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Obama Signs Export-Import Bank Reauthorization, Lending To Rise

President Obama has signed legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and raise its lending authority in order to increase U.S. exports and jobs, Bloomberg reports. Obama signed the bill Wednesday following Senate approval through a 78-20 vote on May 25 and a 330-93 House vote on May 9. The measure raises the …

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Obama Addresses APAC Future, North Korea

The U.S. intends to expand its role in the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama said during a Monday news conference with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. Obama and Lee held a joint news conference during the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea to discuss security issues in the Asia-Pacific …

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GSA Announces Energy Retrofit Project for 30 Federal Buildings

The General Services Administration has launched a project challenging private energy service companies to improve energy efficiency at 30 federal buildings, Fedccoop reports. GSA’s Deep Retrofit Challenge is in response President Obama’s Dec. 2, 2011 memorandum on energy savings projects. The president directed agencies to award at least $2 billion …

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OIRA Admin Sunstein Wants Agency Plans for Cutting Regulations

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein released two memos addressed to agency officials aspiring to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses and citizens, Federal News Radio reports. The first memo, directed to agency regulatory policy officers, outlines new guidelines on drafting annual reports. The second memo, sent to …

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NIST to Revamp Communications Network

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking to revamp its wireless communication capabilities used by first responders and emergency workers, Fedscoop reported. NIST will see a $300 million boost in funding in conjunction with the Middle Class Tax relief and Job Creation Act, signed into law by President …

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