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President Trump Nominates Derek Kan for OMB Deputy Director Post

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Derek Kan, executive associate director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has received President Trump's nomination to serve as the agency's deputy director. His career includes experience with the Department of Transportation (DoT) where he served as undersecretary for policy and senior adviser, the White House said Wednesday.

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Trump Administration to Withdraw From ‘Open Skies’ Accord

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The White House has initiated a move to withdraw from a 1992 treaty designed to reduce the risk of war between Western countries and Russia by allowing countries to perform reconnaissance flights over each other’s territories to reassure that an attack is not being prepared, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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New Executive Order Seeks to Protect US Bulk-Power System From Foreign Adversaries

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to address cyber threats and other risks posed by foreign adversaries to the U.S. bulk-power system. The order will prohibit the acquisition and installation of bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed or supplied by foreign adversaries.

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Stanford University Asks Govt to Create Joint Research Cloud

Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence has issued a letter to Congress and President Donald Trump regarding collaboration between multiple sectors towards the development of AI technologies. Stanford HAI said in a letter it seeks for industry, academia and government to jointly sustain the U.S. advantage in the AI field through the creation of a national research cloud and a corresponding task force.

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VA’s Pamela Powers to Serve as Dept’s Acting Deputy Secretary

President Donald Trump has ordered Pamela Powers, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief of staff to serve as VA's deputy secretary on an acting basis. Powers began duties as deputy VA secretary last Thursday and will concurrently hold both of her current roles indefinitely, the department said Tuesday.

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President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Tim Kaine, Mark Warner Quoted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency announced on Thursday.

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