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Energy & Environment, Industry

Yellen focuses on energy transition in South Africa visit

January 26, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country’s finance minister Thursday. Yellen made brief remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting with Finance Minister […]


Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

GAO pegs unemployment insurance fraud tally at more than $60 billion

January 24, 2023

Via: FCW

The Government Accountability Office said in two new reports issued Monday that getting reliable data on government fraud is extremely difficult, while hazarding that unemployment insurance fraud during the pandemic may be in excess of $60 billion. The reports come […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden’s next climate hurdle: Enticing Americans to buy green

January 23, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more efficient appliances. It’s […]


Defense, Industry

Defense leaders meet amid dissent over tanks for Ukraine

January 20, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Defense leaders are gathering at Ramstein Air Base in Germany Friday to hammer out future military aid to Ukraine, amid ongoing dissent over who will provide the battle tanks that Ukrainian leaders say they desperately need to recapture territory from […]


Industry, Workforce

Social Security: Could the New Congress’s Sharp Divide Lead to Compromise on Reform?

January 18, 2023

Via: Government Executive

It’s 2023—indeed a couple weeks into the new year—and it’s anything but clear where Congress will be headed on the future of Social Security. Actually, it’s anything but clear where Congress is headed at all. After over a decade of […]


Defense, Industry

NATO warns of Russia’s long war in Ukraine, vows to be ready

January 18, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Russia is preparing for an extended war so NATO must get ready “for the long haul” and support Ukraine for as long as it takes, the alliance’s deputy secretary general told top military chiefs from across Europe Wednesday. Speaking at […]


Defense, Industry

Biden to host Netherlands PM for talks on tech, Ukraine

January 17, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden is set to host Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for talks as the U.S. administration looks to persuade the Netherlands to further limit China’s access to advanced semiconductors with export restrictions. Tuesday’s wide-ranging talks are also expected […]


Defense, Industry

Biden, Kishida to discuss Japan ‘stepping up’ security

January 13, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida were prepared to hold wide-ranging talks at the White House on Friday as Japan looks to build security cooperation with allies amid growing concerns about provocative Chinese and North Korean military action. […]


Health Care, Industry, Policy, State & Local

Biden admin dealt blow by Sixth Circuit ruling against vaccine mandate in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee

January 12, 2023

Via: Fox News

A federal appeals court has upheld a ban on forcing workers in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee who contract with the federal government to get a COVID-19 vaccine. An appeals court has affirmed a ban in three states on enforcing a […]


Education, Industry

Feds propose ‘student loan safety net’ alongside forgiveness

January 10, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in the future, offering a new route to repay federal loans under far more generous terms. President Joe Biden […]


Health Care, Industry, Workforce

Federal health plan could be spending $1B a year on ineligible dependents, GAO says

January 10, 2023

Via: FCW

The federal government’s employee health insurance plan could be wasting $1 billion a year in improper payments by providing benefits to family members who are no longer eligible, a new report has found. The Government Accountability Office said in an […]


Health Care, Industry

China suspends visas for South Koreans in virus retaliation

January 10, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

China suspended visas Tuesday for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements on Chinese travelers. A brief notice posted online by the Chinese Embassy in Seoul said the ban […]


Education, Industry

Seattle schools sue social media companies for causing “mental health crisis” among children

January 9, 2023

Via: TechSpot

The 91-page complaint filed in US district court on Friday claims the social media companies are responsible for worsening the mental health of the children that they target. The tech giants are also blamed for rising rates of anxiety, depression, […]


Industry, Workforce

UK government meeting unions in bid to end wave of strikes

January 9, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

U.K. government ministers met trade union leaders on Monday in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the rail network and strained the overburdened health system. There were small signs of progress but no breakthrough after […]


Defense, Industry

Japan, US to hold security talks before Kishida meets Biden

January 6, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

Japan and the United States will hold security talks between their foreign and defense ministers in Washington the day before Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida lands in the U.S. capital next week, wrapping up his tour of the Group of […]


Health Care, Industry

Pentagon Scrambles to Prep New COVID Rules as Vaccine Mandate Nears End

January 5, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Pentagon leaders, who must scrap their COVID-vaccine mandate within three weeks, are trying to figure out what happens after that. The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act—signed into law by President Joe Biden Dec. 23—requires Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to rescind […]


Education, Hardware & Software, Industry, Tech

New York City Schools has blocked access to ChatGPT: Here’s why

January 5, 2023

Via: ZDnet

New York City Schools, the largest school department in the US, has blocked student and teacher access to ChatGPT on its devices and networks. The generative AI chatbot, which was released in November by Microsoft-backed OpenAI, is capable of generating […]


Industry, Workforce

Amazon is cutting a massive 18,000 jobs in ‘uncertain’ economy

January 5, 2023

Via: ZDnet

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has announced plans to cut just over 18,000 roles. Last November, Amazon announced plans to cut roles in its devices and books businesses and halted new corporate hiring. The majority of the latest job cuts, said […]


Industry, Workforce

FTC proposes rule that would ban employee noncompete clauses

January 5, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

The Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule Thursday that would ban U.S. employers from imposing noncompete clauses on workers, a sweeping measure that could make it easier for people to switch jobs and deepen competition for labor across a wide […]


Health Care, Industry

Abortion pills can now be sold at pharmacies, FDA rules

January 5, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

Last summer, US President Joe Biden criticized states attempting to restrict access to abortion pills. In response, Biden directed the Food and Drug Administration to protect access, saying that “extremist governors and state legislatures” that were “looking to block the […]