Tag Archives: Joe Biden

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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NTIA Seeks Public Comments on Elements of Software Bill of Materials

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a request for public comments on NTIA’s approach to developing the minimum elements for a software bill of materials (SBOM) to comply with an executive order meant to improve U.S. cybersecurity. Comments are due 15 days after the date of publication of notice on Federal Register.

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Biden to Nominate Army’s Kathleen Miller as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Kathleen Miller

President Biden plans to nominate Kathleen Miller, administrative assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Army, as deputy undersecretary of defense (comptroller). The White House said Friday that Miller, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, has experience in defense comptrollership and has been holding the senior career civilian position at the Army since October 2018.

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President Biden Eyes $6T Budget Proposal to Bolster U.S. Economy, Livelihood

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President Biden plans to present a $6 trillion investment in transportation, infrastructure, education, environmental efforts and other factors relevant to the U.S. economy. The investment would also include boosted spending in the areas of social welfare and national security. New York Times reported Biden's plan might require borrowed funds in addition to boosted tax revenue.

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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 Creates Climate Change Support Office via Executive Order

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President Biden has issued an executive order that directs the creation of an office within the State Department that will support multilateral and bilateral engagement to help the U.S. advance efforts to address the global climate crisis. The secretary of the State Department will select a director for the climate change support office. 

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Senators Ask Biden to Help Advance Plan for Consolidated FBI Headquarters

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Four Senate lawmakers asked President Biden to direct the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to come up with a finalized plan for the construction of a consolidated FBI headquarters building. The letter was signed by Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md.; Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Kaine, D-Va.

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Acting Intelligence Community General Counsel Thomas Monheim Nominated for Full-Time Role; Avril Haines Quoted

Thomas Monheim

Thomas Monheim, acting inspector general of the intelligence community, has received President Biden's nomination to fill the role on a full-time basis. Monheim formerly served as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) general counsel. He is a recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award, the DNI Exceptional Service Award, and other forms of recognition.

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NCAA Exec Donald Remy Nominated to VA Deputy Secretary Post

Donald Remy

Donald Remy, chief operating officer and chief legal officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), has been nominated as deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the White House announced Friday. His career also includes time as deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice and a senior vice president at Fannie Mae's legal department.

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