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News Article | May 19, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the face of severe weather and other catastrophic incidents, ensuring that critical infrastructure is protected and can be restored quickly is paramount. To help prepare for potential, real-life emergency scenarios ComEd has organized “Operation Power Play 2017”, a statewide drill that will take place on May 18 and 19 in coordination with Ameren Illinois, the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), People’s Gas, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Will, Cook and DuPage County Departments of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the United States Army Reserve and more than 50 other state, county, municipal, public and private entities. “In an uncertain world, it’s vital that we work in conjunction with our local agencies to review our processes and systems that can help maintain critical services to residents and businesses when they are needed most,” said Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd. ““By having these agencies work together in advance to develop and practice collaborative processes, this drill will help Illinois be better prepared in the face of a catastrophe.” “Here in Chicago we have a strong track record when it comes to planning and responding to extreme weather events and emergency situations,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “One reason is because of a concerted effort by the City’s public safety departments to collaborate with public and private partners, which strengthens their ability to share information, manage on-scene response and allocate resources.” Operation Power Play 2017 took place at UIC where participating agencies conducted table top exercises and showcased equipment and vehicles that would be used as part of a response. During the exercise, ComEd coordinated a comprehensive, multi-agency response to assist extreme flood-damaged areas with a number of partner agencies participating onsite at Chicago’s OEMC and UIC and remotely at locations all around the state. In addition, a suspicious package removal exercise was conducted at a ComEd substation in coordination with the FBI and Chicago Police Department, as well as a leak of oil from an underwater transmission cable in the Chicago River with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, and the US EPA. “UIC is honored to be the first university in Chicago to host a statewide Homeland Security Exercise. We welcome the collaborative partnerships with federal, state, local, and private organizations and believe it is vitally important for higher education institutions to take part in comprehensive, integrative emergency planning and preparedness initiatives to make our universities disaster resilient,” said Michael D. Amiridis, UIC Chancellor. "Effectively managing a crisis situation today requires collaboration between energy companies, first responders and partner agencies," said Richard J. Mark, Chairman and President, Ameren Illinois. "This hands-on exercise brings all of the key players together to refine our emergency response processes and, most importantly, ensure that we're effectively communicating so service can be restored as quickly and safely as possible." Activities taking place around the state in conjunction with the drill included: “Response to major disasters involves multiple state, local and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector,” said James K. Joseph, director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. “Large-scale exercises, such as Operation Power Play 2017, provide a unique opportunity for these entities to test their ability to integrate with other organizations in response to a challenging scenario. The lessons learned from this exercise will enhance response capabilities throughout Illinois.” Following the exercise, participants will meet to review processes, discuss lessons learned and look for opportunities for improvement. Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.9 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

People in South Jersey were preparing for bed when the message “A civil authority has issued A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WARNING for the following counties/areas: Cumberland; Salem, NJ; at 8:54 PM” flashed across their television screens, interrupting regularly scheduled programs. Soon panic spread across the region and people dialed 911 for help when officials informed that the emergency alert was sent out by mistake and that there is no emergency situation at Salem County nuclear plant, NJ reported. "There is no nuclear emergency at the plant," Brenda Banks, spokeswoman for Salem County said, NJ reported. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management was quick to rectify the error by posting an update on both Facebook and Twitter before panic set in among the residents of the area. The warning went out at 9 p.m. EDT following an emergency drill which was mistaken for an alert. "We are conducting an emergency drill. Some of the drill scenarios were mistaken for an actual emergency," Joe Delmar, spokesman for PSEG Nuclear LLC said Tuesday night, the Daily Journal reported. "We are working with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to correct this information. Again, there is no emergency," he added. An operator at the New Jersey State Police, under whose jurisdiction the state Office of Emergency Management falls, also corroborated the fact that the emergency alert was an error. Reverse calls had to be sent out to all the households, assuring the residents that there was, in fact, no emergency warning issued. Another signal of a nuclear emergency that was missing, following the erroneous emergency alert, was the sound of the sirens that are placed within a radius of 10-miles from PSEG Nuclear's artificial island generating complex. The sirens are programmed to get triggered immediately during an emergency situation. Drills are a common practice at the Salem County nuclear plant and are conducted annually to keep the staff abreast of ways to deal with problems in case of an emergency. The drill that took place Tuesday was no different, officials have confirmed. The latest drill was regarding the Hope Creek reactor, which is operated by PSEG. It has not yet been established under what circumstances the false emergency warning was issued. State officials are investigating the matter, which might continue through Wednesday. The goof up, however, could have been averted had the one responsible for sending out the false message verified its source.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus. The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center. The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure. The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements. The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements. The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract. Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: richardl.brooks@gsa.gov and suemi.smith@gsa.gov. The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need.                                                                                                                         For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, and/or to speak with our federal training specialists about how to craft a memorable proposal, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and SETRAC will utilize three of Intermedix’s top emergency preparedness solutions: WebEOC, EMResource and EMTrack to obtain situational awareness and contribute to public health and safety, during the big game this Sunday between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium. The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management, or City of Houston OEM, will utilize WebEOC, the industry-leading incident management software, to help monitor the surrounding areas and share information with government officials. The WebEOC software was installed and configured prior to the weeklong events leading up to Sunday’s big game so stakeholders could collaborate in real time. “The City of Houston has worked tirelessly to integrate our event reporting process with the one used by the Texas Division of Emergency Management,” explained Dennis Storemski, director of the Mayor's Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security, which oversees City of Houston OEM. “WebEOC allows us to create a common operating picture for all of the agencies involved in event management for the big game.” The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council, or SETRAC will coordinate with local hospitals, Emergency Medical Services agencies and health providers in the Houston area for the increased volume they may experience the week leading up to and during the big game. “It’s imperative that we know how to plan for the large crowds and facilitate coordination between emergency responders and hospitals,” said Lori Upton, director of regional preparedness at SETRAC. “We want to ensure sufficient coverage is provided and that overcrowding doesn’t occur.” Professionals at SETRAC will use EMTrack to track individuals who are seeking medical attention and need to leave the planned events or the big game. EMResource will then provide SETRAC with a holistic view of what area and regional medical resources are readily available to accept and assist with patients. SETRAC will also use WebEOC to help monitor and communicate information with stakeholders, and disseminate the right resources to the appropriate areas. Intermedix solutions have been deployed for the football championship many times before, and are consistently used when overseeing and regulating events of this magnitude. Committed Intermedix industry experts will also be onsite to support City of Houston OEM and SETRAC throughout the week leading up to the big game. These experts have extensive experience with administering large-scale events, as well as considerable knowledge when it comes to understanding Houston’s medical center framework and how to accommodate for a substantial amount of incoming patients. “City of Houston OEM and SETRAC are valued clients of ours and we are proud to partner with them and bring our solutions to Houston for the big game,” said Joel Portice, CEO of Intermedix. “It’s always an honor to serve the countless individuals who help make this event a success each year, and play an important role in keeping the community safe.” About City of Houston OEM The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the primary coordinating agency for disaster planning and response in the nation's fourth-largest city. OEM serves Houston by conducting programs and activities for City residents and departments to help them prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of natural and man-made disasters. (houstonoem.org) About SETRAC The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) was organized under the authority of the Texas Department of Health which was instructed by the 1989 Omnibus Rural Health Care Rescue Act. SETRAC is one of 22 Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) currently functioning within the State of Texas. SETRAC has a long and successful history of responding to local, regional, state and federally declared disasters. Collaborative planning, risk-priority resource allocation, commitment to a cause, and mutual respect across disciplines are cornerstones of their successful coalition. SETRAC has a formalized CMOC plan that serves as the foundation for all of their response efforts. The ability to activate the CMOC at various levels of response allows for flexibility and agility in responding to the various hazards encountered in the region. CMOC incorporates healthcare facilities; public health professionals, long term/special needs representatives, EMS, EMTF components, logistics support, and communications under an integrated NIMS compliant structure. About Intermedix Intermedix is a global leader pioneering innovations in data analytics and cloud-based technology to deliver best-in-class revenue cycle management, practice management and emergency management solutions. The company supports more than 500,000 emergency preparedness and response incidents around the world and enables more than 15,000 health care providers to focus on delivering excellence in patient care.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.24-7pressrelease.com

ZEPHYR COVE, NV, February 24, 2017-- Darrell Trent has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Honing in on more than five decades' worth of varied professional experience, Mr. Trent currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of such companies as Action Development Inc. and Artec Inc. His resume is unsurpassed, including time spent as acting, deputy and executive director of the Office of Emergency Management, as well as extensive work for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Impressively, much of his career has been spent in service to presidential campaigns and transitions; from 1968 to 1969, Mr. Trent worked as staff director for personnel and advisor for presidential transition, going on to work as director of office policy coordination for presidential transition from 1980 to 1981, and senior advisor on transportation and budget for the presidential transition in 2000. He served as a research writer for Nixon for President in 1968 and as a deputy assistant to President Nixon from 1969 to 1970. As his career progressed, Mr. Trent worked as deputy campaign manager and consultant for the Reagan-for-President Committee and deputy campaign manager for Citizens for Reagan, ultimately becoming senior policy advisor for the Reagan-for-President Committee in 1980. He has since worked as deputy and acting secretary of the United States Department of Transportation and United States chairman and ambassador to the European Civil Aviation Committee, and has served the United States government in copious other capacities.Mr. Trent earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1961, following this degree with postgraduate work at the Hague Academy of International Law and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1964, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. His early occupational credentials include owner and manager of Trent Enterprises, CEO of assorted Kansas food distributors and commissioner of property management and disposal services for the General Services Administration. Throughout his career, Mr. Trent has authored several influential works, including "The U.S. and Transnational Terrorism" and "Transportation: Policy, Goals, Accomplishments," and co-authored "Terrorism: Threat, Reality, Response," along with contributing a number of articles to varied publications.Devoted to active civic involvement, Mr. Trent was the deputy chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation from 1985 to 1988. He was also on the board of directors of the Foundation for Teaching Economics from 1988 to 1990 and on the board of regents of Pepperdine University from 1985 to 1992. Mr. Trent maintains membership with the Bohemian Club, and his unsurpassed contributions to his field have been noted through his listings in Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Politics, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the World.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com


News Article | December 8, 2015
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China has issued a red alert for the first time ever as a blanket of smog has been settling over the capital Beijing. As part of the alert, schools would be closed, factories temporarily shut down and half the city's cars would be ordered off roads within the city limits, officials said. Cars with even and odd number license plates will alternate daily in using the city's roads, they explained. The restrictions will be in effect until Dec. 10, when a cold weather front predicted by meteorologists is expected to push the smog out of the city. Five days of steadily worsening pollution cut visibility within some parts of Beijing to 300 feet or less and delayed many flights into the city's main airport, prompting Beijing's Office of Emergency Management to issue the red alert. An "orange alert," officially the second-highest alert level of the city's four-step system, had been called last week for the first time this year. A red alert has never been called in Beijing before this. Commuters in the city expressed concern over the driving restrictions and the effect it could have on the city's already overloaded mass transit system of buses and the subway. Parents with children whose schools were closed also said they were concerned about the consequences. "We were just informed the primary school will be shut for three days," said Li Xia, 35, who has an eight-year-old daughter. "There isn't such a thing as a pollution holiday for us. So I don't know how this will work — what are we going to do with our children while we're working?" Still, the red alert suggests Chinese officials are taking pollution seriously after many years of denying any problems, environmentalists said. "That's a sign of a different attitude from the Beijing government," said Dong Liansai, an energy and climate campaigner for Greenpeace who is based in Beijing. "It shows they really want to initiate this alert system and deal with air pollution." Pollution is not just a problem for Beijing, environmental activist Ma Jun pointed out. "We need to realize that pollution is a regional problem and it's not just about our own city [Beijing] and whatever emergency actions we can take," said Jun, director of the Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs. Any measure addressing only Beijing "can only have limited results," he said.

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