Grant Sarver

Grant Sarver June 17, 2020

As the world continues to figure how to live a normal life during a pandemic, online communication platforms have become much more popular. People have been utilizing Zoom, Skype, Slack, and others at unprecedented levels to keep in touch personally and professionally. Local, state, and the federal government have also been using these platforms to […]

Grant Sarver June 16, 2020

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that work discrimination against people in the LGBTQ+ community is unconstitutional. The court decided that Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to gender identity and sexual orientation. It was a landmark decision almost equal in importance to the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015. The judicial […]

Grant Sarver June 15, 2020

In defiance of health officials and CDC recommendations, President Trump will host a campaign rally this week in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump and his supporters will not be required to wear masks or social distance in a 19,000 seat arena. It is unclear if additional protections, such as hand sanitizer, will be […]

Grant Sarver June 11, 2020

Recent demonstrations protesting George Floyd’s death and police brutality have been the latest example of how the government protects itself. Peaceful demonstrations have been broken up with a combination of riot gear, tear gas, flash bangs, and pepper spray. Such violence brings up the questions where does the government get the equipment from, and how […]

Grant Sarver June 10, 2020

After 18 years of the same voting machines, Georgia has finally rolled out new ones. The state was pressured to replace its outdated systems citing security and accuracy concerns. The new voting system uses a touchscreen to pick candidates, prints out a ballot with the voter’s choices, and is then scanned by another machine for […]

Grant Sarver June 9, 2020

The past two weeks of protests against the murder of George Floyd have ignited serious social debate about our policing system. Some deny issues with the police, some want reforms, and some want an outright abolition of the police. One might think that a world without police would be complete anarchy, but what would a […]

Grant Sarver June 4, 2020

COVID-19 has no doubt increased demand for every type of sanitation service. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray are rarely seen on store shelves as Americans stock up on what they can to fight the virus. The government is no exception. The Department of Defense is looking for one medium-sized germicidal Ultraviolet (UV) Light Stationary Disinfection […]

Grant Sarver June 3, 2020

The Department of Defense is in need of hazardous waste removal and disposal at its Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton, California. The contract has a 30-month base period with the option to extend it for another 30 months. Military bases often deal with hazard waste related to gas and oil, solvents, paints, and various […]

Grant Sarver May 29, 2020

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has won a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and implement a program to train health professionals on how to use SNS ventilators. The contract, awarded on May 15, has been estimated to be worth $130,160. The ventilators are a part of […]