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Edmonds Named New Superintendent of Library Buildings and Grounds

May 28, 2019

Antonio M. Edmonds, PE is AOC's Director, Office of Security Programs.
Following a national search, Tony Edmonds has been selected to be the next Superintendent of Library Buildings and Grounds. Mr. Edmonds joined the Architect of the Capitol in 2017 as Director of the Office of Security Programs, where he was responsible for the Architect of the Capitol security programs and infrastructure, continuity of operations, management and operation of the buildings, grounds and security enhancements supporting the U.S. Capitol Police, along with other resiliency requirements. He is a tremendous asset to the Architect of the Capitol executive team and has enhanced the...

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2019 U.S. Capitol Memorial Day Concert Prohibited Items and Street Closures

May 23, 2019

2017 Memorial Day Concert Set Up
The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police. Know Before You Go: Information on the Concert, Rehearsal, Prohibited Items and Street Closures On Sunday, May 26, 2019, the annual National Memorial Day Concert will be broadcast live from the West Front of the United States Capitol. This year's event marks the 30th anniversary broadcast of the concert. The program honors our servicemen and women, their families and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday, and gates will open to the public at 5 p.m. There also...

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Architect of the Capitol Honored for Excellence in Accountability Reporting

May 22, 2019

AGA Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting Best-in-Class Award
For the eighth consecutive year, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) received the Association of Government Accountants' prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). The AOC also received a special Best-In-Class Award in recognition of agency staff contribution to mission in the PAR for fiscal year 2018.  These awards speak highly of the teamwork and professionalism of AOC employees. The CEAR is the highest form of recognition in federal government financial reporting. It recognizes federal...

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New Exhibit Showcases 21 Public Gardens Across USA

May 20, 2019

Visitors viewing the Edison and Ford Winter Estates vignette of plants used by Edison in natural rubber research.
The following press release is via the United States Botanic Garden: The U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) presents a new exhibit Gardens Across America from May 24 through October 1, 2019. The exhibit showcases 21 public gardens from across the United States through vignettes created by each garden that display plants and items that illustrate the gardens' stories. The displays were chosen from a call for entries to all gardens across the country. It corresponds to the USBG co-hosting the national conference for the American Public Gardens Association in Washington, D.C. this June when almost 1,...

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Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

May 14, 2019

The following press release is via the United States Capitol Police. Information on Street Closures, Prohibited Items The 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This ceremony honors law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. The Roll Call of Heroes read during the ceremony will honor the 228 peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during calendar year 2018. Street Closures and Bus Restrictions On Wednesday, May 15 beginning at 12:01 a.m.,...

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2019 Military Bands Capitol Summer Concert Series

May 01, 2019

United States Air Force concert on the Capitol's West Front steps in 2016.
This series of concerts will be inaugurated by the U.S. Navy Band on Monday, June 3, 2019. All concerts will commence at 8:00 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front steps (National Mall side) — weather permitting. Set-up will begin at 4:00 p.m. Please check the individual band accounts on Twitter the day of for any schedule or cancellation notices. Lawn chairs are allowed to be placed on the stone terrace in front of the band on the West Side of the Capitol and on the West Lawn (when available). Food is permitted; however, NO alcohol or glass bottles are allowed. Schedule of...

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