Japan Sports Agency and JADA Host Online “2020 International Seminar” in Partnership with WADA

TOKYO, Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Japan Sports Agency (JSA) of the Japanese Government and the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) hosted the annual “International Anti-Doping Seminar in Asia & Oceania” on December 1-3. The 14th annual seminar was organized as “GoVirtual” for the first time due to COVID-19. 2020 is a landmark year for anti-doping organizations (ADOs) as the revised World Anti-Doping Code (2021Code) and International Standards will become effective from January 2021. The seminar in this significant timing has brought together more than 200 people from 52 countries/regions online to exchange information matching the needs of ADOs, and the participants virtually united despite the time difference.

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The theme of the 2020 seminar was “Are you ready!?–for the 2021Code & International Standards and for beyond.” JADA developed the agenda with WADA based on the input from the anti-doping community in Asia and Oceania in

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IRS Moves to Speed Up Contracting Through New Procurement Research Partnership

The Internal Revenue Service recently set sights on introducing new technology-driven capabilities and applying innovative data science techniques to improve and elevate its procurement operations.

And last week, the agency launched a research partnership valued at almost $1 million that marks a deliberate move in that direction.

Through the newly unveiled collaboration, agency officials, university professors and students equipped with procurement and machine learning experience, and members of Virginia-based small business Data and Analytic Solutions will form a multidisciplinary team intended to accelerate the IRS’ contracting and award processes. It emerges as federal buying largely remains notoriously slow.

“When it comes to contracting, everyone seems to want it faster, cheaper, and better,” IRS Chief Procurement Officer Shanna Webbers told Nextgov over email Tuesday. “We recognized that we cannot continue to do business as usual and expect a different result.”

With that view top of mind, Webbers’ office earlier this year

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William Evanina, counterintel chief, praises ‘unprecedented’ partnership of feds, social media firms

William R. Evanina, director of U.S. counterintelligence, said Wednesday that the federal government’s coordinated work with social media companies ahead of the 2020 election will provide a playbook for fighting foreign influence in the future.

“What we accomplished the past two years, but specifically in the last six-to-nine months as an integrated, holistic government effort in partnership with social media and tech firms is unprecedented,” Mr. Evanina said at an Aspen Institute event, “and I think it’s really going to be the model of the future moving forward, how we protect, not only just elections but how we mitigate malign foreign influence and how we drive continued protection of democracy.”

In the run-up to the 2020 election, federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies met with Big Tech executives to fight foreign influence operations on their platforms aimed at the election. Among the companies that met with federal officials were Facebook,

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Europe pitches a new partnership to President-elect Biden

With the “America First” president heading for the exit, Europe hopes to build a new transatlantic partnership with his successor, President-elect Joe Biden—and it would like to start with vaccines.



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On Wednesday, the European Commission publicly set out its wish list for the future EU-U.S. relationship. At the top of the list: an invitation for the Biden-era U.S. to join the Covax initiative, a global pact for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. After China joined a couple months back, the U.S. became the only major holdout.

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Also on the list: a “transatlantic green trade agenda” and a “green tech alliance”, regulatory cooperation on labor rights and tech, finance and tax reform, plus a joint effort to reform the World Trade Organization.

“We are taking the initiative to design a new transatlantic agenda fit for today’s global landscape,” said European

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Cambridge Technology and JetPatch announce Strategic Partnership to launch Patch Management as a Service (PMaaS)

ATLANTA and BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cambridge Technology and JetPatch are pleased to announce they have entered into a global partnership, to launch Patch Management as a Service (PMaaS), combining Cambridge Technology’s business & technology services expertise and JetPatch’s Intelligent vulnerability remediation and patch automation platform.

Data has shown that 60% of breaches in 2019 involved unpatched vulnerabilities. Also during Covid-19, two-thirds of businesses have suffered an increase in endpoint and IoT security incidents, with experts citing malware, insecure networks, and remote access issues as employees everywhere are forced to work remotely. With these increases in new and evolving cybersecurity threats, organizations today have to be prepared to ensure their heterogeneous infrastructure is securely configured and patched thereby eliminating any unforeseen cyber events. 

“We are extremely delighted to partner with JetPatch and launch Patch Management as a Service. With this new service, we aim to offer CISO/CIO’s

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accessiBe Announces Strategic Partnership Program

accessiBe creates program to assist innovative technology vendors fulfil their customers’ accessibility requirements

TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 1, 2020–

accessiBe, the market leader in website accessibility automation and ADA compliance, has announced the official launch of its strategic partner program today. The company is inviting other forward-thinking companies to join forces and leverage their AI-powered accessibility solution as they continue to build on its record-breaking performance over the last twelve months, which has seen the number of customers that accessiBe works with increase from less than 5,000 in December 2019 to over 69,000 today. Notable brands that utilize the accessiBe product include Billabong, GoPro, Lexus, Pacific Life and Wilson Sonsini.

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accessiBe Launches Strategic Partnership Program for Web Accessibility (Photo: accessiBe)

accessiBe Launches Strategic Partnership Program for Web Accessibility (Photo: accessiBe)

Speaking about the program, Shir Ekerling, CEO & Co-Founder, said, “Our ultimate goal is to make the internet accessible

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OEM Partnership Between Dell Technologies and fragmentiX Storage Solutions

KLOSTERNEUBURG, Austria, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In October 2020 the Austrian IT security company fragmentiX Storage Solutions GmbH became a worldwide OEM Solutions partner of Dell Technologies. The fragmentiX CLUSTER Storage Appliances are produced according to fragmentiX specifications at Dell Technologies in Europe. Following the principle of secret sharing, they enable data to be stored on several S3 cloud storage devices – with Information Theoretical Security (ITS). Thanks to the intensive cooperation between fragmentiX and Dell Technologies, it is now possible to use fragmentiX CLUSTER storage appliances in 170 countries for critical applications such as in medical, financial, and government sectors. All fragmentiX CLUSTER customers worldwide are entitled to the Dell Technologies “next business day” service option. An upgrade to a “four-hour on-site response” is also available if required.

After several years of development, fragmentiX, located in the technology park of the Institute for Science and Technology

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Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Accenture Form Strategic Partnership to Leverage Science and Technology to Address Major Societal, Economic, and Environmental Challenges

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris) have entered into a five-year strategic partnership to co-develop solutions in response to the major social, economic, and environmental challenges that humanity faces. A central aspect of the partnership is the creation of an academic and research chair that aims to foster the development of innovative technologies in response to these challenges.

The partnership is being led by Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO of Accenture in Europe; Olivier Girard, CEO of Accenture in France and Benelux; Eric Labaye, president of Institut Polytechnique de Paris; and Jean-Paul Cottet, executive director of the École Polytechnique Foundation.

Building on IP Paris Interdisciplinary Research Centers, the academic and research chair — known as the “Chair of Technology for Change” — seeks to promote industry transformation and the emergence of innovative business models to foster environmental and social sustainability. It aims to accelerate

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Inside Opendorse: New Mizzou partnership foreshadows NCAA’s potential name, image and likeness rule change | Mizzou Sports News

The contract also outlines 90-minute NIL education sessions with staff members, coaches and athletes, which will in part share “insights on the NIL landscape and best practices for helping student-athletes maximize their NIL value.”

Lawrence, who is from the Kansas City area and played football at Nebraska, was inspired to co-found Opendorse when a former teammate, Prince Amukamara, called him after the 2011 NFL draft and asked three questions: “What is the value of my audience? How do I grow it? And how do I monetize it?”

So at it’s simplest, Opendorse is an online platform whose database helps athletes understand how to use social media and build a personal brand. Opendorse partnered with MU to create a program called TradeMark, which will provide Mizzou athletes access to advanced analytics about their own social media through Opendorse’s system. It also involves training about social media awareness — to tweet or

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ImmunoPrecise and Genmab Enter into a Technology Partnership Targeting Infectious Disease

VICTORIA, BC, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – IMMUNOPRECISE ANTIBODIES LTD. (the “Company” or “IPA”) (TSXV: IPA) (OTCQB: IPATF) (FSE: TQB2), a leader in full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery and development, today announced that it has entered into a research agreement with Genmab A/S (Nasdaq: GMAB), an international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. IPA will generate novel bispecific antibody combinations using Genmab’s proprietary DuoBody® platform and IPA’s proprietary antibodies in the field of infectious disease. The development of IPA’s proprietary antibodies into DuoBody constructs enables additional, novel formulations as the Company investigates a series of combinations in parallel.

“Partnering with Genmab aligns with IPA’s mission to develop safe and effective therapies for patients, in this case, specifically pertaining to the growing demand in infectious disease,” said Dr. Jennifer Bath, Chief Executive Officer of ImmunoPrecise Antibodies. “This agreement further

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