Source: Commerce Agency www.dca.state.vt.us(link is external)###30### A former executive with the U.S. Department of Defense’s contracting office will be taking over the state program that assists Vermont businesses with obtaining government contracts. The Agency of Commerce and Community Development announced that William Masterson of South Burlington is the new Director of the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).“We are very pleased to welcome Bill to our team,” said Commerce and Community Development Secretary Kevin Dorn, whose agency includes the Department of Economic Housing and Community Development, where the PTAC is located.“His experience as the contract manager for the DOD’s Defense Logistics Agency in Burlington makes him an ideal candidate to lead the PTAC, and continue its award-winning work helping Vermont firms get access to government contracts,” Dorn said.The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), with a staff of three, assists Vermont companies seeking to contract with the federal or state government, or subcontract with companies who do.They were instrumental in assisting such companies as Revision Eyewear in Essex Junction, which makes ballistic eye protection for the military, and Darn Tough Socks of Northfield, which manufactures socks, win significant defense-related contracts.Funding for the PTAC is largely federal, and has been strongly supported by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.The Vermont PTAC was voted “PTAC of the Year” for 2009 by their peers in the national organization.Masterson has a BS in business from SUNY Plattsburgh; a Master’s in Business from St. Michael’s College; and a Master’s in Public Administration/Government from Harvard, and worked for the Department of Defense from 1987 until 2005.“I’m glad to have an opportunity to grow new businesses; help existing businesses; and create job opportunities for Vermonters through the acquisition of government contracts,” said Masterson.He will begin work with the Agency of Commerce and Community Development immediately.
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In a recent interview on SNY’s “Baseball Night in New York,” Giambi laid out exactly where PEDs and sign-stealing fall along the lines of cheating.”Everybody is always looking for an advantage,” Giambi said. “It’s no different than the PEDs. There’s always going to be things going in this game when you’re talking about people making a lot of money and wanting to win.”MORE: Snell wins ‘MLB: The Show’ Players League, but fans the real victorsThe first part is pretty accurate. Cheating in baseball isn’t a new concept. Babe Ruth allegedly tried to gain an edge by injecting an elixer with sheep testicles. (No, really!)Babe Ruth was an alleged PED user as well (an elixir made from sheep testicles). Bring the hate, I invite it, I will turn your argument inside out.Barry Bonds is the greatest of email@example.com pic.twitter.com/5rfoejJlUB— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) December 22, 2017But, there’s a problem with the second bit of the quote. On its surface, cheating is cheating, sure. But it’s like comparing a donut on a baseball bat as one you’d buy at Dunkin’ Donuts (or Krispy Kreme, if you prefer). That’s just about where the similarities end, though. Comparing something individualistic to something that was widespread among a team is unfair. Which is worse is up for debate. As with steroids, there’s no straight, unbiased measurement of success. Does it benefit a player to know what’s coming? Absolutely. Can you accurately, appropriately measure what that value is to a hitter? People have tried, but it’s not as cut and dry as knowing a ball over the fence is a home run.To this day the details of just who on the Astros was benefiting from the trashcan-banging ordeal (words that I still can’t believe I have to write) are still murky. Some players were in on it, some preferred not to partake. It’s all a big gray area. At least with steroids, we know Giambi wasn’t injecting other players before games. (Or, so we hope not.)Through the years, Giambi has resuscitated his public image while fostering a reputation of being a well-respected clubhouse man and potential future MLB manager. Hopefully members of the Astros are afforded the same opportunity. Jason Giambi is bringing the juice.The former MLB slugger is no stranger to scandals, being one of the posterboys for steroid use in MLB during the Steroid Era. Giambi was outed as a steroid user during the BALCO scandal in the early 2000s and wouldn’t issue a public apology for his part in the ordeal until May 2007. read more