Month: September 2015

State Of Michigan Launches Aging Website

State of Michigan launches aging website  LANSING, Mich. – Older Michiganders will now have quick and easy access to information on services in their area through a new website launched today, www.michigan.gov/aging. The site was developed by the Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA) within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and in partnership with the Michigan Department of Management and Budget (DTMB). “The state, in partnership with local aging agencies and service providers, offers numerous high-quality programs and services that can help older adults maintain their independence as they age,” said AASA Director Kari Sederburg. “The state’s new aging website was developed to be the best place to go to quickly find out what types of services are available, and which agency you need to call to see if you qualify.” As part of his special message on aging in 2014, Gov. Rick Snyder charged AASA, and DTMB with the task of creating an aging website to easily connect residents with local aging programs and services. “This new website is another step toward achieving Governor Snyder’s overall mission of creating a citizen-centric government,” said DTMB Director and State Chief Information Officer David Behen. “This one site will quickly connect older Michiganders with services they need, without having to navigate through multiple government agencies.” The state’s aging website has been in development over the past several...

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Stabenow, Peters Applaud $2.5 Million Grant for Muskegon Community College

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded a $2,514,000 grant for Muskegon Community College to be used for renovations of the new Muskegon College Applied Technology Center. The funding comes from the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Public Works Program. ‘Manufacturing has always been a driving force in Muskegon’s economy,’ said Senator Stabenow. ‘This support will help Muskegon Community College continue to train the next generation of workers while giving entrepreneurs a place to grow their ideas, which will create jobs and boost the local economy.’ ‘We must ensure our community colleges have the necessary tools and resources to prepare students for the jobs of the future so they can help our communities continue to grow and thrive,’ said Senator Peters. ‘This funding will allow Muskegon Community College to provide students with applied technology and workforce training that is critical to improving economic competitiveness, creating jobs and promoting further investment in the Muskegon region.’ This award will help Muskegon Community College renovate the former Chronicle Newspaper Building in downtown Muskegon to create the new Muskegon College Applied Technology Center. The Center will offer applied technology certifications, entrepreneurial programs and space for workforce training in areas including Machining, Welding, Materials/Foundry, Electronics, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Mechatronics/Automation/Robotics and Plastic Technologies. The Center will also be home to the Fab Lab, which will serve as an incubator for entrepreneurs to develop and...

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NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission

NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids. Read more here:: NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission Bookmark It Hide...

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NASA Awards Contract for Software Engineering Support at Goddard

NASA has awarded a contract to Arctic Slope Technical Services, Inc. (ASTS) of Beltsville, Maryland for information technology support for programs and projects at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Read more here:: NASA Awards Contract for Software Engineering Support at Goddard Bookmark It Hide...

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NASA Awards Contract for Engineering Software, Hardware

NASA has awarded a contract to National Instruments Corporation of Austin, Texas, to provide system design software and measurement and control systems hardware while consolidating the procurement of agency end-user software licenses. Read more here:: NASA Awards Contract for Engineering Software, Hardware Bookmark It Hide...

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