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  • North Little Rock burial site for state's vets adds 141 acres
    Posted in In the News on October 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    North Little Rock burial site for state's vets adds 141 acres Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 10/21/2020 Military burials should continue for another 100 years at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at North Little Rock now that it expanded 141 acres, officials said. A ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the cemetery at 1501 W. Maryland Ave., celebrating the official transfer of land from Camp Robinson to the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs. The cemetery opened in 2001 and more than 9,800 ve... Read more

  • Digital central bank money is approaching
    Posted in In the News on October 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Digital central bank money is approaching Finansavien 10/20/2020 The financial war between the United States and China is escalating. It is not at all impossible that geopolitical tensions fuel new digital money, whether it is in the form of digital central bank money or completely private digital money such as libra. Over the past four years, the balance of power between China and the United States has increased by 25 percent in China's favor. While covid-19 has led to a weakening of the US eco... Read more

  • In 2019-2020, Congress Introduced 40 Crypto And Blockchain Bills
    Posted in In the News on October 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    In 2019-2020, Congress Introduced 40 Crypto And Blockchain Bills Forbes 10/17/2020 The 116th U.S. Congress convened on January 3, 2019 and will conclude on January 3, 2021 - and while 2020 will represent for millions one of the most unprecedented years in history, Congress has still found time to introduce 40 bills on the subject of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Of the 40 bills introduced, 11 have passed the House of Representatives and two have become law. The two laws are part of much large... Read more

  • Companies Show Off Fintech Ideas at Demo Day
    Posted in In the News on October 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Companies Show Off Fintech Ideas at Demo Day Arkansas Business 10/14/2020 FIS, the financial technology giant headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, formed a new office this year to “further accelerate innovation and growth” for the company, Chairman, President and CEO Gary Norcross announced Wednesday during the virtual 2020 FIS Fintech Accelerator Demo Day. The company and the state sponsor the accelerator, which is hosted by the Venture Center at the Little Rock Technology Park downtown. The... Read more

  • CMS Faces Another Call to Expand Telehealth Coverage for Specialists
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    CMS Faces Another Call to Expand Telehealth Coverage for Specialists mHealth Intelligence 10/13/2020 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is again facing calls to expand telehealth coverage for audiology and speech-language pathology during the coronavirus pandemic. A group of 34 members of Congress has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma asking her to give these specialists more opportunities to use telehealth to treat patients at home, rather than requiring them to come into... Read more

  • Hill, Womack request Social Security Administration alter policy to help Arkansans
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Hill, Womack request Social Security Administration alter policy to help Arkansans The Ripon Advance 10/13/2020 U.S. Reps. French Hill (R-AR) and Steve Womack (R-AR) joined their home-state Republican colleagues in seeking changes to a federal policy requiring Arkansans to turn over primary identification documents, such as a driver’s license, to obtain a new copy of their Social Security card. “We write to request that you alter Social Security Administration (SSA) policy that forces our consti... Read more

  • Keeping entrepreneurship alive and thriving in the pandemic
    Posted in In the News on October 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Keeping entrepreneurship alive and thriving in the pandemic Chamber Business News 10/12/2020 To check the pulse of entrepreneurs across the nation during COVID-19, Arizona U.S. Representative David Schweikert and other members of Congress met with business owners from across the nation during a virtual roundtable last week. The lawmakers said they wanted to hear directly from business owners so they can better craft effective legislation going forward and find gaps where small businesses are fal... Read more

  • Tyson's showcase of items canceled Womack attains subpanel position Bond.Ai CEO talks at caucus session
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Tyson's showcase of items canceled Womack attains subpanel position Bond.Ai CEO talks at caucus session Arkansas-Democrat Gazette 10/11/2020 Third District U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, who serves on the powerful Appropriations Committee, is now ranking member of its Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee. The spot came open because of the resignation of U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga. Womack, a Republican from Rogers, already serves as ranking member on the House Budget Committee. In a wr... Read more

  • US CBDC plans
    Posted in In the News on October 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    US CBDC plans Crypto News Pipe 10/08/2020 The United States (US) of America recently have been making their plans towards developing a digital dollars public. Largely, the world superpower was awakened by the much progress China’s digital yuan achieved since they began exploring CBDC. Now, the US is taking the technology (CBDC) seriously as it is said to be the future of money. Most recently, the U.S. Treasury Department secretary, Justin Muzinich disclosed that the department is evaluating the ... Read more

  • CAVHS-incubated innovation plays big part in presidential award for VHA program
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    CAVHS-incubated innovation plays big part in presidential award for VHA program FOX 16 10/02/2020 The Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) has been chosen to get the Gears of Government President’s Award for innovations that include a program developed at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS). The annual Gears of Government President’s awards program recognizes the contributions of people and teams across the federal workforce who make a big difference in ... Read more

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