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Nonprofit Group POGO Recommends Updates to Online Federal Spending Database

The Project on Government Oversight has called on the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget to update the functionality of a web-based resource for federal spending information. Both agencies should work to address data search filter, presentation and reporting concerns related to USAspending.gov, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization said in a …

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Kimberly Reed Nominated Export-Import Bank President

Kimberly Reed, former president of the International Food Information Council Foundation, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve a four-year term as president of the Export-Import Bank. Prior to the foundation, Reed worked at the Treasury Department, where she led the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and served …

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Sonny Bhagowalia Named CBP IT Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Sonny Bhagowalia, former chief information officer of the Treasury Department, has joined the Customs and Border Protection as deputy assistant commissioner at the agency’s information technology office, Federal Times reported Saturday. In his new role, Bhagowalia will lead CBP’s cybersecurity efforts and the development of automated interfaces between the agency and other …

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Fiscal Service Bureau Unveils New Website to Support US Govt Spending Transparency

The Treasury Department‘s Bureau of the Fiscal Service has launched a new website that features data visualization tools meant to provide information on U.S. government spending, Nextgov reported Thursday. Fiscal Service built the Data Lab site as part of the relaunch of USAspending.gov, which was created as part of congressionally-mandated government transparency …

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White House to Impose 25% Tariffs on Chinese Products to Address ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices

President Donald Trump has proposed to impose an additional 25 percent tariffs on certain products in response to China’s unfair trade practices that harm American innovation. A White House fact sheet published Thursday says the proposed tariffs would impact information communication technology, aerospace and machinery sectors. The Treasury Department will …

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Jerome Powell Takes Oath as Fed Chief

Jerome Powell was sworn in as chairman of the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors Monday, two months after President Donald Trump nominated him to the position. The Federal Reserve said Monday Vice Chairman Randal Quarles led the oath-taking ceremony for Powell, who succeeds former Chair Janet Yellen and will serve a four-year …

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NIST’s Donna Dodson: Agencies Need Diverse Teams to Tackle Cyber Challenges

Donna Dodson, chief cybersecurity officer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has said she believes diversity in agency teams can help the government address cyber challenges, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. “I think in the cybersecurity field we really need people with different backgrounds and different perspectives to …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 16 Individuals, 9 Foreign Firms for Support to North Korea’s Weapons Programs

The Treasury Department has blocked from dealing with the U.S. 16 individuals and nine foreign companies for their involvement in activities that support North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction programs and breach of United Nations Security Council Resolutions. “Treasury continues to systematically target individuals and entities financing the Kim regime and its …

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