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Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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Created on October 22, 2014
 

Cyber SecuritySmall and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Nation’s economy. Aside from the wide range of services they offer, small and medium-sized businesses store significant amounts of sensitive data, from customer information to intellectual property. 

While bigger businesses can often dedicate greater resources towards cybersecurity, small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs face the same cybersecurity challenges and threats with limited resources, capacity, and personnel.

Entrepreneurs also face a unique cyber security threat as their data includes not only personnel data and financial spreadsheets, but valuable intellectual property that could be worth much more than even they realize. Entrepreneurs are recognizing this need and the fact that the cybersecurity field is a burgeoning marketplace. Entrepreneurs start and fail again (or start, succeed, sell and start again), so they should consider cyber security as a marketplace and focus their talents on creating new and affordable cyber solutions.

Panama Airport and Air Traffic Management Reverse Trade Mission Industry Briefing

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MBDA
Created on October 20, 2014
 

Panama Airport and Air Traffic Management Reverse Trade Mission Industry Briefing

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring a Panama Airport and Air Traffic Management Reverse Trade Mission Industry Briefing on Wednesday, November 5, at USTDA headquarters, Suite 1501, 1000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. The Industry Briefing will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. This includes a catered lunch.

The Panama delegation will consist of senior representatives from Tocumen International Airport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama, senior air traffic control officials from Panama, and a U.S. Embassy representative from Panama.

The Industry Briefing is designed to introduce U.S. companies to procurement opportunities in Panama's aviation sector. The Industry Briefing also will include presentations from USTDA and other U.S. government officials who are responsible for promoting U.S. private sector participation in Panama's aviation sector.

Regional Latin America and the Caribbean: Renewable Grid Integration Orientation Visit

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MBDA
Created on October 20, 2014
 

Regional Latin America and Caribbean: Renewable Energy Grid Integration Orientation Visit

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are hosting a delegation of up to fifteen Latin American and Caribbean officials for the Regional Latin America and Caribbean: Renewable Energy Grid Integration Orientation Visit (OV) from October 27-31, 2014. The delegation will include high-level public sector energy officials from Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.

During the visit, the delegates will have the opportunity to meet with top U.S. government officials, financing institutions and U.S. companies to gain exposure to policies, best practices, financing options and technologies that can support efforts to modernize power grids in key countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Meetings will focus on the integration of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency technology into the electric grid in the context of integrated energy systems planning.

SBA Office of Surety Guarantees Launches Electronic Claim-Filing System

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SBA News
Created on October 17, 2014
 

 

Will Save Substantial Time and Money to Government and Industry

Bonds

Surety bond companies associated with the U.S. Small Business Administration will now be able to file their claims and supporting documents electronically thanks to a significantly enhanced, web-based processing system launched by the SBA.

The new system, announced by SBA’s Office of Surety Guarantees, eliminates the need for costly, overnight shipments by surety companies, as well as paper handling, filing and storage costs for both the companies and SBA.

 “This enhancement is a collaborative effort between the surety industry and SBA resulting in improved efficiency, reduction in cost to Sureties and creating an error free environment,” said Peter Gibbs, Deputy Director for the Office of Surety Guarantees.

Webinar Series: The Logistics of Doing Business in Canada

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MBDA
Created on October 7, 2014
 

Canada Webinar SeriesCanada is the largest single export market for the U.S. and is a highly receptive market for U.S. goods and services. The North American Free Trade Agreement and Canada’s geographic proximity have afforded U.S. firms with a significant advantage in selling to Canada’s markets.

Are you maximizing your opportunity? Whether you currently export to Canada or are new to exporting, the importance of developing a strategic approach to this market is critical to your success. This five part series has been designed to help businesses strengthen the skills necessary to effectively do business in Canada.

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