Tag Archives: Barack Obama

U.S., Pakistan Schedule Aid Talks Amid Thawing Relations

President Barack Obama will meet with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif this week, a move which signals the thawing relations between the two countries, Reuters reported Sunday. Warren Strobel writes the summit Wednesday is a culmination of months of activity to restart U.S. security assistance halted in 2011 after …

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Four Agencies Sign Up for GSA ‘Total Workplace’ Real Estate Program; Dan Tangherlini, Charles Hardy Comment

The General Services Administration has launched a new program to provide virtual resources to federal organizations that seek to decrease their real estate footprint. Total Workplace is an initiative that seeks to reduce the number of government facilities and foster collaborations between agencies, GSA said Thursday. Four government agencies have …

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Jeffrey Zients Appointed National Economic Council Director

Jeffrey Zients, formerly acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Gene Sperling as director of the National Economic Council. Sperling will officially leave the White House Jan. 1 after four years in that role, the White House said Friday. …

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Gerry Connolly Urges White House to Sign IT Reform Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly, (D-Va.), has urged the White House to carefully consider a bill on information technology reforms that the House of Representatives passed last month, Nextgov reported Thursday. John Marks writes the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is meant to assign a leader for each federal department who will …

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U.S. to Hold Regular Cybersecurity Meetings With China

The governments of the U.S. and China will hold regular meetings beginning next month to explore possible standards governing cybersecurity and industrial espionage, GMA News reported Monday. A White House official told Agence France-Presse that high-level officials seek to tackle hacking incidents and set ground rules for cyberspace activities. According …

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