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  • White House says Trump spoke to Libyan commander Haftar on Monday

    The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump spoke by phone to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and discussed “ongoing counterterrorism efforts” by the leader of a military as...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/libya-security-trump/white-house-says-trump-spoke-to-libyan-commander-haftar-on-monday-idINKCN1RV0WY6711
  • Criminal Referrals for Leaks of Sensitive Government Information Have Surged

    Leaks are more than fodder for congressional debate and presidential tweets leaks of classified information remains an ongoing and growing problem, with the number of criminal reports related to the u...


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    https://www.govexec.com/excellence/management-matters/2019/04/criminal-referrals-leaks-sensitive-government-information-have-surged/156433/?oref=feder6714
  • Dispute flares among U.S. officials over Trump administration Iran arms control report - sources

    A new Trump administration report on international compliance with arms control accords provoked a dispute with U.S. intelligence agencies and some State Department officials concerned that the docume...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/usa-arms-armscontrol/exclusive-dispute-flares-among-us-officials-over-trump-administration-iran-arms-control-report-sou6705
  • Former Trump adviser says China delayed visa to attend forum

    A former U.S. defense official who served on the Trump transition team said on Wednesday he had been prevented from speaking at a forum in China after its embassy in Washington failed to approve his v...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/usa-china-diplomacy/former-trump-adviser-says-china-delayed-visa-to-attend-forum-idINKCN1RU0CK6709
  • UK manufacturing chief sees ‘no good news’ in Brexit extension

    The latest Brexit delay means more uncertainty, frozen investment and lost customers for UK manufacturers. That's the verdict of Stephen Phipson, who represents 5,000 companies as chief executive ...


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    https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/uk-manufacturing-chief-sees-%E2%80%98no-good-news%E2%80%99%C2%A0in-brexit-extension6710
  • Japan starts its kabuki performance with Trump

    Donald Trump isn’t known to be a kabuki fan. But this week, his White House had an intimate look at the classical Japanese dance-drama medium as trade talks took center stage. The first act was ...


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    https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/japan-starts-its-kabuki-performance-with-trump/6694
  • 'Best times over' for Germany: government slashes growth forecast

    The German government cut its forecast for 2019 economic growth for the second time in three months on Wednesday, reflecting a worsening slowdown driven by a recession in manufacturing. German exporte...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/us-germany-economy/best-times-over-for-germany-government-slashes-growth-forecast-idINKCN1RT0VJ6695
  • Turkey looking at new trade mechanisms with Iran to avoid U.S. sanctions

    Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey is looking into establishing new trade mechanisms with Iran, like the INSTEX system set up by European countries to avoid U.S. sanctions reim...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions-turkey/turkey-looking-at-new-trade-mechanisms-with-iran-to-avoid-u-s-sanctions-idUSKCN1RT15N6697
  • Pelosi reaffirms U.S. support for Ireland amid Brexit impasse

    The United States would not agree to any trade deal with Britain if future Brexit arrangements undermine peace in Ireland, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday during a...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-ireland-usa/pelosi-reaffirms-u-s-support-for-ireland-amid-brexit-impasse-idUSKCN1RT1ME6700

EVENTS

Conferences

Blockchain & Automated IT for Government Summit

BLOCKCHAIN & AUTOMATED IT FOR GOVERNMENT SUMMIT

April 24-25, 2019
Blockchain & Automated IT for Government Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Federal Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the innovative capabilities and applications of blockchain, to also include robotic process automation, emerging...

DEFENCE AVIATION SAFETY

DEFENCE AVIATION SAFETY

April 29-30, 2019
SMi Group is proud to present the Defence Aviation Safety Conferencewhich will take place in London on the 29th - 30th April 2019. This unique conference will focus on enhancing military capability through improved safety standards, certification and data management. The event will feature briefings...

Modernizing and Digitizing the Future Federal Government

MODERNIZING AND DIGITIZING THE FUTURE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

April 30-30, 2019
From the Centers of Excellence, the Technology Modernization Fund, investments in AI and machine learning and a renewed focus on customer experience, IT modernization is at the center of government transformation efforts. While these efforts continue, many federal agencies are still spending money t...

FST Government Western Australia 2019

FST GOVERNMENT WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2019

May 02-02, 2019
Western Australia has emerged as one of Australia’s burgeoning tech innovators. Long in the shadow of its Eastern seaboard counterparts, WA has taken significant steps to enhance a once pallid digital service strategy, delivering a series of cutting-edge services and platforms that have enhanc...

State & Local Government Relations Conference

STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS CONFERENCE

September 25-27, 2017
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Join us for our annual State & Local Government Relations Conference, an essential gathering for public affairs professionals looking to advance public policy and explore the latest trends and developments in state and local government.

29th Annual Government Procurement Conference

29TH ANNUAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT CONFERENCE

April 18-18, 2019
The Government Procurement Conference is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. Now in its 29th year, the Government Procurem...

Strategic Government Digital Communications

STRATEGIC GOVERNMENT DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

April 16-18, 2019
Strategic Government Digital Communications is a platform to expand your reach and gain the involvement and trust of your audience by utilizing more impactful, compelling & relevant digital communications to relay your messages and information more effectively. Hear how other government agencies...

What is the Government Contracting Boot Camp?

WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING BOOT CAMP?

April 18-18, 2019
This immersive BOOT CAMP on government contracting prepares your company to ramp up for government opportunities. You will walk away with a detailed understanding of the federal market and a plan to expand your business into the government space. Accelerate your growth by enrolling in this boot camp...

 

Webinars

APR 23, 2019 | 10:00AM
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT COST PRICE ANALYSIS. LEVEL 2
The second part will provide the knowledge of how the government evaluates a fair and reasonable price in the absence of competition or if a cost-type contract is used. We will explore how costs are analyzed to establish a government negotiating position.
APR 23, 2019 | 11:00AM
PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN LATIN AMERICA
Join us for a briefing on public affairs in Latin America, focusing on Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. Political and economic trends affecting multinationals operating in Latin America. The biggest challenges facing global companies in the region and how to tackle them. Tips for track...
APR 23, 2019 | 11:00AM
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: COMMERCIAL TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
Every year, governments worldwide sign contracts worth trillions of dollars. Citizens should know what is in those contracts, so that they can hold governments accountable. They can only do so if the contracts are published. However, there are cases in which full publication of all the inf...
APR 24, 2019 | 2:00PM
ADOPTING DEVOPS WITH LEGACY APPS IN GOVERNMENT
Hybrid cloud is a reality for most infrastructures rather than being purely in the public cloud or purely on-premises. This is where the importance of DevOps and embracing an API-first mentality is multiplied. Having an API-first approach is about leveraging APIs across multiple repositori...
APR 24, 2019 | 4:00PM
WRITING YOUR FEDERAL RESUME
This free virtual (online) presentation will explain each section of the job opportunity announcement (JOA) in an effort to better inform applicants and to assist them in selecting the right job. The presentation highlights a three part process to assist applicants in writing their Federal...
APR 25, 2019 | 11:00AM
HOW THE OPEN GOVERNMENT DATA ACT EMPOWERS DATA-DRIVEN GOVERNMENT
On January 14, 2019, President Trump signed the OPEN Government Data Act into law as part of Pubic Law 115-445. The OPEN Government Data Act creates a presumption that all federal information should be standardized in machine-readable formats and freely-available for public access. The new...

CASE STUDY: WHEN GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT GOES WRONG
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The Federal Trade Commission, for example, acts to ensure that any given organization is not negligent or reckless with private information. But upon what information does the FTC act?
In this session, we'll focus on a case where the FTC relied on highly suspect information obta...
5 WAYS TO IMPROVE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FINANCIALS
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This live webinar is designed for accountants, CPAs, accounts payable professionals, bookkeepers, tax managers, CFOs, controllers, business managers and owners, presidents, vice presidents, CEOs, auditors and consultants.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IDAHO PUBLIC RECORDS AND OPEN MEETINGS
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This live webinar is designed for attorneys, public information and records managers, city managers, county and municipal officials, law enforcement officials and school administrators.
CURRENT ISSUES IN TIN VALIDATION AND B NOTICES
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This live webinar is designed for accountants, CPAs, CFOs, controllers, finance directors, tax managers, tax preparers, presidents, vice presidents, bookkeepers, accounts payable professionals and enrolled agents.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW JERSEY PUBLIC RECORDS AND OPEN MEETINGS
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This live webinar is designed for attorneys, public information and records managers, city managers, county and municipal officials, law enforcement officials and school administrators.
TEXAS PROPERTY TAX LAW - HOW TO KEEP YOUR PROPERTY FROM BEING OVER-ASSESSED
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This live webinar is designed for accountants, CPAs, controllers, tax managers, real estate professionals, presidents and vice presidents, CFOs, bookkeepers, tax preparers and attorneys.

RESOURCES

Rep. Charlie Geren, R-Fort Worth, tried to strike a balance between the bill's supporters, who want stricter enforcement of immigration laws, and those who are concerned that it punishes local gov...

Most firms are introduced to the issue of accounting system compliance in association with their first pre-award survey. Preaward surveys usually take place prior to award of the firm’s first la...

The federal budgeting process is broken. Former lawmakers and budget office leaders know it, current negotiators on Capitol Hill know it, a whole slew of good government groups know it and perhaps mos...

The 2011 accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station had a profound impact on nuclear power operators worldwide. The policy discussion on nuclear energy changed from the benefits...

The 2016 Defence White Paper released on 25 February 2016 delivers on the Government’s commitment to the safety of the Australian people and to the defence our territory and national interests. ...

From industry regulations to data privacy laws and government mandates, meeting compliance has become a permanent criterion for doing business. As each year passes, the resources needed to comply with...

Innovative technologies are new and disruptive (e.g. the airplane in 1914, the tank in 1917, nuclear weapons in 1945). Technological innovation often “backs us up” into suddenly needing a ...

As the Air Force’s Information Operations Team Chief, in South Korea, my team was located within the Strategy Division of the 607th Air Operations Center. My responsibilities included managing t...

A radar that requires only the slightest changes in software and configuration to go from high-altitude maritime ISR to performing low altitude Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM). This emerging...