Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Army National Guard (VTARNG) is seeking out caterers available in the Northern Vermont area that are willing to provide catering services for training sessions that last between two and four weeks. Generally, VTARNG has between 75 to 125 students that require 3 meals a day during each session. Typically the VTARNG has 9 or 10 sessions a year.Vendors providing catering service to the VTARNG need to be able to provide all food, equipment, and staff to setup and run a cafeteria style dining operation. The VTARNG will provide the space for vendors to set up their feeding operations.All interested vendors will have to be registered in the governments System for Award Management (www.sam.gov(link is external)) and accept electronic funds transfers (ETF) using Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) e-business suite (https://wawf.eb.mil(link is external)).Government solicitations to vendors above $25,000 must be advertised on the Governmentwide Point of Entry (GPE), which is primarily Federal Business Opportunities (https://www.fbo.gov(link is external)) or FedBid (www.FedBid.com(link is external) which is not a government agency).For technical help with small and startup businesses, visit the Small Business Administration (https://www.sba.gov(link is external)) and/or the State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s: Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at (http://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/programs/ptac(link is external)).In the near future the VTARNG is planning on posting solicitations between $15,000 and $25,000 on the VTARNG public website (www.vtguard.com(link is external)).
Alleged Bush hacker indicted in U.S. – AT&T data taken – P.F. Chang’s confirms breachby. TAL KOPANcredit unions, retailers spar over breaches – Long-simmering tensions between the financial industry and retailers bubbled up yesterday when a letter to Congress from the National Association of Federal Credit Unions rekindled the debate over who is more responsible for recent massive data breaches at big retailers — and who should be on the hook for the cleanup. Retailers should be held to the same data security and breach notification standards as financial service companies so banks and card companies aren’t left holding the bag after a hack, NAFCU’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler wrote in a letter to the four leaders of Congress. “As long as retailers are more concerned with their bottom line than protecting consumers, no one should expect their personal data to be protected,” Thaler wrote.But retail industry groups pushed back Thursday, saying that NAFCU was distorting the facts as financial institutions are wont to do. “Their letter is littered with falsehoods meant to generate headlines and distract from the vulnerabilities inherent in the cards they issue their customers,” said Brian Dodge, executive vice president for communications and strategic initiatives at the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which noted that it and other retail groups work with financial institutions on security issues, but the NAFCU is not a part of those talks. “This is the same old, same old from the financial institutions,” said Mallory Duncan, senior vice president and general counsel at the National Retail Federation. The letter: http://politico.pro/1hOAUju And the story, from your host: http://politico.pro/1jmIld0ALLEGED BUSH HACKER INDICTED IN U.S. – Romanian national Marcel Lazar, aka Guccifer, was indicted yesterday in Virginia for allegedly hacking into the Bush family and other political targets. Though the release from the Justice Department does not name the politicians, the indictment alleges Lazar hacked into email and social media accounts from December 2012 through January 2014 of “high-profile victims, including a family member of two former U.S. presidents, a former U.S. Cabinet member, a former member of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former presidential adviser.” He also allegedly released those victims’ emails, medial and financial information and photos. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Football player touch female referee s breast! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uk Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before ANDRE LOTTERER wants build his own legacy at Porsche and will use his Formula E experience to build a title-challenging car.The three-time 24 hours of Le Mans champion bravely left constructors champions Techeetah to join Porsche in their debut season.Andre Lotterer aims to create his own legacy at PorscheLotterer was Jean-Eric Vergne’s teammate when the latter won two back-to-back titles with Techeetah.But the German hopes he can build his own legacy with Porsche.Lotterer said: “You can definitely shape things around you and around your driving style but its not like you have a thousand options.“There’s one way how the car works well and I have got a pretty good picture, thanks to my last year at Techeetah.“It’s been a good reference obviously with the results we had and this is something I try to chase constantly.“It’s something Vergne and me were on the same page and it makes sense to push the team to what feels natural to me and hopefully we will get it sorted step by step.”Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer are good friends after being teammates at Techeetah Lotterer is aware Porsche will be up against it in their debut season before they will be fighting at the front of the grid.But it’s the 37-year-old’s dream to win a championship with the German outfit, as they compete against Mercedes, Audi and BMW.He added: “It’s my dream, that’s the plan and hopefully that will unfold.“For sure it is going to be a difficult beginning. As teams have learned a lot about Formula E, all the little tricks as it is a different animal to all the other race categories.“You can’t come with revolutionary technology, but Porsche as an engineering probably has the best technology out there.”He added: “At the beginning we don’t know what to expect and how we will be.“I am very optimistic, I want to be on the podium in Riyadh, that would be fantastic, and I am doing everything for it. And we’re here to win.“Of course we may need to be patient at the beginning, but we don’t really know.”Jean-Eric Vergne becomes first two-time Formula E champion to retain his crown in New York 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The district is receiving $18 million in state hardship funding to finance construction of the school at 45th Street West and Avenue K, but that was not enough to cover the cost of the entire project. Schools officials cut costs by eliminating the gymnasium and half the playing fields and by bidding the project in phases, district officials said. Grading work started in the spring. Twenty-six relocatable classrooms will be installed. “We might be able to open in the modular section next year because the main building will take awhile to build,” Gocke said. The district will spend $1.9 million to purchase the 26 modular classroom buildings and three modular restroom buildings for the school. LANCASTER – Construction is expected to begin next month on the main building of Endeavour Middle School, which is being built in phases to keep costs down. The main building will contain the administration offices, multipurpose room, specialty classrooms, kitchen, library, and computer lab. Lancaster School District trustees last week awarded a $7.5 million construction cost to Quartz Hill-based Webb Brothers, which submitted the lowest of four bids. “They can get over there and fence off the area for the actual building construction and fence off another area where they can store stuff,” Superintendent Steve Gocke said. “That’s good news.” Endeavour’s students are now jammed into a former elementary school campus in east Lancaster. In February, the district said it would be requesting another round of bids for constructing Endeavour after the first set exceeded the estimated cost of the project. The original bids came in between $21 million and $25 million. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!