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Watch Out for Scammers Claiming to Be From the Social Security Administration
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 23 -- The Council of Better Business Bureaus issued the following news release:

The New Year means the start of tax season. The Federal Trade Commission is warning people to be on the lookout for suspicious calls that claim to be from the Social Security Administration. Scammers are ramping up their efforts to steal Social Security numbers to use in filing fraudulent tax returns.

How the Scam Works

You answer the phone, and it's someone alleging to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or another government entity. The name on your caller ID may even back ... Show Full Article

Perna 'Responsible' for Fixing Army Housing
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 23 -- The Association of the U.S. Army issued the following news, dated March 20:

The inspection and condition of Army housing is now being overseen by the U.S. Army Materiel Command, whose commander has vowed to restore soldiers' and families' confidence in the service's commitment to their welfare and safety.

Army Secretary Mark T. Esper and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley launched a sweeping inspection of on-post housing following reports of widespread problems with potential hazards and serious maintenance issues, mostly in privatized housing.

The U.S. Army ... Show Full Article

Landmark IoT Security Summit Gathers Industry Cybersecurity Experts and Leaders to Build Cross-Sector Guidelines for Securing Connected Devices
WASHINGTON, March 23 -- The Information Technology Industry Council issued the following news release, dated March 21:

The Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE), a partnership that represents thousands of companies across the globe that play key roles in the digital economy, today convened 18 major cybersecurity and technology organizations in an unprecedented effort to identify baseline security standards for the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.

The CSDE, led by USTelecom - The Broadband Association and The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and with strategic ... Show Full Article

Global Thought-Leaders Among Featured Speakers at Investments & Wealth Institute 2019 Annual Conference Experience
DENVER, Colorado, March 23 -- The Investment Management Consultants Association issued the following news release, dated March 21:

More than 1,500 advisors from across the nation will gather for the Investments & Wealth Institute 2019 Annual Conference Experience--ACE, May 5-8, 2019, at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. This industry-acclaimed conference is packed with investment and wealth management thought leaders and includes numerous industry experts and innovators. This year's conference will feature seven general sessions led by:

* Herman Brodie, founding director, Prospecta Limited

* ... Show Full Article

Center Favors More U.S. Troops in Europe
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 23 -- The Association of the U.S. Army issued the following news, dated March 20:

Enhancing the U.S. military's posture in Europe could better deter Russian aggression by showing resolve and reducing Russian advantages, according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Placing U.S. troops closer to potential Russian objectives "could undermine Russia's confidence in its theory of victory and give Moscow significant pause when contemplating a conventional attack on any NATO member state," says the report, "Strengthening the Defense of ... Show Full Article

Bottled Water Industry Supports Access to Clean Water for World Water Day 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, March 23 -- The International Bottled Water Association issued the following news release, dated March 21:

In recognition of World Water Day 2019, members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) are highlighting the importance of people having access to safe, clean drinking water. The United Nations' World Water Day is always held on March 22 and this year's theme is "Water for All."

"Water is essential for human life -- vital for the health and proper functioning of the body," said Jill Culora, IBWA's vice president of communications. "People should drink ... Show Full Article

APA Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Building Resilient Communities
WASHINGTON, March 23 -- The American Planning Association issued the following news release, dated March 13:

APA Legislative and Policy Committee member Jennifer Raitt testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) this morning.

Raitt, the director of planning and community development for the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts, spoke about the need for good planning, strategic investments, and strong federal-local partnerships can create safer and more resilient communities.

During her testimony, Raitt called upon Congress ... Show Full Article