Rockville, Maryland - NIST and DHS are pleased to host a workshop on Software Identification (SWID) Tag Implementation and Use on April 26, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on April 27, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a Tag Signing Working Group Open Meeting from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Washington, DC - Two subjects of Interpol Red Notices for violent crimes in their home country of El Salvador were removed from the United States Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Washington, DC - The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that they can quickly check the status of their tax return and refund through “Where’s My Refund?” on

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a significant increase in the number of certified organic operations, continuing the trend of double digit growth in the organic sector. According to new data, there are now 21,781 certified organic operations in the United States and 31,160 around the world.

Sacramento, California - CDFA Secretary Karen Ross is in Vietnam this week as part of a delegation of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA), a non-profit formed in 1980 by the 13 western state departments of agriculture as well as the territorial departments in Guam and Samoa. For more than three decades, WUSATA has offered programs and services to assist exporters of high-value food and agricultural products.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Economic and population growth on top of climate change could lead to serious water shortages across a broad swath of Asia by the year 2050, a newly published study by MIT scientists has found.