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S. 735 / Sunlight for Unaccountable Non-profits Act

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that return information from tax-exempt organizations be made available in a searchable format and to provide the disclosure of the identity of contributors to certain tax-exempt organizations. Introduced March 11, 2019

Jun 03, 2020

Antitrust Regulators & Standards Development Organizations

The off-loading of large chunks of the education industry to the internet, and a hottening of the competition for paying customers (i.e. students and research granting agencies) inspires a revisit of 2019 antitrust case involving one of the hundreds of trade associations in the #BigAcademia ecosystem.

Jun 03, 2020

Education Industry Trade Associations

Today at 11 AM/ET we review the economic activity of non-profit trade associations. The surprising number of them; their inspiration in political agendas and their claims of hegemony provide insight into a domain that is both a "business" and a "culture". Every branch of a typical school district, college and university, has evolved a non-profit trade association. We reflect upon the implications of this condition for digital youth.

Jun 03, 2020

High-Performance Green Buildings

This consensus product provides minimum requirements for the siting, design, construction, and plans for operation of high-performance green buildings and is intended to provide the technical basis of mandatory building codes and regulations for high-performance green buildings that are broadly adoptable by national and local jurisdictions. Addendum ab is now open for public view. Comments due June 21st.

Jun 03, 2020

Open for Comment

Our algorithm identifies so many commenting opportunities on best practice literature that we now aggregate them into one post; updated every 12 hours. Links to a selection of high priority standards-setting action with deadlines that can practically be met within the next 90 days are grouped according to topics on the agenda of our daily teleconferences. 

Jun 03, 2020

Standards Virginia

During 2020 we continue our roll out of our user-interest platform to school districts, colleges, universities and university-affiliated healthcare systems in all 50-states. To lower #TotalCostofOwnership for the #SmartCampus every state will be approached with sensitivity to its history, culture, governance regime, asset-base and network of expertise. #StandardsVirginia

Jun 03, 2020

Emergency Management and Business Continuity

The COVID19 pandemic inspires a revisit of an ANSI-accredited consensus product incorporated by reference in disaster management statutes. NFPA 1600 establishes a common set of criteria for all hazards disaster/emergency management and business continuity programs. It is close-coupled with FEMA's National Incident Management System but moves faster. Comments on the 2020 revision are due November 19th.

Jun 03, 2020

BROADBAND ACCESS FOR HOSPITALS & STUDENTS

The Federal Communications Commission announced important changes to the Rural Health Care and E-Rate programs that will make it easier for broadband providers to support telehealth and remote learning efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. Chairman Pai calls on all network operators to prioritize access for health care providers and and those that serve schools, colleges and universities.

Jun 03, 2020

Property Loss Prevention

Cultural facilities such as libraries and museums are one of the most concentrated risk aggregations in the education industry. FM Global is one of several organizations that provide risk management guidance for these assets.  They incorporate nearly 200 years of property loss experience, research and engineering results, as well as input from consensus standards committees, equipment manufacturers and others.

Jun 03, 2020
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