White House imposes guest restrictions amid new coronavirus concerns

first_imgOleg Albinsky/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The White House said Friday – that like many workplaces around the U.S. – it’s giving increased attention to workplace health safety standards amid concerns over the novel coronavirus and implementing enhanced procedures to avoid disrupting the “business of leading our Nation.”Some of the procedures are standard, including increased cleaning of high-traffic areas and educating staff on best hygiene practices and sick leave policies.But less orthodox is a request that staff take into account Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel advisories before bringing guests into the White House complex and a procedure by which guests must disclose the countries they’ve visited in the last 30 days, a White House official confirms.White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham issued a statement on the procedures being put in place.“The White House Complex has, and will continue to reassess circumstances and adopt new processes and safe practices in line with evolving [federal agency] guidance to include: educating staff on hygiene best practices, existing sick day & telework policies, increased cleaning routines for high-traffic areas, and asking staff to be alert to the CDC & DoS’ (Department of State) current set of international health & travel advisories when scheduling meetings or travel, and inviting people onto the complex,” she said.“While we are taking every common-sense precaution necessary to protect federal employees, our policies and procedures remain in line with the President’s guidance to the country – and that is to continue to do everything we can to avoid disruptions to the day-to-day business of leading our Nation,” Grisham said in her statement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

WITTENSTEIN extend services for whole of Amazon FreeRTOS

first_img Continue Reading Previous Würth: simulation models for LAN transformers available for free downloadNext Leveraging FPGAs for deep learning WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems now offer a suite of services for Amazon FreeRTOS. Services include porting to new processors, technical support, consultancy and licensing. WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems have a Strategic Business Alliance with Amazon Web Services, and have been closely linked with the FreeRTOS project since its conception.Amazon FreeRTOS is a Real Time Operating System for microcontrollers that makes small, low-power edge devices easy to program, deploy, secure, connect, and manage. Amazon FreeRTOS is based on the FreeRTOS kernel, a popular open source RTOS for microcontrollers, and extends it with software libraries that make it easy to securely connect to the cloud. WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems have always been closely partnered with the FreeRTOS project, and now AWS has stewardship of FreeRTOS this has not changed, with a Strategic Business Alliance between AWS and WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems continuing the relationship.Porting Services for Amazon FreeRTOS include porting either the FreeRTOS kernel, or the entirety of Amazon FreeRTOS and incorporated software libraries, to new processor/compiler platforms. This includes porting to niche or uncommon processors, those not supported by FreeRTOS, or even to bespoke hardware. With many years’ experience porting FreeRTOS and middleware to specialist processor/compiler platforms, WHIS guarantees a high level of expertise.Support for Amazon FreeRTOS is offered as one year’s access to the WHIS online support portal. Consultancy is undertaken by WHIS’s highly experienced engineers and is tailored to customer requirements – whether that’s preliminary design review or formal peer review.These services are in addition to the commercial licensing that WHIS provides for Amazon FreeRTOS under the brand name OPENRTOS, and the upgrade path to SAFERTOS, WHIS’s own safety critical Real-Time Operating System pre-certified by TÜV SÜD.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more