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Matthew Solomon to Step Down as SEC Chief Litigation Counsel; Andrew Ceresney Comments

Matthew Solomon is set to depart from the Securities and Exchange Commission as the chief litigation counsel for SEC’s enforcement division in early December. Solomon has overseen the division’s litigation program since September 2013 and handles cases both in federal courts and administrative proceedings, SEC said Nov. 21. “Matt has won …

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GAO Asks NNSA to Establish Program Mgmt, Training Standards

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the National Nuclear Security Administration develop new standards for program management functions and a training program for program managers. GAO said Monday it found a lack of policies for responsibility assignment, authority delegation and required competence for program managers, as well as a lack of training …

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Commerce Department Awards $15M in Product Commercialization Support Funds; Penny Pritzker Comments

The Commerce Department has awarded close to $15 million to nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and entrepreneurship-focused groups in support of efforts to turn their proof-of-concept ideas into commercial products. A total of 35 organizations will also receive seed capital funds through the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program and …

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DHS Selects 11 New Foreign Airports for Possible Preclearance Expansion

The Department of Homeland Security has selected 11 new foreign airports located in nine countries for the department’s possible preclearance expansion effort. DHS said Friday U.S.-bound travelers will go through the immigration, customs and agriculture inspection processes conducted by the Customs and Border Protection prior to boarding aircraft instead of upon …

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GAO: Civilian Agencies Spent $661M on Federally-Owned Aircraft in FY 2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that civilian agencies spent $661 million to use and maintain federally-owned aircraft in the government’s 2015 fiscal year. GAO said Monday 11 civilian agencies own 924 aircraft as of July 2016 and that figure includes 495 airplanes, 414 helicopters, 14 unmanned aircraft systems and one glider. The State …

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FDIC Board to Hold Open Meeting on Flood Insurance, Cyber Risk Mgmt Policies

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.‘s board of directors is scheduled to conduct an open session meeting on Wednesday to discuss various public policies. FDIC said in a Federal Register notice published Monday it plans to discuss the temporary waiver of appraisal requirements for certain flood-affected areas in Louisiana and review regulations transferred from the former Office of …

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