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  • Deere workers grapple with fallout from Trump's trade war

    Devin Spencer has been on edge ever since Deere & Co. laid off dozens of his colleagues at its Harvester Works plant in western Illinois due to dwindling demand for farm combines. He considers him...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-deere-layoffs-focus/deere-workers-grapple-with-fallout-from-trumps-trade-war-idUSKBN1XP0I68318
  • Huawei, ZTE 'cannot be trusted' and pose security threat: U.S. attorney general

    Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) “cannot be trusted,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr said, labeling the Chinese firms a security threat as he backed a proposal to bar U....


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-zte/huawei-zte-cannot-be-trusted-and-pose-security-threat-u-s-attorney-general-idUSKBN1XO2UJ8319
  • Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft

    Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday said it is contesting the Pentagon’s award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), expressing concern that politics got in th...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon/amazon-challenges-pentagons-10-billion-cloud-award-to-microsoft-idUSKBN1XO3088320
  • Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook to tour Apple operations in Texas: sources

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are expected to tour facilities in Texas where Apple products are made as soon as next week to showcase companies that keep jobs in America, accordin...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-apple/trump-apple-ceo-tim-cook-to-tour-apple-operations-in-texas-sources-idUSKBN1XM2RS8312
  • Exclusive: U.S. manufacturing group hacked by China as trade talks intensified - sources

    As trade talks between Washington and Beijing intensified earlier this year, suspected Chinese hackers broke into an industry group for U.S. manufacturers that has helped shape President Donald Trump&...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-cyber-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-manufacturing-group-hacked-by-china-as-trade-talks-intensified-sources-idUSKBN1XN1AY?il=08314
  • $134 Billion Deficit in October for US Government

    The U.S. government recorded a $134 billion budget deficit in October, the first month of the new fiscal year, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.That compared to a budget deficit of $100 billion ...


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    https://www.voanews.com/usa/134-billion-deficit-october-us-government8315
  • U.S. government says Roger Stone ‘undermined’ Russia inquiry

    Republican political operative Roger Stone undermined the effectiveness of the congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by repeatedly and deliberately lying under oat...


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    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/u-s-government-says-roger-stone-undermined-russia-inquiry8317
  • U.S. Government Is Tripping Over Itself in Race to Dominate 5G Technology

    President Trump stood in front of hardhat-wearing cell-tower climbers this spring in the White House and declared deploying a superfast 5G wireless network a national priority. “My administratio...


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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-government-is-tripping-over-itself-in-race-to-dominate-5g-technology-115735278408310
  • Trump says China trade talks moving along nicely, but deal has to be right

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that trade talks with China were moving along “very nicely,” but the United States would only make a deal with Beijing if it was the right deal...


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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trade-trump/trump-says-china-trade-talks-moving-along-nicely-but-deal-has-to-be-right-idUSKBN1XJ0GA8308

EVENTS

Conferences

Massachusetts Digital Government Summit 2019

MASSACHUSETTS DIGITAL GOVERNMENT SUMMIT 2019

November 18-19, 2019
Government Technology's passion is helping spread best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector. The Massachusetts Digital Government Summit is designed to do just that. The summit has an advisory board that gathers public sector and private sector leaders to create an agenda that ...

Florida Public Sector CIO Academy 2019

FLORIDA PUBLIC SECTOR CIO ACADEMY 2019

November 18-19, 2019
The Florida Public Sector CIO Academy is the premier leadership event for Florida's senior level technology executives to improve their management and business skills and to develop the IT leaders of the future.

Texas Public Sector CIO Academy 2019

TEXAS PUBLIC SECTOR CIO ACADEMY 2019

November 21-21, 2019
The Texas Public Sector CIO Academy is the premier leadership event for Texas' senior level technology executives to improve their management and business skills and to develop the IT leaders of the future. The purpose of this invitation-only event is to foster discussion and dialogue on what it...

Governing Leadership Forum: California 2019

GOVERNING LEADERSHIP FORUM: CALIFORNIA 2019

November 21-21, 2019
With a new state administration and its ambitious agenda, Governing’s California Leadership Forum is well-timed for important leadership and management discussions to help advance California forward. California’s elected officials, appointees, senior executives and managers must balance ...

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.

Twelfth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

TWELFTH ANNUAL FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION MICROECONOMICS CONFERENCE

November 14-15, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC's antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions. Those fields include industrial orga...

National Local Government Workforce Summit

NATIONAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKFORCE SUMMIT

November 13-15, 2019
The conference will feature expert local government, academic, corporate and government speakers, interactive workshops to exchange best practice across councils, provision of a range of case studies, forums and workshops to encourage stronger networks and the opportunity to socialise with peers.

International Conference On Legislation & Law Reform

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATION & LAW REFORM

November 14-15, 2019
The International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform focus on how laws are written in the United States and around the world at the international, national, and subnational levels. Each year, the conference draws speakers and attendees from around the world. The conference provides an unparall...

 

Webinars

NOV 19, 2019 | 9:00AM
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: DATA RIGHTS (& WRONGS) (TX)
The Government’s and contractors’ respective rights in intellectual property (IP) arising from government contracts is very important to both sides. For contractors, IP rights may be critical for the very survival of the company. For Government agencies, IP rights may have a gr...
NOV 19, 2019 | 3:00PM
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS BID PROTESTS
Mary Karen Wills will discuss topics including recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) decisions, considerations before protesting, and best practices.
NOV 20, 2019 | 11:00AM
TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FOR TRANSFORMING GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
User experience is a growing concern for state and local government leaders. Annual benchmark surveys conducted by the Center for Digital Government show that improving the interactions citizens and other stakeholders have with public agencies has become both a policy and investment priori...
NOV 20, 2019 | 11:00AM
LEVERAGING GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS EFFORTS TO IMPROVE AB5
Join CA Senator Dean Florez (ret.), Nathan Garnett, General Counsel, OfferUp, and Bryan Jamele, Sr Director of Government Affairs, Care.com to learn how your organization can engage in the efforts around improving AB5 through government affairs and lobbying activities.
NOV 21, 2019 | 10:00AM
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE STRINGENT H-1B VISA APPROVAL PROCESS IN 2019-2020
The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent....
NOV 21, 2019 | 2:00PM
TOOLS TO NAVIGATE THE CHANGING WORKFORCE IN GOVERNMENT
Amid all this change and uncertainty in your workforce and operations, there is opportunity. Opportunity to equip your government team with what they need to grow to meet demands. Opportunity to harness tools and technology to make sure your team is prepared for the future. Opportunity to ...

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...

This report examines the substantial economic costs that malicious cyber activity imposes on the U.S. economy. Cyber threats are ever-evolving and may come from sophisticated adversaries. Due to commo...

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...