Truce or genuine deal? Analysts question if phase one of US-China trade pact will last

CNBC | October 14, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has called the phase one trade deal with China “very substantial” — but analysts say it appears to be more of a “temporary truce” than a real deal. They say it doesn’t sufficiently touch on the thorny issues plaguing both sides, and warn that negotiations could break down again before the phase one agreement is drafted. The trade dispute between the U.S. and China has gone on for more than a year and after their 13th round of talks last week, Trump said Friday that both sides have reached a phase one deal, and it will be written over the next three weeks.

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The labor markets in both the City of Los Angeles and the balance of Los Angeles County saw posiƟve total employment growth from 2012 to 2013, with employment increasing faster in the balance of Los Angeles County (3.4%) than it had in the City of Los Angeles (1.6%). The momentum in job growth seemed to favor the City of Los Angeles in the laƩer months of 2013, as year-over-year employment only fell slightly from 2.2% (from January 2012 to January 2013) to 2.1% (from December 2012 to December 2013). Meanwhile, employment growth for the rest of Los Angeles County declined from 3.9% (from January 2012 to January 2013) to 1.8% (from December 2012 to December 2013) to end the year. Thus, when we consider recent momentum, employment growth in the City of Los Angeles appears to have the upper hand at the end of 2013, while sƟll falling behind the balance of Los Angeles County in average annual employment growth for the year. The City of Los Angeles may have seen slower growth in total employment from 2012 to 2013 but on a sector-by-sector basis the City has seen more favorable growth for most sectors when compared with the rest of Los Angeles County from December 2012 to December 2013. ConstrucƟon was the fastest growing sector in the City of Los Angeles over the year, growing by 10.0% from December 2012 to December 2013, compared to 7.8% in the balance of Los Angeles County.

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The labor markets in both the City of Los Angeles and the balance of Los Angeles County saw posiƟve total employment growth from 2012 to 2013, with employment increasing faster in the balance of Los Angeles County (3.4%) than it had in the City of Los Angeles (1.6%). The momentum in job growth seemed to favor the City of Los Angeles in the laƩer months of 2013, as year-over-year employment only fell slightly from 2.2% (from January 2012 to January 2013) to 2.1% (from December 2012 to December 2013). Meanwhile, employment growth for the rest of Los Angeles County declined from 3.9% (from January 2012 to January 2013) to 1.8% (from December 2012 to December 2013) to end the year. Thus, when we consider recent momentum, employment growth in the City of Los Angeles appears to have the upper hand at the end of 2013, while sƟll falling behind the balance of Los Angeles County in average annual employment growth for the year. The City of Los Angeles may have seen slower growth in total employment from 2012 to 2013 but on a sector-by-sector basis the City has seen more favorable growth for most sectors when compared with the rest of Los Angeles County from December 2012 to December 2013. ConstrucƟon was the fastest growing sector in the City of Los Angeles over the year, growing by 10.0% from December 2012 to December 2013, compared to 7.8% in the balance of Los Angeles County.

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Lynx Technology, a San Diego-based SBA 8(a), Introduced Government Software Development and Services

Lynx Technology | April 29, 2021

Lynx Technology, an IoT shrewd home, media worker arrangement, and application development organization, today declared the authority dispatch of its administrations expected to help nearby, state, territorial, and government offices and project workers with a mobile application, API, and programming development. "Lynx was established to convey groundbreaking technology to various enterprises," said John Driver, CEO of Lynx Technology. "By utilizing the information we acquired effectively working with worldwide technology makers and specialist organizations in the course of the most recent twenty years, we are sure that administration offices needing programming development and mobile applications will discover Lynx to be a phenomenal cooperate with an interesting point of view and creative arrangements." Situated in San Diego, Lynx Technology is an SBA 8(a) Certified firm. Moreover, Lynx is confirmed as a Small Business (SB) by the CA State Department of General Services, (DGS), a Caltrans Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), a Minority-Owned Business, and Black American Owned Business. (DUNS: 079831093 and CAGE: 7VFR1). Lynx Technology gives the best, most expert groundbreaking technology with administrations like Mobile Development; API Development/Integration; Web and Server Development; Embedded Software; Development; and Technology Support, and is a significant asset to supplement or enhance IT prime project workers or direct to government offices. ABOUT LYNX TECHNOLOGY Lynx Technology gives groundbreaking technology including creative IoT savvy home and media worker streaming, stockpiling, and the executives for purchaser gadgets organizations and specialist co-ops. As an SBA 8(a) and California Small Business affirmed San Diego-based organization, Lynx likewise offers proficient administrations for mobile application, API, and programming development for government offices and their great project workers.

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AT&T Cybersecurity Launches New Managed Solution to Help U.S. Federal Agencies Modernize and Protect their IT Infrastructure

AT&T | November 18, 2021

What's the news? AT&T* has launched an integrated, managed cybersecurity solution to help U.S. federal agencies modernize and protect their IT infrastructure in compliance with Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 cybersecurity guidance. AT&T Government Trusted Internet brings together software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology, security capabilities and fiber connectivity in a 24/7 managed solution through a single provider. The comprehensive, scalable solution integrates with the AT&T Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service, extending highly secure remote access to federal agency workers and branch offices. Why is this important? As federal agencies increased their adoption of mobile and cloud technologies in 2020 to support telework, cyber risks and requirements changed. These changes prompted new TIC 3.0 guidance from the federal government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to protect federal data and networks and provide visibility of cloud and remote users. The need for federal agencies to modernize their IT infrastructure also increased this year with the White House Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity in May. The EO calls for bold changes and investments to improve the cybersecurity posture of the federal government including moving to Zero Trust. Zero Trust is a security framework requiring all users, whether in or outside the organization's network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to applications and data. What makes this new cybersecurity solution different? AT&T is a trusted network provider to U.S. federal government agencies, helping them maximize network efficiency and performance no matter where they are on the network transformation continuum. AT&T Government Trusted Internet meets federal agency requirements for highly secure remote connectivity supporting remote users and branch offices. The solution optimizes network performance while allowing government agency users to connect directly to the internet to access cloud-based applications in a highly secure manner. It provides centralized network visibility across users, devices, and locations to monitor users whether they are on or off the network to reduce security risks. These capabilities allow federal agencies the flexibility and speed they require as they modernize their IT infrastructure. AT&T Government Trusted Internet delivers threat analysis and correlation through the AT&T Security Operations Center and AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange® global threat sharing community to help federal agencies monitor and reduce ongoing cybersecurity risks. The solution includes additional capabilities such as Zero Trust Network Access to provide highly secure remote access to applications, data, and services based on clearly defined access control policies. When will this new cybersecurity solution be available? AT&T Government Trusted Internet is immediately available to U.S. federal agencies. Chris Kissel, Research Director, Tier 2 SOC Analytics, IDC "Federal agencies want to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats and comply with TIC 3.0 and the Executive Order, but they also want as little friction as possible. What I see as compelling about AT&T Government Trusted Internet is it considers all of the possible use cases including remote workers and the practical implementation of Zero Trust. Additionally, the AT&T Security Operations Center and AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange provide monitoring and security insights." "The shift to telework and increased cyber threats have created urgency for federal agencies to enhance the security of their IT infrastructure. AT&T Government Trusted Internet helps federal employees to efficiently connect to remote agency networks and cloud environments in a highly secure manner while continually managing risks." Brandon Pearce, AVP, Product Marketing Management, AT&T About AT&T Communications We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we @ATT innovate to improve lives.

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Esri Provides Open Access to Critical Federal Geospatial Data

Esri | July 13, 2021

Esri, the worldwide leader in location intelligence, said today that it gives up access to dozens of high-priority, high-demand national data layers, referred to the government users as National Geospatial Data Assets, in cooperation with federal agencies (NGDA). This development is essential for national decision-making in sectors such as infrastructure development and disaster response. Cartographic boundary files and demographic data from the US Census Bureau are being made available, as are National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Inventory of Dams (NID) database, which the US Army Corps of Engineers manage. This new set of federal maps and applications is now available via ArcGIS Online. It contains approximately 75 national geospatial datasets on dams, bridges, federal public lands, runways, rail nodes, and more updated regularly from federal sources. Those looking for this information can access it through the web; no ArcGIS user license is required. Anyone can use, distribute, and modify the data with appropriate attribution under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. These datasets will also be accessible as Esri REST services and Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) API Features for interoperability. Esri will also make the NGDA datasets available via a custom explorer app on the launch page. The commercial sector will profit from the increased availability of NGDA datasets. Big companies with assets and interests spread throughout the United States, such as major merchants and insurance companies and railroads and utilities, need data that crosses cities, states, and regions. Having high-quality national data on hand saves organizations the time and money to collect and analyze it. Esri's effort contributes to the broader vision of the Geospatial Data Act of 2018 (GDA), which aims to enable more individuals to utilize geospatial data and remove more barriers to interoperability. This is the company's second dataset made accessible to the public this year that does not need an ArcGIS license to view. In addition, Esri published the first-ever high-resolution (10-meter) global land-cover map for 2020 in June. The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World offers these open data services, the world's most comprehensive collection of geographic information, including maps, applications, and data layers. About Esri Esri, the global industry leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, assists clients in maximizing the value of data to enhance operational and business outcomes. Esri software, founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, is used by over 350,000 organizations worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities, as well as over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Esri has regional offices, worldwide distributors, and partners in over 100 countries across six continents, offering local assistance. Esri creates the most creative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics because of its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology.

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