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UK participation in Horizon 2020: government overview UK PARTICIPATION IN HORIZON 2020: GOVERNMENT OVERVIEW

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Dec 11, 2018

The UK government is committed to ensuring that UK and EU researchers, universities and businesses will be able to continue to collaborate after EU exit. However, as a responsible government, we are planning for every eventuality to ensure cross-border collaboration in science and innovation can con...

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MANDATE PAPER FOR BUDGET 2018 MANDATE PAPER FOR BUDGET 2018

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Dec 06, 2018

In 2016, Cabinet identified the need to strengthen the alignment of the South African Budget, the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) and the National Development Plan (NDP), and for budget prioritization to focus on the last 24 months of the current administration. The Department of Planning, Mo...

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Scotand SCOTAND'S PLACE IN EUROPE: OUR WAY FORWARD

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Oct 22, 2018

It is now well over two years since the EU referendum and less than six months until the UK will leave the European Union. Despite having stalled for two years in setting out what they want from Brexit, the UK Government seems determined to present us with a false choice between two alternatives: no...

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State of the energy market 2018 STATE OF THE ENERGY MARKET 2018

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Oct 22, 2018

Energy is an essential service and the lifeblood of our economy. Questions about how energy is produced and supplied, and how affordable it is, are at the forefront of public debate. This report aims to contribute to the debate, by providing a rigorous analysis of the current state of energy markets...

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STRATEGY FOR AMERICAN LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING STRATEGY FOR AMERICAN LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

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Oct 22, 2018

The United States has long thrived on its ability to manufacture goods and sell them in domestic and global markets. Manufacturing plays a vital role in almost every sector of the U.S. economy, stretching from aerospace to pharmaceuticals and beyond. Advanced manufacturing which includes both new ma...

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BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: LOCAL GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: LOCAL GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES

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Oct 12, 2018

State and local governments have increased their exploration of innovative approaches to deliver essential public services. This paper illustrates the benefits and challenges of blockchain technology by exploring case studies of its application and implementation in U.S. local governments as well as...

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Norwegian Government issues 2019 Fiscal Budget NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENT ISSUES 2019 FISCAL BUDGET

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Oct 10, 2018

On 8 October 2018, the Norwegian Government published its proposal for the 2019 Fiscal Budget. The proposal will now be discussed by the Norwegian Parliament, and subject to any potential changes, it is expected to be approved in December 2018.

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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CROSS-BORDER SWAPS REGULATION VERSION 2.0 CROSS-BORDER SWAPS REGULATION VERSION 2.0

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Oct 01, 2018

This White Paper is written by Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. The author has been a constant supporter of the swaps market reforms passed by the U.S. Congress in Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-F...

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Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States ASSESSING AND STRENGTHENING THE MANUFACTURING AND DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE AND SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCY OF THE UNITED STATES

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Sep 26, 2018

On July 21, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order (EO) 13806 on Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States. The EO directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a whole-of-government effort to assess risk,...

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The Congressional Review Act: Which “Rules” Must Be Submitted to Congress THE CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT: WHICH “RULES” MUST BE SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS

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Sep 24, 2018

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to review certain types of federal agency actions that fall under the statutory category of “rules.” The CRA requires that agencies report their rules to Congress and provides special procedures under which Congress can consider legislat...

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National Cyber Strategy of the United States of America NATIONAL CYBER STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sep 23, 2018

Protecting America’s national security and promoting the prosperity of the American people are my top priorities. Ensuring the security of cyberspace is fundamental to both endeavors. Cyberspace is an integral component of all facets of American life, including our economy and defense. Yet, ou...

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Evolution or Revolution? U.S. Policy on Venezuela from Obama to Trump EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION? U.S. POLICY ON VENEZUELA FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP

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Sep 21, 2018

Less than a month after taking office as President of the United States, Donald J. Trump employed his preferred mode of communication, Twitter, to deliver a foreign policy statement of some consequence. Following a meeting with Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez...

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The future partnership between the European Union and the United Kingdom THE FUTURE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

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Sep 20, 2018

Following the European Council's additional guidelines of March 2018, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) have begun discussions on their future relations, after the UK's withdrawal from the EU (Brexit). Negotiations continue, in parallel, to agree on the terms of a Withdrawa...

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Analytical Perspectives Budget of the U. S. Government Fiscal Year 2018 ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES BUDGET OF THE U. S. GOVERNMENT FISCAL YEAR 2018

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Sep 14, 2018

The Analytical Perspectives volume presents analyses that highlight specific subject areas or provide other significant data that place the President’s 2018 Budget in context and assist the public, policymakers, the media, and researchers in better understanding the budget. This volume complem...

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY & INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

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Sep 14, 2018

The National Audit Office scrutinizes public spending for Parliament and is independent of government. The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), Sir Amyas Morse KCB, is an Officer of the House of Commons and leads the NAO. The C&AG certifies the accounts of all government departments and m...

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Envisioning Comprehensive Entity Identification for the U.S. Federal Government ENVISIONING COMPREHENSIVE ENTITY IDENTIFICATION FOR THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Sep 12, 2018

The U.S. federal government uses 50 distinct entity identification systems all separate and incompatible with one another. To give just one example of the difficulties created based on the use of multiple identification systems, the Employer Data Matching Workgroup, after surveying the landscape of ...

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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017 INCOME AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES: 2017

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Sep 12, 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau collects data and publishes estimates on income and poverty in order to evaluate national economic trends as well as to understand their impact on the well-being of households, families, and individuals. This report presents data on income and poverty in the United States base...

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Readiness for the Future of Production Report 2018 READINESS FOR THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTION REPORT 2018

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Sep 10, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution1 and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics, and additive manufacturing are spurring the development of new production techniques and business models that will fundamentally transform production. Both the speed and the...

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Government of Canada Fixed-Income Market Ecology GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FIXED-INCOME MARKET ECOLOGY

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Sep 10, 2018

The Government of Canada borrows funds by issuing fixed-income securities to investors. These securities, called Government of Canada (GoC) securities, pay interest and are redeemed upon maturity for the value of the loan.

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The Brexit White Paper on future relations and alternative proposals THE BREXIT WHITE PAPER ON FUTURE RELATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS

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Aug 28, 2018

After the Chequers Cabinet ‘away day’ on 6 July, Theresa May made a statement on the agreement she said had been reached on what the future relationship between the UK and the EU should look like. The Chequers statement set out the Government’s commitment to maintaining a “co...

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Review of GSA’s Revised Plan for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters Consolidation Project REVIEW OF GSA’S REVISED PLAN FOR THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION HEADQUARTERS CONSOLIDATION PROJECT

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Aug 27, 2018

On February 12, 2018, the General Services Administration (GSA) presented a revised plan for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters consolidation project to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (Senate EPW Committee). The plan recommended razing the FBI’s existi...

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The Implications for the Mueller Investigation of Confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION OF CONFIRMING JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH

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Aug 23, 2018

This paper examines the consequences that confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Associate Justice of the United States, would have for the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election. Because Judge Kavanaugh is an ardent pr...

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MS-13 in the United States and Federal Law Enforcement Efforts MS-13 IN THE UNITED STATES AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

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Aug 20, 2018

The Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) is a violent criminal gang operating both in the United States and abroad namely Central America. MS-13 was formed on the streets of Los Angeles, CA, in the 1980s by refugees who were fleeing civil conflict in El Salvador. It became a transnational gang as MS-13 members ...

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2018–19 DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE CORPORATE PLAN 2018–19 DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE CORPORATE PLAN

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Aug 10, 2018

The purpose of the department is to make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous, to provide timely and responsive consular and passport services, and to ensure a secure Australian Government presence overseas.

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ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL TAX LAW REVISIONS ON THE STATE OF ALABAMA ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL TAX LAW REVISIONS ON THE STATE OF ALABAMA

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Jul 30, 2018

The computation of Alabama individual income tax begins with state adjusted gross income. Unlike most state individual income taxes, the Alabama individual income tax is not directly tied to the calculation of federal taxable income. For administrative simplicity, Alabama conforms to certain federal...

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Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap INTEGRATION OF CIVIL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM (NAS) ROADMAP

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Jul 30, 2018

Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations are rapidly increasing in number, technical complexity, and sophistication. The growth in popularity of these new aircraft has presented the U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with a number of reg...

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Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR FY 2018-2022

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Jul 26, 2018

The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is to ensure our Nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world, which improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competi...

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TRUMP’S FUEL ECONOMY STANDARD ROLLBACK WILL COST $450 BILLION THROUGH 2050, INCREASE EMISSIONS 11% THROUGH 2035 TRUMP’S FUEL ECONOMY STANDARD ROLLBACK WILL COST $450 BILLION THROUGH 2050, INCREASE EMISSIONS 11% THROUGH 2035

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Jul 25, 2018

Media reports indicate the Trump Administration will propose freezing existing federal fuel economy standards for cars and SUVs at 2020 levels, thereby undoing fuel economy increases for model years 2022 to 2025 set by previous administrations. Energy Innovation’s modeling predicts that freezi...

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National Security and Investment NATIONAL SECURITY AND INVESTMENT

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Jul 24, 2018

The UK economy has a proud and hard-won reputation as one of the most open economies in the world. As of 2017, the UK had the third-highest inward foreign direct investment stock in the world. This is not just a fact. It is a reflection of the values on which our economic approach is based – o...

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A summary of the UK Government’s White Paper proposals for the UK’s future relationship with the EU A SUMMARY OF THE UK GOVERNMENT’S WHITE PAPER PROPOSALS FOR THE UK’S FUTURE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EU

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Jul 24, 2018

On 12 July, the UK Government published its White Paper on The Future Relationship between the UK and EU (PDF748 KB). The paper is over 100 pages in length and sets out in detail the UK Government’s proposals for a future economic partnership, a future security partnership, cooperative accords...

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Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace FOREIGN ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE IN CYBERSPACE

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Jul 24, 2018

In the 2011 report to Congress on Foreign Spies Stealing U.S. Economic Secrets in Cyberspace, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive provided a baseline assessment of the many dangers facing the U.S. research, development, and manufacturing sectors when operating in cyberspace, the...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: Contemporary Ratification Issues THE PROPOSED EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: CONTEMPORARY RATIFICATION ISSUES

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Jul 18, 2018

The proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (ERA), which declares that “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex,” was approved by Congress for ratification by the states in 1972. The proposal in...

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BREXIT BRIEF 045 BREXIT BRIEF 045

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Jul 18, 2018

On 12 July 2018, the UK Government published its long-promised White Paper – The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The UK Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, explained that the White Paper confirmed that the UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019 ‘forging ...

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Consumer Impact of Potential U.S. Section 232 Tariffs and Quotas on Imported Automobiles & Automotive Parts CONSUMER IMPACT OF POTENTIAL U.S. SECTION 232 TARIFFS AND QUOTAS ON IMPORTED AUTOMOBILES & AUTOMOTIVE PARTS

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Jul 17, 2018

If the Trump Administration chooses to implement tariffs or quotas on U.S. imports of automobiles and automotive parts, the Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) estimates that consumers will see the price of all new vehicles rise by $455 to $6,875 depending on the level of tariff or quota, where the...

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Impacts of Congressional Actions on Federal Contract Spending IMPACTS OF CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS ON FEDERAL CONTRACT SPENDING

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Jul 17, 2018

This analysis was conducted using government-wide contract acquisition and spending data. An additional dataset was compiled identifying the timing of continuing resolutions and new appropriations legislation enacted by Congress from Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 through the second quarter of FY 2018. Contr...

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Addressing America’s Reskilling Challenge ADDRESSING AMERICA’S RESKILLING CHALLENGE

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Jul 16, 2018

Renewed economic growth, a booming job market, and the evolving nature of work are transforming the face of the labor market, resulting in changes in the skill needs of American employers, as well as new and different opportunities for American workers. In the United States, investment in skill deve...

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Monetary Policy Report MONETARY POLICY REPORT

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Jul 13, 2018

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is firmly committed to fulfilling its statutory mandate from the Congress of promoting maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. The Committee seeks to explain its monetary policy decisions to the public as clearly as possible....

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The Defense Budget and the Budget Control Act: Frequently Asked Questions THE DEFENSE BUDGET AND THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Jul 13, 2018

The spending limits (or caps) apply separately to defense and nondefense discretionary budget authority. Budget authority is authority provided by law to a federal agency to obligate money for goods and services. The caps are enforced by a mechanism called sequestration.

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The Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

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Jul 13, 2018

At the end of 2017, the US published a new National Security Strategy (NSS), replacing the previous NSS of 2015 in record time. This working paper analyses the new NSS. The US strategy now perceives a hypercompetitive world on the horizon, very different from that seen in decades past. The NSS argue...

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND IMMIGRATION SOCIAL MEDIA AND IMMIGRATION

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Jul 12, 2018

Governments around the world are screening travelers’ social media sites to vet their backgrounds and personal information. The information they gather from a traveler’s social media profiles or postings can provide grounds for denying entry to that traveler. Employees should be aware of...

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Overview: The business view of the Government’s Brexit White Paper OVERVIEW: THE BUSINESS VIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S BREXIT WHITE PAPER

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Jul 12, 2018

In many areas, the White Paper seeks to answer the questions and address the issues that companies have been raising with Government since the EU referendum, and it correctly identifies the right challenges. However, businesses will be no clearer on the Government’s negotiating position in a n...

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THE CONTINUED TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN U.S. CITIES THE CONTINUED TRANSITION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN U.S. CITIES

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Jul 11, 2018

Growth in the electric vehicle market continues globally. Cumulative global electric vehicle sales surpassed 3 million units in 2017, with the United States now the third largest electric vehicle market after China and Europe. Governments at national, regional, and local levels continue to support t...

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Transformation and Innovation in the Wake Of Devastation: An Economic And Disaster Recovery Plan For Puerto Rico TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION IN THE WAKE OF DEVASTATION: AN ECONOMIC AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN FOR PUERTO RICO

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Jul 09, 2018

In September of 2017, Puerto Rico suffered catastrophic damage as Hurricane Irma passed just north of San Juan. Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on the Island as a massive category 4 hurricane two weeks later. The hurricanes’ devastating effects on people’s health and safety cannot be o...

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Cybersecurity in the Federal Government CYBERSECURITY IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Jul 09, 2018

Federal agencies face many of the same cybersecurity challenges as private-sector organizations. These include a barrage of attacks such as malware, phishing emails used to spread malware or steal credentials, and distributed denial of service attacks that can be generated by malware-infected system...

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US Indo-Pacific Strategy: Myths and Reality US INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY: MYTHS AND REALITY

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Jul 06, 2018

The US perceptions that these assumptions were being proven wrong occurred incrementally over the past decade. While there is still no clear new US consensus on a China policy, there is a hard-edged pessimism. A mea culpa by two former Obama administration officials summed it up: ‘Washington n...

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U.S. Immigration Policy under Trump Deep Changes and Lasting Impacts U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY UNDER TRUMP DEEP CHANGES AND LASTING IMPACTS

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Jul 05, 2018

From his earliest days in office, President Donald Trump signaled his intention to make taking a tough stance on immigration the rallying cry of his campaign a focus of his administration. Within five days, he issued a series of executive orders promising major changes to the U.S. immigration system...

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“Americanism, not globalism”: President Trump and the American mission “AMERICANISM, NOT GLOBALISM”: PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE AMERICAN MISSION

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Jul 03, 2018

From the end of the Second World War, the dominant current of American exceptionalism in the rhetoric and outlook of US presidents has been the belief that the United States has a special mission to redeem the world by extending liberty and democracy to all peoples. However, President Donald Trump i...

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Government Estate Strategy GOVERNMENT ESTATE STRATEGY

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Jul 03, 2018

This strategy marks a new chapter in how we manage the government estate. Just as we see our home as something more than just a roof over our heads, our estate is at the heart of everything that we do from the policies we create to the public services we provide, to the type of economy we wish to bu...

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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (CFIUS)

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Jul 03, 2018

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency body comprised of nine Cabinet members, two ex officio members, and other members as appointed by the President, that assists the President in overseeing the national security aspects of foreign direct investment in t...

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Private Flood Insurance and the National Flood Insurance Program PRIVATE FLOOD INSURANCE AND THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

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Jul 02, 2018

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is the main source of primary flood insurance coverage in the United States, collecting $3.5 billion in premiums for over five million flood insurance policies. This is in contrast to the majority of other property and casualty risks, such as damage from f...

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THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

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Jul 02, 2018

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world. The Government will have delivered on the result of the 2016 referendum the biggest democratic exercise in this country’s history. And it will have reached a key milestone in its pri...

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Managing Salesforce Environments for Government and Government Contractors MANAGING SALESFORCE ENVIRONMENTS FOR GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

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Jun 28, 2018

Salesforce Is A Cloud Service Provider (CSP) That Provides Both Software As A Service (Saas) And Platform As A Service (Paas) Offerings For Customers To Develop And Deploy Applications And Associated Data. The Salesforce Government Cloud Is Part Of Our Multi-Tenant Public Cloud Infrastructure And Is...

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Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES OMBUDSMAN

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Jun 28, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers an immigration benefits system that handles millions of applications and petitions annually. Americans and prospective Americans all have a stake in the proper administration of immigration benefits. While USCIS timely adjudicates the maj...

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TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT

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Jun 28, 2018

Human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, is a global threat that touches nearly every corner of the world. The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report not only captures the challenges governments and societies face in fighting human trafficking, but highlights eff...

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SUMMARY OF THE 2018 WHITE HOUSE STATEFEDERAL STEM EDUCATION SUMMIT SUMMARY OF THE 2018 WHITE HOUSE STATEFEDERAL STEM EDUCATION SUMMIT

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Jun 28, 2018

Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, including Computer Science, is of paramount importance to America’s future workforce and is the foundation to develop the necessary skills for the jobs that will allow the United States to continue to remain the globa...

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Challenges, Prize Programs, and the Opportunity for Government CHALLENGES, PRIZE PROGRAMS, AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GOVERNMENT

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Jun 28, 2018

Challenges and prize competitions are a severely underused tool that should be systematically instituted by governments in order to rectify the considerable problems and market failures that exist within the innovation system. After enjoying a series of dramatic innovation success stories during the...

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Land Owner Transparency Act White Paper: Draft Legislation with Annotations LAND OWNER TRANSPARENCY ACT WHITE PAPER: DRAFT LEGISLATION WITH ANNOTATIONS

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Jun 26, 2018

In Budget 2018, the B.C. government launched Homes for BC: A 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability in British Columbia. This comprehensive plan to address the housing crisis includes new measures to tackle foreign and domestic speculation, close real estate and tax loopholes, protect renters, crac...

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Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century DELIVERING GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Jun 25, 2018

When America’s Founders wrote the Constitution, they laid out a clear vision for the United States Government: to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. Moreover, they established Executi...

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Focus on Farm Policy FOCUS ON FARM POLICY

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Jun 22, 2018

The 115th Congress is faced with the important task of writing a new farm bill in 2018 to replace the current bill (The Agricultural Act of 2014; PL-113-79), which expires Sept. 30. The current five-year farm bill was estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to have a 10-year budgetary cost of $...

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Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP REPORT TO CONGRESS ON MEDICAID AND CHIP

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Jun 15, 2018

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis and makes recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide array of issues affecting...

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An Immigration Policy Platform for Beyond the Trump Era AN IMMIGRATION POLICY PLATFORM FOR BEYOND THE TRUMP ERA

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Jun 14, 2018

The escalated war on immigrants by the Trump regime, most recently exposed through the horrific separation of migrant parents and children, has struck a nerve and mobilized millions. This moment calls for bold vision and action. This document provides a vision matching the severity of the threats we...

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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 WORLD ECONOMIC SITUATION AND PROSPECTS 2018

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Jun 13, 2018

The last decade has been punctuated by a series of broad-based economic crises and negative shocks, starting with the global financial crisis of 2008–2009, followed by the European sovereign debt crisis of 2010–2012 and the global commodity price realignments of 2014–2016. As these...

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Example Azure Implementation for Government Agencies EXAMPLE AZURE IMPLEMENTATION FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Jun 13, 2018

Governments worldwide are looking for ways to enhance their ability to deliver services to their citizens. In this endeavor, they are adopting innovative methods that can not only enhance the service delivery capabilities, but also do it in the most cost-effective, secure, highly available, and high...

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Canada’s Emerging Indigenous Rights Framework: A Critical Analysis CANADA’S EMERGING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS FRAMEWORK: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

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Jun 05, 2018

The report analyzes the substantial changes to Indigenous policy and legislation in Canada, which are coalescing around the current Liberal Government’s proposed Indigenous Rights, Recognition and Implementation Framework legislation. The Prime Minister has announced that the legislation will ...

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Addressing the Challenges to Aviation from Evolving Space Transportation ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES TO AVIATION FROM EVOLVING SPACE TRANSPORTATION

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Jun 02, 2018

The future growth and success of U.S. commercial aviation depend upon continued safe, dependable, and efficient access to shared public resources, such as the national airspace system (NAS), air traffic management, ground infrastructure, and airport services.

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Elder Financial Exploitation ELDER FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION

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Jun 01, 2018

Three interrelated sets of factors are at work: health-related effects of aging; financial and retirement trends; and demographic trends. Cognitive decline is a key factor, whether brought on by disease or other changes in the aging brain even without the presence of disease. When cognitive decline ...

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GPS TRACKING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT GPS TRACKING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Jun 01, 2018

As part of their fleet operations, local government is incorporating GPS tracking to help solve the challenges that come along with managing a fleet of vehicles. The technology is being put to good use helping to improve safety and accountability throughout their fleet operations, as well as driving...

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REDUCING FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY BURDENS ON RESEARCH REDUCING FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY BURDENS ON RESEARCH

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May 30, 2018

The 2017 American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA) directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in coordination with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), to establish an interagency working group (Working Group) to reduce administrative burdens on federally funded rese...

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Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017 REPORT ON THE ECONOMIC WELL-BEING OF U.S. HOUSEHOLDS IN 2017

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May 29, 2018

This report describes the responses to the fifth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED). The survey is designed to enhance our understanding of how adults in the United States are faring financially. The findings show many signs of growth and improvement along with remaining ...

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Fiscal Year 2019 Congressional Budget Justification And Performance Budget Goals FISCAL YEAR 2019 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE BUDGET GOALS

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May 25, 2018

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent Federal investigative and prosecutorial agency that promotes accountability, integrity, fairness, and efficiency in the Federal workplace. OSC’s primary mission is to investigate allegations of prohibited personnel practices (PPP), esp...

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HOW FREIGHT RAIL DELIVERS THE 21ST CENTURY HOW FREIGHT RAIL DELIVERS THE 21ST CENTURY

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May 23, 2018

Technology fuels America’s freight railroads, making a modern network capable of meeting today’s transportation challenges and those of the future. Integrated teams of data scientists, software developers, and engineers develop and apply technology across every aspect of the nationwide f...

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THE COUNT STARTS NOW: Taking Action to Avoid a Census 2020 Crisis THE COUNT STARTS NOW: TAKING ACTION TO AVOID A CENSUS 2020 CRISIS

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May 20, 2018

Every ten years, the United States conducts a “Decennial Census” with the goal of determining the distribution of resources and political representation by counting every person in the country where they live. The census is a complex operation to collect important demographic, social, an...

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The Political Impact of Immigration: Evidence from the United States THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION: EVIDENCE FROM THE UNITED STATES

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May 19, 2018

Political leaders' positions on the issue of immigration can be an important determinant of their electoral success or failure. Immigration took center stage in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and its aftermath as now-President Donald Trump took strong stands on illegal immigration, the con...

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Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report and Action Plan FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY RISK DETERMINATION REPORT AND ACTION PLAN

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May 17, 2018

Effective cybersecurity requires any organization whether a private sector company, a non-profit, or an agency at the state, local, or Federal level to identify, prioritize, and manage cyber risks across its enterprise. These cyber risks can manifest themselves in many ways, including the increasing...

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The Economic Impact of Digital Identity in Canada THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DIGITAL IDENTITY IN CANADA

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May 16, 2018

Digital identity is critical to the development of the Canadian digital economy. It is a key tool in making digital services safe, secure, efficient and accessible. Without it, many of the issues we encounter will be magnified by the rapid increase in high-connected digital services. For the Canadia...

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HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE SPURRING THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY HOW GOVERNMENTS ARE SPURRING THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY

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May 15, 2018

Auto manufacturers have announced more than $150 billion in investments to achieve collective production targets of more than 13 million electric vehicles annually around 2025. This is likely more than 10% of global light-duty vehicle sales, based on publicly announced plans. To achieve this level o...

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY

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May 15, 2018

The American people are increasingly dependent upon the Internet for daily conveniences, critical services, and economic prosperity. Substantial growth in Internet access and networked devices has facilitated widespread opportunities and innovation. This extraordinary level of connectivity, however,...

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Universal Design: Transforming Accessible IT in the Federal Government UNIVERSAL DESIGN: TRANSFORMING ACCESSIBLE IT IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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May 15, 2018

We’re excited to share a new white paper. Universal Design: Transforming Accessible IT in the Federal Government (PDF, May 2018) explores the benefits of adopting a universal design in the federal government to improve IT accessibility. Universal design promotes the concept that all products s...

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Debtbook Diplomacy DEBTBOOK DIPLOMACY

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May 14, 2018

Over the past decade, China has extended hundreds of billions of dollars in loans to countries that often can’t afford to repay them. Through a process the authors have termed “debt-book diplomacy,” China has begun to leverage this accumulated debt to achieve its strategic aims.

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The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BLUEPRINT TO LOWER DRUG PRICES AND REDUCE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS

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May 11, 2018

The United States Is First In The World In Biopharmaceutical Investment And Innovation. Combining Our Free Market System And Generous Public Investment Made America Home To The First Chemotherapy Treatments For Cancer, The First Effective Treatments For HIV, The First Cure For Hepatitis C, And Now, ...

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Impediments to U.S. Educational & Public Institutions Ameliorating the Mass Shooting Epidemic with Effective State-of-the-Art Security Solutions IMPEDIMENTS TO U.S. EDUCATIONAL & PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AMELIORATING THE MASS SHOOTING EPIDEMIC WITH EFFECTIVE STATE-OF-THE-ART SECURITY SOLUTIONS

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May 10, 2018

The Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shootings, in Newtown, Connecticut, created a watershed moment in the U.S. whereby public opinion finally demanded that a solution is found to this seemingly accelerating problem. After much public outcry and time has gone by, progress had been slow, in making s...

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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Health Care 2018 ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP IN AUSTRALIAN HEALTH CARE 2018

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May 09, 2018

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an issue of great significance for health care in Australia and has been declared a significant threat to human health. Infections with pathogens resistant to antimicrobials lead to prolonged or serious illness, escalation in therapy with associated healthcare costs...

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Blockchain and Suitability for Government Applications BLOCKCHAIN AND SUITABILITY FOR GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS

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May 08, 2018

Traditional relational database management solutions (e.g. Oracle and SQL), deployed globally across millions of applications, have one major operational constraint the management of data is performed by a few entities who must be trusted. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT, commonly referred to a...

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Local Government Better Practice Guide Model Budget 2018-19 LOCAL GOVERNMENT BETTER PRACTICE GUIDE MODEL BUDGET 2018-19

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May 06, 2018

Local government in Victoria manages approximately $91.2 billion1 of community assets and infrastructure and spends around $8.1 billion2 on the provision of services annually. Local government, in partnership with other levels of government, is responsible for aspects of everyday life that people ca...

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Federal IT Budget & Contract Opportunities FEDERAL IT BUDGET & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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Apr 30, 2018

Since fiscal 2014, about 71 percent of the governmentwide information technology budget has been spent on federal contracting. At that rate, Bloomberg Government expects a slight dip in IT spending to $58 billion in fiscal 2018 from $59 billion in fiscal 2017 and an increase to $60 billion in fiscal...

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Advanced Analytics Enabling Government Agencies to Boost Debt Collections Without Hiring New Staff ADVANCED ANALYTICS ENABLING GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO BOOST DEBT COLLECTIONS WITHOUT HIRING NEW STAFF

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Apr 30, 2018

Faced with exceedingly tight budgets, federal, state and local government agencies are curtailing services. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Agencies would have far more resources if only they could collect all of the tax and non-tax revenues they’re already owed. Yet, because of lean...

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Polycom Government Solutions POLYCOM GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS

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Apr 29, 2018

As a global market leader in collaboration tools and solutions, Polycom has enabled thousands of Government organizations to achieve the efficiency and productivity benefits of collaboration in Unified Communications environments. With integrated video, voice, data and Web-based conferencing, Polyco...

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The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018 THE STATE OF THE NATION’S HOUSING 2018

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Apr 28, 2018

As the inaugural State of the Nation’s Housing report noted, the majority of Americans were well housed in 1988, and a number of metrics point to improving conditions since then. More than 40 million units have been built over the past three decades, accommodating 27 million new households, re...

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2017 Foreign Policy White Paper 2017 FOREIGN POLICY WHITE PAPER

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Apr 27, 2018

The Government is publishing this White Paper to chart a clear course for Australia at a time of rapid change. Over the coming decade, Australia will need to pursue its interests in a more competitive and contested world. Our world is now more interconnected and interdependent than at any other time...

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Big Data Analytics Federal Business Analytics BIG DATA ANALYTICS FEDERAL BUSINESS ANALYTICS

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Apr 26, 2018

Federal data is growing at an astounding rate, expected to double every two years. However, data collected from a wide variety of sources such as blogs, emails, videos, social media, photos and other types of sensors often are unused. What makes their analysis difficult is their volume, the velocity...

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Swaps Regulation Version 2.0 An Assessment of the Current Implementation of Reform and Proposals for Next Steps SWAPS REGULATION VERSION 2.0 AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT IMPLEMENTATION OF REFORM AND PROPOSALS FOR NEXT STEPS

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Apr 26, 2018

This White Paper analyzes the range of academic research, market activity and regulatory experience with the CFTC’s current implementation of swaps reform. It explores and considers a range of improvements to the current reform implementation that is pro-reform, aligned to Congressional intent...

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US Tax Issues for Canadian Residents US TAX ISSUES FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS

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Apr 24, 2018

There is approximately one million US citizens resident in Canada. Canadian residents file personal tax returns in Canada. US citizens living in Canada file personal tax returns in Canada and have an obligation to file personal tax returns in the US based on their citizenship – a requirement t...

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THE CASE FOR PROTECTING LEGAL IMMIGRATION AGAINST RECENT ATTACKS THE CASE FOR PROTECTING LEGAL IMMIGRATION AGAINST RECENT ATTACKS

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Apr 24, 2018

Immigrants and immigration are good for our country, good for our communities, and good for our economy. The U.S.’ greatest competitive advantage has long been a culture that welcomes immigrants and provides them with the freedom and opportunity to thrive. For generations, immigration has been...

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Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report: Impacts on Government CISCO 2018 ANNUAL CYBERSECURITY REPORT: IMPACTS ON GOVERNMENT

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Apr 20, 2018

Weaponizing technology to damage government services and infrastructure Democracy’s adversaries and multiple state-sanctioned actors now have the expertise and tools necessary to take down government networks. Even worse, they have shown the capability to damage critical infrastructure and ser...

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PRESIDENT PRESIDENT'S MANAGEMENT AGENDA

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Apr 20, 2018

Most Americans may not think about the Federal Government every day but when they need Government services, they expect them to work. As the President has stated, “at all levels of Government, our public servants put our country and our people first. The hard work of our mail carriers, teacher...

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National Risk Management A Practical ERM Approach for Federal Governments NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT A PRACTICAL ERM APPROACH FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS

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Apr 18, 2018

This paper presents a value-based approach to ERM and discusses how federal governments can use it to support risk-reward decision making at the highest levels of government and increase the chances of achieving critical national goals. Value-based ERM provides a key link between risk and reward usi...

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Understanding Federal Cybersecurity UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY

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Apr 17, 2018

Federal networks are attractive targets for foreign intelligence services and other malicious actors in cyberspace. They enable government missions and operations, handle sensitive internal communications, and store personal data on millions of Americans. The level of threat faced by federal governm...

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THE STATE OF HEALTH IN NEW MEXICO 2018 THE STATE OF HEALTH IN NEW MEXICO 2018

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Apr 12, 2018

New Mexico's health status continues to evolve as demographics change and specific health issues become more or less prominent. For a state with a relatively small population, New Mexico's health status remains quite complex. This report aims to systematically review New Mexico's health ...

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Annual funding statement for defined benefit pension schemes ANNUAL FUNDING STATEMENT FOR DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION SCHEMES

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Apr 12, 2018

This statement is for trustees of all occupational defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and their sponsoring employers. It is particularly relevant to those whose valuations have effective dates between 22 September 2017 and 21 September 2018 (Tranche 13, or T13 reviews). However, many of the messag...

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Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy of The United States of America SUMMARY OF THE 2018 NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Apr 12, 2018

The Department of Defense’s enduring mission is to provide combat-credible military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our nation. Should deterrence fail, the Joint Force is prepared to win. Reinforcing America’s traditional tools of diplomacy, the Department provides...

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WHAT INSIDERS KNOW ABOUT WINNING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS WHAT INSIDERS KNOW ABOUT WINNING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

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Apr 12, 2018

Every year, billions of dollars are spent by almost 100,000 U.S. state and local governments for a variety of goods, services, and constructions. In fact, government spending remains a major portion of the U.S. economy at 34% of gross domestic product (GDP). Public sector contracts present huge oppo...

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How Government Agencies are Facing Cyber Security Challenges HOW GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE FACING CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGES

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Apr 10, 2018

The United States Federal Government relies heavily on information technology to drive efficiencies and increase citizen engagement. However, an uptick in cyber attacks and data breaches that affect government operations has created a perfect storm of risks and challenges. Cyber threats continue to ...

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Local government in Scotland Challenges and performance 2018 LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN SCOTLAND CHALLENGES AND PERFORMANCE 2018

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Apr 05, 2018

Local government in Scotland continues to operate in a complex and changing environment that involves increasing levels of uncertainty. While details of the terms for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union are not yet clear, there will likely be significant and profound implications for o...

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FY2019 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability FY2019 BUDGET DOCUMENTS: INTERNET AND GPO AVAILABILITY

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Apr 03, 2018

Every year the President submits a series of volumes to Congress containing the President’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The President’s submission is required on or after the first Monday in January, but no later than the first Monday in February (31 U.S.C. §1105(a))...

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2018 Special 301 Report 2018 SPECIAL 301 REPORT

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Apr 03, 2018

A top trade priority for the Administration is to use all possible sources of leverage to encourage other countries to open their markets to U.S. exports of goods and services and provide adequate and effective protection and enforcement of U.S. intellectual property (IP) rights. Toward this end, a ...

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Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2016 DIRECT FEDERAL FINANCIAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUBSIDIES IN ENERGY IN FISCAL YEAR 2016

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Apr 03, 2018

This report an update based on Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 data and earlier EIA reports on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy markets continues a series of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports1 that began in response to congressional requests. More recently, the...

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Building High-Performance Government: A How-To Guide for Local Government Agencies BUILDING HIGH-PERFORMANCE GOVERNMENT: A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Apr 02, 2018

High performance. It’s not always easy to define, but we know it when we see and experience it. Think of a sports car with smooth handling and a fine-tuned engine. It serves as an apt metaphor for how efficient, well-oiled government departments get the job done individually and as a team. Tha...

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Portfolio Budget Statements 2018-19 Budget Related Paper No. 1.9 PORTFOLIO BUDGET STATEMENTS 2018-19 BUDGET RELATED PAPER NO. 1.9

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Mar 31, 2018

The purpose of the 2018-19 Portfolio Budget Statements is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to Government Outcomes by entities within the Portfolio. Entities receive resources from the annual appropriations acts, special appropriations, and revenue ...

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The Path Forward - How state and local government can overcome hurdles to cloud adoption THE PATH FORWARD - HOW STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAN OVERCOME HURDLES TO CLOUD ADOPTION

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Mar 29, 2018

Despite broad, cross-industry cloud adoption, government engagement lags. The 2017 Digital Counties Survey from the Center for Digital Government (CDG) found that 78 percent of respondents had fewer than 20 percent of their systems and apps in the cloud. Recently CDG surveyed more than 170 state and...

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3 Ways Text Messaging Exposes Government Organizations to Massive Risk 3 WAYS TEXT MESSAGING EXPOSES GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS TO MASSIVE RISK

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Mar 29, 2018

Texting is simple, concise and compatible with virtually every mobile device, operating system and wireless carrier making it extremely accessible when a government official or employee wants to communicate with staff or community members in a time-crunched world.

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REVISITING ANTITRUST IMMUNITY FOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE ALLIANCES REVISITING ANTITRUST IMMUNITY FOR INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE ALLIANCES

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Mar 28, 2018

The debate over competition in the U.S. airline industry has focused to date on high profile developments in domestic airline markets. These issues include mergers between domestic legacy (i.e., network) and low-cost carriers (LCCs); concerns over market entry such as access to takeoff and landing s...

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Health is Global an outcomes framework for global health 2011-15 HEALTH IS GLOBAL AN OUTCOMES FRAMEWORK FOR GLOBAL HEALTH 2011-15

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Mar 28, 2018

This Government believes our international engagement must be focused and strategic. We need to assure the UK’s security and prosperity at home, and UK citizens’ interests overseas. In doing so, we cannot pretend to work in isolation: we depend on the economic development, stability, and...

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HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRATION POLICY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRATION POLICY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP

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Mar 28, 2018

Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election has upended the political and policy landscape for immigration. It will still fall to Congress to make substantial changes to the immigration system, but the Trump administration will have authority to reshape the lives of hundreds o...

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Government Cloud Computing Planning for Innovation and Value GOVERNMENT CLOUD COMPUTING PLANNING FOR INNOVATION AND VALUE

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Mar 25, 2018

Cloud computing marks an evolution in the deployment and management of information technology (IT). Cloud computing will reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while increasing business agility, flexibility and service innovation. However, realizing the benefits of cloud computing involves dealing wit...

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Government response to the housing White Paper consultation: Fixing our broken housing market GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE HOUSING WHITE PAPER CONSULTATION: FIXING OUR BROKEN HOUSING MARKET

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Mar 22, 2018

The housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market', was published on 7 February 2017. The housing White Paper consultation, which closed on 2 May 2017, set out 38 principal consultation questions. Respondents were invited to reply online using an internet survey or to email or pos...

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National Security Through Technology NATIONAL SECURITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 22, 2018

Defending the UK is one of the Government’s primary responsibilities. To achieve this, we need to provide our Armed Forces and national security agencies with the best capabilities we can afford, to enable them to protect the UK’s security and to advance the UK’s interests, both no...

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Civil Rights and Policing Practices in Minnesota CIVIL RIGHTS AND POLICING PRACTICES IN MINNESOTA

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Mar 22, 2018

The Minnesota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights submits this report detailing civil rights concerns associated with police practices in Minnesota. The Committee submits this report as part of its responsibility to study and report on civil rights issues in the state of Minnes...

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Government Communication Plan 2018/19 GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION PLAN 2018/19

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Mar 22, 2018

The year ahead is an important milestone for the United Kingdom. We have an unprecedented challenge ahead of ourselves ensuring we are a truly global Britain and Northern Ireland after we leave the European Union, and begin the recently agreed implementation period. This period gives the certainty n...

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Californians & Their Government CALIFORNIANS & THEIR GOVERNMENT

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Mar 21, 2018

The Public Policy Institute of California is dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. PPIC is a public charity. It does not take or support positions on any ballot measures or on any local, state, or federal legislation, n...

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Government Guide to Putting Operations Management Data to Work for You GOVERNMENT GUIDE TO PUTTING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT DATA TO WORK FOR YOU

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Mar 20, 2018

If your municipality is considering an investment in a cloud-based operations management software solution, it’s important to understand how the move away from paper or spreadsheet-based systems can benefit your operations in the long-term. One of the greatest benefits of automating your opera...

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Protecting DB Pension Schemes the Government PROTECTING DB PENSION SCHEMES THE GOVERNMENT'S

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Mar 20, 2018

Satisfied that there is “no systemic problem in the regulatory and legislative framework” for DB schemes, the Government’s proposals are aimed at improving the way the current system works (through changes to the scheme funding regime and the potential facilitation of consolidation...

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Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes PROTECTING DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION SCHEMES

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Mar 19, 2018

The government believes the system is working well for the majority of Defined Benefit schemes, trustees and sponsoring employers but accepts that we need a tougher approach for those few whose irresponsible decisions impact on their pension scheme. The vast majority of UK employers run their busine...

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The impact of federal tax reform on state corporate income taxes THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL TAX REFORM ON STATE CORPORATE INCOME TAXES

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Mar 17, 2018

The Council On State Taxation (COST) and our research affiliate, The State Tax Research Institute (STRI), have long been committed to increasing the body of knowledge and enhancing public dialogue relating to the state and local taxation of business entities. We are pleased to present our latest con...

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Congressional Budget Justification Annual Performance Plan CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLAN

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Mar 16, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pleased to submit its budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The SEC is requesting $1.602 billion in support of 4,543 positions and 4,542 full-time equivalents (FTE) for FY 2018. This requested budget level is essentially flat compared to the F...

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Northern Territory Defence and National Security Strategy 2018 NORTHERN TERRITORY DEFENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY 2018

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Mar 16, 2018

As a maritime nation, the ability of Defence and national security agencies to sustain operations in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region is critical for trade, security, protection of our sovereign borders and for humanitarian support. This requires more than a mere presence. This requires infrast...

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The Profitability of Health Insurance Companies THE PROFITABILITY OF HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES

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Mar 14, 2018

Despite significant initial financial losses in the individual market after the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect, health insurer profitability in the individual market has risen due to substantial premium increases, government premium tax credits that pay for those premium...

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ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT TO CONGRESS ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REPORT TO CONGRESS

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Mar 11, 2018

During this past year, President Trump and his Administration have worked to promote strong intellectual property rights protection and enforcement, both domestically and abroad. As part of an integrated approach, the Trump Administration views our intellectual property strategy, policy and enforcem...

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States’ Rights: A Patent Law Analysis of NASHP Rate-Setting Model Act STATES’ RIGHTS: A PATENT LAW ANALYSIS OF NASHP RATE-SETTING MODEL ACT

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Mar 06, 2018

We have been asked to set out the argument that a state’s rights under the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution give a state the power to enact provisions such as the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Drug Payment Rate Regulation Model Act, notwithstanding federal pate...

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Trends in Major U.S. Arms Sales in 2017 TRENDS IN MAJOR U.S. ARMS SALES IN 2017

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Mar 02, 2018

The Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) is a program of the Center for International Policy focused on enhancing transparency and oversight of U.S. foreign security aid and arms sales. By providing comprehensive U.S. security assistance data and by conducting independent, data-driven research, we seek...

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5 Technology Trends Impacting State and Local Governments 5 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IMPACTING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Mar 01, 2018

State and local governments stand on the cusp of a technology renaissance, as new offerings and services are available to help agencies serve their constituents faster, more effectively and more efficiently. Technologies that once were thought of as “bleeding edge” now are increasingly u...

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Government Impact Executive Trends & Risks GOVERNMENT IMPACT EXECUTIVE TRENDS & RISKS

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Mar 01, 2018

Government is having a larger impact than ever on the enterprise. We recently sat down with Chris Lu, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor and current FiscalNote advisor, to discuss this shift, and what companies can do to be more successful in this new environment. As part of FiscalNote’s Ex...

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Office of the United States Trade Representative OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

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Feb 28, 2018

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing, coordinating, and enforcing U.S. trade, commodity, and direct investment policy on behalf of the President of the United States. USTR manages trade policy coordination and enforcement of international trade ag...

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PRESERVING AND MODERNIZING NAFTA A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT FOR A NEW GENERATION PRESERVING AND MODERNIZING NAFTA A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT FOR A NEW GENERATION

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Feb 28, 2018

After more than twenty-four years, the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is uncertain. President Donald Trump has proposed to renegotiate or withdraw from the historic trade agreement, labeling it as one of the worst trade deals in American history. Although we believe NAFTA ...

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Global Government Affairs in the Spotlight GLOBAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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Feb 27, 2018

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, it was noted that last year (2017) executives and board members at multinational companies “paid the most attention to risks that dominated global headlines”. Indeed, the Wall Street Journal highlighted 2017 as the year of uncertainty for mult...

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2018-2019 Federal budget Moving Canada forward 2018-2019 FEDERAL BUDGET MOVING CANADA FORWARD

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Feb 27, 2018

With the national unemployment rate dipping to 5.7 percent, the lowest it has been in years, and the Canadian economy firing on all cylinders, the Liberal government is basking in a quasi full-employment situation last seen well before the 2008 global financial crisis. However, Canada is facing stro...

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Local Governments Role in Energy Project Financing LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ROLE IN ENERGY PROJECT FINANCING

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Feb 26, 2018

Realizing The Full Economic And Environmental Benefits Of Building Energy Upgrades Will Require Innovative Project Financing Mechanisms Deployed On Large Scales. While Not Every Project Requires Third Party Financing (Some Owners Can Pay For Upgrades Via Their Own Cash Reserves), New Financing Mecha...

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Shaping Future Government Global Universities Challenge 2018 SHAPING FUTURE GOVERNMENT GLOBAL UNIVERSITIES CHALLENGE 2018

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Feb 25, 2018

As a prerequisite to a university participating in the upcoming Shaping Future Governments Global Universities Challenge, each university is required to submit a white paper by Thursday, January 25, 2018. Do note, that any participating university which does not submit a white paper within the allot...

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Origins of U.S. Foreign Policy ORIGINS OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

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Feb 23, 2018

The back-and-forth election oscillations in the United States leave a lot of observers bewildered about U.S. foreign policy. U.S. citizens and foreigners alike struggle to understand U.S. diplomatic, economic, and military policies.

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TRENDS AFFECTING GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY TRENDS AFFECTING GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY

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Feb 22, 2018

For nearly 100 years, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has stood at the vanguard of the U.S. government’s efforts to ensure government accountability and effectiveness. To help support these efforts, GAO publishes a strategic plan every 4 years that emphasizes consideration of future ...

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Federal-State Discourse Barriers to State Action on
Prescription Drug Costs FEDERAL-STATE DISCOURSE BARRIERS TO STATE ACTION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

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Feb 22, 2018

In the late 1980’s, there was a growing state concern that the Medicaid program was not able to obtain price concessions on prescription drugs that other payers were getting. In 1990, Congress acted to ensure that Medicaid programs received significant, specified, discounts off the average com...

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MAJOR SAVINGS AND REFORMS MAJOR SAVINGS AND REFORMS

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Feb 22, 2018

This volume describes major savings and reform proposals included in the 2019 President’s Budget. It includes both discretionary and mandatory savings proposals that work to bring Federal spending under control, and reduce deficits by $3.6 trillion over the budget window.

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The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health THE FUTURE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL HEALTH

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Feb 20, 2018

Health information technology (IT) and digital health are transforming the way that health care is delivered, managed, and improved while empowering individuals to more effectively manage their health and navigate an increasingly complex healthcare system. Since enactment of the bipartisan Health In...

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4 BEST PRACTICES FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING 4 BEST PRACTICES FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING

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Feb 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred every day since the beginning of 2016, and the government is a prime target. Given such risks, a robust disaster recovery and data protection plan are critical for any state or local government organization. Do...

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Public Safety IRC Key Findings Paper PUBLIC SAFETY IRC KEY FINDINGS PAPER

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Feb 20, 2018

The purpose of the paper is to provide industry stakeholders with a summary of the key findings from the recent industry intelligence gathering activities overseen by the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The key findings will be used by the IRC in the development of the Public Safet...

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Trump’s First Year: How Resilient is Liberal Democracy in the US? TRUMP’S FIRST YEAR: HOW RESILIENT IS LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN THE US?

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Feb 16, 2018

In its 2016 “Democracy Index” report, the Economist Intelligence Unit downgraded the United States from a “full” to a “flawed democracy”. The report cited “an erosion of trust in political institutions” as the primary reason for the downgrade. In Janua...

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Government 360 - Amplifying Democracy through Technology GOVERNMENT 360 - AMPLIFYING DEMOCRACY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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Feb 16, 2018

Government 360 encompasses a modern, flexible infrastructure and widespread automation and mobility. It means always-on availability through multiple channels and data0driven insights gathered via machine learning and predictive analytics. These digital touchpoints can create a circle of citizen eng...

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2018 Government Affairs Outlook 2018 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OUTLOOK

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Feb 15, 2018

The need to reauthorize farm programs, proposed changes to federal food assistance and international trade are likely to top Washington’s agriculture agenda in 2018. The upcoming farm bill will be front and center this year as the House and Senate Agriculture committees and the Department of A...

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CCMA White Paper on California Local Government GASB 75 Implementation CCMA WHITE PAPER ON CALIFORNIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT GASB 75 IMPLEMENTATION

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Feb 15, 2018

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued its Statement 75, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions (“OPEB”). Many local governments offer retiree medical benefits that will be subject to new requirements through this statement. ...

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The Public Sector Guide to Text Messaging Policy and Retention 2017 Edition THE PUBLIC SECTOR GUIDE TO TEXT MESSAGING POLICY AND RETENTION 2017 EDITION

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Feb 15, 2018

This guide contains practical steps that will help public sector organizations and departments develop a text message policy and retention strategy to protect against the risk involved with the use of this popular, universal form of communication. It also outlines some smart text recordkeeping pract...

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National Archives and Records Administration 2018–2022 Strategic Plan NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION 2018–2022 STRATEGIC PLAN

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Feb 15, 2018

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency established in 1934 to identify, protect, preserve, and make publicly available the historically valuable records of all three branches of the Federal government. NARA manages the Federal government’s archives, ad...

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How the Federal Government Can Help States Address Rising Prescription Drug Costs HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN HELP STATES ADDRESS RISING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

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Feb 14, 2018

States today struggle to fund health services for all their programs, including Medicaid, state employees, prisons, state university systems, and others. The rising cost of prescription drugs is a key factor in this struggle an estimated 25 percent of state budgets go to fund Medicaid, and state spe...

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New Opportunities in Public & Government Affairs NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

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Feb 14, 2018

To find likely trends and opportunities going into the new year, our data analysts at FiscalNote scoured all of the introduced and enacted legislation at both the state and federal level in 2017. In doing so, we were able to determine what type of legislation, federal or state, is more efficient at ...

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Administrative Investigation VA Secretary and Delegation Travel to Europe ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION VA SECRETARY AND DELEGATION TRAVEL TO EUROPE

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Feb 14, 2018

In April 2017, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin accepted an invitation to attend the Ministerial Summit on Veterans’ Affairs in London (London Summit). The purpose of the London Summit was to bring together senior officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Austral...

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The US SEC asserts its regulatory enforcement power in the ICO space THE US SEC ASSERTS ITS REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT POWER IN THE ICO SPACE

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Feb 13, 2018

In 2017, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC’) formally asserted its regulatory enforcement power over the purchase and sale of cryptographic tokens, with action taken in this area including a report involving the initial coin offering (‘ICO’) of DAO tokens by &ls...

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Analysis of the President’s FY 2019 Budget Request for Federal Research, Health, and Higher Education Programs ANALYSIS OF THE PRESIDENT’S FY 2019 BUDGET REQUEST FOR FEDERAL RESEARCH, HEALTH, AND HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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Feb 13, 2018

On February 12, 2018, President Trump released his second budget proposal to Congress. The fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request reflects the political priorities of the White House Administration, but it is ultimately up to Congress to decide which proposals to embrace, modify, or reject as part of ...

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Department of Veterans Affairs FY 2018 − 2024 Strategic Plan DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FY 2018 − 2024 STRATEGIC PLAN

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Feb 12, 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to providing excellent care and benefits to our Nation’s Veterans. We continue to serve over nine million Veterans who served through periods of peace and conflict to include WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam as well as the Gulf Wars. We anticipate t...

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BUDGET OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT BUDGET OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

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Feb 12, 2018

A budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2019 contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and summary tables. Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2019 contains analyses that are designed to highl...

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2018 Federal Workforce Priorities Report 2018 FEDERAL WORKFORCE PRIORITIES REPORT

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Feb 12, 2018

The Federal Government is responsible for fostering conditions that create prosperity and safety for the American people. The various Federal missions used to achieve these goals are largely executed by civil servants, who are employed on a full-time, part-time, or seasonal basis by the government a...

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Integrating Shared Mobility into Multimodal Transportation Planning: Improving Regional Performance to Meet Public Goals INTEGRATING SHARED MOBILITY INTO MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: IMPROVING REGIONAL PERFORMANCE TO MEET PUBLIC GOALS

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Feb 12, 2018

New shared mobility services driven by technological advancements have become increasingly common and important modes of travel in U.S. cities but transportation planning practices are only beginning to adapt in response. These innovations show potential to improve mobility and address transportatio...

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Reforming Biopharmaceutical Pricing at Home and Abroad REFORMING BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRICING AT HOME AND ABROAD

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Feb 11, 2018

The affordability of healthcare and biopharmaceutical drugs is a top concern for Americans. It is often asserted that promoting innovation and affordable drugs are conflicting goals. New innovations, however, often provide improved health that was not previously available at any price or obviate the...

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Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guide for Local Governments PRE-DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Feb 10, 2018

This planning guide is designed to help local governments prepare for recovery by developing pre-disaster recovery plans that follow a process to engage members of the whole community, develop recovery capabilities across governmental and nongovernmental partners, and ultimately create an organizati...

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State of Local Government Finance Survey 2018 STATE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SURVEY 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

The annual State of Local Government Finance Survey gives a snapshot of the pressures facing councils. We ask the most senior figures in each council to tell us their plans for the coming year in the run-up to setting their annual budget. This year 132 council leaders, chief executives, cabinet memb...

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The State of Social Media in Government in 2018 THE STATE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN GOVERNMENT IN 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

Hootsuite works closely with state, local, and federal governments around the world and understands the unique requirements for social communications across all levels of government. This report outlines five recommended areas of opportunity for social media in government in 2018.

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THE CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL AND THE FBI’S INVESTIGATION OF IT THE CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL AND THE FBI’S INVESTIGATION OF IT

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Feb 07, 2018

Given the recent interest in Congress’s and this Committee’s oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBI’s investigation of classified information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, this interim majority staff report se...

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Olympics-Related Malicious Activity Likely to Impact SLTT Governments OLYMPICS-RELATED MALICIOUS ACTIVITY LIKELY TO IMPACT SLTT GOVERNMENTS

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Feb 05, 2018

Malicious cyber threat actors (CTAs) have historically used high-profile events, such as the Olympic Games, to disseminate malware and conduct scams, fraud, and cyber-espionage. As employees are likely to view Olympics related content at work, these activities will have direct implications for state...

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THE STRATEGIC OUTLOOK FOR CANADA THE STRATEGIC OUTLOOK FOR CANADA

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Feb 05, 2018

What will global politics look like in ten years, and what implications will the future global political environment have for Canadian security and defense policy? Some of the other chapters in this Strategic Outlook, as will be seen, examine the strategic environment in the more immediate term. The...

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Network Needs in State & Local Government NETWORK NEEDS IN STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Feb 04, 2018

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) surveyed 318 state and local government IT employees and conducted nine additional telephone interviews to compile this timely report. CDG uncovers interesting insights into the public sector’s network-related priorities and their challenges now and for ...

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Ensuring the Future of Accessible Medicines in the U.S. ENSURING THE FUTURE OF ACCESSIBLE MEDICINES IN THE U.S.

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Feb 01, 2018

For nearly 35 years, the availability of affordable, FDA-approved generic medicines has meant greater access to life-saving treatments for millions of patients. Generics have delivered trillions of dollars in savings for employers, health plans, state and federal governments and, most importantly, p...

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MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2018 MINERAL COMMODITY SUMMARIES 2018

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Jan 31, 2018

Each chapter of the 2018 edition of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries (MCS) includes information on events, trends, and issues for each mineral commodity as well as discussions and tabular presentations on domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, 5-year ...

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Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO REGIONAL, RURAL AND REMOTE EDUCATION

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Jan 31, 2018

The key challenge for regional, rural and remote education is ensuring, regardless of location or circumstances, that every young person has access to high quality schooling and opportunities.

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Corporation for National and Community Service 2017 State of the Evidence CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 2017 STATE OF THE EVIDENCE

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Jan 30, 2018

In the United States, approximately one in every five people, or more than 57 million, has a disability. This includes the more than 3.8 million veterans with a service-connected disability. The most recent government transport survey indicated that six million individuals with a disability have dif...

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2018 SLTT Government Outlook 2018 SLTT GOVERNMENT OUTLOOK

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Jan 30, 2018

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) expects financial gain will remain the most prevalent cybercrime motivation and that the majority of cyber incidents affecting state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments will continue to be opportunistic in nature. As wi...

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How State & Local Governments Can Harness Data to Become a Smart Community HOW STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN HARNESS DATA TO BECOME A SMART COMMUNITY

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Jan 29, 2018

In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to be nostalgic for what seems like simpler times particularly for those working in government. There was an era when state and local governments needed to simply provide basic services, like maintaining roads, sanitation, communicating information reliab...

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The Crisis in the Federal Government’s Infrastructure THE CRISIS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jan 29, 2018

“Scoring” is the process of measuring the budget effects of legislation, proposed contracts and other projected expenditures in terms of budget authority. To accomplish this, the U.S. House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”), and OMB, collec...

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The Future of Automated Vehicles in Canada THE FUTURE OF AUTOMATED VEHICLES IN CANADA

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Jan 29, 2018

Automated and connected vehicle (AV/CV) technology is quickly advancing and has potentially wide‐ranging implications across society. This report provides an overview for Transportation and Road Safety Ministries of the short‐, medium‐ and long‐term policy implications of the introduction of AVs and...

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Five Trends That Will Shape Federal Contracting in 2018 FIVE TRENDS THAT WILL SHAPE FEDERAL CONTRACTING IN 2018

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Jan 24, 2018

Enactment of the law as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 115-91) will change the way government will buy information technology products and services in 2018. The law established working capital funds for IT modernization at individual agencies, and the General Service...

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Self-Enforcing Roadways: A Guidance Report SELF-ENFORCING ROADWAYS: A GUIDANCE REPORT

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Jan 24, 2018

Reducing the number of fatal and injury crashes in the United States is a high priority among Federal, State, and local transportation agencies. Crashes occurring in rural areas comprise most of the total crashes, many of which can be attributed to speeding. Due to the substantial number of speeding...

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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE FEDERAL TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE FEDERAL TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

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Jan 23, 2018

On December 22, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,1 enacting sweeping changes to the federal tax system for both businesses and individuals. This new federal law will have a disproportionate impact on the tax system and economy of the State of New York...

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Government Contract Bid Protests In Brief: Analysis of Legal Processes and Recent Developments GOVERNMENT CONTRACT BID PROTESTS IN BRIEF: ANALYSIS OF LEGAL PROCESSES AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

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Jan 19, 2018

In FY2017, the federal government obligated approximately $500 billion to procure goods and services. Federal procurement statutes and regulations notably the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the government-wide regulation that generally app...

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18 on 2018 Predictions of Local Government from 18 Experts 18 ON 2018 PREDICTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FROM 18 EXPERTS

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Jan 18, 2018

Each year brings a new set of possibilities and predictions. In keeping with the spirit of acknowledging anticipated changes while surmising the unexpected, ICMA reached out to 18 leaders on topics important to local governments. From autonomous vehicles to the road ahead for the local government ma...

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The Impact of Department of Education Policies on Wisconsin Schools THE IMPACT OF DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION POLICIES ON WISCONSIN SCHOOLS

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Jan 18, 2018

In response to allegations of bias in suspension rates in schools along racial lines, the Obama Administration increased federal involvement in discipline policy across the country. Through a ‘Dear Colleague’ memo, federal incentives and legal threats, the Department of Education and Dep...

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Strengthening Organizational Health and Performance in Government STRENGTHENING ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE IN GOVERNMENT

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Jan 15, 2018

The National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, nonprofit, and non-partisan organization established in 1967 and chartered by Congress in 1984. It provides expert advice to government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. To carry...

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STATE OF WASHINGTON HOMELESS HOUSING STRATEGIC PLAN STATE OF WASHINGTON HOMELESS HOUSING STRATEGIC PLAN

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Jan 11, 2018

In 2005, the Washington State Legislature passed the Homeless Housing and Assistance Act which outlined several bold policies to address homelessness. The Act also required the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to develop a strategic plan which was first submitted in 2006. This is the fourth update ...

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U.S.-Russian Arms Control At Risk: An Assessment and Path Forward U.S.-RUSSIAN ARMS CONTROL AT RISK: AN ASSESSMENT AND PATH FORWARD

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Jan 10, 2018

In March 2017, Gen. Paul Selva, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) that Russia had deployed a ground-launched cruise missile (GLCM) violating the “spirit and intent” of the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.1 Selva w...

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How Climate Change Web Content is Being Censored Under the Trump Administration HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WEB CONTENT IS BEING CENSORED UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

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Jan 09, 2018

EDGI’s website monitoring working group monitors changes to tens of thousands of federal web pages that relate to the environment, climate, and energy. In the first year of the Trump administration, we have observed alterations to many federal agency Web resources about climate change. Althoug...

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The Future of Farming THE FUTURE OF FARMING

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Jan 05, 2018

For the best part of half a century, UK agricultural policy has been controlled primarily from Brussels. British governments have long expressed a desire to reform the system of farming subsidies that account for almost 40 percent of the total EU budget but lacked the power to do so. Now, with Brexi...

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Preparing for our future UK trade policy Government Response PREPARING FOR OUR FUTURE UK TRADE POLICY GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

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Jan 05, 2018

In October, we published the Trade White Paper, which set out our ambition to build a future trade policy that not only delivers benefits for the UK’s economy but for businesses, workers and consumers alike. The United Kingdom has a long and proud history as a great trading nation and champion...

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Trump’s Impact on European Security TRUMP’S IMPACT ON EUROPEAN SECURITY

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Jan 03, 2018

US President Trump’s renewed emphasis on sovereignty and national interests requires Europe to take (more) responsibility for its own security and defense. This Report examines the consequences of the new transatlantic relationship for Europe in a broad sense, focusing on the impact of the EU&...

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Overview of Maryland Local Governments Finances and Demographic Information OVERVIEW OF MARYLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FINANCES AND DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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Jan 01, 2018

Whether it is considering public local laws or altering State aid formulas, the General Assembly deliberates on numerous issues affecting local governments and their finances each legislative session. Understanding the existing political and financial structure of local governments enables thorough ...

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Dollars and Democracy: A Guide to the State Budget Process DOLLARS AND DEMOCRACY: A GUIDE TO THE STATE BUDGET PROCESS

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Dec 27, 2017

The Budget Center was established in 1995 to provide Californians with a source of timely, objective, and accessible expertise on state fiscal and economic policy issues. The Budget Center engages in independent fiscal and policy analysis and public education with the goal of improving the economic ...

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A GUIDE TO THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN NSW A GUIDE TO THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN NSW

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Dec 26, 2017

This publication may contain information about the regulation and enforcement of workplace health and safety in NSW. It may include some of your obligations under some of the legislation that SafeWork NSW administers. To ensure you comply with your legal obligations you must refer to the appropriate...

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Pre-Budget Submission 2018-19 PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION 2018-19

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Dec 19, 2017

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) welcomes the opportunity to present our pre-Budget submission for the 2018-19 financial year. We look forward to working with the Government as it sets its economic agenda in the year ahead and in a constantly changing environment.

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Abandoning Science Advice One Year in, the Trump Administration Is Sidelining Science Advisory Committees ABANDONING SCIENCE ADVICE ONE YEAR IN, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS SIDELINING SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES

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Dec 18, 2017

At several federal agencies, political appointees have misrepresented scientific information, overruled the recommendations of scientific experts, scrubbed scientific content from websites, and even forbidden some staff from describing their work as “science-based” in budget documents (C...

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Improving Property Tax Management to Optimize Local Government Revenues IMPROVING PROPERTY TAX MANAGEMENT TO OPTIMIZE LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUES

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Dec 18, 2017

Property taxes are crucial to local government. In 2014, property taxes accounted for nearly 30 percent of the general revenues that local governments collected in the U.S. To provide essential services, counties and municipalities must be able to collect the property tax dollars to which the law en...

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National Security Strategy of the United States of America NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Dec 18, 2017

¬ The American people elected me to make America great again. I promised that my Administration would put the safe, interests, and well-being of our citizen's first. I pledged that we would revitalize the American economy, rebuild our military, defend our borders, protect our sovereignty, an...

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2018-19 Federal Budget Submission Invest In Australian Communities Make It Local 2018-19 FEDERAL BUDGET SUBMISSION INVEST IN AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITIES MAKE IT LOCAL

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Dec 15, 2017

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is pleased to present this Submission to highlight Local Government’s priorities for consideration in the lead up to the 2018-19 Federal Budget.

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THE LEGAL CASE FOR A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION ON WHETHER TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP THE LEGAL CASE FOR A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION ON WHETHER TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

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Dec 06, 2017

The U.S. Constitution provides that “[t]he President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Based on the publicly reported information, as o...

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The National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President THE NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE SUPPLEMENT TO THE PRESIDENT'S 2018 BUDGET

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Nov 30, 2017

Nanotechnology is broadly enabling, with applications that address this Administration’s highest priorities: national security, economic growth, and job creation. While still an emerging area of research and development, nanotechnology is already having a significant impact on the marketplace,...

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America First A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again AMERICA FIRST A BUDGET BLUEPRINT TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

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Nov 30, 2017

The American people elected me to fight for their priorities in Washington, D.C. and deliver on my promise to protect our Nation. I fully intend to keep that promise. One of the most important ways the Federal Government sets priorities is through the Budget of the United States. Accordingly, I subm...

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U.S. Arctic Foreign Policy in the Era of President Trump: A Preliminary Assessment U.S. ARCTIC FOREIGN POLICY IN THE ERA OF PRESIDENT TRUMP: A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT

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Nov 30, 2017

Ten months into Donald Trump’s presidency and there is a little indication as to how this administration is planning to actively pursue American Arctic interests in its foreign policy. Former President Barack Obama’s strategy had an ambitious agenda on climate change and regional governa...

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Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 FEDERAL INFORMATION SECURITY MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2014

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Nov 28, 2017

The far-reaching cybersecurity incidents of 2017 demonstrate that we cannot ignore the harmful impact that poor cybersecurity practices have on the Nation. Hundreds of millions of Americans had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised in a string of data breaches that exploited un...

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Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: BUILDING A BRITAIN FIT FOR THE FUTURE

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Nov 27, 2017

We should take enormous pride in these achievements and the difference they are making for many families and businesses in our country. But at the same time, we must also recognize there are some communities which have struggled to keep pace with changes in the global economy and as a result not ful...

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Place-Based Perspectives on the UK Industrial Strategy PLACE-BASED PERSPECTIVES ON THE UK INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

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Nov 27, 2017

On 27 November 2017, the UK government published the White Paper Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future; it was welcomed across the board for being the most explicit recognition of the need for strategic government intervention in the growth and development of the UK economy and ...

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Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects SHUTDOWN OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: CAUSES, PROCESSES, AND EFFECTS

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Nov 23, 2017

When federal agencies and programs lack funding after the expiration of full-year or interim appropriations, the agencies and programs experience a funding gap. If funding does not resume in time to continue government operations, then, under the Antideficiency Act, an agency must cease operations, ...

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Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) STATEMENTS OF FEDERAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (SFFAS)

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Nov 23, 2017

This Notice includes two interpretations of Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS), adopted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These interpretations were recommended by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) and adopted in their entirety by OMB.

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Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON FEDERAL IT MODERNIZATION

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Nov 22, 2017

This report outlines a vision and recommendations for the Federal Government to build a more modern and secure architecture for Federal IT systems.3 Agencies have attempted to modernize their systems but have been stymied by a variety of factors, including resource prioritization, ability to procure...

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A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities Banks and Credit Unions A FINANCIAL SYSTEM THAT CREATES ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS

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Nov 22, 2017

President Donald J. Trump established the policy of his Administration to regulate the United States financial system in a manner consistent with a set of Core Principles. These principles were set forth in Executive Order 13772 on February 3, 2017. This Report is prepared by the U.S. Department of ...

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Web and Social Media Archiving A Guide for Government Agencies WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA ARCHIVING A GUIDE FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Nov 20, 2017

Digital Communications Have Greatly Helped Agencies Connect With Citizens And Apply “Open Government” Principles. But They Have Also Caused A Massive Increase In Electronic Public Records.  Inherent In Their Online Activities. They’re Starting To Ask Questions About The Best W...

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Localizing the Paris Agreement A Guide for Local Government Action in Support of the U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution LOCALIZING THE PARIS AGREEMENT A GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTION IN SUPPORT OF THE U.S. NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION

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Nov 13, 2017

In December 2015, after years of negotiations, 197 countries made a commitment to work together to address climate change. The Paris Climate Agreement came into force on November 4, 2016, and is seen as a turning point for global climate policy and the ability for international cooperation to safegu...

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New Zealand: Background and Bilateral Relations with the United States NEW ZEALAND: BACKGROUND AND BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES

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Nov 13, 2017

The United States and New Zealand work together in bilateral, regional, and global contexts to address common interests in the areas of defense, foreign affairs, and trade. Bilateral and multilateral military-to-military exercises involving the two countries have increased in number since the signin...

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The Final Report of the Industrial Strategy Commission THE FINAL REPORT OF THE INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY COMMISSION

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Nov 10, 2017

This Commission was established entirely independent of government, with the aim of bringing a fresh and robust perspective to the important task of framing the UK’s new industrial strategy. This is now a crowded field, but by bringing a range of expertise and with the support of the evidence ...

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LEVERAGING BIG DATA AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL TO DRIVE CYBERSECURITY, INCREASE VISIBILITY AND IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY LEVERAGING BIG DATA AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL TO DRIVE CYBERSECURITY, INCREASE VISIBILITY AND IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY

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Nov 10, 2017

There is tremendous pressure on state and local governments to continue to do more with less. The impact of federal budget cuts have trickled down and placed additional strains on state and local governments. At the same time, agencies are now being asked to be more transparent and innovate for effi...

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U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Russia U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TOWARD RUSSIA

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Nov 06, 2017

In a matter of a few short years, the U.S. relationship with Russia has risen to the top of foreign policy concerns. Relations between the United States and the Russian Federation are far too broad and intertwined to be subject to piecemeal policymaking. Many issues between the countries, including ...

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Real Time Public Land Inventories & Revenue Tracking REAL TIME PUBLIC LAND INVENTORIES & REVENUE TRACKING

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Nov 06, 2017

How many national, provincial, or state governments in the world today could at a minutes’ notice tally how much land is publically managed under their authority? How many governments could accurately share the aggregate total sum of proceeds for that month or even calendar year from all publi...

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Trade Policy Under President Trump Implications for the US and the World TRADE POLICY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPLICATIONS FOR THE US AND THE WORLD

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Nov 03, 2017

The US has played a crucial role in shaping the global trade system since the end of the Second World War. With its allies in Europe, North America, and Asia, as well as elsewhere, the US-led efforts to remove trade barriers and to set up the global and regional trade architecture. However, this lea...

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Funding of State Randolph-Sheppard Programs: An Impending Crisis FUNDING OF STATE RANDOLPH-SHEPPARD PROGRAMS: AN IMPENDING CRISIS

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Nov 01, 2017

Funding for state Randolph-Sheppard programs vary from state to state and can be a point of contention between State Licensing Agencies (SLA) and the blind entrepreneurs. As state resources to fund their Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs dwindle, there is increasing pressure on state administr...

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Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation PROMOTING PROFESSIONALISM, REFORMING REGULATION

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Oct 31, 2017

The UK's model of professional regulation has its roots in a system of self-regulation in which professionals themselves were largely responsible for policing their own conduct, performance, and behavior. This system lacked independence and transparency. Through a series of reforms over recent d...

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Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURE AND RURAL PROSPERITY

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Oct 21, 2017

On April 25, 2017, you established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity through Executive Order 13790 and appointed me as its Chair. The purpose and function of this Task Force have been to identify legislative, regulatory, and policy changes to promote agriculture, economi...

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Collaborative government services: Building for the future COLLABORATIVE GOVERNMENT SERVICES: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

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Oct 18, 2017

Collaboration decisions start at the top. Committed leaders need to identify pain points and work together to sponsor, develop and implement collaborative strategic plans. Leaders have a ready ally for collaboration in their customers who are increasingly demanding that services are delivered accord...

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Top 8 Reasons Government Agencies Select Foxit For Paperless Solutions TOP 8 REASONS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SELECT FOXIT FOR PAPERLESS SOLUTIONS

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Oct 18, 2017

Make data more accessible by going paperless, saving employees’ time and money with less space, enabling quick, on-demand access. With PDF compression image processing optimization, a scanned document can be as searchable as a Word document, while also being smaller in storage size for improve...

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ACT-IAC ENABLING BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION IN THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACT-IAC ENABLING BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION IN THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Oct 16, 2017

The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a non-profit educational organization established to create a more effective and innovative government. ACT-IAC provides a unique, objective, and trusted forum where government and industry executives are working together to improve public services and ag...

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PRESIDENTIAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE: THE CASE OF DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENTIAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE: THE CASE OF DONALD J. TRUMP

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Oct 10, 2017

There are significant questions as to whether President Trump obstructed justice. We do not yet know all the relevant facts, and any final determination must await further investigation, including by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But the public record contains substantial evidence that President T...

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The Growth Effects of Corporate Tax Reform and Implications for Wages THE GROWTH EFFECTS OF CORPORATE TAX REFORM AND IMPLICATIONS FOR WAGES

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Sep 29, 2017

The recent disconnect between America’s real wages and America’s corporate profits is an aberration that reflects the disappointing state of capital accumulation. The pace of capital services growth in the United States slowed substantially during the current business cycle expansion thr...

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Uses of Census Bureau Data in Federal Funds Distribution USES OF CENSUS BUREAU DATA IN FEDERAL FUNDS DISTRIBUTION

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Sep 28, 2017

This working paper documents an updated estimate of the federal funds distributed each year in whole or in part using U.S. Census Bureau data. This paper finds that 132 programs used Census Bureau data to distribute more than $675 billion in funds during the fiscal year 2015. In 2009, the Census Bur...

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Federal Cost of a National Pharmacare Program FEDERAL COST OF A NATIONAL PHARMACARE PROGRAM

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Sep 28, 2017

In September 2016, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health asked the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) to provide a cost estimate of implementing a national Pharmacare program. The Committee provided the program’s framework, including the inclusive list of drugs to be covered by Pha...

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FISCAL YEAR 2017 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2017 OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

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Sep 20, 2017

A budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017 contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and summary tables. Analytical Perspectives, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017 contains analyses that are designed to highl...

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Preparing to sell: Key steps for government contractors PREPARING TO SELL: KEY STEPS FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

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Sep 08, 2017

Through our many years of working with government contractors transitioning their businesses through a sale, we’ve seen a pattern of deficiencies in how sellers present their businesses to potential buyers. These deficiencies often pose risks to buyers; furthermore, we’ve observed that s...

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The Promise of Evidence-Based Policymaking THE PROMISE OF EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING

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Sep 07, 2017

The American people want a government that functions efciently and responsibly addresses the problems that face this country. Policymakers must have good information on which to base their decisions about improving the viability and efectiveness of government programs and policies. Today, too little...

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Electronic and digital signatures in Adobe Sign for government ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL SIGNATURES IN ADOBE SIGN FOR GOVERNMENT

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Sep 02, 2017

Government organizations around the world are actively transforming their agency businesses, using digital technologies to deliver agility, efficiency, cost savings and superior constituent experiences. Document signature processes represent one of the biggest opportunities to accelerate these trans...

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Embracing Innovation in Government Global Trends 2018 EMBRACING INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENT GLOBAL TRENDS 2018

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Aug 31, 2017

The current global political and economic setting is complex and fast-changing, with society transforming in ways that challenge existing views about the world and how it is governed. Technology is disrupting the status quo and creating a future of unknowns. Meanwhile, globalism has accelerated and ...

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Artificial Intelligence for Citizen Services and Government ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR CITIZEN SERVICES AND GOVERNMENT

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Aug 30, 2017

From online services like Netflix and Facebook to chatbots on our phones and in our homes like Siri and Alexa, we are beginning to interact with artificial intelligence (AI) on a near-daily basis. AI is the programming or training of a computer to do tasks typically reserved for human intelligence, ...

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SUSPENSION & DEBARMENT SUSPENSION & DEBARMENT

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Aug 26, 2017

When the government decides to stop a business from contracting with the federal government, it either temporarily or indefinitely “suspends” the business, or it hands down a “debarment” for a specific time period. The details and authority for suspension and debarment are la...

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BREXIT IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UK PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY BREXIT IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UK PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Aug 26, 2017

The only thing that is certain following the UK’s momentous decision to leave the European Union (EU), so called Brexit, is that the pharmaceutical industry, as all others, is facing at least two, and probably many more, years of unprecedented uncertainty. One theoretical possibility is that t...

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2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report 2017 U.S. STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CYBERSECURITY REPORT

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Aug 24, 2017

It’s clear that cybersecurity incidents are not going anywhere and that government will continue to remain a target. But with technology propelling forward and hackers as motivated as ever, government agencies are struggling to put up effective cybersecurity defenses- and hackers are taking ad...

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The Government’s Housing White Paper THE GOVERNMENT’S HOUSING WHITE PAPER

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Aug 02, 2017

The Government’s long-awaited Housing White Paper (‘HWP’) landed on Tuesday, leaving local authorities in no doubt that they’re being tasked with the powers and responsibility to tackle the country’s housing crisis. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid repeated that not en...

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Clarifying Harmful Interference Will Facilitate Wireless Innovation CLARIFYING HARMFUL INTERFERENCE WILL FACILITATE WIRELESS INNOVATION

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Jul 28, 2017

In recent years, many of the spectrum policy controversies in the United States have dealt with the basic issue of whether a proposed technology or service will cause “harmful interference” to existing spectrum users. Resolving these issues has typically taken several years in an era whe...

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How Foreign-Born Workers Make America More Competitive and Benefit American Workers HOW FOREIGN-BORN WORKERS MAKE AMERICA MORE COMPETITIVE AND BENEFIT AMERICAN WORKERS

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Jul 26, 2017

Immigration and the state of the American workforce historically go hand in hand. Today, that is as true as ever. America is in a workforce crisis. While the Trump administration is leading efforts to revitalize the American workforce, many job openings remain unfilled 6 million, according to Labor ...

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Creating a 21st Century Workforce: Immigration Reform CREATING A 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE: IMMIGRATION REFORM

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Jul 26, 2017

Our nation relies on a modern, highly skilled workforce to remain competitive and innovative in today’s global economy. Yet current policies are inhibiting our ability to find and retain top talent as well as cultivate a sustainable long-term talent pipeline that is required to achieve a stron...

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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016 INCOME AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES: 2016

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Jul 26, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau collects data and publishes estimates on income and poverty in order to evaluate national economic trends as well as to understand their impact on the wellbeing of households, families, and individuals. This report presents data on income and poverty in the United States based...

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100+ Government Mechanisms to Advance the Use of Data and Evidence in Policymaking: A Landscape Review 100+ GOVERNMENT MECHANISMS TO ADVANCE THE USE OF DATA AND EVIDENCE IN POLICYMAKING: A LANDSCAPE REVIEW

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Jul 26, 2017

Governments across the globe face pressure to improve how they allocate and spend resources and deliver public goods and services. Increasingly engaged citizens are demanding transparent, accountable governments that are responsive to citizen demands. Data and evidence are important tools for unders...

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Transforming Service Delivery for State and Local Government Agencies TRANSFORMING SERVICE DELIVERY FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Jul 24, 2017

New regulatory requirements, an uncertain economy, shrinking resources, and the ever greater expectations of taxpayers these challenges have created a new operational landscape for government agencies. In response to ever-increasing pressure to do more with less, government agencies are looking to t...

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No Time to Wait Building a Public Service for the 21st Century NO TIME TO WAIT BUILDING A PUBLIC SERVICE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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Jul 20, 2017

We launch this White Paper with a profound sense of urgency. In case after case, ranging from ensuring cyber safety to protecting the nation’s borders, the federal government faces profound problems in making government work for the American people. And in case after case, these problems share...

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Cloud Adoption in the Federal Government CLOUD ADOPTION IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

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Jul 17, 2017

All statements made on this call that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements represent CSRA's intenti...

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Legislating for Brexit – the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill LEGISLATING FOR BREXIT – THE UK GOVERNMENT’S EU WITHDRAWAL BILL

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Jul 14, 2017

The Great Repeal Bill, the UK Government’s draft legislation to implement in domestic law the UK’s departure from the EU, has been published. In this paper, we consider whether the Bill (now known as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill) is the correct way to legislate for Brexit and whe...

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SITE COMMISSIONING WHITE PAPER SITE COMMISSIONING WHITE PAPER

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Jul 13, 2017

Achieving environmental, social, and financial resilience in the built environment requires a land development paradigm shift. Currently, conventional development practice presupposes that built sites function as intended–from managing stormwater to increasing employee retention rather than te...

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BLOCKCHAIN IN GOVERNMENT BRIEFING: Q3 2017 BLOCKCHAIN IN GOVERNMENT BRIEFING: Q3 2017

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Jul 05, 2017

Much can happen in one quarter. Since the release of our last report on blockchain in government, Countless new initiatives have materialized, and many of those previously described have matured. This Q3 report reflects a sampling of the most prominent block chain-related government initiatives in t...

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Nutrition for Children in The President’s 2018 Budget NUTRITION FOR CHILDREN IN THE PRESIDENT’S 2018 BUDGET

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Jun 27, 2017

On May 23rd, President Trump presented his budget request for the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) to Congress, outlining his spending priorities for the coming year. The FY18 budget request calls for $4.1 trillion to fund government operations in the next fiscal year. This would set funding at $69 billion i...

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POLICIES FOR STRONGER AND MORE INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN CANADA POLICIES FOR STRONGER AND MORE INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN CANADA

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Jun 23, 2017

Canada has experienced solid improvements in living standards in the last two decades and enjoys a higher quality of life than many other OECD countries. GDP per capita is above the OECD average, and Canadians enjoy the better environmental quality and better health outcomes than the average in OECD...

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North American Free Trade Agreement NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

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Jun 22, 2017

From its very beginning, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a source of controversy and the subject of expansive claims about its benefits and negative impacts on the American economy and workers alike. Assessing the truth of those claims is difficult and complex, largely becau...

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Blueprint for Reorganization: An Analysis of Federal Departments and Agencies BLUEPRINT FOR REORGANIZATION: AN ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

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Jun 12, 2017

Despite an ever-growing public debt almost $20 trillion at the latest count1 federal policymakers have failed to think seriously about the size and scope of the executive branch. Today, there are 22 departments, agencies, and offices that rise to Cabinet level in the executive branch, with hundreds ...

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2017 Report to Congress 2017 REPORT TO CONGRESS

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Jun 08, 2017

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and is responsible for the effective supervision, regulation, and housing mission oversight of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp...

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Australian Government response to the Environment and Communications References Committee report AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE REPORT

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Jun 07, 2017

On 26 June 2014 the Senate referred the adequacy of arrangements to prevent the entry and establishment of invasive species likely to harm Australia’s environment to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report. The Committee’s report, released on...

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The White House Social & Behavioral Sciences Team: Lessons learned from year one THE WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES TEAM: LESSONS LEARNED FROM YEAR ONE

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May 30, 2017

On September 15, 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13707 titled “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People.” The order directs federal agencies to integrate behavioral insights into their policies and programs and formally establishes the Social and...

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Local Government Association consultation response LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION CONSULTATION RESPONSE

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May 28, 2017

The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national voice of local government. We work with councils to support, promote and improve local government. We are a politically-led, cross-party organization which works on behalf of councils to ensure the local government has a strong, credible voice w...

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The Mother of All White Papers Federal Government Marketing THE MOTHER OF ALL WHITE PAPERS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MARKETING

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May 26, 2017

This white paper describes 14 leading practices for creating effective white papers for federal government marketing. Hence, it serves as “the mother of all white papers” when marketing to the federal government. Hoffman gathered and refined these practices during engagements over a 30-y...

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AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICY IN THE UK AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICY IN THE UK

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May 26, 2017

The British Ecological Society (BES) is committed to making the best ecological evidence accessible to decision-makers. Policymaking processes are rarely straightforward, however, and understanding how best to share their expertise with decision-makers can be challenging for scientists. Our Policy G...

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Analysis of the President’s FY 2018 Budget Request for Federal Research, Health, and Higher Education Programs ANALYSIS OF THE PRESIDENT’S FY 2018 BUDGET REQUEST FOR FEDERAL RESEARCH, HEALTH, AND HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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May 24, 2017

On May 23, 2017, President Trump released his first budget proposal to Congress. The budget request builds upon his earlier budget blueprint for fiscal year (FY) 2018, also known as the “skinny budget,” and represents a political document meant to reinforce specific campaign promises. It...

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A New Foundation For American Greatness A NEW FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN GREATNESS

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May 23, 2017

This 2018 Budget lays the groundwork for an overdue renewal of the American spirit and provides a detailed and specific roadmap to get us there. A New Foundation for American Greatness is not just the title of this Budget. It is a bold and specific set of policy and budgetary initiatives that tackle...

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Fiscal Year 2018 Congressional Budget Justification FISCAL YEAR 2018 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION

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May 22, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) is a highly effective independent agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. For more than one hundred years, the FTC has championed the interests of American consumers. The FTC is dedicated to advancing consumer i...

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FY 2018 EPA Budget in Brief FY 2018 EPA BUDGET IN BRIEF

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May 18, 2017

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. In carrying out its mission, the EPA works to ensure that all Americans are protected from exposure to hazardous environmental risks where they live, learn, work, and enjoy their lives. The agenc...

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A FEDERAL AGENDA TO REDUCE MASS INCARCERATION A FEDERAL AGENDA TO REDUCE MASS INCARCERATION

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May 12, 2017

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center&rsq...

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Congress and Evidence-Based Policymaking CONGRESS AND EVIDENCE-BASED POLICYMAKING

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May 01, 2017

The 15-member Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, appointed by President Obama and the bipartisan leadership of Congress, began its work in the summer of 2016 and is scheduled to report its recommendations by September of 2017. Congress’ effort to create the commission represented a wel...

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Understanding Federal Cybersecurity Strategies UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY STRATEGIES

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Apr 27, 2017

In fact, Federal and Defense agencies are in many cases still stuck in old habits, missing out on the greatest potential of security. You may be among the many who need to rethink their approach to cybersecurity, from planning to acquisition to implementation and beyond.

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Defence in Regional Australia DEFENCE IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

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Apr 26, 2017

Defence is a significant economic player in many parts of regional Australia. In 2011, Defence employed between 2-3% of the total population of Townsville and Wagga Wagga – two relatively large regional Australian cities. In Katherine, a smaller and more isolated regional centre, Defence emplo...

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Report to the Congress on the Use of the ACH System and Other Payment Mechanisms for Remittance Transfers to Foreign Countries REPORT TO THE CONGRESS ON THE USE OF THE ACH SYSTEM AND OTHER PAYMENT MECHANISMS FOR REMITTANCE TRANSFERS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

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Apr 19, 2017

This section highlights key developments since the Board’s third biennial report in 2015, including updates on cross-border payment improvements, changes to laws and regulations pertaining to cross-border payments, and issues relating to economic sanctions and anti-money laundering (AML) requi...

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The Public Procurement Guide for Elected and Senior Government Officials THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT GUIDE FOR ELECTED AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

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Apr 18, 2017

For those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the industry, public procurement can be a complicated topic to broach. To clear the confusion, NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement has released its Public Procurement Guide for Senior and Elected Government Officials. The purpose of this guide is...

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Managing Government Impact The Enterprise Playbook MANAGING GOVERNMENT IMPACT THE ENTERPRISE PLAYBOOK

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Apr 17, 2017

The enterprise business landscape today is more complex than ever as the uncertainty and unpredictability of government action whether regulatory, legislative, or civic has increased. New business models have created a plethora of questions about what new regulations are needed and how they should b...

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The Digital Transformation of Government Affairs THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

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Apr 12, 2017

In today’s changing political and policy environment, government affairs success is in the spotlight. However, defining success in government affairs today is very different than it was a few years ago. Government affairs are all about information who’s talking to whom, which committees ...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TURNING HIS BACK ON  RURAL AMERICA PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TURNING HIS BACK ON RURAL AMERICA

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Apr 06, 2017

At a time when rural America is facing serious challenges, it is clear that President Trump’s budget would starve small towns and communities of jobs and opportunity. This budget plan is bad for America, bad for farmers, and bad for families. The proposed cuts would have a disproportionate imp...

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Latest Impact of Trump Administration on Government Contracts LATEST IMPACT OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

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Apr 03, 2017

This White Paper analyzes the current import of the Trump Adminsstrotionfon government contracts, the changes the administration has implemented since President Trump was sworn into office, and potential targets for future actions that would impact government contracting.

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Strengthening Federal-State Coordination STRENGTHENING FEDERAL-STATE COORDINATION

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Mar 29, 2017

The Federal-State Coordination Task Team (Task Team) was formed to address the need for increased coordination of invasive species actions at the local, state, territorial, regional, and ecosystem level as put forth in Executive Orders (E.O.) 13112 and 13751, and Action 2.5.1 of the National Invasiv...

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Federal Actions to Enable Contractors to Protect “Covered Defense Information” and “Controlled Unclassified Information” FEDERAL ACTIONS TO ENABLE CONTRACTORS TO PROTECT “COVERED DEFENSE INFORMATION” AND “CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION”

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Mar 27, 2017

Over the past six months, important actions have been taken by the federal government to safeguard the confidentiality of information that the government provides to or receives from its suppliers. The key actions are the Final Rule, “Controlled Unclassified Information” (CUI), published...

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UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL COURTS UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL COURTS

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Mar 24, 2017

This publication was developed by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to provide an introduction to the federal judicial system, its organization and administration, and its relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the government. The Administrative Office, the jud...

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TERMINATING DEBARMENTS TERMINATING DEBARMENTS

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Mar 22, 2017

A hard-working and honest contractor or business just received a notice of proposed debarment for three years. The business has been contracting with the U.S. Government for a number of years without any issues, and any length of debarment will most likely have devastating financial effects.

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Response to the Government’s Housing White
Paper RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT’S HOUSING WHITE PAPER

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Mar 21, 2017

On 7 February 2017 the Government published ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. This is in the form of a White Paper. The White Paper provides an analysis of the issues and challenges facing both the delivery of and access to housing. The document comprises a range of 'proposals'...

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Growing Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico GROWING TOGETHER: ECONOMIC TIES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

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Mar 20, 2017

The impact of trade and globalization on the average American was a core issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. President Trump won the election in part because he promised to address the sense of economic insecurity many Americans feel. Along the way, Mexico came to symbolize much of the U....

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THE VALUE OF A STATISTICAL LIFE: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS THE VALUE OF A STATISTICAL LIFE: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS

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Mar 14, 2017

The value of a statistical life (VSL) is the marginal rate of substitution between income (or wealth) and mortality risk. The VSL indicates how much individuals are willing to pay (WTP) to reduce the risk of death. Applied properly, the VSL can be used in the benefit-cost analysis to evaluate the ef...

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Empowering CitizenDriven Government through Collaboration and Service Delivery EMPOWERING CITIZENDRIVEN GOVERNMENT THROUGH COLLABORATION AND SERVICE DELIVERY

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Mar 14, 2017

The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a non-profit educational organization established by government leaders in 1979 to improve government through the efficient and innovative application of information technology. The ACT was created to provide an objective and trusted forum for collaborati...

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The Constitutions of California and the United States with Related Documents THE CONSTITUTIONS OF CALIFORNIA AND THE UNITED STATES WITH RELATED DOCUMENTS

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Mar 13, 2017

The California Legislature is privileged to present this compilation of historical documents. Taken together, these compacts, treaties, and charters embody the ongoing evolution of our core principles of representative democracy.

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Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Subcommittee HOMELAND SECURITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE QUADRENNIAL HOMELAND SECURITY REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE

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Mar 10, 2017

Artificial Intelligence (AI), the appearance of logical, sometimes human appearing, analysis and decision making in hardware, software and robotic mechanisms, has been a science fiction staple as both a benefactor and an antagonist since the 1950s. The reality of AI is more complex with advanced, di...

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Australia’s Global Leadership and Foreign Policy 2017–2027 AUSTRALIA’S GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AND FOREIGN POLICY 2017–2027

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Feb 17, 2017

The purpose of ACFID’s Submission to the White Paper on Foreign Policy is to present an overall narrative and framework from an ACFID and civil society perspective that we believe, if applied, would positively guide Australia’s foreign policy over the next decade.

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The Trump Administration’s approach to the security of South Korea THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S APPROACH TO THE SECURITY OF SOUTH KOREA

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Feb 17, 2017

More than any other recent administration, President Trump’s election has brought significant security uncertainty into the Indo Pacific region. This is especially evident on the Korean peninsula where the fragile security situation between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democrati...

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Blueprint for a National Food Strategy BLUEPRINT FOR A NATIONAL FOOD STRATEGY

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Feb 16, 2017

Eating is a fundamental human need, and the food and agriculture system is vital to the American economy. Yet, our food system often works at cross-purposes, providing abundance while creating inefficiencies, and imposing unnecessary burdens on our economy, environment, and overall health. Many fede...

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Building trust in government BUILDING TRUST IN GOVERNMENT

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Jan 27, 2017

According to our recent blockchain research, government organizations across the globe are exploring use cases for blockchains that can impact their jurisdictions. With the support of the Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 200 government leaders in 16 countrie...

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The Constitution and the Trump Presidency: Legal and Political Perspectives THE CONSTITUTION AND THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY: LEGAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES

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Jan 20, 2017

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in November 2016 came as a shock to almost all Americans (as well as to most people around the world) for two reasons: it was unexpected  almost all polls leading up to the election indicated that Hillary Clinton would win; and more...

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WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON STRONG CITIES, STRONG COMMUNITIES WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON STRONG CITIES, STRONG COMMUNITIES

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Jan 19, 2017

Whether you’re one of our active local or federal stakeholders working in or with one of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) communities, someone interested in federal-local partnerships, or a member of the American public curious about this initiative and the use of taxpayer dollars, ...

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America’s International Role under Donald Trump AMERICA’S INTERNATIONAL ROLE UNDER DONALD TRUMP

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Jan 18, 2017

The outcome of the 2016 presidential and congressional elections marks a turning point for the United States and its international role and not just because, from January 2017, the White House will transfer from Democratic to Republican Party control. It is also because the man elected to the presid...

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The annual Financial Report of the U.S. Government THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

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Jan 12, 2017

The annual Financial Report of the U.S. Government provides to the public a comprehensive overview of the Government's current financial position, as well as critical insight into our long-term fiscal outlook. The Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Report, the final U.S. Financial Report of the Obama Ad...

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Digital Transformation Initiative Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE AVIATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

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Jan 11, 2017

The Digital Transformation Initiative (DTI) is a project launched by the World Economic Forum in 2015 as part of the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and Society. It is an ongoing initiative that serves as the focal point at the Forum for new opportunities and themes arisin...

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2017 SLTT Government Outlook 2017 SLTT GOVERNMENT OUTLOOK

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Jan 03, 2017

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) expects that the majority of cyber incidents affecting state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments will continue to be opportunistic in nature. We also believe the sophistication of routine malware, cyber threat actors, a...

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A Renewed Era of Federal-Tribal Relations A RENEWED ERA OF FEDERAL-TRIBAL RELATIONS

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Jan 02, 2017

Historic progress has been made during the Obama Administration to improve the nation-tonation relationship between the United States and federally recognized Tribes. The Obama Administration and Tribal Nations have worked together to accomplish shared goals and achieve milestones that upheld self-g...

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One year in, Trump Administration amasses striking anti-LGBT record ONE YEAR IN, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AMASSES STRIKING ANTI-LGBT RECORD

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Dec 31, 2016

While the Republican Party and Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence had a long history1 of opposing legal equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised to support the LGBT community.2 Despite his own mixed record on LGBT issues, fol...

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How the U.S. Developed a Hybrid Model of Affordable Housing Provision HOW THE U.S. DEVELOPED A HYBRID MODEL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVISION

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Dec 13, 2016

This report uses the framework of “policy shifts” to help explain U.S. affordable and public housing policy. The report finds a trend that moves away from direct government provision of housing. Instead, a series of shifts have been instrumental in creating policies that support the deve...

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FEDERAL AND STATE ISSUES FEDERAL AND STATE ISSUES

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Nov 25, 2016

Set forth below is our annual update of information on a variety of subjects about which members call us frequently. As a service to our members, we hope that this will be a convenient source for reference when questions arise for employees, retirees, and members of management.

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REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF LEGAL SERVICES IN THE UNITED STATES REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF LEGAL SERVICES IN THE UNITED STATES

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Nov 10, 2016

In August 2014, the Commission on the Future of Legal Services set out to improve the delivery of, and access to, legal services in the United States. The findings and recommendations of the two-year undertaking are contained in this Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States and ar...

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Quiet Revolution in California Local Government Gains Momentum QUIET REVOLUTION IN CALIFORNIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT GAINS MOMENTUM

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Nov 03, 2016

A low-profile revolution in local government is happening this November as twenty-one California cities hold their first by-district city council elections. Prior to the 2002 passage of the California Voting Rights Act, only twenty-nine of California’s nearly 500 cities held by-district electi...

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PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Oct 20, 2016

As a contribution toward preparing the United States for a future in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a growing role, we survey the current state of AI, it's existing and potential applications and the questions that are raised for society and public policy by progress in AI. We also mak...

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The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 THE STATE OF HOMELESSNESS IN CANADA 2016

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Oct 13, 2016

Mass homelessness in Canada emerged in the 1980s, following massive disinvestment in affordable housing, structural shifts in the economy and reduced spending on social supports. Since then, stakeholders across the country have tried and tested solutions to address the issue. These responses, largel...

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Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity During Rehabilitation of Existing Bridges IMPROVING PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE CONNECTIVITY DURING REHABILITATION OF EXISTING BRIDGES

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Sep 28, 2016

Bridges connect destinations in communities and provide access to emergency and essential services, yet many of the nation’s existing bridges do not provide safe and comfortable accommodations for people walking and biking. Bridges that lack pedestrian and bicycle accommodations can force subs...

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The U.S. Department of Justice Global Advisory Committee THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GLOBAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Sep 22, 2016

For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC) has helped the United States meet current and emerging information sharing challenges and opportunities. Chartered in 1998 as a Federal Advisory Commit...

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Cyber Threats Facing State and Local Government CYBER THREATS FACING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Sep 13, 2016

As cyber threats increase in number and sophistication, organizations across industries are seeking more effective ways to protect themselves: their data, their infrastructure, their people and their reputations. State and local governments are no exception.

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Helping government manage immigration needs HELPING GOVERNMENT MANAGE IMMIGRATION NEEDS

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Aug 20, 2016

National preparedness with regard to a common immigration policy has been tested recently by the mass movement of people from one country to another. There are complex challenges involved when numerous governments, agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs) and private entities must interact to d...

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Electronic Driver License ELECTRONIC DRIVER LICENSE

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Jul 13, 2016

The smartphone is the new wallet. In fact, many people no longer carry a wallet, while “digital wallets” are now a common feature on all smartphones. A digital wallet refers to an electronic device that allows an individual to make electronic commerce transactions. This can include purch...

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Need a Passport? NEED A PASSPORT?

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Jul 07, 2016

The Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. Passports are a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel, and also allow you to re-enter the United States. They provide proof of U.S. citizenship at home and around the world.

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2015 MISSISSIPPI ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 2015 MISSISSIPPI ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

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Jun 30, 2016

The State of Mississippi developed its Five-Year Consolidated Plan in the 2015 program year (covering 2015-2019) in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) consolidation of the planning and application aspects of four HUD Programs.

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Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being OLDER AMERICANS 2016: KEY INDICATORS OF WELL-BEING

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Jun 29, 2016

Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being (Older Americans 2016) is the seventh in a series of reports by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) describing the overall condition of the U.S. population age 65 and over. The reports use data from over a dozen nationa...

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Official Election Mail Communication Plan OFFICIAL ELECTION MAIL COMMUNICATION PLAN

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Jun 09, 2016

The presidential primary season is wrapping up and the Postal Service™ is preparing for the general election in November 2016. In addition to the presidential campaign, there will be high-visibility congressional, gubernatorial, and other state and local races. With elections comes Election Mai...

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U.S. Treasury Department Issues White Paper on Marketplace Lending U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT ISSUES WHITE PAPER ON MARKETPLACE LENDING

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May 16, 2016

In the RFI, the Department solicited public input on the various business models and products offered by marketplace lenders to small businesses and consumers, the potential for marketplace lending to expand access to credit to underserved communities, and how the regulatory framework should evolve ...

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SARASOTA / MANATEE 2040 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN SARASOTA / MANATEE 2040 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

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Apr 27, 2016

Led by the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Strategic Mobility Plan is the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) update for Sarasota and Manatee Counties. This plan update builds on the solid multimodal foundation of previous plans from the last 15 years. Key initi...

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Strengthening the Liberal World Order STRENGTHENING THE LIBERAL WORLD ORDER

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Apr 26, 2016

The world order that was created in the aftermath of World War II has produced immense benefits for peoples across the planet. The past 70 years have seen an unprecedented growth in prosperity, lifting billions out of poverty. Democratic government, once rare, has spread to over 100 nations around t...

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THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES

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Apr 26, 2016

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts developed this publication to provide an introduction to the federal judicial system, its organization, and administration, its relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, and its relationship to the state court syste...

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Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records APPLICATION OF FAIR HOUSING ACT STANDARDS TO THE USE OF CRIMINAL RECORDS

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Apr 04, 2016

The Fair Housing Act (or Act) prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of dwellings and in other housing-related activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

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Buy Local Policy A Guide for Government Agencies BUY LOCAL POLICY A GUIDE FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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Mar 30, 2016

The Tasmanian Government is committed to backing local businesses to create jobs and stimulate the economy to deliver growth. The Government’s Buy Local Policy has been released to increase awareness of the requirements for, and benefits in, buying locally and improve access to Government cont...

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Ensure U.S. Leadership in Space ENSURE U.S. LEADERSHIP IN SPACE

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Mar 04, 2016

A coalition of 13 space organizations today released a joint white paper, “Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space,” at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The work highlights and addresses the challenges facing continued U.S. explorat...

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Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space ENSURING U.S. LEADERSHIP IN SPACE

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Mar 04, 2016

The space environment is a unique and critically important domain for our nation’s vital interests. With innovative platforms and satellite systems, space is an economic sphere and a high ground used for purposes of observation, communication, command and control, and positioning, navigation, ...

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FedRAMP & U.S Government Personnel Security Requirements Implications for Cloud Solution Providers FEDRAMP & U.S GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS IMPLICATIONS FOR CLOUD SOLUTION PROVIDERS

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Feb 18, 2016

Peloton Systems frequently encounters cloud solution providers (CSP) that are in the planning stage to support the pursuit of business with U.S. Federal Government agencies or deciding whether to pursue FedRAMP security authorization for their cloud solutions. A few critical questions that often ari...

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2016 State of the State Address 2016 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

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Jan 27, 2016

President Niederhauser, Speaker Hughes, Members of the Legislature, Justices of the Utah Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Cox and Utah’s First Lady, my wife, Jeanette. My fellow Utahns. The Utah we know and love today stands on higher ground because of the many sacrifices of hardwor...

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U.S. Fiscal Imbalance over Time: This Time Is Different U.S. FISCAL IMBALANCE OVER TIME: THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

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Jan 26, 2016

The U.S. fiscal imbalance the excess of what we expect to spend, including repayment of our debt, over what government expects to receive in revenue is large and growing. And with politicians proposing large new expenditures, little is being done to rectify the country’s fiscal health. Althoug...

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The Role of Third-Party Debt Collection in the U.S. Economy THE ROLE OF THIRD-PARTY DEBT COLLECTION IN THE U.S. ECONOMY

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Jan 22, 2016

The U.S. economy is heavily reliant on credit, and consumers depend on the availability of credit to access a range of goods and services from health care and education to automobiles and home loans. To support this credit economy, the debt collection industry serves a vital role recovering outstand...

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Comprehensive Medication Management Program COMPREHENSIVE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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Dec 23, 2015

Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) is an evidence-based, physician approved, pharmacist-led, preventive clinical service ensuring optimal use of medication.

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Maricopa County Attorney’s Office MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

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Dec 11, 2015

As we wrap up another year we have much to be proud of and much to look forward to. In this issue of our newsletter, we list some of the highlights of 2015 and set the bar even higher for 2016. The national discussion about criminal justice reform will certainly continue next year and we are contrib...

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UK Labour Market, November 2015 UK LABOUR MARKET, NOVEMBER 2015

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Nov 11, 2015

Public sector employment measures the number of people in paid work in the public sector. The public sector comprises central government, local government and public corporations. Estimates of public sector employment are obtained from information provided by public sector organisations.

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The Internet of Postal Things THE INTERNET OF POSTAL THINGS

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Aug 03, 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) — sensor technologies that enable physical objects to collect and communicate data through the Internet in real time — is one of the latest technology advances taking hold in many industries. Cisco estimates that worldwide IoT applications will yield more tha...

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Examining U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement EXAMINING U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ENFORCEMENT

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Jul 29, 2015

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is releasing several recommendations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an effort to support the agency’s ongoing enforcement activities and to ensure clear, predictable, and efficient practices for market participants while eliminating unneces...

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Cyber Intrusion into U.S. Office of Personnel
Management: In Brief CYBER INTRUSION INTO U.S. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: IN BRIEF

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Jul 17, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed that a cyber intrusion had impacted its information technology systems and data, potentially compromising the personal information of about 4.2 million former and current federal employees. Later that month, OPM reported a separ...

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DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

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Jun 30, 2015

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the business-type activities and each major fund of the Downtown Development Authority as of June 30, 2015, and the respective changes in financial position and, ...

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Annual Mid-year Population Estimates, 2014 ANNUAL MID-YEAR POPULATION ESTIMATES, 2014

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Jun 25, 2015

The mid-year estimates refer to the population on 30 June of the reference year and are published annually. They are the official set of population estimates for the UK and its constituent countries, the regions and counties of England, and local authorities and their equivalents. This publication r...

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Regulations for Proper Flag Display REGULATIONS FOR PROPER FLAG DISPLAY

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Jun 25, 2015

The regulations for the proper display of flags are contained in Part 47 of the Administrative Support Manual (ASM). Sections of this part of the manual are reprinted here so that Postmasters can ensure that the American flag, the Postal Service™ flag, and the MIA-POW f47 flag are displayed properl...

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Building Our Local Food Economy Workshop BUILDING OUR LOCAL FOOD ECONOMY WORKSHOP

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Jun 12, 2015

Acadiana is a collection of seven parishes in south Louisiana known for its strong French Acadian culture, language, and food traditions.

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Government Contracting and Uncompensated Overtime GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING AND UNCOMPENSATED OVERTIME

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May 26, 2015

Companies of all sizes conducting business with the U. S. Government should be aware of a unique requirement in the Federal Acquisition Regulations applicable to accounting for uncompensated overtime on federal contracts. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to compensate hourly wo...

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Applying Continuous Improvement in Government Lean Leadership in Action APPLYING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN GOVERNMENT LEAN LEADERSHIP IN ACTION

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Apr 02, 2015

Perhaps more than with any public or private business entity, the task of improving quality and efficiency in the delivery of services by entities in the government sector is a highly variable and complex process. The sheer size and scope of government activities contribute to the challenge. Efforts...

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2015-2019 MISSISSIPPI CONSOLIDATED PLAN 2015-2019 MISSISSIPPI CONSOLIDATED PLAN

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Mar 30, 2015

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new rules consolidating the planning, application, reporting and citizen participation processes for four formula grant programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Shelt...

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the road ahead for government contractors THE ROAD AHEAD FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

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Mar 02, 2015

Companies of all sizes conducting business with the U. S. Government should be aware of a unique requirement in the Federal Acquisition Regulations applicable to accounting for uncompensated overtime on federal contracts. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to compensate hourly wo...

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Measuring National Well-being - An Analysis of Social Capital in the UK MEASURING NATIONAL WELL-BEING - AN ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL CAPITAL IN THE UK

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Jan 29, 2015

This article gives a baseline assessment of social capital in the UK using the latest data available. The data are based on the draft headline measures proposed by ONS in July 2014, and further developed following user consultation (ONSb, November 2014). The 25 measures have been developed using a f...

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Addressing Critical Infrastructure Cyber Threats for State and Local Governments ADDRESSING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBER THREATS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Jan 22, 2015

“Our country will, at some point, face a major cyber event that will have a serious effect on our lives, our economy and the everyday functioning of our society.” This grave warning came from the former United States Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano back ...

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BRC PUBLISH REVISED GLOBAL STANDARD FOR FOOD SAFETY BRC PUBLISH REVISED GLOBAL STANDARD FOR FOOD SAFETY

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Jan 07, 2015

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published the seventh issue of its internationally recognised BRC Global Standard for Food Safety on 7 January 2015, and audits against Issue 7 will begin in July 2015.The BRC Global Standards are internationally recognised as the market leaders setting the be...

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DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION STATE OF HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION STATE OF HAWAII

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Nov 25, 2014

Thank you for the opportunity to present you with the attached Annual Report summarizing the operations of the Department of Taxation (DOTAX) for the fiscal year (FY) ending June 30, 2014. DOTAX collected $6.24 billion in taxes in FY 2014, or 95% of the $6.58 billion that was collected from all taxe...

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Patents FY2014 - United States Patent and Trademark Office PATENTS FY2014 - UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

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Nov 03, 2014

The Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC or Committee) thanks the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office), and in particular, Deputy Under Secretary Michelle Lee, for the assistance and positive atmosphere enabling our committee to interact effectively and efficiently with the ...

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Legislative Background Brief for the Economic Affairs Interim Committee LEGISLATIVE BACKGROUND BRIEF FOR THE ECONOMIC AFFAIRS INTERIM COMMITTEE

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Jul 11, 2014

What started as a subcommittee of the 2013-2014 Economic Affairs Interim Committee to look into Montana's 12-day "sell-by" milk rule evolved after one subcommittee meeting to a white paper overview of how Montana regulates milk sales now and how regulation occurred in the past. However...

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STATE OF UTAH SINGLE AUDIT REPORT STATE OF UTAH SINGLE AUDIT REPORT

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Jun 30, 2014

The Federal Government requires the State of Utah to have an entity-wide audit of its financial statements and its federal programs as a condition of receiving federal financial assistance. The federally-required audit is commonly referred to as the “single audit.” The single audit focus...

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Creating the Next Generation of Federal Human Capital CREATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEDERAL HUMAN CAPITAL

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Jun 17, 2014

In addition to the more than 200 respondents to the survey, this whitepaper contains five interviews with federal leaders in human capital management who provided valuable feedback on the major trends discussed in this report. All quotes, advice, and insights quoted in this report came directly from...

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS: Preparing Yourself for a Connected Government THE INTERNET OF THINGS: PREPARING YOURSELF FOR A CONNECTED GOVERNMENT

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Jun 07, 2014

Imagine the following scenario: At home, you’re gently awakened by an alarm system that’s tied to your internal sleep cycles. As you stretch, well-rested from just exiting a REM cycle, a sensor in your mattress registers that you’re about to get up, and sends a signal to your coffe...

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Connected Government Cloud Enabling Public Services CONNECTED GOVERNMENT CLOUD ENABLING PUBLIC SERVICES

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Apr 29, 2014

Cloud adoption has had a tremendous impact on e-Government or digital government, leading to reduced operations cost, reduced IT footprint, sharing of knowledge and infrastructure and overall more effective public services. National and local governments that are capitalizing on the cloud infrastruc...

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Digital Signatures: Best Practices for State and Local Government DIGITAL SIGNATURES: BEST PRACTICES FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Mar 25, 2014

State and local governmental organizations have come under increasing pressure over the past few years to streamline processes and reduce costs despite the more limited human and budgetary resources available to help them achieve these goals. In order to effectively transform their workflows, they w...

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Alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom, registered in 2012 ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, REGISTERED IN 2012

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Feb 19, 2014

This bulletin presents the latest figures for alcohol-related deaths in the UK, its four constituent countries and regions of England. Comparisons are made between 2012, the latest year, and previously published data from 2002 onwards. Figures are based on deaths registered in each calendar year rat...

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Government Outsourcing A Practical Guide for State and Local Governments GOVERNMENT OUTSOURCING A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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Jan 28, 2014

This report is the initiative of John D. Graham, Ph.D., Dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (IU-SPEA), and members of the Dean’s Advisory Council, who convened a panel of experts to explore key issues concerning government outsourcing and public-private pa...

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Future of Government FUTURE OF GOVERNMENT

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Jun 05, 2013

Much has changed since! Financial crisis, a Great Recession and an overhang of debt in the developed world mean that governments face very different futures from those we envisaged. While the world has moved very quickly, governments have struggled to keep pace. And delivering on the ‘customer...

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Helping government contractors grow their business HELPING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS GROW THEIR BUSINESS

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Jun 03, 2013

This White Paper focuses on the competitive pricing activities that should optimally occur before the
final request for proposal (RFP) is released.

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The Role of Cloud-based Application Platforms in Government Innovation THE ROLE OF CLOUD-BASED APPLICATION PLATFORMS IN GOVERNMENT INNOVATION

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Apr 07, 2013

Government IT is no longer the realm of technology-minded types divorced from business and political reality. Cloud application platforms are becoming a tool of choice among government innovators who can marry forward-thinking systems change with financial savvy, as they offer fast implementation, h...

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Entering New Government Markets From
Strategy Through Execution ENTERING NEW GOVERNMENT MARKETS FROM STRATEGY THROUGH EXECUTION

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Jan 23, 2013

Successful business pipelines and growth plans are built on a strong foundation of knowledge about the market, customers, competitors,politics, value created and technology.When the resources and knowledge have been combined and organized against a pursuit schedule, you are ready to start chasing re...

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How to Improve Federal Student Aid and Increase College Access HOW TO IMPROVE FEDERAL STUDENT AID AND INCREASE COLLEGE ACCESS

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Jan 01, 2013

The need for higher education and training has never been so important to individuals and our economy as it is today. Yet, its affordability is seriously in question. College costs have skyrocketed as family incomes and state funding for public higher education have declined, leading millions to tak...

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT OF CITY -OWNED REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT OF CITY -OWNED

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Jul 31, 2012

One of the fastest growing cities in Wisconsin, located in the Greater Madison area in Dane County. Home of the Cannery Square downtown redevelopment project.

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Secure Remote Access for Government Teleworkers SECURE REMOTE ACCESS FOR GOVERNMENT TELEWORKERS

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Aug 25, 2011

The North American blizzard of 2010 included snowfall totals of 20–36 inches throughout the Washington D.C. region and closed the government for four days. It cost millions of dollars and served as the ideal use case to support the newly enacted Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, H.R.1722.

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Accounting Systems, Compliance and the Government Contractor ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS, COMPLIANCE AND THE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR

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Mar 31, 2010

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 large prime contract with the federal government. When the prospective contract will require cost-base...

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White Paper on National Environmental Management of the Ocean WHITE PAPER ON NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF THE OCEAN

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South Africa is a maritime nation with jurisdiction over one of the largest exclusive economic zones in the world. Our ocean space is a resource rich and relatively pristine environment. The ocean represents a significant asset for current and future generations of South Africans. The use of various...

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Mississippi Incentives Report 2014 - Mississippi Development Authority MISSISSIPPI INCENTIVES REPORT 2014 - MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

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As the state’s lead economic development agency, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) works to recruit new businesses to the state and help existing employers grow their operations. Like most other states in the United States, Mississippi offers incentives to prospective businesses and ...

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2014 DEVELOPER FUNDING INCENTIVES 2014 DEVELOPER FUNDING INCENTIVES

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Invest Atlanta is a public authority created by the City of Atlanta to promote the revitalization and growth of the City. It represents a consolidation of the City’s economic and community development efforts in real estate, finance, marketing and employment, for the purpose of providing a foc...

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2014 Energy Benchmarking Report 2014 ENERGY BENCHMARKING REPORT

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A central strategy for meeting the City of Minneapolis climate action goals is to drive high building performance in the commercial market through energy and water benchmarking and disclosure. This third annual report summarizes the data collection activities, benchmarking results, and analysis for ...

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City of Minneapolis 2016 Policy Positions CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS 2016 POLICY POSITIONS

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Local Government Finance A local government’s main source of revenue is the property tax, as Minnesota has a tax revenue system that centralizes most tax authority, collections and disbursements with the State. Cities may not impose non-property taxes, such as sales taxes, without legislative ...

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FY 2014 USPTO Performance and Accountability Report FY 2014 USPTO PERFORMANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a leader in promoting effective and balanced intellectual property (IP) protection worldwide. In the past year, we have continued to implement the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA), reduced the pendency of unexamined patent applications, esta...

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