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AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP: Don Pongrace quoted in National Geographic on Gila River Diversion Plan

National Geographic has quoted Akin Gump partner Donald Pongrace, head of the firm’s American Indian law and policy practice, in the article “These are the most endangered U.S. rivers,” which looks at a new report from the conservation group American Rivers on the 10 most endangered rivers in the United States.

AMTRAK: Amtrak to Increase Weekend Acela Express Frequencies

Weekend travelers will soon have more high-speed rail options along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., as Amtrak expands its popular Acela Express service with an additional round trip on Saturday.

ATLANTIC COUNCIL: Vice President Mike Pence, NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg, Foreign Ministers and US Policymakers Discussed NATO’s Past, Present, and Future on Alliance’s 70th Anniversary

Today, US Vice President Mike Pence, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. Members of Congress, and Foreign Ministers from Germany, Turkey, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Greece, and North Macedonia, convened at “NATO Engages,” a summit in Washington hosted by the Atlantic Council, German Marshall Fund, and Munich Security Conference.

ATLAS RESEARCH: Atlas Research and Management Concepts Win $100M Food & Drug Administration BPA

Atlas Research, in a Contractor Teaming Agreement (CTA) with Management Concepts, Inc., has received a $100M Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Services conducted through the BPA will provide FDA with subject matter expertise and technical assistance to ensure effective corporate infrastructure and efficient operations in support of its mission of protecting the health of the American public.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY: American Chemical Society and Max Planck institutes partner on transformative open access plan

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) announced today a collaborative open access strategic partnership that will advance shared goals for open science and enhance convenience for the MPG researcher and author community.

AMTRAK: Amtrak Names Roger Harris Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer

On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Amtrak Board of Directors appointed Roger Harris to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, responsible for corporate marketing, sales distribution, network and consist planning, market research and pricing and revenue management, along with the Northeast Corridor, State-Supported and Long-Distance Service Lines.

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