Tag Archives: economy

Census Bureau Wants ‘Economic Indicator’ Designation for Business Formation Statistics

The Census Bureau is seeking “economic indicator” status from the Office of Management and Budget for one of its experimental data products created using new data methods and sources to address gaps in the agency’s understanding of the U.S. economy, FedScoop reported Thursday.

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Kevin McAleenan, Former DHS Secretary, Named as AE Industrial Operating Partner; David Rowe Quoted

AE Industrial Partners has appointed Kevin McAleenan, former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, as an Operating Partner, effective immediately, to grow the company’s portfolio, AEI reported on Tuesday. He will also join the board of directors at AEI portfolio companies, Gryphon Technologies and American Pacific Corporation.

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Hughes Announces TELECOMM Partnership to Power Community Wi-Fi Hotspots in Mexican Villages; Ramesh Ramaswamy, Sergio Viñals Padilla Quoted

Hughes Network Systems has collaborated with Telecomunicaciones de México (TELECOMM) to install Hughes Express Wi-Fi hotspots, powered by Facebook Connectivity's Express Wi-Fi platform, in as many as 4,000 rural communities in Mexico, the company announced on Friday

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NCSC Issues New Strategy to Counter Foreign Intelligence Threats; Bill Evanina Quoted

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center introduced a new strategy that sets five strategic objectives to address foreign intelligence threats. The 2020-2022 National Counterintelligence Strategy seeks to safeguard the country’s critical infrastructure from foreign intelligence entities; reduce threats to U.S. supply chains; counter the exploitation of the U.S. economy; defend U.S. democracy against foreign influence threats; and counter foreign intelligence technical and cyber operations, NCSC said Monday.

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CBO Looks at Effects of Partial Gov’t Shutdown; Forcepoint’s Eric Trexler Comments

The Congressional Budget Office has released a report that assesses the effects of the five-week partial government shutdown on the federal budget and economy. CBO estimates that the partial shutdown resulted in the delay of federal discretionary spending worth approximately $18B for the procurement of goods and services, compensation and other government services, according to the report.

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Brookings Institution Report: Global Internet Disruptions Cost at Least $2B Over 12-Month Period

A study released by the Brookings Institution has found that the economic cost of temporary internet shutdowns that occurred in various parts of the world between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 reached at least $2.4 billion. Darrell West — vice president and director of governance studies and founding director of the Brookings Institution’s …

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Bureau of Economic Analysis: GDP Up 2% in 2015’s Third Quarter

The real gross domestic product increased 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2015, buoyed by a growth in consumer spending, business fixed investments and residential investments, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The White House said Tuesday real gross domestic output also grew 2.3 percent in the third …

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