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White House Expands Ban on U.S. Investments in Chinese Defense, Surveillance Tech Firms

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President Biden signed an executive order on Thursday expanding the scope of a previous policy that prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from investing in Chinese companies with ties to China’s military. The Biden administration named 59 Chinese companies subject to the executive order’s prohibitions and the U.S. government will begin implementing the ban on U.S. investments in the listed entities starting Aug. 2nd.

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Censeo Report: Executive Order on Minimum Wage Increase Could Impact Over 30K Contracts

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An analysis from Censeo Consulting Group says an increase in the minimum wage for federal contract workers as directed by an executive order that will likely result in agencies reviewing and modifying 30,520 contracts. The departments of Defense (DOD), Veterans Affairs (VA), Agriculture (USDA) and State are among the agencies that will be the most impacted by the executive order.

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White House Seeks to Mitigate Climate-Related Financial Risk With New Executive Order

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President Biden has signed an executive order to direct the director of the National Economic Council and the national climate adviser to create within 120 days a government-wide strategy to identify climate-related financial risk to government assets, programs and liabilities. In early May, the president also issued an executive order that calls for the creation of the climate change support office within the State Department.

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White House Eyes New Regulations for Securing Software Supply Chain

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President Biden plans to issue an executive order that will focus on addressing recent cybersecurity issues that could impact the software supply chain. Jeff Greene, acting senior director for cybersecurity at the National Security Council (NSC), told attendees at a Cybersecurity Coalition event that binding requirements under the executive order will be established after at least six months.

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Anne Neuberger: White House to Issue Executive Order in Response to SolarWinds Cyber Incident

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Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the White House is working on an executive order in response to the SolarWinds cyber breach. Neuberger said the cyber incident impacted approximately 100 companies and nine federal agencies. She cited the need to address challenges to achieving greater visibility amid the hacking campaign.

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President Biden Directs Establishment of S&T Advisory Council

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President Biden has issued an executive order directing the creation of an interdisciplinary group of experts that will provide advisory support on science and technology. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology will be co-chaired by the “science adviser” or the assistant to the president for S&T and have up to 26 members including engineers, scientists and other professionals.

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Executive Order to Ban US Investments in Companies Backing China’s Military

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President Trump signed Thursday an executive order that prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from investing in Chinese companies that support the Chinese military, CNBC reported. The president has directed the secretary of the Department of the Treasury (USDT) to enforce rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the order.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Address US Reliance on Foreign Adversaries’ Critical Minerals

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President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to declare a national emergency to help address the threat posed by the country’s dependence on critical minerals from foreign adversaries to U.S. national security, economy and foreign policy. The secretary of the State Department should hand over to the executive branch a report to establish resilient critical mineral supply chains,

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GSA Awards Deloitte, Esper Contract to Advance AI Technology; Julie Dunne, Bob De Luca Quoted

Julie Dunne

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded its multiple year, $9.9 million contract to Deloitte Consulting and Esper through GSA's Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) authority. The Centers of Excellence (CoE), within the agency’s FAS Technology Transformation Services (TTS) office, and the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) have collaborated to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology solutions.

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President Trump Signs Executive Order to Change Hiring Process in U.S. Government; Wilbur Ross Quoted

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President Trump announced that he will sign an executive order to modify the government’s hiring practices so that a job applicants’ skills will be given priority over a college degree. The current administration stated that the shift will allow the government to hire a more inclusive workforce based on skill instead of a person’s education level. 

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