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  • U.S. Treasury Department Releases Letter to Nonfinancial Corporate Stakeholders on LIBOR Transition

    U.S. Treasury Department Releases Letter to Nonfinancial Corporate Stakeholders on LIBOR Transition | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 23, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Jerome H. Powell, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Gary Gensler, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York John C. Williams, and Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Rostin Behnam released a letter to nonfinancial corporate stakeholders following a discussion of the experiences and concerns of nonfinancial corporations as they prepare to transition from U.S. dollar (USD) LIBOR.

    The full text of the letter is below and can be found here
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  • Federal Communications Commission Releases First-of-its-Kind Mobile Broadband Map

    Federal Communications Commission Releases First-of-its-Kind Mobile Broadband Map| site |


    Standardized 4G LTE Coverage Data Marks Progress on the FCC’s Broadband Mapping and Data Collection Efforts


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: August 6, 2021)

    Washington, August 6, 2021 - - Today, the FCC published a brand-new map showing mobile coverage and availability data in the U.S. from the country’s largest wireless providers. This is the first public map showing updated mobile coverage released by the FCC and represents a significant improvement over other data previously published by the agency. It also serves as a public test of the standardized criteria developed to facilitate improved mapping under the Broadband DATA Act. “A good map is one that changes over time. Today’s new map represents progress in our efforts to implement the Broadband DATA Act and build next-...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds | site |



    DHS says Biden Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Serious Policy Solutions for Border Management


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 11, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the agency’s plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for construction of a border wall at the Southwest border of the United States. The plan fulfills a requirement of President Biden’s Proclamation ending the diversion of funds for border wall, and outlines steps DHS will take to end wall expansion to the extent permitted by law and address life, safety, and environmental concerns. The prior administration planned to spend over $15 billion on wall construction, and diverted over $10 billion of those funds from military projects and other sour...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda | site |




    Agenda Highlights Department’s Commitment to Increase Safety, Fight Climate Change, Advance Equity and Build our Economy Back Better



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 11, 2021) The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Department’s portions of the Unified Agenda (also known as the Spring Regulatory Agenda) today identifying the actions the Department plans to take over the next year and beyond to protect and serve the American people. USDOT’s Spring Regulatory Agenda demonstrates the Department’s commitment to safety for transportation workers and the traveling public, fighting climate change, advancing equity, and building our economy back better. Regulations are a critical tool to protect our citizens and workers, and ensure the safe and timely delivery of public goods and ser...
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  • USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 20, 2021)

    Washington, May 20, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today published the 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry. The report represents an important step toward in President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and shift towards a whole-of-department approach to climate solutions. The Order, signed January 27, states that, “America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners have an important role to play in combating the climate crisis and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by sequestering carbon in soils, grasses, trees, and other vegetation and sourcing sustainable bioproducts and fuels.” “With the right tools and partnerships, American agriculture an
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs releases Report detailing Efforts to address COVID-19 Pandemic

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs releases Report detailing Efforts to address COVID-19 Pandemic | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] press release dated: May 11, 2021) Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs published a second installment report identifying the department’s strategic response from July 1, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021, to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The results are a continuation of VA’s pledge to share best practices and lessons learned with other government agencies and the private health care system while the country continues to fight COVID-19. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Response Report Annex A concludes that overall, VA has aligned responsibilities, communicated with stakeholders and employed an operational concept that produced an effective response in support of Veterans and communities around the country. “We created this document so medical professionals can learn from our eff...
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  • OPM Releases Government-wide Results from 2020 OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

    U.S. Office of Personnel Management Releases Government-wide Results from 2020 OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey | site |



    Survey results show remarkable resilience of the federal workforce during a year of unprecedented hardship


    (Information contained in U.S. Office of Personnel Management press release dated: April 26, 2021)

    Washington, D.C. - - Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released the government-wide results of the 2020 OPM Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (OPM FEVS), an organizational climate survey administered to the federal workforce to provide agencies a snapshot of how their employees view their current work environment and help inform future agency actions. The Governmentwide Management Report released today shows that during a year of unprecedented hardship, federal employees demonstrated remarkable resilience, continuing the critical work of the federal government on behalf...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases - - - COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs" - - -

    U.S. Department of Education Releases "COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs" | site |



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

    Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released the COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs to provide additional strategies for safely reopening all of America's schools and to promote educational equity by addressing opportunity gaps that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

    Building off of Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools, which focused on health and safety measures that schools can use to successfully implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) K-12 Operational Strategy, Volume 2 of the Handbook focuses on research-based strategies to address the social, emotional,
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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic

    U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: February 22, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing guidance to states emphasizing the importance of flexibility in administering assessments this year as a result of the pandemic and supporting the use of assessment data as a source of information for parents and educators to target resources and support, rather than for accountability purposes this year. State assessments and accountability systems play an important role in advancing educational equity, identifying student needs, and targeting the resources to address them. At the same time, some schools and districts may not be able to safely administer statewide summative assessments this spring using their standard practices, while others may wish to prioritize learning time during th...
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  • Federal Reserve Board releases hypothetical Scenarios for its 2021 Bank Stress Tests

    Federal Reserve Board releases hypothetical Scenarios for its 2021 Bank Stress Tests | site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: February 12, 2021) The Federal Reserve Board on Friday released the hypothetical scenarios for its 2021 bank stress tests. Last year, the Board found that large banks were generally well capitalized under a range of hypothetical events but due to continuing economic uncertainty placed restrictions on bank payouts to preserve the strength of the banking sector. The Board's stress tests help ensure that large banks are able to lend to households and businesses even in a severe recession. The exercise evaluates the resilience of large banks by estimating their loan losses and capital levels—which provide a cushion against losses—under hypothetical recession scenarios that extend nine quarters into the future. "The banking sector has provided critical support to the economic re...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Draft Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Draft Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: January 15, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) this week published a draft of its first Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation (Accessibility Strategic Plan), a noteworthy step in making America’s transportation system more accessible for all travelers. The draft Accessibility Strategic Plan is available for public review and comment, and will be announced this month in the Federal Register. “This first-of-its-kind Accessibility Strategic Plan creates a unified vision for the Department to achieve access and mobility for all in transportation,” said Acting U.S. Secretary of Transportation Steven Bradbury. The draft Accessibility Strategic Plan reflects ongoing and future initiatives across the DOT’s operating a...
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  • DHS Releases New Arctic Strategic Approach to Advance U.S. Interests in the Region

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases New Arctic Strategic Approach to Advance U.S. Interests in the Region | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: January 13, 2021)

    On January 11, then-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf approved the Department’s first-ever Strategic Approach for Arctic Homeland Security, a landmark document that positions DHS to more effectively tackle emerging risks in the region as geopolitical interest and competition grows.


    The Arctic has taken center stage for regional competition and influence. Receding icecaps and increased traffic will necessitate an expanded DHS footprint in a number of areas, including trade and travel facilitation and cyber and infrastructure security. With this Strategic Approach, the Department is now increasingly prepared to anticipate and respond to these new challenges. This groundbreaking vision outl...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Action Plan

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Releases Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Action Plan | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release: January 12, 2021)

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the agency’s first Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) Action Plan. This action plan describes a multi-pronged approach to advance the Agency’s oversight of AI/ML-based medical software. “This action plan outlines the FDA’s next steps towards furthering oversight for AI/ML-based SaMD,” said Bakul Patel, director of the Digital Health Center of Excellence in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). “The plan outlines a holistic approach based on total product lifecycle oversight to further the enormous potential that these technologies have to improve patient care while delivering safe and effecti...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: January 11, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) today released the Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan (AVCP). The AVCP lays out the Department’s robust multimodal strategy to promote collaboration and transparency, modernize the regulatory environment, and prepare the transportation system for the safe integration of Automated Driving Systems (ADS). The AVCP prioritizes safety while preparing for the future of transportation. “This comprehensive plan lays out a vision for the safe integration of automated vehicles into America’s transportation system while ensuring that legitimate concerns about safety, security, and privacy are addressed,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The AVCP illustrates how the Department’s work...
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  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service releases 2020 Progress Update

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service releases 2020 Progress Update

    U.S. Internal Revenue Service releases 2020 Progress Update | site |


    IRS says "Annual report details unprecedented year"


    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: January 5, 2021)

    Washington - - The Internal Revenue Service today released its 2020 annual report describing the agency's work delivering taxpayer service and compliance efforts during COVID-19 while spotlighting actions taken by IRS employees to help people during the challenging year.

    "Internal Revenue Service Progress Update/Fiscal Year 2020 – Putting Taxpayers First " outlines how the agency overcame difficulties during the pandemic to deliver Economic Impact Payments in record time. At the same time, IRS employees made adjustments to complete a successful filing season despite office closures and the latest tax deadline ever. "The COVID-19 pandemic presented some of the greatest challenges to the IRS in
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    U.S. Treasury Department Releases Letter to Nonfinancial Corporate Stakeholders on LIBOR Transition
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    U.S. Treasury Department Releases Letter to Nonfinancial Corporate Stakeholders on LIBOR Transition | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 23, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Jerome H. Powell, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Gary Gensler, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York John C. Williams, and Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Rostin Behnam released a letter to nonfinancial corporate stakeholders following a discussion of the experiences and concerns of nonfinancial corporations as they prepare to transition from U.S. dollar (USD) LIBOR.

    The full text of the letter is below and can be found here
    ...
    08-31-2021, 01:29 AM
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    Federal Communications Commission Releases First-of-its-Kind Mobile Broadband Map
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    Federal Communications Commission Releases First-of-its-Kind Mobile Broadband Map| site |


    Standardized 4G LTE Coverage Data Marks Progress on the FCC’s Broadband Mapping and Data Collection Efforts


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: August 6, 2021)

    Washington, August 6, 2021 - - Today, the FCC published a brand-new map showing mobile coverage and availability data in the U.S. from the country’s largest wireless providers. This is the first public map showing updated mobile coverage released by the FCC and represents a significant improvement over other data previously published by the agency. It also serves as a public test of the standardized criteria developed to facilitate improved mapping under the Broadband DATA Act. “A good map is one that changes over time. Today’s new map represents progress in our efforts to implement the Broadband DATA Act and build next-...
    08-08-2021, 05:58 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds | site |



    DHS says Biden Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Serious Policy Solutions for Border Management


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 11, 2021) Washington - - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the agency’s plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for construction of a border wall at the Southwest border of the United States. The plan fulfills a requirement of President Biden’s Proclamation ending the diversion of funds for border wall, and outlines steps DHS will take to end wall expansion to the extent permitted by law and address life, safety, and environmental concerns. The prior administration planned to spend over $15 billion on wall construction, and diverted over $10 billion of those funds from military projects and other sour...
    06-16-2021, 07:15 AM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda | site |




    Agenda Highlights Department’s Commitment to Increase Safety, Fight Climate Change, Advance Equity and Build our Economy Back Better



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 11, 2021) The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Department’s portions of the Unified Agenda (also known as the Spring Regulatory Agenda) today identifying the actions the Department plans to take over the next year and beyond to protect and serve the American people. USDOT’s Spring Regulatory Agenda demonstrates the Department’s commitment to safety for transportation workers and the traveling public, fighting climate change, advancing equity, and building our economy back better. Regulations are a critical tool to protect our citizens and workers, and ensure the safe and timely delivery of public goods and ser...
    06-12-2021, 03:31 AM
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    USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture press release dated: May 20, 2021)

    Washington, May 20, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today published the 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry. The report represents an important step toward in President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and shift towards a whole-of-department approach to climate solutions. The Order, signed January 27, states that, “America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners have an important role to play in combating the climate crisis and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by sequestering carbon in soils, grasses, trees, and other vegetation and sourcing sustainable bioproducts and fuels.” “With the right tools and partnerships, American agriculture an
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    05-29-2021, 01:45 AM

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