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TROUTVILLE, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The cement industry recognized Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) with top honors for Outreach in the 2020 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards this week. The Outreach category honors activities that enhance community, employee, and government relations. The award was formally announced during a virtual presentation by the PCA held on September 16, 2020.

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RESTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE(®) 500 science and technology leader, today announced a two-year agreement with Rush University System for Health (RUSH) to deploy a jointly-developed emergency department command center application. The application's real-time patient flow mapping and logic-based recommendations will enable lean process improvement and support improved patient outcomes for RUSH, currently ranked #17 on U.S. News and World Reports' "Honor Roll of Best Hospitals."

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, five-part professional learning series, rooted in anti-racist, anti-bias practice, is available to early childhood and elementary education providers and educators to strengthen their interactions with children who have been affected by traumatic life experiences. The series is now being offered online by Teachstone, which delivers the nationally recognized Classroom Assessment Scoring System, or CLASS(TM).

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RESTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SOC Telemed (SOC) recognizes Guthrie, a not-for-profit health system serving southern New York and north-central Pennsylvania, for outstanding results in its teleStroke program. Guthrie improved its critical measures endorsed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, which are the percentages of eligible patients receiving thrombolytics and those receiving it within 60 minutes of arrival to the emergency room.

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FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global consulting and digital services provider, announced its participation at the Sidoti Fall 2020 Investor Conference. ICF President and Chief Executive Officer John Wasson will present at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 23.

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HERNDON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Deltek, the leading global provider of software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced the winners of its annual customer awards program - the Most Valuable Projects (MVP) Awards - during today's General Session at its annual customer conference, Deltek Insight. Since the awards program started, Deltek has recognized some of the most innovative and trailblazing companies in the world. This year, Deltek recognized and celebrated customer and partner achievements across seven categories:

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation's (MAPI) annual summit is going digital this fall. ManufacturED Online, a condensed version of the annual event that has been moved to Spring 2021, will take place on Oct. 21, 2020, from 1-4 pm ET to give attendees a chance to learn and connect. At this virtual seminar, attendees will hear from experts in sessions and during ED Talks (borrowed from our friends at TED) on topics like the future of work and resilience, strategies for smart factory ecosystems, 5G's role in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the impact of the upcoming election as it relates to U.S. - China relations.

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RESTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc., a Reston, VA based registered investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce that four members of their team were recognized as "Top Financial Professionals" by Northern Virginia Magazine. This continues a streak of recognition for Mason in 2020. Earlier this year, Mason was recognized as a "Top Institutional Investment Consulting Team" by Barron's and as one of the top 300 registered investment advisors in the U.S. by the Financial Times.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Trucking Associations, along with the ATA Technology and Maintenance Council announced they would be celebrating the inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week September 21-25.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Finance LLC ("Oxford"), a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies worldwide, has announced the closing of a $15 million senior secured term loan with Vedanta Biosciences, Inc. ("Vedanta" or "the Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new category of therapies for immune-mediated diseases based on defined bacterial consortia. The funds will be used for general working capital and to advance the development pipeline.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 1776 Unites' Bob Woodson and Ian Rowe announced the first installment of the 1776 Unites Curriculum in an effort to provide learning environments across the country with exemplary lesson plans, reading guides, assessments, activities, and other resources that allow teachers to provide a more complete and inspiring story of the history of African-Americans in the United States. The curriculum will also help young people of all races understand how they can be architects of their own future by embracing the principles of education, family, free enterprise, faith, hard work and personal responsibility.

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FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Futuris Company (OTC: FTRS) (OTC: MISMD) ("Futuris" or the "Company"), a Human Capital Management (HCM) company focused on the acquisition and operation of executive search, staffing and consulting companies, today announced that this morning, September 16, 2020, the Company began trading under its new ticker symbol of "FTRS."

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- New national polling of the U.S. workforce finds the vast majority of employees remain skeptical that their companies can successfully manage through the ongoing pandemic. Research from Eagle Hill Consulting finds there continues to be low trust in leaders and managers to navigate the COVID-19 crisis (30 percent), similar to the March 2020 sentiment (32 percent).

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GoTab, Inc., the Mobile POS and contactless ordering and payment platform for hospitality, secured a $6 million investment to enhance its innovative technology and further bridge the gap between contactless dining and full-service hospitality.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will keynote during CES® 2021, the world's most influential technology event. Dr. Su will present the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) vision for the future of research, education, work, entertainment and gaming, including a portfolio of high-performance computing and graphics solutions. This will be the first time the CES keynote series will be available in real time to registered attendees around the world.

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ostendio Inc., a leading provider of integrated risk management software, and Maloney + Novotny LLC, an accounting and business advisory firm, today announced that Maloney + Novotny is joining MyVCM Auditor Connect(TM). This partnership increases the number of auditors in the groundbreaking marketplace which offers clients choices when selecting third party security and risk management audit firms. Maloney + Novotny will use the Ostendio MyVCM platform to guide customers through certifications including SOC 2, HITRUST, and HIPAA.

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STERLING, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AudiobooksNow, a leading audiobook download and stream service, has just launched a new version of its free Apple iOS app that includes CarPlay support. Apple CarPlay has become standard in most new vehicles and makes it easier, safer, and more convenient to interact with CarPlay enabled apps on your iPhone.

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FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MainStreet Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNSB) the holding company for MainStreet Bank, announced the completion of its underwritten public offering of 1 million depositary shares, each of which represents a 1/40th interest in a share of its 7.50% Series A Fixed-Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, $1,000 liquidation preference per share (equivalent to $25.00 per depositary share), for gross proceeds of $25 million.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Political grassroots organization National Police Support Fund has just launched a video ad campaign focused on the latest political movement against police officers: qualified immunity. This video is part of a larger nationwide initiative to raise awareness about qualified immunity and why it's so important to our nation's officers.

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FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded Pyramid Systems the Salesforce Refactoring and Implementation Support Services (SRISS) contract, which will modernize the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan system. SRISS runs for two years and is worth $24 million. Pyramid will modernize and replace several mainframe and legacy applications to help the agency operate more efficiently and cost-effectively while improving system usability, security, and maintainability. Last summer, Pyramid was invited to help the agency embark on a critical and ambitious initiative to transform and modernize FHA's legacy systems using a minimum viable product (MVP) approach. HUD's leadership developed an aggressive time frame for different vendors to build MVPs. Pyramid successfully developed an MVP and pushed the solution into production within 100 business days.

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RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) today announced that while it continues to work with China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. (Oceanwide) toward closing the merger transaction with Oceanwide by September 30, 2020, Genworth has scheduled its 2020 Annual Meeting in order to comply with the New York Stock Exchange listing standards, which require each listed issuer to hold an annual meeting of stockholders during each calendar year, and to provide requisite advance notice of the meeting to its stockholders.

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RESTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, is proud to announce that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted its patent on "Device Identification System and Methods."

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RESTON, Va., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR), one of the nation's largest homebuilding companies, announced the pricing of its public offering of an additional $50 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.000% senior notes due 2030. The public offering price for the notes was 108.331% of the principal amount (plus accrued interest from May 4, 2020) for a re-offer yield of 2.000%. The notes will constitute a further issuance of, and form a single series with, NVR's outstanding 3.000% senior notes due 2030 issued on May 4, 2020 in the aggregate principal amount of $600 million and September 9, 2020 in the aggregate principal amount of $250 million. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on September 17, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. NVR will use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes.