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Dec 18, 2019

MainSpring to sell FileMaker 18 licenses on GSA schedule

A Frederick information technology company is now the exclusive provider to the federal government of licenses to a business apps platform owned by an Apple subsidiary.

Jun 5, 2019

Meet the Museum of Natural History’s newest guest: a T. rex

The massive skeleton is the culmination of a decadeslong quest by the National Museum of Natural History to acquire a rare and coveted T. rex skeleton.

Jan 3, 2019

Zoo animals still need to be fed despite government shutdown

Hungry pandas don't particularly care whether there's a partial government shutdown.

Dec 31, 2018

Shutdown to close DC museums; some basic services provided

Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation's capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on.

May 2, 2017

Exhibit of JFK photos opening at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON — An exhibition of photographs capturing President John F. Kennedy’s life is opening ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The exhibit is called “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times.” It opens Wednesday at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. JFK would have turned 100 on May 29. The 77 photos going […]

Nov 14, 2016

Md. firm gets 5-year Smithsonian Libraries cataloging contract

LAC Federal, a Rockville-based provider of outsourced library, information and knowledge managment services for the federal government, will perform cataloging and cataloging support services for the Smithsonian Libraries under a contract announced Monday. LAC Federal will provide original and copy cataloging of books, CDs, microfilm, electronic journals, magazines and other material in some west[...]

Aug 23, 2016

Panda cub’s older sister celebrates birthday at National Zoo

WASHINGTON — Her brother got the big party, but the National Zoo’s other young giant panda is also celebrating a birthday. Bao Bao turns 3 on Tuesday. That means she only has a year left at the National Zoo before she goes to China to enter its panda breeding program. China owns the pandas at […]

Jun 14, 2016

Smithsonian, Victoria and Albert Museum to collaborate

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian and the Victoria and Albert Museum will collaborate on permanent gallery space in London. The institutions announced in a statement Monday that they plan to develop gallery space over this year at Victoria and Albert East that will be a part of a new cultural complex being created at the Queen […]

Mar 1, 2016

National Zoo closes attraction after E. coli discovered

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Zoo shut down its Kid’s Farm exhibit after E. coli was found in some animals. National Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson says the area is now under quarantine and will be closed. Veterinarians detected the E. coli stx1 bacteria in goats after a screening process on Feb. 18 and moved the […]

Feb 26, 2016

Smithsonian museum opening new exhibit of moon photographs

WASHINGTON  — The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is opening a new exhibit of moon photographs. “A New Moon Rises: New Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera” is opening Friday. The Smithsonian says in a statement that the exhibit will include 61 images of the moon showing its mountains and craters. The images […]

Feb 24, 2016

Portrait of ‘President’ Underwood on view in Washington

WASHINGTON  — A portrait of President Francis J. Underwood is going on display at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. A painting of the fictional U.S. chief executive, as portrayed by Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s political drama “House of Cards,” is going on public display Wednesday and will be on view through October. The Smithsonian […]

Dec 1, 2015

Smithsonian museum initiative explores ‘Giving in America’

WASHINGTON — A Smithsonian museum is launching a new initiative exploring the ways giving is woven into American life, whether it’s a multimillion dollar school endowment, nights spent battling blazes by a volunteer firefighter or other contributions of time and money. The National Museum of American History’s announcement of a plan to collect, research and […]

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