What Data Privacy Looks Like (Infographic)

It is Data Privacy Week, sponsored by staysafeonline.org - https://staysafeonline.org/programs/data-privacy-week/ Learn more about how to protect your individual data privacy as well as your organization. DATA: THE STORY OF YOU All your online activity generates a trail of data. Websites, apps, and services collect data on your behaviors, interests, and purchases. Sometimes, this includes personal … Continue reading What Data Privacy Looks Like (Infographic)

SBA Webinar: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Join SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute for a webinar on January 26, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. ET to learn about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program and what the new CMMC 2.0 requirements are for those looking to demonstrate sound cyber hygiene in order to qualify for work on government contracts. The federal government … Continue reading SBA Webinar: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

State Severe Weather & Flooding Graphics – 1/24/23 6AM

Here is the latest statewide graphics concerning the potential for severe weather for today Tuesday, January 24.

New Year Refresh on SBA Capital Programs, Part 1

Join SBA and Small Business Majority for our first webinar of 2023 on Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. ET to learn more about how you can take advantage of these programs to support your small business.

SBA, Louisiana Announce New HUBZones

SBA Administrator, Louisiana Governor Announce New HUBZones to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Across the State, Strengthening One of the Nation’s Critical Manufacturing and Transportation Centers December 20, 2022 | Release Number 22-103 Contact U.S. Small Business Administration at Press_Office@sba.gov WASHINGTON – Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s … Continue reading SBA, Louisiana Announce New HUBZones

FEMA Releases Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Policy

FEMA Advisory On January 9, 2023, FEMA released the Public Assistance Simplified Procedures policy that simplifies the implementation of the Public Assistance program to support the rapid recovery of applicants. FEMA will offer several webinars in the coming weeks. The policy released on January 9 simplifies procedures and streamlines documentation requirements for applicants under the … Continue reading FEMA Releases Public Assistance Simplified Procedures Policy

SBA Louisiana: Free Business Development Webinar

Business Development Webinar: Meet The Players     " A Conversation with Regional Administrator Ted James, Regional Advocate Janea Jamison, and more." Join us for this one-hour event to hear about Legislative Updates that can impact your business, proposed legislation and how you let your voice be heard, Regional Administrator's Initiatives to support small businesses, … Continue reading SBA Louisiana: Free Business Development Webinar

From LADOTD

If you are traveling eastbound on I-10 west of the intersection with I-49 over the next few days, expect delays.  Secretary Wilson provided pictures of the reason.

WEATHER NOTICE – FREEZING CONDITIONS

Updated Graphics for Winter Weather Threat this week

The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans has produced updated weather graphics concerning the significant cold weather threat at the end of the week.  As always, please reference your local Emergency Management office for advice concerning your area.

Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week

A strong cold front will move into the state on Thursday, causing temperatures to drop into the 20s as early as that afternoon. Strong winds with gusts up to forty miles per hour will accompany the front, resulting in wind chills into the teens. Cold temperatures will last into the Christmas weekend. Potential impacts include … Continue reading Dangerous Cold Temperatures Later This Week

Get Certified Week, sponsored by the Louisiana SBA

"GET CERTIFIED WEEK' New Year, New Certifications            DO NOT miss this opportunity for Training and One-on-One Assistance!!  SAM Registration 8(A) HubZone Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)  City of Shreveport Fair Share Program January 19-23, 2023  2230 Jewella Ave Shreveport, LA 71109 Presenters : Jo Ann … Continue reading Get Certified Week, sponsored by the Louisiana SBA

DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Public Affairs   WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. This is the seventh NTAS Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since January 2021 and it … Continue reading DHS Issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

Port Fourchon – Bollinger Shipyard Dredge Operations

November 17, 2022 Mariners are advised that on Thursday, November 17th from 0900 to 1100, Bollinger will be deploying dredge pipe across Bayou Lafourche at their Bayou Lafourche location in Port Fourchon.   Mariners should expect delays in the area as navigation will be restricted.  Harbor Police will be on the scene monitoring operations.  All mariners are urged to … Continue reading Port Fourchon – Bollinger Shipyard Dredge Operations

Webinar: Get the 411 on 211 – Nov. 15

Do you want to learn more about United Way 211/CAUW?

Golden Meadow Bridge, Open to Marine Traffic, Closed to Vehicular Traffic

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Golden Meadow Lift Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic until further notice due to structural issues. There is no time frame for vehicular traffic to resume on the Golden Meadow Bridge. Expect an extended closure period. Alternate routes to cross Bayou Lafourche during this bridge closure are … Continue reading Golden Meadow Bridge, Open to Marine Traffic, Closed to Vehicular Traffic

State monitoring risk of severe weather Friday and Saturday

GOHSEP is monitoring potential effects associated with a cold front that will be moving into the state tonight. The northwest part of the state will see an enhanced risk of severe weather tonight, and the northeast, central, and southwest parts of the state will see a slight risk of severe weather into Saturday morning. The southeast part … Continue reading State monitoring risk of severe weather Friday and Saturday

SBA Accepting Nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Awards

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS 2023 NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS! Submission Deadline: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 2:00pm CDT 2023 Award Categories: Small Business Person of the Year Small Business Exporter of the Year 8(a) Graduate of the Year Minority Business Owner of the Year Veteran Business Owner of the Year Woman Business Owner of the Year … Continue reading SBA Accepting Nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Awards

Infrastructure Security Month

CISA APPLAUDS THE BEGINNING OF INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY MONTH DECLARING INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY IS NATIONAL SECURITY Original release date: November 01, 2022 WASHINGTON - Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced November 1 as the kickoff of Infrastructure Security Month. In our work to raise awareness of the importance of infrastructure security and to help share … Continue reading Infrastructure Security Month

Marine Traffic Advisory: Belle Passe Dredge Operations

OCTOBER 27, 2022 8:10 AM TO: ALL PORT TENANTS RE: BELLE PASS DREDGE OPERATIONS USCG has issued the following notice: Mariners are advised that on Friday, October 28th from 0800 to 1000, the Dredge Mike Hooks will be recovering a 27-inch diameter dredge pipe in Belle Pass near Port Fourchon in approximate position 29 6’ … Continue reading Marine Traffic Advisory: Belle Passe Dredge Operations