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DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS LIMIT FEDERAL USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

Nextgov | June 29, 2020

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A bicameral group of Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation to ban the use of facial recognition technologies by all federal agencies without explicit authorization from Congress. On Thursday, Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., introduced the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020. The bill’s long title offers a fuller picture of the lawmakers’ intent: To prohibit b...

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METTEL PARTNERS WITH GEOTAB TO DELIVER IOT SOLUTIONS FOR U.S. GOVERNMENT VEHICLES

MetTel | January 13, 2021

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MetTel, a Gartner-perceived pioneer in advanced transformation and communications, today announced that it is joining forces with Geotab to offer government vehicles access to a suite of oversaw services that give basic knowledge to help streamline consistence and detailing, reduce complete cost of ownership and improve resident and representative safety, as well as limit greenhouse gas emissions. Today, numerous government vehicles just approach vehicle motor diagnostics. Outdate...

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MNUCHIN SAYS U.S. GOVERNMENT MUST CUT SPENDING, SHRINK DEFICITS: CNBC

Reuters | January 23, 2020

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday the U.S. government cannot sustain federal deficits growing at current levels and will have to slow the rate of spending. As he acknowledged the administration of Republican President Donald Trump was considering additional tax cuts to stimulate the economy, Mnuchin blamed government spending - and Democrats in Congress - for the federal deficit. In an interview with CNBC, Mnuchin said increased military and non-military spending was the cause o...

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CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP AND INVESTORS BANCORP RECEIVE REGULATORY APPROVAL FOR CITIZENS ACQUISITION OF INVESTORS

Citizens Financial Group | March 25, 2022

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Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and Investors Bancorp, Inc. announced receipt of regulatory approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to complete the previously announced acquisition of Investors. The acquisition is anticipated to close by mid-April 2022, pending satisfaction of customary closing conditions. After closing, over the course of 2022, Citizens will provide Investors’ customers with compreh...

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DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS LIMIT FEDERAL USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

Nextgov | June 29, 2020

A bicameral group of Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation to ban the use of facial recognition technologies by all federal agencies without explicit authorization from Congress. On Thursday, Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., introduced the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020. The bill’s long title offers a fuller picture of the lawmakers’ intent: To prohibit b...

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GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

METTEL PARTNERS WITH GEOTAB TO DELIVER IOT SOLUTIONS FOR U.S. GOVERNMENT VEHICLES

MetTel | January 13, 2021

MetTel, a Gartner-perceived pioneer in advanced transformation and communications, today announced that it is joining forces with Geotab to offer government vehicles access to a suite of oversaw services that give basic knowledge to help streamline consistence and detailing, reduce complete cost of ownership and improve resident and representative safety, as well as limit greenhouse gas emissions. Today, numerous government vehicles just approach vehicle motor diagnostics. Outdate...

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MNUCHIN SAYS U.S. GOVERNMENT MUST CUT SPENDING, SHRINK DEFICITS: CNBC

Reuters | January 23, 2020

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday the U.S. government cannot sustain federal deficits growing at current levels and will have to slow the rate of spending. As he acknowledged the administration of Republican President Donald Trump was considering additional tax cuts to stimulate the economy, Mnuchin blamed government spending - and Democrats in Congress - for the federal deficit. In an interview with CNBC, Mnuchin said increased military and non-military spending was the cause o...

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GOVERNMENT FINANCE

CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP AND INVESTORS BANCORP RECEIVE REGULATORY APPROVAL FOR CITIZENS ACQUISITION OF INVESTORS

Citizens Financial Group | March 25, 2022

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and Investors Bancorp, Inc. announced receipt of regulatory approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to complete the previously announced acquisition of Investors. The acquisition is anticipated to close by mid-April 2022, pending satisfaction of customary closing conditions. After closing, over the course of 2022, Citizens will provide Investors’ customers with compreh...

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