Tag Archives: National Economic Council

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

White House

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.

Read More »

Wally Adeyemo Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Janet Yellen Quoted

Wally Adeyemo

Wally Adeyemo, formerly president of the Obama Foundation, has received Senate confirmation to serve as the Department of the Treasury's deputy secretary. His professional record includes work that has supported U.S. national security and economic pursuits, Janet Yellen. Yellen said Adeyemo helped the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rise up from the great recession.

Read More »

President Biden Names Timothy Wu as Special Assistant for Tech, Competition Policy

Timothy Wu

President Biden has appointed Timothy Wu, formerly a senior adviser at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy. Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School, said in a tweet that he will join the White House as part of the National Economic Council (NEC).

Read More »

GAO Assesses 5G Strategy Against Six Key Characteristics of Effective National Strategies

5G

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has examined the National Strategy to Secure 5G released by the White House in March 2020 and found that the document partially addressed five of the six desirable characteristics for an effective national strategy. GAO called on the assistant to the president for national security affairs to collaborate with the National Security Council (NSC) and National Economic Council. 

Read More »

Report: Chris Liddell Appointed White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Chris Liddell, a member of the White House Office of American Innovation, will serve as deputy to John Kelly, the administration’s chief of staff, and oversee policy coordination efforts, CNBC reported Monday. “Chris is widely respected across the administration and is highly qualified to oversee and coordinate our policy process,” …

Read More »

White House Considers Christopher Liddell for NEC Director Post

Christopher Liddell, director of strategic initiatives at the White House, has emerged as a front-runner to succeed former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, the New York Times reported Saturday. The report said Cohn resigned as NEC head and President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser due to differences of opinion over …

Read More »

Report: Abigail Slater to Serve as Tech Adviser to Trump

Abigail Slater, general counsel at the Internet Association, will join the White House’s National Economic Council as special assistant to the president for technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity policy, The Hill reported Thursday. Slater will succeed Grace Koh when the latter leaves in March and will advise President Donald Trump on technology, telecommunications …

Read More »

White House Reports Continued Manufacturing Sector Progress in US

Manufacturing in the U.S. under President Barack Obama has continued to progress in terms of job availability and investments in public-private partnerships, the White House said Friday. National Economic Council Director Jeffrey Zients wrote that several factors have affected the “revitalization” of the manufacturing industry such as POTUS’ National Network for …

Read More »