Tag Archives: Joe Biden

Executive Order Calls for Agencies to Implement Pro-Competitive Regulations to Procurement, Spending

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President Joe Biden signed Friday an executive order that directs federal agencies to adopt pro-competitive approaches and regulations to spending and procurement and revoke “regulations that create unnecessary barriers to entry” to address monopolization, overconcentration and unfair competition in the U.S. economy, Government Executive reported Monday.

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Biden Administration Mulls Ransomware Attack Response; Press Secretary Jen Psaki Quoted

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President Biden met with his administration's national security team to develop plans addressing the ransomware attacks perceived to be initiated by hackers from Russia. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did not indicate if the administration is linking the Russian government or criminal actors to the attacks, the recent casualty of which was information technology company Kaseya.

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President Biden Commends House for Passing 2 Bills to Advance Investments in Science, R&D

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President Biden has lauded the House’s move to pass two bipartisan bills that seek to make investments in science and research and development efforts. He said that the National Science Foundation for the Future Act and the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act stress the role of science in helping the U.S. address the climate crisis and other major challenges

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Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton Nominated to Lead AF Global Strike Command

Gen. Anthony Cotton

Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, deputy commander of Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) since October 2019, was nominated by President Biden to serve as AFGSC's next commander. In his current capacity, Cotton helps oversee the organization that supports geographic combatant commands in global strike, strategic deterrence and combat operations.

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White House Supports $1.2T Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

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The Biden administration has expressed its support for a $1.2 trillion framework that seeks to make investments in transportation, power, broadband and water infrastructure while building resilience to climate change. The plan would earmark $312 billion for transportation, including EV chargers, roads, bridges and public transit, and $266 billion for other infrastructure, including power, water and broadband networks.

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Lina Khan Sworn in as Federal Trade Commission Chair

Lina Khan

Lina Khan, President Biden's nominee to chair the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has taken her oath to fill the role through September 25, 2024. She formerly served as an associate professor at Columbia Law School and as a legal adviser to FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to protect the public from corporate abuse," Khan said.

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Senate Passes $250B US Competitiveness Bill to Advance Research, Tech Development

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The Senate voted 68-32 to pass the Innovation and Competition Act, a bipartisan bill to authorize nearly $250 billion for scientific research, technology development and manufacturing efforts meant to increase U.S.' global competitive position. The bill would allocate a five-year. $29 billion budget to establish a technology and innovation directorate within the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

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White House Seeks to Address Near-Term Supply Chain Challenges With New Task Force

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The Biden administration will form a supply chain disruptions task force to help address short-term supply chain challenges and address near-term mismatches between supply and demand in areas such as semiconductors, construction and agriculture. The White House outlined some of the initiatives it has started to address vulnerabilities in U.S. supply chains. 

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DOD Vet Caral Spangler Nominated for Army Comptroller Post

Caral Spangler

Caral Spangler, a 39-year Department of Defense veteran, has been nominated by President Biden to serve as assistant secretary for financial management and comptroller at the U.S. Army. She served as a career Senior Executive Service member in every military branch and in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).

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