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Microsoft Partnership; Occupiers Have Been Caught Sleeping

ST. ELIZABETH'S—The Mayor's office announced today that they will announce tomorrow the announcement that Microsoft will partner with the District in a Digital Alliance. The full details will be announced during the Mayor's press conference tomorrow. Full press release after the break. [Mayor'sOffice]

MCPHERSON SQUARE—Semantics have reached a new level in the Occupy DC camp, with NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis admitting people have been sleeping in the tents. This means that they have been camping there, which is against park rules, and individuals could be cited for violations. [DCist]

WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Microsoft Vice President for U.S. Government Affairs Fred Humphries will announce the launch of the Digital Alliance, a first-in-the-nation strategic partnership between the D.C. government and Microsoft Corporation that will support job training, economic growth and education in the District. The announcement will come at Mayor Gray’s regular Biweekly Press Briefing

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WHERE: John A. Wilson Building
Mayor’s Press Briefing Room (Room G-9)
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

BACKGROUND: Through the Digital Alliance, Microsoft is investing in the future of the District of Columbia. The strategic partnership will include job-training, educational and economic-development components and be administered through the Department of Employment Services, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the D.C. Public Schools and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education.

St. Elizabeth's

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