US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Is Urging a Navy Veteran-Person Who Has Lung Cancer and Who Had Asbestos Exposure in the Navy-Work Before 1982 to Call Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste about Compensation

As Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste will discuss at 800-714-0303 the asbestos trust funds were set up for people who before 1982 had asbestos exposure in the navy-work-and who now have lung cancer.”

— US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

WASHINGTON , DC, USA, November 24, 2021 / — According to the US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate, "If your husband or dad is a Navy Veteran or person who has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer anywhere in the United States and prior to 1982 he had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy or at work-please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 to discuss what might turn out to be substantial compensation. Financial compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000 and it does not matter if the person smoked cigarettes.

"We want a Navy Veteran or person who prior to 1982 had heavy exposure to asbestos and who has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and or their family members to know attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste is always happy to help a person like this-including during the holidays. As Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste is always happy to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303 the $30 billion dollar-asbestos trust funds were set up for people who decades ago had asbestos exposure in the navy or at work-and who recently have been diagnosed with lung cancer.

"In order to receive the best possible compensation results it is very important for the person with lung cancer to do their best to recall the specifics of their asbestos exposure in the navy or at work. The more specific the information about specific instances of asbestos exposure the better the compensation as attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste is always happy to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303."

High-risk workplaces for asbestos exposure include the US Navy, shipyards, power plants, public utilities, manufacturing factories, chemical plants, oil refineries, mines, smelters, pulp and paper mills, aerospace manufacturing facilities, offshore oil rigs, demolition construction work sites, railroads, automotive manufacturing facilities, or auto brake shops. With lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure the lung cancer may not show up until decades after the exposure. https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware.

However, a US Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung cancer could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Oregon or Alaska.

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Global Defense Support and Auxiliary Equipment Market Size And Growth Opportunities

Defense Support And Auxiliary Equipment Market Report 2021 - COVID-19 Impact And Recovery

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According to the new market research report ‘Defense Support And Auxiliary Equipment Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery’ published by The Business Research Company, the defense support and auxiliary equipment market is expected to grow from $120.46 billion in 2020 to $122.62 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.8%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $143.42 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 4%. Rapid advances in wireless technology and miniaturization (which refers to designing smaller components for equipment) is expected to drive innovation in defense market, thus driving the market during the forecast period.

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The defense support and auxiliary equipment market consists of sales of support and auxiliary equipment for defense by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that manufacture support and auxiliary equipment for defense including equipment such as radar, satellites, sonars and other equipment.

Trends In The Global Defense Support and Auxiliary Equipment Market
Use of passive radars are gaining traction in the market due to its advantages across wide range of defense and civil applications and cost effectiveness. Passive radars use the existing electromagnetic signals from the atmosphere to support imaging and tracking capabilities, whereas the regular/active radar sends out electromagnetic signals to the target and receives reflected signals from the target. Passive radars use ambient radio signals for tracking and surveillance and are less expensive to operate. Some examples of passive radar systems are Silent Sentry by Lockheed Martin, Celldar by Roke Manor Research Limited, and Homeland Alerter 100 by Thales Group.

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The global defense support and auxiliary equipment market is further segmented:

By Type: Military Radars, Military Satellites, Other Defense Support and Auxiliary Equipment

Subsegments Covered: Continuous Waveform, Pulse Waveform, Large Satellite, Mini Satellite, Micro Satellite, Nano Satellite

By Geography: The global defense support equipment market is segmented into North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Among these regions, North America accounts for the largest share in the global defense support and auxiliary equipment market.

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Victoria Washington Named Recipient of AFCEA International Women's Appreciation Award 2022

CEO and President of Vision IT Victoria Washington will be a recipient of the AFCEA Women's Appreciation Award for 2022

SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2021 / — Victoria Washington has officially been named one of five recipients of the AFCEA International Women's Appreciation Award for 2022.

Victoria, who is the CEO and Founder of her company Vision IT, was nominated for this award because she has been a foundational Alamo leader for over 6 years and has demonstrated significant dedication to empowering women in business, supporting and leading women in STEM, and acting as a mentor for the women in her own company.

In 2020, Victoria launched the networking/mentoring platform Women with Vision (WWV), an impactful program that attracts professional women and business owners’ to network, facilitates the learning of new skills, offers support, and a space to share experiences. WWV’s primary goals is to connect entrepreneurial woman with mentors while allowing access to business resources from an extensive support network. Panels of successful women or keynote speakers discuss current topics relevant to women in business and Women With Vision now boasts 100 members and is growing every day.

In addition to this, Victoria is a strong supporter and inspirational leader for women in STEM. She sits on the board of Arkansas-based educational non-profit the EAST initiative. This initiative (Education Accelerated by Service and Technology) oversees and trains students and teachers, offers professional development, and assists classroom technology integration. She has also established a relationship with St. Mary's University in San Antonio, funding a project that integrates technology into the research archives of psychology professor Dr. Heather Hill. Victoria has also engaged St. Mary's Dean of STEM programs to provide students with industry projects needed for graduation.

Within Vision IT, Victoria constantly seeks women in her company to take leadership positions and aids their professional/personal development by encouraging continual learning. Victoria meets with her female employees to discuss growth opportunities and develops flexible work schedules to pursue those opportunities. Victoria mentors her female employees and other female small business owners, hoping to build their careers to the level of success that she has found herself.

Upon notification of receiving this award, Victoria Washington says, "Here is were my passion resides and I look forward to doing more to encourage and uplift women."

The award ceremony where she will be presented with the award will take place at the WEST 2022 Premier Conference in San Diego California.

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12 Cyber readiness strategies to reduce corporate risk

Philippe Funk's cyber strategies

Philippe FUNK

The alarming security statistics for 2021 are a call for companies and leaders worldwide to take risk management more seriously.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”

— Albert Einstein

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG, November 23, 2021 / — Cybersecurity statistics point to a gap between growing threat warnings and U.S. trends. Cybersecurity statistics are heuristics of value, but they also point to gaps in alerting threats and trends.

The alarming security statistics for 2021 are a call for companies and leaders worldwide to take risk management more seriously. Organizations need a cybersecurity strategy to protect infrastructure and customer data against growing cybersecurity threats. The challenge is to translate cybersecurity statistics into a functional, agile risk management strategy to defend ourselves.

The CISA (Coal Mine and Combined Security Agency) developed Cyber Essentials – a guide for small businesses and local government officials to build an actionable understanding and implement organizational cybersecurity practices. In a webinar for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on June 29, CISA leaders gave insights into the pillars of the Cyber Essential Plan and provided a starting point for greater resilience and building a corporate culture of cyber readiness. The Cyber Essential Plan leads cyber readiness to a holistic approach that goes beyond get-it-out-of-the-silos and addresses cybersecurity at a broader organizational level, considering the teamwork of an organization's cybersecurity practices.

The report includes a new cyber readiness model that measures a company's strength in six critical areas of cybersecurity: people, processes, and technology. The model should be interactive, allowing companies to compare their cyber maturity with their peers and draw on best practices in each area to develop cyber resilience, Hiscox says. The survey respondents' findings show that the model highlights several companies that lack "genuine cyber resilience," the report said.

The report highlighted the wide variety of financial costs incurred by cyberattacks, with smaller companies having the most significant losses relative to the company's size. The economic cybersecurity costs of breaches have increased significantly in recent years. Nearly 5% of the companies surveyed experienced a cyberattack and incurred costs of $300,000 or more.

According to Hiscox's 2019 Cyber Readiness Report, the average cost of a cyberattack has risen from $34,000 to $200,000 for a single incident. Forty-seven percent of small businesses have experienced cyberattacks against them in the past year, and 44 percent have experienced more than one. According to the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2021, the proportion of companies targeted by cybercriminals has increased from 38% to 43% in the last year, and a quarter of attacked companies (28%) have experienced five or more attacks.

Malicious hackers know that most small organizations are not sufficiently prepared for security breaches on the network, making them popular targets for cyberattacks. Smaller companies must implement robust security strategies to protect sensitive information from the ubiquitous cyber threat.

As cybercriminals evolve their technology and attack strategies, organizations need to adapt their approach to cybersecurity and privacy. Businesses need to protect their workload, data, and applications in multiple areas, and this requires an integrated solution with automated system monitoring, vulnerability assessment, and endpoint protection to stop emerging threats. File backups can protect against digital interference by malicious actors.

As part of your cyber preparedness plan, you should use protocols to assess and monitor the security of your vendor networks and third-party vendors. Businesses need to plan and prepare to defend themselves against all threat scenarios because cybercriminals need to find every single vulnerability or gap in their defenses to carry out their evil plans.

For small businesses today, it doesn't matter where a cybersecurity incident happens. Making network security a priority for small businesses is a must as cyberattacks continue to increase.

In the face of security crises such as ransomware and phishing, which in most cases show that no one is invulnerable, it has become necessary to have a security team that can respond in real-time and wards off attacks. Cybercriminals exploit network vulnerabilities that companies may not be aware of, so developing an approach based on your specific risks is the key to combatting devastating attacks. With multiple security crises occurring in 2020 and continuing to harm the unprepared, it is worth taking the time to evaluate and choose your best strategy and how to implement it.

As we move further into 2021, it is worth examining up-to-date statistics from many articles and blogs and their potential impact on cybersecurity for our rapidly changing digital landscape. I have divided cybersecurity statistics into several categories to exploit this information, including top sources for cybersecurity statistics, cybersecurity readiness status, types of cyber threats, and economic cybersecurity data risk. There are many other categories of cybersecurity that require more profound insights, including perspectives on the cloud, the Internet of Things, open-source, deep counterfeiting, lack of skilled cyber workers, and statistics on many other types of cyberattacks.

Essentially, cybersecurity values define an organization's general commitment to readiness and reduce the likelihood and severity of cybersecurity events. Different aspects of cybersecurity can be assessed for consistency, but displaying a cybersecurity thumbprint indicates values and willingness for cybersecurity. Moreover, the cyberculture must mature to absorb these values and create an attitude.

Invest in external moderators, fire drills, and tabletop exercises to test the company's response plan at a level that enables rigorous testing and disconnects from dynamic internal leadership when the organization wants to conduct internal drills to prepare for cyberattacks. Once an organization knows its role and responsibilities and manages potential problems, its response to a live cyber attack can be a considerable burden. Responding to this is not only the responsibility of your cybersecurity team, but every organization has a role to play.

The Ponemon survey found that 47% of organizations do not regularly assess the readiness of their response teams, meaning they test their plans for the first time at the worst possible time – amid a cyberattack.

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TrellisWare Announces SD Union-Tribune Top Workplaces Award

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TrellisWare achieves ranking of San Diego Top Workplaces among mid-size companies

This recognition is dedicated to our outstanding employees and their commitment to living our values of delivering excellence, empowering people, and pushing boundaries.”

— Anna Kochka, VP People and Culture

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2021 / — TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., today announced it was awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The San Diego Union-Tribune. This competitive recognition program is employee nominated and based solely on employee feedback. San Diego employees shared their perspective and insight, answering questions related to alignment, execution, and connection with their work environment, diversity, benefits, rewards and recognition programs, ethics, and leadership capabilities. Click here to read the San Diego Union-Tribune article:

The Top Workplaces award is open to all organizations with 50 or more employees in San Diego county. In all, over 3000 employers in San Diego County were invited to participate. This year, 100 companies were recognized with this honor, categorized by small, mid-size, and large. TrellisWare is excited to announce that they earned the #12 spot in the mid-size category of employers.

“This recognition is dedicated to our outstanding employees and their commitment to living our values of delivering excellence, empowering people, and pushing boundaries,” said Anna Kochka, vice president, people, and culture. “We are grateful to our team members who have continued to go above and beyond in making TrellisWare successful through 2020-2021, while still maintaining a strong workplace culture. This award is a testament to that.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by the San Diego Union-Tribune as a top workplace in San Diego,” added Metin Bayram, president and chief executive officer, TrellisWare Technologies. “TrellisWare is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit that has helped us grow into a global leader. What makes TrellisWare so successful are the great people combined with great technology to push boundaries and deliver excellence in everything that we do.”

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ACON Labs Inc. and DermaCare BioSciences Execute a Distribution Agreement for the Flowflex™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test







A Flowflex™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test is all you need to determine your family’s Covid-19 status, whether symptoms are present or not, it can even be used safely on children as young as 2 years old.”

— Rich Butler, Managing Director

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2021 / — ACON Laboratories, Inc. and DermaCare BioSciences, a division of Dermacare Packaging & Private Label, LLC, have executed a non-exclusive distribution agreement for the Flowflex™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test in the United States.

ACON Laboratories, Inc. submitted this information to the US FDA for review, per the conditions of the Emergency Use Authorization and the FDA has accepted ACON’s notification of Dermacare Packaging & Private Label, LLC as an Authorized Distributor of the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test in the United States.

“The Flowflex™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test is all you need to determine your family’s Covid-19 status, whether symptoms are present or not”, said Dermacare Managing Director, Rich Butler, “It can even be used safely on children as young as 2 years old.”

“Flowflex™ is a highly accurate nasal swab test that offers results in as fast as 15 minutes, it is easy to use and perhaps the most affordable FDA Authorized Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Test”!

The recent authorization for the ACON Laboratories FlowFlex™ COVID-19 Home Test should significantly increase the availability of rapid, at-home tests and is expected to double rapid at-home testing capacity in the U.S. over the next several weeks and months. By years end, ACON plans to produce more than 100 million tests per month, and this number will rise to 200 million per month by February 2022.

ACON’s Flowflex COVID-19 Home Test does not require serial testing. The FDA’s Emergency Use authorization of the FlowFlex™ Rapid Antigen Test will facilitate even greater access and testing capacity. (1)

“At-home diagnostic tests play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19”, said Butler, “Dermacare will continue to offer widespread distribution to all businesses, government entities, medical and healthcare companies, wholesale & retailers and more, to facilitate increased access to this highly affordable test for all Americans.”

The FDA wants to remind patients that all tests can experience false negative and false positive results. Individuals with positive results should self-isolate and seek additional care from their health care provider. Individuals who test negative and experience COVID-like symptoms should follow up with their health care provider as negative results do not rule out a COVID-19 infection. (2)

About Dermacare BioSciences and ACON Laboratories, Inc.:

Dermacare Biosciences is a wholly owned division of Dermacare Packaging & Private Label, LLC, based in Delray Beach, Florida. They are a leading manufacturer of personal care products including a broad range of hand sanitizers and are high volume distributors of PPE products.

Additionally, they have signed an agreement with ACON Labs, a 23 year old manufacturer of affordable, quality diagnostic and medical devices, to distribute FDA Emergency Use Authorized FlowFlex™ Covid-19 Rapid Nasal Swab At-Home Antigen Test.

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AFCEA Alamo Chapter Awards Vision IT Small Business of the Year

SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2021 / — The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Alamo Chapter has announced it's list of chapter awards for 2021. Among them, Vision IT has been named as the Small Business of the Year.

Vision IT is a certified SBA Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and HUBZone company based out of San Antonio, TX, with three business units providing Information Technology (IT), Logistic support and Transient Aircraft (TA) services. Our current customers include the US Army, US Air Force, and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). We provide solutions and services to collaboratively advance our customer's vision. Our primary IT focus is Cybersecurity, Enterprise Service Engineering and Capability Management.

It is an honor to serve our customers and our community, and we look forward to being able to thank our AFCEA Alamo Chapter members at the awards ceremony.

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National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) announces 2021 award recipients.

2021 NVBDC Award recipients

Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

Nations leading veteran business certification organization

Nations leading veteran business certification organization

Keith King, Founder & CEO, National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)

Keith King, Founder & CEO, National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)

Congratulations to all NVBDC 2021 Award Recipients!

Congratulations to all NVBDC 2021 Award Recipients!

NVBDC award recipients are recognized for merit or achievements well above normal expectations supporting veteran businesses in supplier diversity.

Our initiatives to expand access and opportunities working with our partners, veterans, and the community, is a clear success through the commitment and dedication from each of our award recipients.”

— Brigadier General (ret) Dick Miller, President, NVBDC

DETROIT, MI, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2021 / — National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) is proud to announce our 2021 award recipients. The awards are divided into 8 categories provided to corporations, individuals within a corporation, veteran businesses, resources partners and media partners all advocating for supplier diversity and veteran business awareness and inclusion. Nominations are publicly and privately solicited through an access portal to collect the information based on strict criteria for each award. NVBDC’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Officers review to match the nominations with the criteria to vote on the award recipients. Traditionally, recipients receive their award at NVBDC’s Annual National Veteran Business Matchmaking Conference; this year NVBDC held a virtual ceremony announcing the recipients on November 4th.

Including veteran business owners in supplier diversity is NVBDC's primary goal. Our initiatives to expand access and opportunities working with Corporate Supplier Diversity Professionals, Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Businesses, Resource Partners, and Media Partners is shown a clear success as seen through the commitment and dedication from each of our award recipients. We are so excited to make the announcement of all our 2021 Award recipients," Said Brigadier General (ret) Richard Miller, President, NVBDC.

Corporation of the Year: Google
Siofra Harnett, Global Head of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, accepted the award on behalf of Google for their outstanding support and leadership in building an organization in support of America’s Veteran Business Owners. “We are proud of our partnership with National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) and look forward to continuing that partnership with NVBDC Certified Veteran-Owned Businesses,” said Siofra after receiving the award.

Corporate Veteran Champion of the Year: Cristen Cox, Senior Supplier Diversity Consultant, MetLife
“NVBDC is not only the gold standard for veteran business certification, but it’s people are the gold standard as well. MetLife has a longstanding connection to the U.S. Military, and with our highly valued partnership with NVBDC, together we will continue that commitment by helping to shape the future of veteran entrepreneurship in the United States,” said Cristen. This exemplifies her efforts on behalf of veteran business owners and NVBDC proving her patronage as an active participant in the growth of supplier diversity and NVBDC initiatives.

Corporate Veteran Advocate of the Year: Lisa Blake, Supplier Diversity Manager, Altria
“As a civilian, engaging with NVBDC has enhanced my knowledge of the veteran community and veteran owned businesses. I consider NVBDC as a strong force, not only in the Supplier Diversity arena, but as a source of information regarding military experience. As a corporate member, we look forward to utilizing NVBDC to increase veteran owned suppliers in Altria’s value chain,” said Lisa upon her acceptance. NVBDC recognizes and honors Lisa for her role demonstrating industry advocacy through her leadership within Altria in support of NVBDC’s initiatives and the veteran business community in supplier diversity.

Special Presidents Award (Posthumous): Chuck Poettker, Poettker Construction
A heartfelt acceptance was delivered by Kevin and Keith Poettker on behalf of their father during our award ceremony. “Chuck lived his life to the fullest with the most positive attitude. In every aspect, he built something of value and has left a lasting legacy for his family and Poettker Construction to carry forward. It is from Chuck’s grit, determination, and leadership that Poettker Construction has the privilege to continue his legacy of building relationships founded on unparalleled service, quality of work, and safety for its people and business partners. In the words of Chuck, as he’d always say, I’m having the best day since yesterday!”

President’s Award: Bashar Cholagh, Head of Supplier Diversity Development & Purchasing, Stellantis
The President’s Award is presented to an individual who has exceeded a set of standards and criteria well above normal expectations. Bashar has championed a positive culture through his supplier diversity leadership working at Stellantis. “Thank you for this honor! We will continue to focus on programs to support, develop, and grow veteran business enterprises!” Said Bashar as he accepted his award.

President’s Award: Daniel Muschong, Category Manager Supplier Diversity, DTE
Dan supports the development of others to create an effective and innovative environment within the culture at DTE. His values foster positive impacts in supplier diversity that reflect what our partnership brings to the frontline of the industry. “DTE is proud to work alongside a growing number of veteran-owned suppliers who have served our country and continue to help us service our customers. NVBDC is an invaluable partner in helping us find and connect to high-quality veteran-owned businesses,” said Dan when presented with his award.

Regional Resource Partner of the Year: Veterans Business Network
Steve White and Mark Hodder, Founder and Owners, Veterans Business Network, business practices have had a significant impact on the growth and development of NVBDC, our Certified Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Businesses and the MVO Task Force. “The VBN is excited and pleased to accept this award. NVBDC is the first and the best in connecting Veteran Owned Businesses with the American Corporate Culture,” said Steve and Mark as they reflected on a very long and fulfilling business relationship with NVBDC.

National Resource Partner of the Year: US Pan Asian American Chamber of Education Foundation (USPAACC)
Proudly accepting the award, Susan Allen, Founder, USPAACC, stated, “We are pleased to receive NVBDC’s 2021 National Resource Partner of the Year Award! This is a classic example of collaboration among people with different backgrounds and specialties serving as resources for each other to make America truly inclusive and so great!” With Susan’s leadership, USPAACC has demonstrated an impact in advocating for veteran owned businesses as an economic force in the national and global economy. We celebrate the high standards of excellence, dedication, and accomplishments through their integral role in a creative, technical and professional progression of NVBDC and veteran owned business development.

Veteran Business of the Year: Primero Systems
This award is presented to a veteran owned business that has exceeded industry standards with a significant growth through the creation of additional jobs, while showing a commitment to social responsibility and strong community involvement. Founder and CEO, Gary Saner, accepted this award with grace and honor saying “It is a tremendous honor and privilege to help support the critical mission of NVBDC. Their collective commitment to our fellow veterans is humbling and exceptionally motivating.”

Media Partner of the Year: VetLikeMe
Hardy Stone, Founder and Editor, focused on promoting current industry events advocating for Veteran Businesses and Supplier Diversity. Expanding industry initiatives through NVBDC’s media partners and helping to promote veteran entrepreneurship is a partnership with a shared passion to help veterans transition from their military service into the civilian workforce. Hardy said upon his acceptance, “NVBDC has broadened my knowledge and perspective of business, let alone veteran business. I look forward to continuing the support and partnership with NVBDC for many years to come.”

NVBDC is proud and honored to share this announcement. "Please join us in congratulating each and every one of our 2021 Award recipients," said Keith King, Founder & CEO, NVBDC.

Please feel free to reach out to NVBDC by visiting our website: or contacting us directly: (888) CERTIFIED.

NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.

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Intel Experts Call New Geopolitical Thriller "A Page-Turner by Authors Who Could Sit on the National Security Council”

Red Deception

Ed Fuller

Gary Grossman

RED DECEPTION By Ed Fuller & Gary Grossman

Forget ‘ripped from the headlines,’ because RED DECEPTION threatens to write its own! … a riveting tale that hones in on our greatest fears and takes us right to the brink in breathless fashion.”

— Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author

UNITED STATES, November 23, 2021 / — Masters of international intrigue, Ed Fuller and Gary Grossman are back with their latest, timely geopolitical thriller, RED DECEPTION (Beaufort Books). When terrorists bomb bridges across the country and threaten the Hoover Dam, the vulnerability of America’s infrastructure becomes a matter of national security. But Dan Reilly, a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, predicted the attacks in a secret State Department report written years earlier – a virtual blueprint for disaster that was somehow leaked and is now in the hands of foreign operatives.

With Washington distracted by domestic crises, Russian President Nicolai Gorshkov sends troops to the borders of Ukraine and Latvia, ready to reclaim what he feels is Russia’s rightful territory. Tensions in Europe threaten to boil over as a besieged American president balances multiple crises that threaten to upend the geopolitical order. With the U.S. at the mercy of an egomaniacal leader, and reporters and covert agents on his tail, Reilly may be the one man who can connect the dots before an even bigger catastrophe unfolds.

Blending career insight with first-hand knowledge of global politics, Fuller and Grossman have once again drawn a chilling portrait of the fragile fault lines in Europe and the players poised to seize power.

Edward Bradstreet, Special Agent, Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), calls RED DECEPTION “an in-depth and realistic ground-level view of the type of asymmetric nation-state sponsored threats faced by the agencies tasked with protecting the United States both domestically and abroad.”

Adds Barry Kibrick, host, national PBS series Between the Lines: “RED DECEPTION is so prescient, filled with deep insights into the real worlds of espionage and politics, while giving us a window that sheds light onto the darkest aspects of political intrigue and human nature.”

RED DECEPTION along with the first book in the series, RED HOTEL, are available in all formats at favorite retailers and online sites. The audiobook, narrated by P.J. Ochlan, is available at Audible and iTunes.

ED FULLER is CEO of Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium providing business consulting services worldwide. He has served on business and charitable boards during his 40-year career with Marriott International where he was chief marketing officer followed by 22 years as president and managing director of Marriott International. Under his management, the international division grew from 16 to 550 hotels in 73 countries with 80,000 associates and sales of $8 billion. Upon retirement, Fuller has served on five university boards and taught as adjunct professor for MBA and undergraduate students. He blogged for Forbes and other tourism and lodging industry media. His book, You Can't Lead with Your Feet on the Desk, has been printed in English, Japanese and Chinese. Fuller served as captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany and Vietnam and received the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation medals. He and Gary Grossman are co-authors of the Red Hotel series, including the 2018 thriller Red Hotel and the 2021 release, Red Deception, soon to be followed by Red Chaos.

GARY GROSSMAN is a multiple Emmy Award winning TV producer, a journalist, columnist, media historian and the author of Executive Actions, Executive Treason, Executive Command, and Executive Force. In addition to the bestselling Executive series, Grossman wrote the international award-winning Old Earth, a geological thriller. With Ed Fuller, Grossman has collaborated on the globe-hopping RED HOTEL series. Grossman has contributed to the New York Times and the Boston Globe, and was a columnist for the Boston Herald American. He covered presidential campaigns for WBZ-TV in Boston. As TV producer and writer, his series and specials have appeared on 40 networks including NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox, History Channel, A&E, Discovery, PBS and National Geographic Channel. He served as chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, and is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association and Military Writers Society of America. He is a trustee at Emerson College and serves on the Boston University Metropolitan College Advisory Board. Grossman has taught at Emerson College, Boston University, USC, and currently teaches at Loyola Marymount University.

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Workforce Development With nFocus Solutions

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2021 / — Added to all the incredible work they support in the afterschool space, nFocus Solutions also serves clients specializing in workforce development, with TraxSolutions® modules like Case Management and Participant Management being two of the most popular options for programs that strive to build comprehensive skillsets for individuals who want to enter the workforce.

The training, education and certifications provided through workforce programs are necessary for the development of skills individuals need to add value to local businesses. TraxSolutions® has an end-to-end toolset that is widely recognized for its ability to track and measure every aspect of the education, training, certification, and job placement continuum.

“Every time a federal tax dollar is committed to programming, as it is in the case of Department of Labor and workforce readiness, it is intended to directly support the needs of the Nation,” shared nFocus Solutions President Ananda Roberts. “A ready workforce is imperative to our Nation’s economic health. Our software aggregates data about a person, a demographic group or an entire workforce training system, allowing decision makers to understand ‘what works’ and what needs improvement to successfully achieve the goals and outcomes mandated by stakeholders and expected by the American public.”

Accountability through accurate data is a vital must-have for most programs operating in workforce development. The TraxSolutions® suite supports each step of the workforce trajectory, from intake to job placement, providing an auditable trail from the individual to the aggregate level.

About nFocus Solutions

We give our clients the ability to ask and answer the right questions with greater accuracy and deeper insight.

nFocus Solutions serves Public Sector organizations with software and training services that improve their performance.

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