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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities

    U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities | site |



    SBA Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda, the restoration of the Council will help support the SBA’s prioritization of equity across its programs and initiatives. The Council will consist of 20 diverse stakeholders from every region of the country tasked with advising the SBA on strengthening and improving its strategies to help underserved...
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  • U.S. Department of State Renews Charter of Overseas Schools Advisory Council

    U.S. Department of State Renews Charter of Overseas Schools Advisory Council | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press release media note dated: June 17, 2021) On March 26, 2021, the Department of State renewed the charter of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council (OSAC) to provide a formal channel for consultation and advice from U.S. corporations and foundations regarding American-sponsored overseas schools. The Under Secretary for Management has determined that renewal of the advisory committee charter is necessary and in the public interest. The Assistant Secretary for Administration will appoint the members of the committee. The committee will follow the procedures prescribed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Meetings will be open to the public unless a determination is made in accordance with the FACA Section 10(d) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) that a meeting or a portion of the meeting should b...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Chair Dr. Abdullah

    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Chair Dr. Abdullah | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press released dated: February 20, 2021)


    Readout by Spokesperson Ned Price, U.S. Department of State:

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with the Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to discuss the United States’ review of its strategy in Afghanistan. The Secretary thanked Dr. Abdullah for his vital work in support of the Afghanistan peace process, and he expressed America’s resolve to support a just and durable political settlement and permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan.
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  • SBA Partners with National Science and Technology Council to Award 330,000 Dollars in Prizes in New Lab to Market Competition

    U.S. Small Business Administration Partners with National Science and Technology Council to Award $330,000 in Prizes in New Lab to Market Competition | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: January 19, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration partnered with the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market subcommittee to award $330,000 in prizes to the winners of the new Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition.

    The L2M prize competition recognizes the most impactful organizations, programs and ideas that support the research and development (R&D) innovation ecosystems, particularly those focused on underrepresented communities and pandemic responses. The competition’s goal is to encourage entrepreneurship and inclusive, sustainable growth by developing and commercializing technology to improve
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Names Newest FAA Management Advisory Council Members

    U.S. Department of Transportation Names Newest FAA Management Advisory Council Members | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: December 22, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the appointment of two new members and the reappointment of five current members to the Federal Aviation Administration's 13-member Management Advisory Council (MAC). The MAC advises the FAA's senior management on policy, spending, long-range planning, and regulatory matters.

    “The FAA’s MAC provides our agency with comprehensive advice from government and private industry experts to help us ensure the U.S. maintains the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.

    The MAC's newest members continue to represent a cross-section of public and private sector transportation and business leaders. They include:
    • Peter
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  • Federal Reserve announces Members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for 2021

    Federal Reserve announces Members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for 2021 | site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release: December 17, 2020)

    The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday, December 17 announced the members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) and the president of the council for 2021.

    CDIAC advises the Board on the economy, lending conditions, and other issues of interest to community depository institutions. Members are selected from representatives of commercial banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions serving on local advisory councils at the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. One member of each of the Reserve Bank councils serves on CDIAC, which meets twice a year with the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. Further information on CDIAC, including records from past meetings, can be found here: http://www.federalr
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  • Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Approves Appointments to the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council

    Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Approves Appointments to the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release: December 17, 2020)

    The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf, approved the appointment of 17 members to the newly created Faith-Based Security Advisory Council (FBSAC) on Friday, December 11. The 17 individuals were designated as either Special Government Employees or Representatives for their expertise in the following categories: houses of worship and faith-based organization security, faith-based leaders, faith-based organization leaders, and the faith-based news media. The candidates selected for membership and their respective category are listed below.



    Experts in Houses of Worship and Faith-Based Organization Security
    • Mr. Chandru Acharya
    • Mr. Todd Richins
    • Ms. Cassandra Bledsoe
    • Mr. Randy Spivey
    • Mr. Kenneth Ber
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  • U.S. Welcomes First Meeting of the Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Leadership Committee

    U.S. Welcomes First Meeting of the Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Leadership Committee | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State press statement: December 5, 2020)

    Press Statement
    Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United States welcomes the formation and the first Leadership Committee meeting of the Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation today. This inclusive body is chaired by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Afghan leaders across the political spectrum have unified to make decisions and mobilize support for a just and lasting peace. All sides of the conflict should come together and chart a path to peace. As an authoritative body on peace, the High Council and its Leadership Committee will provide counsel and guidance to the Islamic Republic negotiating team with the Taliban on the terms of an agreement on a political roadmap, power-sharing, and a permanent ceasefire to end the country’s
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  • Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report

    Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report

    Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Annual Report | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release: December 3, 2020) WASHINGTON – The Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council) today unanimously approved its 2020 annual report. This year’s report analyzes the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the policy responses to mitigate its impact on the economy and the financial system. Additionally, the Council’s annual report describes significant financial market and regulatory developments, potential emerging threats to U.S. financial stability, recommendations to promote U.S. financial stability, and the activities of the Council. The report was developed collaboratively by members of the Council and their agencies and staffs. “This year’s annual report reflects the Council’s engagement throughout the pandemic as a key forum for federal and state regulators to share information, analyze risks, and coor...
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  • DHS Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Announces New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Announces New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members | site |


    (November 12, 2020) - - In an article dated November 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the following information:

    Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf, introduced two new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC): Tom Jenkins and Catherine Lotrionte. Created by President George W. Bush in 2002, the HSAC is a Department of Homeland Security federal advisory committee that provides the secretary with independent, informed recommendations, and advice on a variety of homeland security issues. “My vision for the Homeland Security Advisory Council, consistent with its charter, is to seek strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice on a range of homeland security issues,” said Acting Secretary Wolf. “I’m pleased to appoint these leaders in their re
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  • AFT Executive Council Passes Resolution to Protect American Democracy

    AFT Executive Council Passes Resolution to Protect American Democracy

    American Federation of Teachers Executive Council Passes Resolution to Protect American Democracy| site |


    (October 26, 2020) - - Today, October 26, 2020, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers’ executive council passed a resolution today outlining the union’s plan to defend American democracy, including the exercise of the right to vote and the requirement to count every vote, in light of ongoing threats by President Trump and his allies.

    It highlights four key areas the union’s leadership identified that must be protected:
    • Every American citizen registered to vote must be able to vote. In the context of the current pandemic, voters must have the ability to cast their ballot in ways that do not endanger their health, such as mail ballots and early voting, as well as have sufficient ways to vote on Nov. 3. There must be sufficient numbers of polling stations
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  • Secretary Pompeo Remarks at the Florida Family Policy Council Dinner Gala - - - Respecting Life in America’s Foreign Policy

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Remarks at the Florida Family Policy Council Dinner Gala: Respecting Life in America’s Foreign Policy | site |



    (October 3, 2020) - - Today, October 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of State published the following information related to U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo's Remarks at the Florida Family Policy Council Dinner Gala: Respecting Life in America’s Foreign Policy:














    SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, good evening, everyone. Good evening to all my friends in Florida! I can hear the applause all the way up I-95. And I know many of you came from all across the state to be with this great group tonight – from Pensacola, to Pinellas County, to Palm Beach. I am terribly...
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  • Federal Reserve Board extends the Application Period for Membership on the Community Advisory Council

    Federal Reserve Board extends the Application Period for Membership on the Community Advisory Council | site |



    (May 26, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board has extended until July 3, 2020, the application period for membership on the Community Advisory Council.

    The application period has been extended in light of ongoing challenges for households and businesses caused by the COVID-19 emergency in order to provide additional opportunity for interested persons to submit their applications.

    The Board's Federal Register notice is attached. Applications were originally due by June 5, 2020.


    Federal Register notice: Solicitation of Applications for Membership on the Community Advisory Council Extension of Application Period (PDF)
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  • Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences addresses Quality of Medical Products

    Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences addresses Quality of Medical Products| site |




    (February 28, 2020) - - As the world rushes to discover and develop medicines and vaccines to fight Coronavirus COVID-19, the quality of the medicines and vaccines is an important consideration. In a special newsletter dated February 20, 2020 the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) addresses the quality issue. The special newsletter is located online at:

    https://cioms.ch/wp-content/uploads/...2020_Final.pdf or press HERE
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  • Federal Reserve Board announces members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for 2020

    Federal Reserve Board announces members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for 2020| site |



    (January 14, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) and the president of the council for 2020. The CDIAC advises the Board on the economy, lending conditions, and other issues of interest to community depository institutions. Members are selected from representatives of commercial banks, thrift institutions, and credit unions serving on local advisory councils at the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. One member of each of the Reserve Bank councils serves on the CDIAC, which meets twice a year with the Federal Reserve Board in Washington. Further information on the CDIAC, including records from past meetings, can be found here. Dorothy A. Savarese, chair and chie...
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Reconvenes the Council on Underserved Communities | site |



    SBA Administrator Guzman restores Council to address the immediate needs and concerns of underserved and underrepresented communities hit hard by COVID-19


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 22, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that it is reconvening the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). In conjunction with the Biden-Harris Administration’s agenda, the restoration of the Council will help support the SBA’s prioritization of equity across its programs and initiatives. The Council will consist of 20 diverse stakeholders from every region of the country tasked with advising the SBA on strengthening and improving its strategies to help underserved...
    06-23-2021, 09:36 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of State Renews Charter of Overseas Schools Advisory Council
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of State Renews Charter of Overseas Schools Advisory Council | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press release media note dated: June 17, 2021) On March 26, 2021, the Department of State renewed the charter of the Overseas Schools Advisory Council (OSAC) to provide a formal channel for consultation and advice from U.S. corporations and foundations regarding American-sponsored overseas schools. The Under Secretary for Management has determined that renewal of the advisory committee charter is necessary and in the public interest. The Assistant Secretary for Administration will appoint the members of the committee. The committee will follow the procedures prescribed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Meetings will be open to the public unless a determination is made in accordance with the FACA Section 10(d) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) that a meeting or a portion of the meeting should b...
    06-18-2021, 07:13 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Chair Dr. Abdullah
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Chair Dr. Abdullah | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press released dated: February 20, 2021)


    Readout by Spokesperson Ned Price, U.S. Department of State:

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with the Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to discuss the United States’ review of its strategy in Afghanistan. The Secretary thanked Dr. Abdullah for his vital work in support of the Afghanistan peace process, and he expressed America’s resolve to support a just and durable political settlement and permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan.
    ...
    02-23-2021, 03:21 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    SBA Partners with National Science and Technology Council to Award 330,000 Dollars in Prizes in New Lab to Market Competition
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Partners with National Science and Technology Council to Award $330,000 in Prizes in New Lab to Market Competition | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: January 19, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration partnered with the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market subcommittee to award $330,000 in prizes to the winners of the new Lab-to-Market (L2M) Inclusive Innovation Ecosystem Prize Competition.

    The L2M prize competition recognizes the most impactful organizations, programs and ideas that support the research and development (R&D) innovation ecosystems, particularly those focused on underrepresented communities and pandemic responses. The competition’s goal is to encourage entrepreneurship and inclusive, sustainable growth by developing and commercializing technology to improve
    ...
    01-26-2021, 08:00 PM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Names Newest FAA Management Advisory Council Members
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation Names Newest FAA Management Advisory Council Members | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: December 22, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the appointment of two new members and the reappointment of five current members to the Federal Aviation Administration's 13-member Management Advisory Council (MAC). The MAC advises the FAA's senior management on policy, spending, long-range planning, and regulatory matters.

    “The FAA’s MAC provides our agency with comprehensive advice from government and private industry experts to help us ensure the U.S. maintains the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.

    The MAC's newest members continue to represent a cross-section of public and private sector transportation and business leaders. They include:
    • Peter
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    12-24-2020, 06:50 AM

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