Google has teamed up with the federal government to monitor online pharmacies
and protect consumers from counterfeit drugs by managing Internet search
results, enforcing stronger penalties and educating the consumers themselves,
Nextgov reported Wednesday.
Sophie Novack writes the focus has turned to mitigation as verifying and
regulating sellers have become difficult, with up to 50,000 Internet
pharmacies active today and drugs being sold directly to consumers.
Google, along with other members of the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies
such as Facebook and American Express, intends to also help in law
enforcement efforts and release a public list of safe online sellers.
Identified illegal sellers will be removed from Internet search results and
payment transactions will be blocked.
Novack also reports a study from the Center for Medicine in the Public
Interest indi... (more)
Douglas McCrosson, formerly chief operating officer of CPI Aerostructures
(NYSE:CVU), has been promoted to president and CEO at the Edgewood,
N.Y.-based aircraft structural parts manufacturer.
His appointment took effect Thursday and he succeeds Edward Fred, who will
remain at the company as advisor and consultant, CPI Aero said Thursday.
“Doug has distinguished himself as an effective leader focused on program
execution and operational excellence," said Eric Rosenfeld, CPI Aero
"He has been essential in defining and implementing our growth strategy and
has been instru... (more)
IBM and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a
prototype technology based on the Watson supercomputer that works to help
oncologists learn about patients by using research databases.
The Oncology Expert Advisor works to use Watson’s cognitive computing
techniques to make sense of big data while aiming to draw inferences and
theories, IBM said Friday.
MD Anderson intends for clinicians to access the tool via a computer
interface, tablet or smartphone.
“By helping researchers and physicians understand the meaning behind each
other’s data, we can empower... (more)
G2 Solutions has released a new report that predicts the U.S. Air Force and
Navy will spend $524.5 billion combined through 2023 on an operational
concept known as Air-Sea Battle.
The Air-Sea Battle FY2014: Concepts, Key Programs and Forecast report
examined the Navy and Air Force’s procurement and RDT&E budgets for the
fiscal year 2014 and picked 191 programs for the Air-sea Battle analysis
through 2023, G2 Solutions said Thursday.
“For FY 2014 we noted an increase of $31 billion in FY 2014 spending versus
FY 2012, and an increase of 34 applicable programs,” said Ron Stearns, G2... (more)
The Naval Circuit Management Office has selected Data Networks Corp. to
implement and manage the Pentagon's Defense Information System Network.
DNC will also provide support services and long distance communications for
the Department of the Navy, DNC says.
Under the contract, DNC will be required to plan reserve and contingent
military unit deployments and also to test and evaluate communications
equipment, network and provisioning requirements.
DNC will also provide technical documentation support related to DISN
inventory management and create, operate and manage databases rela... (more)