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  • U.S. Interior Department Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees

    U.S. Interior Department Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees

    U.S. Department of the Interior Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: October 11, 2022 Washington - - The Department of the Interior today announced additional Biden-Harris administration appointees who will work to fulfill the agency’s mission to steward America’s public lands and waters, pursue environmental justice and honor nation-to-nation relationships with Tribes. “We are thrilled to welcome a new group of accomplished professionals to the Interior Department who will help deliver on President Biden’s ambitious agenda,” said Chief of Staff Rachael Taylor. “Our new colleagues will help provide critical leadership as the Department continues to move quickly to implement the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, tackle the climate crisis while lowering costs for families and creating good-paying jobs, and honor the federal g...
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  • Federal Reserve announces it will replace its current Bank Application Filing System with a New and Upgraded System later this Month

    Federal Reserve announces it will replace its current Bank Application Filing System with a New and Upgraded System later this Month | site |



    Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: October 6, 2022

    The Federal Reserve Board announced on Thursday that it will replace its current bank application filing system with a new and upgraded system later this month. The substantive requirements of applications will remain the same with the new system making the filing process more intuitive and minimizing paper applications and communications.

    The new cloud-based system, known as FedEZFile, will provide real-time status tracking, two-way messaging, and digitally signed documents for applications. An "Ask the Fed" webinar on the new system will be scheduled at a later date.




    SR 22-9/CA 22-8: FedEZFile and FedEZFile Fluent to be Released for Filing Applications
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  • Biden Administration Announces Nearly One Billion Dollars in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S.

    Biden Administration Announces Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S. | site |




    Projects will increase airport capacity, energy efficiency and accessibility

    Funding going to communities small, medium and large across country



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: July 7, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to 85 airports across the country to improve terminals of all sizes. The grants expand capacity at our nation’s airport terminals, increase energy efficiency, promote competition and provide greater accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Two grants will also be awarded to build new air traffic control towers. “Americans deserve modern airports that meet the ...
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  • U.S. General Services Administration Announces New Pollinator Initiative

    U.S. General Services Administration Announces New Pollinator Initiative | site |


    Information contained in U.S. General Services Administration press release dated: June 22, 2022 Washington - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced its new Pollinator Initiative that supports the federal government's commitment to protect pollinators. Saving bees and other pollinators from the risks they face is an important part of a sustainable future because pollinators are critical to agriculture and food production – contributing to the national economy by more than $20 billion each year. This is just the latest step in GSA's agency-wide commitment to advancing sustainability and confronting climate change. GSA has established policies and practices to support pollinator habitat through the design, construction, and maintenance of federal properties nationwide. In support of these efforts, GSA has installed honeybee hives at 11 GSA facilities acros...
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  • Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2023

    Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2023 | site |


    Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: June 24, 2022

    The Federal Open Market Committee on Friday announced its tentative meeting schedule for 2023:

    January 31-February 1 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    March 21-22 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    May 2-3 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    June 13-14 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    July 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    September 19-20 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    October 31-November 1 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    December 12-13 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    January 30-31, 2024 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
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  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces 2022 Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces 2022 Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization | site |




    Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release dated: May 12, 2022

    May 12, 2022 | Washington, DC - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced the launch of the annual Click It or Ticket national seat belt enforcement mobilization with the goal of reminding drivers that seat belts save lives. A $10 million paid media campaign will run May 16 through June 5, 2022, featuring radio, TV, and digital ads in both English and Spanish. The public awareness campaign will coincide with special enforcement efforts May 23-June 5, during which state and local law enforcement agencies across the country will be issuing tickets to drivers who choose not to buckle up. The work of our nation’s law enforcement officers plays an important role in preventing and reducing traffic-rel
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  • USDA Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors | site |



    Washington, May 19, 2022 - - Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including one Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director and one Rural Development (RD) State Director. “I am thrilled we continue to add state directors to be the face of USDA programs in rural and farm communities,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building a better America, and these state directors are critical to accomplishing that.” FSA State Executive Directors oversee Farm Service Agency operations and agricultural policy implementation in the state. Each State Executive Director works with the State Committee to administer FSA programs and County office operations, develops and maintains stakeholder relationships with cust...
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  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Additional Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Additional Key Staff Appointments| site |



    Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: May 25, 2022

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced additional Biden-Harris Administration political appointees. These diverse and accomplished individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency and will work to quickly advance key priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.

    Tiffany Avila, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Director Tiffany most recently served on the Leadership and Training team at the White House Presidential Personnel Office. Prior to serving in the Administration, she worked as an organizer and Regional Organizing Director on the Biden for President Campaign, the Biden-Harris Campaign, and the Georgia Senate Race. She also worked in the non-profit sector with various organizatio
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  • Federal Communications Commission Announces Third Public Hearing on Broadband Consumer Labels

    Federal Communications Commission Announces Third Public Hearing on Broadband Consumer Labels | site |



    Information published in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) release dated: May 19, 2022

    The FCC today announced the third of a series of virtual public hearings as part of its broadband consumer labels rulemaking proceeding. The hearing will take place May 25, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed free to the public at fcc.gov/live .

    To view the Public Notice may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-556A1.pdf or press HERE




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  • Federal Communications Commission announces Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting

    Federal Communications Commission announces Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting | site |


    Information contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) press release dated: April 28, 2022

    Washington, April 28, 2022 - - Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022:

    Combatting Illegal Robocalls – The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing foreign-originated and other illegal robocalls from multiple angles. (CG Docket No. 17-59; WC Docket No. 17-97)

    Expanding Broadband Service Through the A-CAM Program – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a proposal by the ACAM Broadband Coalition to achieve widespread deployment of 100/20
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Over 220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery | site |


    Announcements coincide with the Department’s American Rescue Plan Recovery Summit focused on helping students recover academically and access mental health supports


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 27, 2022 Today, the Department of Education announced major actions and investments from government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations to support student academic and mental health recovery as part of the Department’s broader effort to help students, schools, and communities recover from the pandemic and reemerge stronger. The announcements highlight how the American Rescue Plan has funded efforts to help students recover academically through summer learning and enrichment, and enhanced educational and mental health supports in district...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 2, 2021)

    Washington - - DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure. “These new cybersecurity requirements and recommendations will help keep the traveling public safe and protect our critical infrastructure from evolving threats,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “DHS will continue working with our partner...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Recognition Status of Nine Accrediting Agencies

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Recognition Status of Nine Accrediting Agencies | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: October 28, 2021)


    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Senior Department Official (SDO) informed nine accreditors about the status of their recognition. The following agencies were approved for renewal of recognition for five years:
    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
    • American Bar Association (ABA).
    • Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
    • American Osteopathic Association (AOACOCA).
    • American Psychological Association (APACOA).
    Additionally, the SDO notified the following agencies that within 12 months, they must come into compliance with the specific criteria outlined in the SDO’s letter and submit a compliance report to the Department. If recognition is renewed following a decision on the compliance report, the...
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  • SBA Administrator Guzman Announces the Addition of Five New Regional Innovation Clusters

    U.S. Small Business Administrator Guzman Announces the Addition of Five New Regional Innovation Clusters | site |




    Newly-designated Clusters Collectively Awarded $1.5M to Support Small Business Growth and Drive Innovation in Local Economies


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration press release dated: November 6, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the addition of five new Regional Innovation Clusters (RIC) to the portfolio of communities the agency supports through the program. RICs are geographically-concentrated networking hubs of small businesses, suppliers, service providers, and related institutions that work together to maximize resources, compete on larger scales, and drive innovation and job creation. “Our nation’s innovators are critical to our economic recovery as they create jobs and strengthen our...
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  • OPM Announces 2022 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums

    OPM Announces 2022 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces 2022 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums | site |



    Federal Benefits Open Season begins November 8


    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: September 29, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today the 2022 plans and premiums for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). OPM manages the health insurance enrollment for 8.2 million people, making the FEHB program the largest employer-sponsored program in the world. In the midst of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, OPM and the federal benefits carriers have worked closely to negotiate benefits and rates for the 2022 plan year. OPM continues to focus on offering quality health, dental, and vision benefits that are affordable to the
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    U.S. Interior Department Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees
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    U.S. Department of the Interior Announces New Biden-Harris Appointees | site |



    Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior press release dated: October 11, 2022 Washington - - The Department of the Interior today announced additional Biden-Harris administration appointees who will work to fulfill the agency’s mission to steward America’s public lands and waters, pursue environmental justice and honor nation-to-nation relationships with Tribes. “We are thrilled to welcome a new group of accomplished professionals to the Interior Department who will help deliver on President Biden’s ambitious agenda,” said Chief of Staff Rachael Taylor. “Our new colleagues will help provide critical leadership as the Department continues to move quickly to implement the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, tackle the climate crisis while lowering costs for families and creating good-paying jobs, and honor the federal g...
    10-24-2022, 03:57 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve announces it will replace its current Bank Application Filing System with a New and Upgraded System later this Month
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Reserve announces it will replace its current Bank Application Filing System with a New and Upgraded System later this Month | site |



    Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: October 6, 2022

    The Federal Reserve Board announced on Thursday that it will replace its current bank application filing system with a new and upgraded system later this month. The substantive requirements of applications will remain the same with the new system making the filing process more intuitive and minimizing paper applications and communications.

    The new cloud-based system, known as FedEZFile, will provide real-time status tracking, two-way messaging, and digitally signed documents for applications. An "Ask the Fed" webinar on the new system will be scheduled at a later date.




    SR 22-9/CA 22-8: FedEZFile and FedEZFile Fluent to be Released for Filing Applications
    ...
    10-24-2022, 02:35 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Biden Administration Announces Nearly One Billion Dollars in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S.
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Biden Administration Announces Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S. | site |




    Projects will increase airport capacity, energy efficiency and accessibility

    Funding going to communities small, medium and large across country



    Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: July 7, 2022 Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to 85 airports across the country to improve terminals of all sizes. The grants expand capacity at our nation’s airport terminals, increase energy efficiency, promote competition and provide greater accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Two grants will also be awarded to build new air traffic control towers. “Americans deserve modern airports that meet the ...
    07-16-2022, 03:43 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. General Services Administration Announces New Pollinator Initiative
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. General Services Administration Announces New Pollinator Initiative | site |


    Information contained in U.S. General Services Administration press release dated: June 22, 2022 Washington - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced its new Pollinator Initiative that supports the federal government's commitment to protect pollinators. Saving bees and other pollinators from the risks they face is an important part of a sustainable future because pollinators are critical to agriculture and food production – contributing to the national economy by more than $20 billion each year. This is just the latest step in GSA's agency-wide commitment to advancing sustainability and confronting climate change. GSA has established policies and practices to support pollinator habitat through the design, construction, and maintenance of federal properties nationwide. In support of these efforts, GSA has installed honeybee hives at 11 GSA facilities acros...
    07-01-2022, 04:45 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2023
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2023 | site |


    Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: June 24, 2022

    The Federal Open Market Committee on Friday announced its tentative meeting schedule for 2023:

    January 31-February 1 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    March 21-22 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    May 2-3 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    June 13-14 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    July 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    September 19-20 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    October 31-November 1 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    December 12-13 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    January 30-31, 2024 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
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    07-01-2022, 04:33 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces 2022 Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization
    by Staff Reporter 1
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces 2022 Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization | site |




    Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release dated: May 12, 2022

    May 12, 2022 | Washington, DC - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced the launch of the annual Click It or Ticket national seat belt enforcement mobilization with the goal of reminding drivers that seat belts save lives. A $10 million paid media campaign will run May 16 through June 5, 2022, featuring radio, TV, and digital ads in both English and Spanish. The public awareness campaign will coincide with special enforcement efforts May 23-June 5, during which state and local law enforcement agencies across the country will be issuing tickets to drivers who choose not to buckle up. The work of our nation’s law enforcement officers plays an important role in preventing and reducing traffic-rel
    ...
    05-28-2022, 04:39 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    USDA Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors | site |



    Washington, May 19, 2022 - - Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including one Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director and one Rural Development (RD) State Director. “I am thrilled we continue to add state directors to be the face of USDA programs in rural and farm communities,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to building a better America, and these state directors are critical to accomplishing that.” FSA State Executive Directors oversee Farm Service Agency operations and agricultural policy implementation in the state. Each State Executive Director works with the State Committee to administer FSA programs and County office operations, develops and maintains stakeholder relationships with cust...
    05-27-2022, 05:57 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Additional Key Staff Appointments
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Additional Key Staff Appointments| site |



    Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: May 25, 2022

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced additional Biden-Harris Administration political appointees. These diverse and accomplished individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency and will work to quickly advance key priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.

    Tiffany Avila, Confidential Assistant, Office of the Director Tiffany most recently served on the Leadership and Training team at the White House Presidential Personnel Office. Prior to serving in the Administration, she worked as an organizer and Regional Organizing Director on the Biden for President Campaign, the Biden-Harris Campaign, and the Georgia Senate Race. She also worked in the non-profit sector with various organizatio
    ...
    05-27-2022, 12:36 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission Announces Third Public Hearing on Broadband Consumer Labels
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission Announces Third Public Hearing on Broadband Consumer Labels | site |



    Information published in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) release dated: May 19, 2022

    The FCC today announced the third of a series of virtual public hearings as part of its broadband consumer labels rulemaking proceeding. The hearing will take place May 25, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed free to the public at fcc.gov/live .

    To view the Public Notice may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-556A1.pdf or press HERE




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    05-23-2022, 05:47 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission announces Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission announces Tentative Agenda for May Open Meeting | site |


    Information contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) press release dated: April 28, 2022

    Washington, April 28, 2022 - - Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022:

    Combatting Illegal Robocalls – The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing foreign-originated and other illegal robocalls from multiple angles. (CG Docket No. 17-59; WC Docket No. 17-97)

    Expanding Broadband Service Through the A-CAM Program – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a proposal by the ACAM Broadband Coalition to achieve widespread deployment of 100/20
    ...
    05-05-2022, 02:49 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over 220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Over $220 Million Dollars in Investments from Government, Private, and Public Sectors to Support Student Recovery | site |


    Announcements coincide with the Department’s American Rescue Plan Recovery Summit focused on helping students recover academically and access mental health supports


    Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 27, 2022 Today, the Department of Education announced major actions and investments from government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations to support student academic and mental health recovery as part of the Department’s broader effort to help students, schools, and communities recover from the pandemic and reemerge stronger. The announcements highlight how the American Rescue Plan has funded efforts to help students recover academically through summer learning and enrichment, and enhanced educational and mental health supports in district...
    04-27-2022, 12:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 2, 2021)

    Washington - - DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure. “These new cybersecurity requirements and recommendations will help keep the traveling public safe and protect our critical infrastructure from evolving threats,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “DHS will continue working with our partner...
    12-04-2021, 11:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Recognition Status of Nine Accrediting Agencies
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces Recognition Status of Nine Accrediting Agencies | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: October 28, 2021)


    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Senior Department Official (SDO) informed nine accreditors about the status of their recognition. The following agencies were approved for renewal of recognition for five years:
    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
    • American Bar Association (ABA).
    • Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
    • American Osteopathic Association (AOACOCA).
    • American Psychological Association (APACOA).
    Additionally, the SDO notified the following agencies that within 12 months, they must come into compliance with the specific criteria outlined in the SDO’s letter and submit a compliance report to the Department. If recognition is renewed following a decision on the compliance report, the...
    11-09-2021, 11:15 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    SBA Administrator Guzman Announces the Addition of Five New Regional Innovation Clusters
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administrator Guzman Announces the Addition of Five New Regional Innovation Clusters | site |




    Newly-designated Clusters Collectively Awarded $1.5M to Support Small Business Growth and Drive Innovation in Local Economies


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration press release dated: November 6, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the addition of five new Regional Innovation Clusters (RIC) to the portfolio of communities the agency supports through the program. RICs are geographically-concentrated networking hubs of small businesses, suppliers, service providers, and related institutions that work together to maximize resources, compete on larger scales, and drive innovation and job creation. “Our nation’s innovators are critical to our economic recovery as they create jobs and strengthen our...
    11-08-2021, 10:01 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    OPM Announces 2022 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces 2022 Health, Dental, and Vision Program Premiums | site |



    Federal Benefits Open Season begins November 8


    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: September 29, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced today the 2022 plans and premiums for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). OPM manages the health insurance enrollment for 8.2 million people, making the FEHB program the largest employer-sponsored program in the world. In the midst of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, OPM and the federal benefits carriers have worked closely to negotiate benefits and rates for the 2022 plan year. OPM continues to focus on offering quality health, dental, and vision benefits that are affordable to the
    ...
    10-14-2021, 12:57 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Announces New Paycheck Protection Program Milestone
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Announces New Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Milestone
    | site |



    In Less Than Two Months, One Million Borrowers Apply for Direct Forgiveness through Agency’s PPP Portal 

    Administrator Guzman highlights new Direct Forgiveness Portal and other innovations as critical to accelerating reviews and approvals



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration press release dated: September 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reached a major milestone today as its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal recorded its one millionth PPP loan forgiveness application for borrowers seeking forgiveness for loans of $150,000 or less. “We are committed to delivering against the promise of forgiveness for our eligible PPP borrowers. Our innovative direct forgiveness portal is helping our PPP borrowe
    ...
    10-13-2021, 09:00 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    USDA Announces Intent to Establish an Equity Commission, Solicits Nominations for Membership
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Intent to Establish an Equity Commission, Solicits Nominations for Membership | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: September 24, 2021)

    Washington, September 24, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will establish an Equity Commission and is requesting nominations for membership on the Equity Commission Advisory Committee and Equity Commission Subcommittee on Agriculture. The Notice represents an important step towards implementing President Biden’s commitment to create an Equity Commission and the American Rescue Plan Act provision that directs USDA to "address historical discrimination and disparities in the agriculture sector… [through] one or more equity commissions to address racial equity issues within USDA and its programs." “USDA is committed to advancing equity throughout our Departm...
    10-13-2021, 07:44 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Social Security Announces 5.9 Percent Benefit Increase for 2022
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Social Security Announces 5.9 Percent Benefit Increase for 2022 | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Social Security Administration press release dated: October 13, 2021) Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 5.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2022. Increased payments to approximately 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2021. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits). The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the incre...
    10-13-2021, 12:55 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education Announces 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: September 21, 2021)

    U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona will make the announcement during his Return to School Road Trip, where he will visit an awardee school, Walter R. Sundling Jr. High School, in Palatine, Illinois. "This year's cohort of honorees demonstrates what is possible when committed educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish," said Secretary Cardona. "I commend this school and all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe wh
    ...
    10-11-2021, 07:41 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff | site |




    Nearly 40 Biden-Harris Administration appointees named to serve the 30 million small businesses across the nation



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced its senior leadership team and key Biden-Harris Administration appointees. This experienced group of staffers will join thousands of SBA career servants working tirelessly to deliver recovery funding to millions of small businesses and rebuild the engine of our nation's economy. In April, Antwaun Griffin was named Chief of Staff, playing a critical role in executing Administrator Guzman's priorities as the agency provides a historic $1 trillion in economic relief to America's entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. "The Biden-Ha...
    09-04-2021, 05:34 PM
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    Federal Election Commission announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel
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    Federal Election Commission announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: July 15, 2021) Washington - - The Federal Election Commission has appointed Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel. Mr. Kitcher, whose appointment becomes effective July 18, oversees the Enforcement Division, which is the largest division of the Office of General Counsel. The 45-person Enforcement Division recommends to the Commission appropriate action to take with respect to administrative complaints and apparent violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), investigates alleged violations, and negotiates conciliation agreements. Mr. Kitcher joined the Commission in December 2012 as a staff attorney in the Litigation Division. In August 2017, he was promoted to Acting Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and served in that role...
    08-19-2021, 08:51 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Interior: Federal Coalition Announces Summit to Improve Broadband
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    U.S. Department of the Interior: Federal Coalition Announces Summit to Improve Broadband | site |



    Registration Open for the 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior [DOI] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - -  A coalition of federal agencies are working together to address the issue of how to close the digital divide and increase internet access across Indian Country. The Department of the Interior and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are partnering with the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Service and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) for the 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit, taking place throughout the month of September as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The National Tribal Broadband Summit offers a platform for leaders
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    08-18-2021, 11:37 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), which is key Guidance in response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis At Home and Abroad announced earlier this year. In its Guidance, Treasury advocates for MDB investments prioritizing clean energy, innovation, and energy efficiency, which will help achieve a clean and sustainable future consistent with the development goals of the Paris Agreement. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen previewed Treasury’s MDB Guidance at the April 2021 G7 Leaders Summit on Climate and more recently discussed this with Heads of the MDBs in
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    08-18-2021, 01:20 PM
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    Federal Reserve Board announces the Individual Capital Requirements for all large Banks, effective on October 1
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    Federal Reserve Board announces the Individual Capital Requirements for all large Banks, effective on October 1 | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 5, 2021)

    Following its stress test earlier this year, the Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the individual capital requirements for all large banks, effective on October 1. Those capital requirements ensure that the large banks tested will hold roughly $1 trillion in high-quality capital—enough to survive a severe recession and still be able to lend to households and businesses. Large bank capital requirements are in part determined by the Board's stress test results, which provide a risk-sensitive and forward-looking assessment of capital needs. The below table shows the total common equity tier 1, or CET1, capital requirements for each bank, which is made up of several components, including:...
    08-18-2021, 01:42 AM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: August 10, 2021)

    Washington, August 10, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold key staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    John Rapp was named Director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis. Previously, he held the role in an acting capacity while simultaneously serving as the Budget Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Evaluation Office, and Performance Improvement Officer. Prior to being named in the acting role, Rapp served as the director of Strategic Planning, Budget and Accountability for the Forest Service. He also served as the Assistant Director for Formulation, Performance, and Strategic Planning and, before that, as the Performance Management Branch Chief. Prior to his career with the Forest Service,
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    08-14-2021, 11:13 AM
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments
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    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: July 9, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced several key additions to HUD staff since March. These talented and diverse individuals join HUD ready to deliver results for the American people by tackling our nation’s housing challenges to build a stronger, more equitable America.

    Appointees are listed below in alphabetical order. Previously announced appointees are listed here and here.

    Victoria Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary Mikaela Gerwin, Special Assistant and Briefing Book Coordinator, Office of the Secretary David Gonzalez Rice, Special Assistant for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary Caitlin Grady, Director of Scheduli
    ...
    07-14-2021, 03:25 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 14, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the United States Department of the Treasury announced three key additions to Treasury staff. These distinguished and diverse individuals join Treasury prepared to deliver results for the American people.

    Biographies of the appointees are listed below in alphabetical order:




    Kayla Arslanian, Deputy Executive Secretary, Office of the Executive Secretary

    Kayla Arslanian joins the Treasury Department from the New York City Mayor's Office, where she most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Bill de Blasio. As a member of the senior leadership team responding to New York City’s COVID-19 crisis, Arslanian was responsible for increasing the city’s testing capacity and led planning efforts...
    06-15-2021, 10:01 PM
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    Federal Communications Commission announces 3.45 GHz Band Auction Procedures
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    Federal Communications Commission announces 3.45 GHz Band Auction Procedures | site |



    5G Auction of Mid-Band Spectrum Set for October 2021


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: June 9, 2021)

    Washington, June 9, 2021—FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the latest step in making mid-band spectrum available for next generation wireless services, including 5G. In a Public Notice, the FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau established the application and bidding procedures for Auction 110, the auction of spectrum in the 3.45 GHz band. Bidding is scheduled to start on October 5, 2021. “This is a critical step toward delivering on the promise of 5G,” said Rosenworcel. “This auction will bring us closer to 5G service that is fast, secure, resilient, and most importantly, available across the country. I want to t
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    06-11-2021, 07:48 PM
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    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Actions to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain of Advanced Batteries
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    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Actions to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain of Advanced Batteries | site |



    In Concert with White House Report on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities, DOE Takes Immediate Steps to Create Jobs and Secure America’s Economic Competitiveness



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy press release dated: June 8, 2021)

    Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced new immediate policy actions to scale up a domestic manufacturing supply chain for advanced battery materials and technologies. These efforts follow the 100-Day review of advanced batteries—directed by President Biden’s Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains—which assesses vulnerabilities and opportunities in the current and forecasted battery supply chain landscape, and identifies policy recommendations to address them. Together, these actions will position the U.S. to lead an emerging global market,
    ...
    06-11-2021, 12:01 AM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: June 7, 2021)

    Washington, June 7, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    Sanah Baig was named Chief of Staff for Research, Education, and Economics. Baig most recently served as Chief of Staff at the Good Food Institute, a global non-profit, and also served as program director at the National Association of Counties. During the Obama-Biden Administration, she served for nearly six years in a variety of capacities at USDA including serving as an advisor in the Office of the Secretary, special advisor in Rural Development, and confidential assistant in the Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) mission area. Baig is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia
    ...
    06-10-2021, 05:48 AM
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    UPS announces Strategic Priorities, three-year Financial Targets and new ESG Targets
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    UPS announces Strategic Priorities, three-year Financial Targets and new ESG Targets | site |




    The company will highlight priorities for its Customer First, People Led, Innovation Driven strategy; discuss targeted areas of growth including small and medium-sized businesses, healthcare and international; provide 2023 financial targets; and discuss newly established ESG targets.



    (Information contained in UPS press release dated: June 9, 2021)

    Atlanta - - UPS (NYSE:UPS) will host its investor and analyst conference today beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The virtual event will be available in its entirety through a live webcast and replay at investors.ups.com .



    (Graphic courtesy: UPS)




    The company will highlight priorities for its Customer First,...
    06-10-2021, 04:51 AM
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    Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2022
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    Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2022 | site |




    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: June 4, 2021)

    The Federal Open Market Committee on Friday announced its tentative meeting schedule for 2022:

    January 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    March 15-16 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    May 3-4 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    June 14-15 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    July 26-27 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    September 20-21 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    November 1-2 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    December 13-14 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    January 31-February 1, 2023 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
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    06-10-2021, 02:28 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education | site |



    Department will hold an Equity Summit Series starting this month


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 9, 2021)

    Today, building on the American Rescue Plan’s historic funding for schools as drivers of equity and opportunity, the Department of Education announced a series of actions it is taking to advance equity in education and ensure schools across the nation are serving all students. Actions include the release of a report highlighting the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 and postsecondary students in underserved communities, the release of guidance to implement an historic provision within the American Rescue Plan that will ensure that the school districts with the highest poverty do not receive any per-pupil decrease in state funding below their pre-pandemic levels, and an Equity...
    06-10-2021, 02:14 AM
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    Family Reunification Task Force Provides Initial Progress Report and Announces Upcoming Reunification of 29 Families
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    Family Reunification Task Force Provides Initial Progress Report and Announces Upcoming Reunification of 29 Families | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 8, 2021)

    Washington - - The Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families (Task Force) submitted to President Biden its Initial Progress Report, which details ongoing efforts to identify and reunite children who were unjustly separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border under the prior Administration. “The Department of Homeland Security is committed to the relentless pursuit of reunifying families who were cruelly separated by the previous Administration,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, who serves as the Chair of the Task Force. “When we reunified the first seven families last month, I said that this was just the beginning. In the coming weeks, we will reunif
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    06-08-2021, 09:25 PM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Efforts to Support the TSA Workforce
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Efforts to Support the TSA Workforce | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS) press release dated: June 3, 2021) Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced new efforts to support the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening officer workforce, including expanding collective bargaining at the national level and ensuring that TSA’s standards and processes adhere to the principles applied by the Merit Systems Protection Board.  Secretary Mayorkas also expressed the Department’s commitment to improving pay for the TSA workforce.    “TSA employees are outstanding public servants who work on the frontlines, including throughout the pandemic, to keep the traveling American public safe,” said Secretary Mayorkas.  “They deserve the empowerment of collective bargainin...
    06-05-2021, 01:16 AM
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    Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of 911 Strike Force
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    Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of 911 Strike Force | site |


    Advisory Committee Will Examine 911 Fee Diversion


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: May 21, 2021)

    Washington, May 21, 2021 - - FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the appointment of 17 members to the Commission’s newly created 911 Strike Force, which will meet for the first time on June 3, 2021. Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announced the creation of the Strike Force on February 17, 2021, and charged the group with studying the problem of 911 fee diversion—that is, the practice by some states and jurisdictions of using the 911 fees consumers pay on their phone bills for non-911 purposes—and reporting to Congress on how the Federal government can end this practice. “America’s 911 system needs an update for the digital age
    ...
    05-29-2021, 10:28 PM
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    U.S. Department of Labor announces New Members of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
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    15-member panel will advise OSHA on safety, health in construction


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: May 27, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has appointed 15 individuals to serve as members on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, which provides advice and assistance to the assistant secretary on occupational safety and health in construction standards.

    Members will serve two-year terms and represent the interests of the public, employers, employees, and state and federal government. The committee generally meets two to four times a year. The appointed members include the following:


    Five employee representatives:
    • Cheryl M. Ambrose, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the
    ...
    05-29-2021, 02:32 PM
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    HUD announces 145 Million Dollars Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces $145 Million Funding Opportunity to address the Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: May 24, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $145 million in competitive funding available to build systems intended to end youth homelessness in local and rural communities through HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). Competitive funding is available to up to 50 communities for implementation of youth specific innovative programs to address the needs of youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Read HUD’s Notice of Opportunity. “Getting and keeping young people off the streets and helping them find a safe, stable home can change the trajectory of their lives,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Local le
    ...
    05-28-2021, 03:41 PM
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    DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: May 27, 2021) Today, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a Security Directive that will enable the Department to better identify, protect against, and respond to threats to critical companies in the pipeline sector. “The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving and we must adapt to address new and emerging threats,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “The recent ransomware attack on a major petroleum pipeline demonstrates that the cybersecurity of pipeline systems is critical to our homeland security. DHS will continue to work closely with our private sector partners to support their operations and increase the resilience of our nation’s criti...
    05-28-2021, 03:11 AM
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Additional Biden Administration Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Additional Biden Administration Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: May 25, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional Biden Administration appointments: “HHS has made incredible progress expanding vaccine access, lowering health care premiums, and leading the advocacy charge for the American Families Plan,” said HHS Chief of Staff Sean McCluskie. “Our growing team reflects our commitment to continue fighting for the health of this country during a time of great need and even greater opportunity.” These new appointees join tens of thousands of career officials throughout the agency, whose expertise is critical for tackling the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, implementing the American Rescue Plan, ensuring Americans have access to quality and affordable health care, strengt...
    05-28-2021, 02:48 AM
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    FedEx Announces the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund
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    FedEx Announces the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab in Collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund | site |



    FedEx says $1 million grant will be used to fund program to help businesses owned by women and people of color expand e-commerce operations


    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    Memphis, Tenn., May 13, 2021 – FedEx today announced the launch of the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab, a new program developed in collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), a leading nonprofit organization providing small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching. The program is designed to help diverse small business owners who are looking to develop or expand their e-commerce operations as they continue to adapt their business models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on women and entrepreneurs of color. The program will provide intensive hands-on learning to a cohort of
    ...
    05-28-2021, 12:59 AM
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    SBA Announces New HUBZones to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces New HUBZones to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: May 18, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman today announced the expansion of HUBZone, a program that provides small businesses in low-income communities that hire low-income residents opportunities to compete in the federal marketplace. The announcement makes Illinois the first state to have the newly created Governor-Designated Covered HUBZones. “This expansion of HUBZone areas in Illinois is a big step in bringing rural and underserved communities into a national network of small businesses with access to valuable support resources and contracting programs to better leverage the federal marketplace,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “We ...
    05-20-2021, 03:43 AM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Expanded Local Hire and Workforce Development Pilot Programs
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Expanded Local Hire and Workforce Development Pilot Programs | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 19, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced expanded construction hiring and workforce development pilot programs to be managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Buttigieg made the announcement at an event at the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. “As we invest in world-class infrastructure for Americans, we want to make sure that our investments create jobs for people in the communities where the projects are located,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We’re proud to launch the Department’s local hiring initiative, with an additional focus on workforce development so that good jobs can b...
    05-19-2021, 04:59 PM
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    FEMA Announces Operational Guidance for Disaster Response and Recovery in Pandemic Environment
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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Announces Operational Guidance for Disaster Response and Recovery in Pandemic Environment | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: May 17, 2021)

    Washington - - For the second year in a row, FEMA is prepared to respond to disasters as the nation continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    FEMA released the “COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance: All-Hazards Incident Response and Recovery,” a document aimed at helping emergency managers plan for disaster response and recovery, while adhering to public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For more than a year, the emergency management community has been operating in a pandemic environment, and FEMA has emphasized the importance of all state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments applying lessons learned from 2020, as they prepare for operati
    ...
    05-18-2021, 10:46 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces 161 Students from Across the Country As 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces 161 Students from Across the Country As 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona today announced the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. "The 2021 Presidential Scholars represent extraordinary achievements for our extraordinary times," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "I am delighted to join President Biden in saluting these outstanding young people for their achievements, service, character and continued pursuit of excellence. Their examples make me proud and hopeful about the future. Honoring them can remind us all of the great potential in each new generation and renew our commitment to helping them achiev...
    05-15-2021, 05:57 PM
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    UPS announces Quarterly Dividend
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    UPS announces Quarterly Dividend | site |




    (Information contained in United Parcel Service of America, Inc. [UPS]
    press release dated: May 12, 2021)

    Atlanta, GA - - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced its regular quarterly dividend of $1.02 per share on all outstanding Class A and Class B shares.

    The dividend is payable June 9, 2021 to shareowners of record on May 24, 2021.

    Commitment to the dividend is one of UPS’s core principles and a hallmark of the company’s financial strength. UPS has either maintained or increased its dividend each year since going public in 1999.
    ...
    05-14-2021, 12:42 AM
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces 1.69 Billion Dollars for Amtrak in Response to COVID-19
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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces $1.69 Billion for Amtrak in Response to COVID-19 | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration press release dated: April 27, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than $1.69 billion available to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to provide relief from the impacts of COVID-19 to the company’s business operations, workforce, and state funding partners. The funding is provided under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. “Help is here. The President’s American Rescue Plan is already delivering for workers and the traveling public,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This new assistance for Amtrak will get employees back to work and restore service on routes across the country, at a time ...
    05-13-2021, 03:39 AM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: May 11, 2021)

    Washington, May 11, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold key staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    Kate Waters was named Press Secretary in the Office of Communications. Recently, Waters served as the Communications Director on the re-election campaign of Senator Mark Warner. She previously served as the traveling Press Secretary for Kamala Harris for the People and as Digital Director and Deputy Press Secretary in the office of Senator Kamala Harris. Additionally, she has held roles with Abby Finkenauer for Congress, Hillary for America, and in the office of Senator Tom Harkin. Waters is a graduate of James Madison University.

    Eddie Shimkus was named Legislative Advisor in the Office of
    ...
    05-12-2021, 04:48 AM
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    FDiTech Announces New Deputy Director of Office of Innovation
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    FDiTech Announces New Deputy Director of Office of Innovation | site |


    (Information contained in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] press release dated: May 10, 2021) Washington - - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the appointment of Zunera Mazhar as Deputy Director of the agency’s Office of Innovation. Ms. Mazhar will guide the agency’s work to promote the adoption of innovative technologies within the FDIC and across the financial services sector. “I am extremely excited that Zunera will be joining our team,” said FDIC Chief Innovation Officer Sultan Meghji. “She is a proven leader and offers a wealth of management, communications, technology and transformation experience to help build the banking ecosystem of the future.” Ms. Mazhar added, “It is an honor and privilege to join the FDIC at this transformative moment in the agency’s long and storied history. I look forward to joining a talented ...
    05-11-2021, 06:53 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Additional 21.6 Billion Dollars in Emergency Rental Assistance Allocation
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Additional $21.6 Billion in Emergency Rental Assistance Allocation | site |



    Treasury says today’s announcement includes strengthened guidance to expedite resources and prevent evictions due to the affordable housing challenges exacerbated by Covid-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: May 7, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in coordination with the White House American Rescue Plan Implementation Team and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced the allocation of an additional $21.6 billion under the American Rescue Plan for Emergency Rental Assistance, which will help prevent evictions and ensure basic housing security for millions of Americans impacted by the affordable housing challenges exacerbated by COVID-19. In addition to this financial support, Treasury issued updated, st
    ...
    05-08-2021, 11:12 PM
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Additional Biden Administration Staff Appointments
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Additional Biden Administration Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: April 27, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional Biden Administration appointments: "The growing team at HHS is working tirelessly to end the COVID-19 pandemic and expand access to health care through President Biden's American Rescue Plan," said HHS Chief of Staff Sean McCluskie. "These appointees, under the leadership of Secretary Xavier Becerra, bring diversity and years of experience to the crucial mission of ensuring Americans' health and wellbeing." These new appointees join tens of thousands of career officials throughout the agency, whose expertise is critical for tackling the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, implementing the American Rescue Plan, ensuring Americans have access to quality an...
    04-29-2021, 11:15 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: April 9, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency, and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.

    Levi Bohanan, Special Assistant, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Levi Bohanan previously served in the Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Education, where he worked in the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs and the Office of the Secretary. Most recently, he served as a policy entrepreneur at Next100, a progressive public policy think tank created by the next generation of policy leaders, where he focused on ea
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    04-17-2021, 11:54 PM
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    FCC Announces Inquiry into Wireless Providers' Compliance with 911 Location Accuracy Rules
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission Announces Inquiry into Wireless Providers' Compliance with 911 Location Accuracy Rules | site |


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] statement release dated: April 2, 2021) Washington, April 2, 2021 - - Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced that the Federal Communication Commission’s Enforcement Bureau is conducting an inquiry into several wireless providers’ compliance with FCC rules that require them to start delivering 911 callers’ vertical location information by April 3, 2021. Vertical location information can help first responders save lives by finding 911 wireless callers quickly and accurately, even in multi-story buildings. “Today we are taking action to ensure that wireless providers deliver on their public safety obligations,” said Rosenworcel. “The FCC adopted comprehensive rules to improve location information for 911 wireless calls back in 2015. But there...
    04-07-2021, 11:23 PM
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Examinations Announces 2021 Examination Priorities
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Examinations Announces 2021 Examination Priorities | site |



    Enhanced Focus on Climate-Related Risks


    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: March 3, 2021)

    Washington D.C., March 3, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations today announced its 2021 examination priorities, including a greater focus on climate-related risks. The Division will also focus on conflicts of interest for brokers (Regulation Best Interest) and investment advisers (fiduciary duty), and attendant risks relating to FinTech in its initiatives and examinations. The Division publishes its examination priorities annually to provide insights into its risk-based approach, including the areas it believes present potential risks to investors and the integrity of the U.S. capital markets. “This year, the Division is enhancin...
    03-08-2021, 04:34 AM
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Additional Biden-Harris Administration Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Additional Biden-Harris Administration Staff Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: March 2, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional Biden-Harris Administration appointments, building on an experienced team committed to President Biden’s mission to end the COVID-19 pandemic, expand affordable health care, and advance equity. “President Biden’s team at HHS is growing quickly and continues to work tirelessly to end the COVID pandemic and address our many health challenges,” said HHS Chief of Staff Sean McCluskie. “Our appointees will work hand-in-hand with our dedicated team of career officials throughout HHS to protect and expand quality, affordable care to all Americans.” These new appointees join tens of thousands of career officials throughout the agency, wh...
    03-05-2021, 05:39 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: March 2, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the United States Department of the Treasury announced several key additions to Treasury staff. These distinguished and diverse individuals join Treasury prepared to deliver results for the American people by addressing the public health crisis and resulting economic crisis, as well as inequality, racism, and climate change.

    Biographies of the appointees are listed below in alphabetical order:



    Bill Doerrer, White House Liaison

    Bill Doerrer joins the Treasury Department after serving on the Legal Policy and Personnel teams of the Biden-Harris Transition. Prior to the transition, Doerrer was a member of the Biden-Harris General Election campaign serving as Director of Post-Election Operations. During the primary,...
    03-05-2021, 02:32 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: February 25, 2021)


    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Department, and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.

    Clarence “CJ” Powell, Special Assistant, Office of Postsecondary Education CJ Powell most recently served as the higher education program analyst at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. In this role, he staffed the higher education civil rights coalition, a table of more than 50 national civil rights and policy organizations. CJ began his career in education e
    ...
    03-02-2021, 10:00 PM
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    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Key Biden-Harris Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Key Biden-Harris Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management [OPM] press release dated: January 25, 2021) Washington, DC - - Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced several political appointees to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The group will work alongside OPM civil servants in support of OPM’s mission and the Biden Administration’s commitment to build a federal workforce that reflects the diversity of America. “President Biden made a promise to the American people that he would assemble diverse and talented teams that look like America, and today he continues to fulfill that promise,” said Chris Canning, incoming Chief of Staff. “We are looking forward to joining the hard working and committed civil servants at OPM to support and empower the federal workforce.” OPM works in several broad categories to lead and serve ...
    02-25-2021, 10:08 PM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press released dated: February 22, 2021)

    Washington, Feb. 22, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    Maribel Duran was named Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the Office of the Secretary. Duran recently served as Managing Director for Equity and Inclusion for the Aspen Institute, as well as Chief of Staff for its Leadership Division. From 2018-2019, she was co-chair of the Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. Previously, Duran served eight years in the Obama Administration, first as Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, then as Chief of Staff for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and ultimately as Chief of Staff
    ...
    02-25-2021, 07:06 PM
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    Federal Communications Commission announces Winning Bidders in C-Band Action
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    Federal Communications Commission announces Winning Bidders in C-Band Action | site |




    FCC says "Auction of 3.7 GHz Service Licenses Yields Over $81 Billion in Gross Bids and Provides Much-Needed Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G Services"


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: February 24, 2021) Washington, February 24, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today announced the winning bidders and the final bid totals in Auction 107—commonly referred to as the C-band auction. As detailed in today’s Public Notice, Auction 107 net winning bids totaled $81,114,481,921 and gross winning bids totaled $81,168,677,645. Twenty-one bidders won all of the available 5,684 licenses. “It is essential to America’s economic recovery that we deliver on the promise of next-generation wireless services for everyone, everywhere,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “This au...
    02-25-2021, 06:30 AM
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    HUD announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Texas Severe Winter Storm
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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Texas Severe Winter Storm | site |



    Foreclosure protections in place for homeowners in Presidentially Declared Major Disaster Areas


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: February 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the implementation of federal disaster assistance for the State of Texas to provide support to homeowners and homebuyers in areas affected by the Severe Winter Storm. On February 19, 2021, President Biden issued a major disaster declaration for the following counties in Texas: Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend,
    ...
    02-25-2021, 03:26 AM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces additional Leadership Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces additional Leadership Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press released dated: February 18, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of the latest key appointees in the department.

    James Anderson, special assistant, Office of the Secretary: James Anderson served as a prior-enlisted Air Force intelligence officer at U.S Air Forces Central Command. He founded the University of South Carolina’s Veterans Alumni Council, a 200 plus membership-based organization with an endowed scholarship for military members and their families. Anderson held fellowships with the Center for a New American Security, Truman National Security Project, Veterans in Global Leadership and was a Fulbright scholar in Canada. He continues to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserve assigned to headquarters Department of the Air
    ...
    02-22-2021, 11:02 PM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Leadership in Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Leadership in Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: February 19, 2021) Washington, Feb. 19, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today the appointment of Gloria Montaño Greene as Deputy Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) and the appointment of Zach Ducheneaux as Administrator of the Farm Service Agency (FSA). They will begin their positions on Monday, Feb. 22. Montaño Greene is a former State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Arizona from 2014-2017, a position she was appointed to by President Obama. With FSA in Arizona, Montaño Greene led implementation of the 2013 Farm Bill programs across the state. Currently, she serves as Deputy Director for Chispa Arizona, a program of the League of Conservation Voters focused on the empowerment of Latino voices in Ari...
    02-22-2021, 09:49 PM
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    HUD announces Extensions and Expansions of COVID-19 Homeowner Relief and Home Retention Measures
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    HUD announces Extensions and Expansions of COVID-19 Homeowner Relief and Home Retention Measures | site |



    Extensions and expansions support the immediate and ongoing needs of homeowners who are experiencing economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: February 16, 2021) Washington - - To provide urgent economic relief to homeowners impacted by COVID-19, today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced extensions of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) foreclosure and eviction moratoriums, as well as an extension of the initial start date of a COVID-19 Forbearance. Forbearance is an option mortgage servicers use to provide homeowners with a pause to their monthly payments for a limited period of time during a COVID-19 induced hardship. The FHA has extended the length of forbearance for some...
    02-19-2021, 08:51 PM
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    UPS announces agreement to sell UPS Freight to TFI International Inc.
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    UPS announces Agreement to Sell UPS Freight to TFI International Inc. | site |


    (Information contained in UPS press release dated: January 25, 2021)

    Atlanta, GA


    Transaction Highlights
    • Includes UPS less-than-truckload (LTL) and dedicated truckload businesses
    • Expected to close during the second quarter of 2021

    UPS (NYSE: UPS), has entered into a definitive agreement to sell UPS Freight (UPSF) to TFI International Inc. (NYSE and TSX: TFII) for $800 million, subject to working capital and other adjustments.

    “We’re excited about the future and the opportunities this creates for both UPS and UPS Freight as part of TFI International Inc.,” said UPS Chief
    Executive Officer Carol Tomé. “The agreement allows UPS to be even more laser-focused on the core parts of our business that drive the greatest value for our customers.” The decision to...
    02-11-2021, 02:04 AM
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    ED Announces National Survey to Gather Critical Data on School Reopening
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    ED Announces National Survey to Gather Critical Data on School Reopening |site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: February 5, 2021)

    To help safely reopen America's schools and promote educational equity, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education today announced the largest representative and highest-quality effort yet to gather vital data on the impact of COVID-19 on students and the status of in-person learning.

    Currently, there is not enough data to understand the status of school re-opening and how students are learning nationwide. This project, known as the "NAEP 2021 School Survey," will collect high-quality data from a nationally and state-representative sample.

    Today's announcement follows President Biden's Jan. 21 Executive Order to ensure "the collection of data necessary to fully understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students
    ...
    02-09-2021, 11:23 AM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: February 4, 2021)

    Washington, Feb. 4, 2021 - - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    Anne Knapke was named Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations. Most recently, Knapke was a Senior Program Officer focusing on nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to working at the Gates Foundation, Knapke served as Legislative Director for Senator Amy Klobuchar. Knapke holds a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and master’s degrees in public policy and social service administration from the University of Chicago.

    Liz Archuleta was named Director in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Archuleta served as a County Supervisor for
    ...
    02-08-2021, 09:33 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Appointment of Several Members of Staff
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Appointment of Several Members of Staff | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: February 3, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the United States Department of the Treasury announced the appointment of new members of key staff. This diverse and deeply experienced team is prepared to deliver results for the American people by getting the economy back on track, strengthening the financial system, and restoring jobs.

    Biographies of the appointees are listed below in alphabetical order:


    Clement Abonyi Jr., Special Assistant, Legislative Affairs
    Clement Abonyi, Jr. is a legislative policy and process professional who specializes in financial services matters. Most recently, he served as Director of Member Services to Chairwoman Maxine Waters of the House Committee on Financial Services. In that capacity, Abonyi led the Committee’s member...
    02-03-2021, 04:23 PM
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    Federal Election Commission announces 2021-2022 Campaign Cycle Contribution Limits
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    Federal Election Commission announces 2021-2022 Campaign Cycle Contribution Limits | site |




    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: February 2, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Election Commission announced updated contribution limits that have been indexed for inflation and are effective for federal elections in 2021-22. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) included provisions that indexed some contribution limits for inflation. The limit on individuals’ contributions to candidates, for example, was set at $2,000 per election in BCRA; it is adjusted at the start of each new election cycle. Adjustments are announced after the Department of Labor determines the inflation rate for the previous election year. During the current two-year election cycle the limit for contributions by individuals to federal candidates for President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of R...
    02-03-2021, 04:03 PM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Additional Biden Appointees
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Additional Biden Appointees "Ready to Work on Behalf of the American People"| site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: February 2, 2021)


    Washington - - Today, the Biden Administration announced additional key members of its U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) team who are joining the Department this week. This diverse and experienced group will join with USDOT civil servants and other appointees already hard at work on behalf of the American people to advance President Biden’s agenda to build our country back better. “We welcome this experienced group who will work on behalf of the American people to build our country back better than it was before,” said Laura Schiller, Chief of Staff. “They join a growing team that is committed to protecting the safety of workers and travelers, supporting economic recovery, ensuring racial equi...
    02-03-2021, 03:03 AM
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    FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting
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    Federal Communications Commission Announces Tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting | site |


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: January 27, 2021)


    Washington, January 27, 2021 - - Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021:

    Presentation on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program – The Commission will hear a presentation on the creation of an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Congress charged the FCC with developing a new $3.2 billion program to help Americans who are struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.

    Presentation on COVID-19 Telehealth Program – The Commission will hear a presentation about the next steps for the agency’s COVID-19 Telehealth program. Congress
    ...
    02-01-2021, 02:36 PM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: January 27, 2021)

    Washington, Jan. 27, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold key staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    Rebecca Piazza was named Senior Advisor for Delivery in the Office of the Under Secretary for the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Program Delivery at Nava Public Benefit Corporation. Previously, Piazza was the Acting Executive Director of 18F, a digital services agency within the General Services Administration (GSA), and was a technology consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Piazza holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in Louisiana.

    Steffanie Bezruki was named Chief of Staff in Rural Business Services. During nearly seven
    ...
    01-29-2021, 01:58 AM
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    HHS Announces Marketplace Special Enrollment Period for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Marketplace Special Enrollment Period for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency | site |



    2021 SEP provides access to health coverage during the pandemic


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release dated: January 28, 2021)

    In accordance with the Executive Order issued today by President Biden, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for Marketplace coverage in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which has left millions of Americans facing uncertainty and exceptional circumstances while millions of Americans have experienced new health problems during the pandemic. This SEP will allow individuals and families in states with Marketplaces served by the HealthCare.gov platform...
    01-28-2021, 10:42 PM
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    Acting FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Staff Appointments and Special Designations
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    Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Staff Appointments and Special Designations | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: January 25, 2021)

    Washington, January 25, 2021 - - Today, Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the following staff appointments and special designations to the Office of the Chairwoman.

    Chairwoman Rosenworcel said, “I have long said that the talent and dedication of FCC staff is unmatched. So, I am honored that this group of public servants have agreed to assist me in leading the Commission. We have a lot of work to do and I can’t wait to get started.”

    Travis Litman, Acting Chief of Staff: Travis is an FCC veteran with over a decade’s experience at the agency. He served then-Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s office in different capacities including as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal
    ...
    01-26-2021, 07:28 PM
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    U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Commerce Announces First Biden-Harris Appointments | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Commerce press release dated: January 25, 2021)

    The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced new appointees to lead the agency under the Biden-Harris Administration. The appointments represent a diverse and accomplished group of individuals who are committed to advancing the economy for all Americans. In partnership with dedicated career civil servants, these key appointments will work to promote job creation and economic growth while also advancing key priority areas for the Biden-Harris Administration, including containing the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the climate crisis, ensuring equitable job creation, and helping businesses and communities build back better. “President Biden is building a team at the Department of Commerce that will deliver on his promise to build our economy back better,” said incomi...
    01-26-2021, 05:54 PM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Heather Dawn Thompson as Director, Office of Tribal Relations
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Heather Dawn Thompson as Director, Office of Tribal Relations | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: January 25, 2021) Washington, Jan. 25, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the appointment of Heather Dawn Thompson as Director of the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) reporting to the Secretary of Agriculture. Thompson is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, a Harvard Law School graduate, and an expert in American Indian law, tribal sovereignty, and rural tribal economic development. With Thompson in place, USDA will return OTR directly under the Secretary, restoring the office’s important government-to-government role. Most recently, Thompson served a member of the American Indian Law Practice Group at Greenberg Traurig, where she worked on federal Indian law and Tribal agriculture. Thompson has a long record of public...
    01-26-2021, 03:51 PM
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    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Key Biden-Harris Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Announces Key Biden-Harris Staff Appointments | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management [OPM] press release dated: January 25, 2021)

    Washington, DC — Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced several political appointees to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The group will work alongside OPM civil servants in support of OPM’s mission and the Biden Administration’s commitment to build a federal workforce that reflects the diversity of America. “President Biden made a promise to the American people that he would assemble diverse and talented teams that look like America, and today he continues to fulfill that promise,” said Chris Canning, incoming Chief of Staff. “We are looking forward to joining the hard working and committed civil servants at OPM to support and empower the federal workforce.” OPM works in several broad catego...
    01-26-2021, 01:02 AM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Appointment of Key Members of Staff
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Appointment of Key Members of Staff | site |



    (Information contained U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: January 25, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the United States Department of the Treasury announced new members of staff who will serve in key roles. These qualified, tested, and skilled leaders will join a team prepared to deliver results by getting the economy back on track, strengthening the financial system, and restoring jobs. These appointees represent diverse and varied communities and will put service to the American people at the forefront of their work. They also reflect the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to assembling a team of experts with diverse backgrounds

    Biographies of the appointees are listed below in alphabetical order:


    NATALIE WYETH EARNEST, COUNSELOR TO THE SECRETARY FOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

    Natalie Wyeth Earnest...
    01-25-2021, 09:01 PM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing and Regulatory Programs
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing and Regulatory Programs | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: January 21, 2021)

    Washington, Jan. 21, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced three senior appointments today.

    USDA announced that nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS). Prior to joining USDA, Dean served as Vice President for Food Assistance Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C. She directed the Center’s food assistance team, which publishes frequent reports on how federal nutrition programs affect families and communities and develops policies to improve them. She joined the Center in 1997 and has deep experience understanding the delivery of health
    ...
    01-23-2021, 11:41 PM
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    Acting HUD Secretary announces extension of Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums
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    Acting HUD Secretary announces extension of Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums | site |



    Agency actions extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums on federally-backed single family mortgages through March 31, 2021 to provide urgent economic relief to homeowners impacted by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press released dated: January 21, 2021) Acting U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Matthew E. Ammon today announced that the Department has implemented President Biden's requests to immediately extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums on federally-backed single family mortgages through March 31, 2021, to provide meaningful support to homeowners struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: “President Biden asked the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to consider an immediate extension of eviction and foreclosure morator...
    01-23-2021, 12:55 AM
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    U.S. Department of Energy Announces New Senior Leaders
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    Tarak Shah to Serve as Chief of Staff, David G. Huizenga to Serve as Acting Secretary



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy press release dated: January 21, 2021) Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced new Biden-Harris Administration senior leadership appointees. These new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision for bold action on the climate crisis and on safeguarding the Americans most affected by it. These experienced professionals reflect President Biden’s pledge to equip his Administration with a team that represents America’s diversity. Tarak Shah will serve as Chief of Staff, becoming the first person of color, first Indian-American, and first openly LGBTQ person to serve in that position at DOE. “These talented and diverse publi...
    01-22-2021, 09:43 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Biden-Harris Appointees
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    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: January 21, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced senior political appointees who will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris administration.

    Sheila Nix, Chief of Staff Sheila Nix comes to the Department of Education after leading Tusk Philanthropies. She has nearly three decades of leadership in political, domestic policy, and innovative nonprofit operations. She recently worked on the Biden for President campaign as a senior advisor to then Sen. Kamala Harris. During the second Obama/Biden term, Nix served as the Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden and as a Deputy Assistant to Presi
    ...
    01-21-2021, 08:24 PM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Biden Appointees Ready to Work on Behalf of the American People
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Biden Appointees Ready to Work on Behalf of the American People | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: January 21, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Biden Administration announced key members of its U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) leadership, many of whom are already at work in the opening days of the new Administration. This diverse and experienced team will bring unique perspective and vast expertise to the job. This group will help USDOT civil servants already hard at work on behalf of the American people advance President Biden’s agenda to build our country back better. With the safety of the traveling public and America’s workers at the center of its mission, the team will work toward economic recovery, racial equity, and combating climate change. “This experienced team looks forward to getting right to work on behalf of the American ...
    01-21-2021, 11:35 AM
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    U.S. Department of the Interior Announces Members of Biden-Harris Leadership Team
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    U.S. Department of the Interior Announces Members of Biden-Harris Leadership Team | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior [DOI] press release dated: January 20, 2021)

    Washington, D.C — The Department of the Interior today announced key members of agency leadership who will advance the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda to build back better and address the four intersecting challenges of our time: COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity, and climate change. “With today’s announcement, President Biden is delivering on his commitment to build teams that exude talent and experience, and look like America,” said Jennifer Van der Heide, incoming Chief of Staff. “We look forward to working with the dedicated civil servants at the Department to fulfill Interior’s missions, advance President Biden’s vision to honor our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes and uphold the trust and treaty responsibilities to them, ad...
    01-20-2021, 11:47 PM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces Biden Administration Appointees
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    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release dated: January 20, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of several key Biden administration political appointees joining the department.

    Paula Molloy, PhD, assistant secretary, Human Resources and Administration/ Operations, Security and Preparedness: Paula Molloy rejoins VA after serving as chief administrative officer for the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), an independent federal agency since 2017. Molloy served as VA assistant deputy undersecretary for Health for Workforce Services, leading the strategic integration of initiatives to support human capital systems for more than 320,000 Veteran Health Administration employees and over 120,000 health professions trainees.

    Kayla M. Williams,
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    01-20-2021, 10:31 PM
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces the Appointment of Members of Senior Staff
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    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces the Appointment of Members of Senior Staff | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: January 20, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the United States Department of the Treasury announced new members of staff who will serve in senior roles. As the country faces a deep economic downturn triggered by a global pandemic, these crisis-tested and experienced leaders are prepared to address the urgent economic and financial policy decisions facing the nation. These choices reflect the Administration’s commitment to building a team of foremost experts with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

    Biographies of the appointees are listed below in alphabetical order:



    Marti Adams, Executive Secretary

    Marti Adams is returning to the Treasury Department from the global advisory firm Brunswick Group where she counseled clients on reputational...
    01-20-2021, 09:45 PM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: January 20, 2021)

    Washington, Jan. 20, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    Katharine Ferguson was named Chief of Staff in the Office of the Secretary. Most recently, Ferguson served as Associate Director of the Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group. Before joining the Aspen Institute, Ferguson served in the Obama Administration as Chief of Staff for the White House Domestic Policy Council and as Chief of Staff for Rural Development at USDA. Ferguson also worked on the Senate Agriculture Committee and as staff to several U.S. Senators. Other work experience has focused on topics ranging from racial equity, community economic development, conservation, food and agriculture,
    ...
    01-20-2021, 08:27 PM
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    Federal Trade Commission Chairman Simons Announces his Resignation
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    Federal Trade Commission Chairman Simons Announces his Resignation | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Trade Commission [FTC] press release dated: January 19, 2021) Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced his resignation from the Commission today, effective January 29, 2021. “It’s been a great honor to lead this incredible organization filled with so many talented people working on behalf of American consumers,” Simons said. “As technology and our economy continue to evolve through the digital age, the FTC’s staff work tirelessly so that consumers continue to benefit from a fair and competitive marketplace. It’s been a privilege to be part of that effort.” Simons was sworn in as Chairman of the FTC on May 1, 2018, having previously served as Director of the agency’s Bureau of Competition between 2001 and 2003 and in other senior positions in the Bureau during the 1980s. As Chairman, he has focused on vigo...
    01-20-2021, 05:17 AM
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    Securities and Exchange Commission announces Fee Rate Advisory 2 for Fiscal Year 2021
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announces Fee Rate Advisory #2 for Fiscal Year 2021 | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: January 15, 2021) Washington D.C., Jan. 15, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that starting on February 25, 2021, the fee rates applicable to most securities transactions will be set at $5.10 per million dollars. Consequently, each SRO will continue to pay the Commission a rate of $22.10 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates through February 24, 2021, and a rate of $5.10 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates on or after February 25, 2021. The reduction in the fee rate for fiscal year 2021 is due primarily to the substantially higher dollar amount of covered sales in recent months, a trend that began in March of 2020 due to record market volume during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has re...
    01-19-2021, 05:37 AM
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    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Announces Personnel Changes
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    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Announces Personnel Changes | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] press release dated: January 11, 2021)

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has made several personnel changes in its Division of Risk Management Supervision (RMS) and Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP).

    Atlanta Regional Director

    John P. Henrie has been appointed Regional Director, Atlanta Region, directing both RMS and DCP supervision programs for institutions in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Mr. Henrie has been with the FDIC for more than 33 years and has held a number of leadership positions within RMS, where he most recently served as Deputy Regional Director for the Atlanta Region and Acting Regional Director for the Chicago Region. He began his FDIC career as a bank examiner in the Conc...
    01-18-2021, 10:52 PM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates, Providing Greater Transparency on Borrower Repayment Progress and Postsecondary Costs | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: January 12, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Education announced today a new update to College Scorecard that delivers on the Administration's promise to make higher education more transparent and accountable. College Scorecard now provides prospective students with information on how well borrowers from individual colleges and universities are progressing in repaying their federal student loans, as well as how overall borrower cohorts are faring at certain intervals in the repayment process. "Today, we continue to build on the updates we've made to College Scorecard over the last several years by delivering even more transparency around student loan repayment," said Acting Secretary of Educatio
    ...
    01-12-2021, 02:25 PM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Research Topics for Upcoming Small Business Innovation Research Program Solicitation
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Research Topics for Upcoming Small Business Innovation Research Program Solicitation | site |


    Six Department Operating Administrations are expected to issue a total of 13 topics for this year’s SBIR Solicitation, totaling $1.9 million


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: January 7, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) has issued its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program Fiscal Year 2021 pre-solicitation to provide a preview of the 13 topics expected to be featured in this year’s solicitation. The pre-solicitation also includes an opportunity to submit questions via the Department’s SBIR Q&A website. Information on the proposed topics and how to participate in the Q&A can be found here. “Small businesses are responsible for two-thirds of net new jobs created in America; this small busin
    ...
    01-07-2021, 09:31 PM
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    FDIC Announces Personnel Change in Its Division of Complex Institution Supervision and Resolution
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    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Announces Personnel Change in Its Division of Complex Institution Supervision and Resolution | site |




    (Information contained in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] press release dated: January 5, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Board of Directors has appointed John P. Conneely as director of the Division of Complex Institution Supervision and Resolution (CISR). Mr. Conneely has been with the FDIC for more than 30 years and was instrumental in establishing CISR while serving as its Acting Senior Deputy Director. He has held numerous senior leadership roles throughout the FDIC in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, the Division of Insurance and Research, and the Office of Complex Financial Institutions. He most recently served as Regional Director for the Chicago Region. Mr. Conneely holds a Risk Management commission from the FDIC and bo...
    01-07-2021, 01:19 PM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Over 41 Million Dollars in Awards for Innovative Technologies
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Over $41 Million in Awards for Innovative Technologies to Improve Transportation Mobility and Access for Persons with Disabilities | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: January 6, 2021)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award more than $41 million to 15 teams in 15 states through two Department of Transportation design challenges to improve transportation access to persons with disabilities and individuals with mobility challenges.


    “These exciting projects support the development of new innovative, inclusive, and affordable transportation technologies that address mobility and access challenges,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

    The Department awarded over $38 million to 5 awardees through its Complete Trip - ITS4US Deployment
    ...
    01-07-2021, 04:09 AM
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    CVS Health Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend
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    CVS Health Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend | site |




    (Information contained in CVS Health Corporation press release dated: January 4, 2021)

    Woonsocket, R.I., — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.50 (50 cents) per share on the corporation’s common stock. The dividend is payable on February 1, 2021, to holders of record on January 22, 2021.
    ...
    01-05-2021, 10:54 AM
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    Federal Communications Commission announces tentative Agenda for January Open Meeting
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    Federal Communications Commission announces tentative Agenda for January Open Meeting | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: December 23, 2020) Washington, December 23, 2020 - - —Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the tentative agenda for the January Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Bureau, Office, and Task Force leaders will summarize the work their teams have done over the last four years in a series of presentations: Panel One – The Commission will hear presentations from the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, International Bureau, Office of Engineering and Technology, and Office of Economics and Analytics. Panel Two – The Commission will hear presentations from the Wireline Competition Bureau and the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force. Panel Three – The Commission will hear presentations from the Media Bureau and the Inc...
    01-01-2021, 08:33 PM
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    DHS Announces Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras Have Signed Asylum Cooperation Agreement
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras Have Signed Asylum Cooperation Agreement | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 29, 2020) Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have all signed the Asylum Cooperation Agreement (ACA) and all three ACAs have entered into force. This is a historic milestone for the Trump Administration, Central America, and the American people. During Fiscal Year 2019, more than 71% of migrants apprehended at the U.S. Southwest border came from El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras—this ACA agreement confronts illegal migration at the source. “Under President Trump’s leadership, DHS is using every available tool at its disposal to mitigate the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis at the border,” said Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf. “Implementat...
    12-29-2020, 11:16 PM
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    NHTSA Announces 2020 Update on AEB Installation by 20 Automakers
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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Announces 2020 Update on Automatic Emergency Braking Installation by 20 Automakers | site |



    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: December 17, 2020)

    December 17, 2020 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced the progress of 20 automakers toward manufacturing passenger vehicles with low-speed automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems. This is part of a voluntary effort by automakers in collaboration with NHTSA to equip almost all new passenger vehicles with low-speed AEB, including forward collision warning, by August 31, 2023. Ten manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo – are already installing AEB in all new passenger vehicles, three years ahead of schedule. During the period from...
    12-26-2020, 09:35 PM
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    Federal Reserve Board announces Appointment of the Chairs and Deputy Chairs of the Federal Reserve Banks for 2021
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    Federal Reserve Board announces Appointment of the Chairs and Deputy Chairs of the Federal Reserve Banks for 2021 | site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: December 23, 2020)

    The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced the designation of the Chairs and Deputy Chairs of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks for 2021.

    Each Reserve Bank has a nine-member board of directors. The Board of Governors in Washington appoints three of these directors and each year designates one of its appointees as Chair and a second as Deputy Chair.

    Following are the names of the Chairs and Deputy Chairs designated by the Board for 2021:

    Boston
    Christina Hull Paxson, president, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, named Chair.

    Corey Thomas, chairman and chief executive officer, Rapid7, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, named Deputy Chair.

    New
    ...
    12-24-2020, 05:36 PM
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    USDA Announces 2021 Lincoln Leaders Fellowship Opportunities for Minority-Serving Education Institutions
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces 2021 Lincoln Leaders Fellowship Opportunities for Minority-Serving Education Institutions | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release: December 15, 2020)

    (Washington, D.C., December 15, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE) today announced they are accepting applications to the 2021 Lincoln Leaders Program, which includes fellowship opportunities to connect USDA resources with faculty and staff at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, 1994 Tribal Colleges, and Universities, and 1890 Land-Grant Universities. “We launched the Lincoln Leaders Program last year to build off the more than two decades of success of the E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship,” said OPPE Director Mike Beatty. “Today, the need to empower faculty and staff from our partner institutions to develop the next generation ...
    12-16-2020, 04:50 AM

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