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News Article | May 2, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

RESTON, Va., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, is proud to announce it has been named Public Sector Distributor of the Year by Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions. This award was presented at the 2017 Red Hat North American Partner Conference in Las Vegas. Carahsoft was honored for its dedication to providing innovative open source solutions to customers in the public sector. Specifically, Carahsoft was recognized for its exceptional support of Red Hat’s public-sector partner ecosystem, which enabled exceptional sales growth of Red Hat solutions. This is the fourth consecutive year that Carahsoft has been recognized at Red Hat’s annual partner event. “It is an honor to be recognized by Red Hat as the public sector distributor of the year. We strive to provide unparalleled support to our government customers and our extensive ecosystem of Red Hat partners,” said Natalie Gregory, Vice President of Open Source solutions at Carahsoft. “Red Hat continues to be the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and through our collaboration, we are delivering innovative open source technology.” Red Hat's 2016 North America Partner Awards honor both commercial and public sector partners for their dedication to successfully delivering innovative open source solutions to customers. Honorees were recognized for outstanding performance in 2016, across several categories that span Red Hat’s open source portfolio, and their dedication to delivering customer success. Several Carahsoft partners were also recognized for outstanding performances in 2016 across several public sector categories, including: Arctiq as Canadian Partner of the Year; Science Applications International Corporation as Integrator Partner of the Year; Emergent, LLC as US Partner of the Year and Middleware Partner of the Year; Accenture as Cloud Solution Partner of the Year; DLT Solutions as Cloud Partner of the Year; August Schell as Security Partner of the Year; and Microsoft Canada as Canada Collaboration Partner of the Year. “Carahsoft is a valued channel partner to Red Hat, and we are pleased to honor them with this well-deserved award,” said Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat. “We look forward to our continued relationship with Carahsoft and helping them provide the best in open source solutions to our customers.” ABOUT CARAHSOFT Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-performing GSA Schedule and SEWP contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. The company's dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver Red Hat, VMware, Dell EMC, Symantec, Veritas, Adobe, F5 Networks, Google Cloud, ServiceNow, Open Source, HPE Software, SAP, Salesforce, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed annually among the industry's fastest-growing and largest firms by CRN, Inc., Forbes, Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com. Red Hat is a trademark or registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.


"This very significant contract solidifies MicroTech's, constant commitment to hard work and innovation and demonstrates MicroTech's ability to anticipate technology challenges by delivering transformational solutions and services to our Nation's Warfighters," says Tony Jimenez, Founder, President and CEO of MicroTech. "I cannot stress enough how excited we are to be part of this contract and look forward to delivering professional services and solutions to the United States Army." With this win, MicroTech now holds 24 multiple-award type contracts with dozens of Federal Agencies through which MicroTech provides a broad range of innovative technologies and state of the art Professional Services and Solutions. About MicroTech: MicroTech, a Certified and Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), has had noteworthy success since its inception in 2004. Under Tony Jimenez's leadership, the privately-owned company has experienced exponential growth over the years and is repeatedly recognized as a small business success story. Described as the "hottest Hispanic business in the nation," MicroTech was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Hispanic Company in the Nation for three consecutive years by Hispanic Business Magazine. MicroTech was also named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Companies in the Nation for five consecutive years and has been repeatedly listed on Washington Technology's annual list of the Top 100 Government Contractors. MicroTech provides Cloud Computing, Technology Services, Cyber Security Solutions, Products & Managed Service Solutions, Technology/Professional Services, Network Systems Integration, R&D, Telecom Solutions & Integration and Financial Services to the public sector, as well as commercial enterprises -- managing more than a quarter of a million technology users daily. A prime contractor of more than 100 Federal projects and more than 20 Contract Vehicles, MicroTech offers access to 2,500 vendors and a million technology products and services across the Federal Government. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/microtech-wins-37-billion-responsive-strategic-sourcing-for-service-rs3-contract-to-provide-professional-services-to-the-united-states-army-300458420.html


Patent
University of Washington and Washington Technology | Date: 2015-04-07

Self-calibrating sensor assemblies for excess body fluid drainage systems are disclosed herein. Self-calibrating sensor assemblies can include a sensor assembly engaged with a flexible interface member of a drainage catheter. The assembly includes a sensor having a body and a shaft extending from the body. A contact member is slidably mated with the shaft and coupled to the flexible interface member. A resilient member is coupled to the sensor shaft and disposed between the contact member and the body. An actuator moves the sensor between a first position and a second position with respect to the drainage catheter. In the first position the sensor is positioned to measure the pressure and/or force at the flexible interface member, and in the second position the resilient member exerts a known force on the sensor.


RESTON, Va., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STG Group, Inc. (OTCQB:STGG), a leading provider of mission-critical technology, cyber, and data solutions to the U.S. Government, announced today that it has entered into an Amendment and Waiver to Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Amendment”) which extends the outside date for closing its previously announced Merger Agreement between STG and PSS Holdings, Inc. (PSS) until June 30, 2017. As part of the Amendment, STG has agreed to increase the purchase price to $119.8 million and made an advance payment of $925,000 which will be credited against the purchase price at closing.  Closing the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. About STG STG Group, Inc. is a leading provider of mission-critical technology, cyber and data solutions to more than 50 US Federal Agencies.  Applying decades of experience, the company works to ensure the security of the digital domain, the effectiveness of complex IT systems and the delivery of quality intelligence to decision makers. STG is a Washington Technology Top 100 Company. Visit STG at www.stg.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning STG, STG’s expected financial performance, as well as STG’s strategic and operational plans. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts.  Terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.  Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed; the possibility that we will not be able to obtain financing for the transaction; the reaction of customers to the acquisition; the possibility that conditions to the closing of the transaction may not be satisfied; the transaction may involve unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; or the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the transaction agreement.  In addition, please refer to risks described in the “Risk Factors” in STG’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and filed with the SEC. Please also refer to the other documents that STG filed with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. The filings by STG identify and address other important factors that could cause its financial and operational results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this press release. STG is under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such statements.


RESTON, Va., May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STG Group, Inc. (OTCQB:STGG), a leading provider of mission-critical technology, cyber, and data solutions to the U.S. Government, announced today that it has entered into an Amendment and Waiver to Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Amendment”) which extends the outside date for closing its previously announced Merger Agreement between STG and PSS Holdings, Inc. (PSS) until June 30, 2017. As part of the Amendment, STG has agreed to increase the purchase price to $119.8 million and made an advance payment of $925,000 which will be credited against the purchase price at closing.  Closing the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. About STG STG Group, Inc. is a leading provider of mission-critical technology, cyber and data solutions to more than 50 US Federal Agencies.  Applying decades of experience, the company works to ensure the security of the digital domain, the effectiveness of complex IT systems and the delivery of quality intelligence to decision makers. STG is a Washington Technology Top 100 Company. Visit STG at www.stg.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning STG, STG’s expected financial performance, as well as STG’s strategic and operational plans. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts.  Terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.  Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed; the possibility that we will not be able to obtain financing for the transaction; the reaction of customers to the acquisition; the possibility that conditions to the closing of the transaction may not be satisfied; the transaction may involve unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; or the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the transaction agreement.  In addition, please refer to risks described in the “Risk Factors” in STG’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and filed with the SEC. Please also refer to the other documents that STG filed with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. The filings by STG identify and address other important factors that could cause its financial and operational results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this press release. STG is under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform to actual results, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such statements.


Bermudez V.M.,Washington Technology
Surface Science Reports | Year: 2017

A review is presented that covers the experimental and theoretical literature relating to the preparation, electronic structure and chemical and physical properties of the surfaces of the wurtzite form of GaN. The discussion includes the adsorption of various chemical elements and of inorganic, organometallic and organic species. The focus is on work that contributes to a microscopic, atomistic understanding of GaN surfaces and interfaces, and the review concludes with an assessment of possible future directions. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.


Hall J.L.,Washington Technology | Mcgraw D.,Washington Technology
Health Affairs | Year: 2014

The success of telehealth could be undermined if serious privacy and security risks are not addressed. For example, sensors that are located in a patient's home or that interface with the patient's body to detect safety issues or medical emergencies may inadvertently transmit sensitive information about household activities. Similarly, routine data transmissions from an app or medical device, such as an insulin pump, may be shared with third-party advertisers. Without adequate security and privacy protections for underlying telehealth data and systems, providers and patients will lack trust in the use of telehealth solutions. Although some federal and state guidelines for telehealth security and privacy have been established, many gaps remain. No federal agency currently has authority to enact privacy and security requirements to cover the telehealth ecosystem. This article examines privacy risks and security threats to telehealth applications and summarizes the extent to which technical controls and federal law adequately address these risks. We argue for a comprehensive federal regulatory framework for telehealth, developed and enforced by a single federal entity, the Federal Trade Commission, to bolster trust and fully realize the benefits of telehealth. © 2014 Project.


McGraw D.,Washington Technology
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association | Year: 2013

Objectives The aim of this paper is to summarize concerns with the de-identification standard and methodologies established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, and report some potential policies to address those concerns that were discussed at a recent workshop attended by industry, consumer, academic and research stakeholders. Target audience The target audience includes researchers, industry stakeholders, policy makers and consumer advocates concerned about preserving the ability to use HIPAA de-identified data for a range of important secondary uses. Scope HIPAA sets forth methodologies for de-identifying health data; once such data are de-identified, they are no longer subject to HIPAA regulations and can be used for any purpose. Concerns have been raised about the sufficiency of HIPAA de-identification methodologies, the lack of legal accountability for unauthorized reidentification of de-identified data, and insufficient public transparency about de-identified data uses. Although there is little published evidence of the re-identification of properly de-identified datasets, such concerns appear to be increasing. This article discusses policy proposals intended to address de-identification concerns while maintaining de-identification as an effective tool for protecting privacy and preserving the ability to leverage health data for secondary purposes.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 199.38K | Year: 2015

To address the needs of employers for highly skilled workers in the applications of photonics, Lake Washington Institute of Technology will partner with high-tech companies in the Pacific Northwest, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC), Fluke Corporation, the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing (COE), and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) to produce associate degree photonics technicians for employment in the region. Photonics technology is the practical application of light, including lasers, and photonics plays a diverse role in regional economy, but labor market data and OP-TEC reports show a growing gap between industry needs and photonics technology graduates. This effort will create the only associate degree employer-validated, NSF-affiliated photonics program in Washington and the neighboring states of Oregon and Idaho. After building upon OP-TECs highly-regarded curriculum and adapting it to regional needs and evaluating its impact, the college will disseminate the revised model and teaching strategies to other colleges in the Pacific Northwest using OP-TEC and SPIE networks as well as the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC).

With industry collaboration, the college will develop this two-course photonics technology certificate to be added to advanced manufacturing Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs. To support the goal of improving and diversifying the regional technical workforce, the project will develop a regionally-specific, application-based sequence culminating in a photonics certificate aligned with 21st Century Skill standards to meet specialty needs of employers in the Pacific Northwest. It will utilize multiple recruiting efforts, including social media, to attract students and increase enrollment of previously underrepresented populations in photonics and advanced manufacturing and optimize and accelerate learning environments and career pathways to high-wage, in-demand jobs for students. This project will increase enrollments in photonics and advanced manufacturing at the college by engaging both traditional and non-traditional students as it seeks to enroll veterans, females, and older learners and create a more diverse workforce. Recruitment efforts will implement promising practices published by the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) and will contribute to the body of knowledge about recruiting and retaining underrepresented populations in technical programs at two-year institutions.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 583.26K | Year: 2015

The goal of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will be to develop the Future Tech Stars NSF S-STEM Scholarship Program (Future Tech Stars) to provide approximately 100 scholarships to full-time, low income, non-traditional students in four STEM disciplines: Computer Security, Information Technology Applications, Digital Gaming, and Multimedia Design. With more students attending full time, the college anticipates increased student retention, improved completion rates of degrees and certificates, and additional students transferring to a four-year university. These outcomes directly support national policy goals to improve post-high school education attainment. Future Tech Stars will address the growing need for a skilled workforce to support the vibrant technology industry in the Greater Puget Sound region and as a result will lead to economic development for the Greater Puget Sound region and improved employment outcomes for students.

The three goals of the program will be to: support student retention to complete certificates within two years and associates degrees within three years; increase the number of students receiving a Certificate or Associates degree in an information technology, digital media, or computer networking technology program; and increase the number of students who transfer to a four-year college or university. To support full-time students and to encourage the transition to full-time status, scholarship recipients will receive support from the program coordinator and from faculty who will provide dedicated support through writing workshops and advising. Through this work, this program will increase the body of knowledge around support services in scholarship programs, especially in programs targeting non-traditional students in technology programs. In terms of the broader impacts, the college will work closely with students and financial aid professionals to help them stay focused in studies. The students will be tracked with an Academic Early Warning system to identify problems early on and seek to help the students take corrective action. The project will involve the whole campus, including the president, the PI, and individual students. Through an evaluation of the project, the program coordinators will provide information that can be used when disseminating the results of the project. As a member of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), LWTech will access SBCTC resources for use in dissemination of results at regional conferences, through their yearly fact book, and at quarterly statewide meetings of college staff associated with divisions such as Financial Aid, Institutional Research, and Instruction.

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