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US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of September 27, 2021

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Reconciliation Package Updates COVID-19 Vaccine Employer Mandate Updates COVID-19 Updates New Job Quality Initiative Announced U.S.-EU Trade and Tech Council Meeting Recapped Worst Forms of Child Labor Annual Report … Continue Reading

The EU’s Proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA): What You Need To Know

In April 2021, the EU Commission (EC) proposed a suite of new legislative and non-legislative proposals related to artificial intelligence (AI): in a proposed Regulation laying down rules on Artificial Intelligence (“Artificial Intelligence Act – AIA”), the EC attempts the first-ever comprehensive legal framework for this highly debated and fast-developing family of technologies.… Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – April 12, 2021

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* 10:00 a.m. EDT – The President receives the President’s Daily Brief | Oval Office 12:00 p.m. EDT – The President briefly joins the virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience; National … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – December 8, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. 2:00 p.m. EST – The President delivers remarks at an Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit | South Court Auditorium… Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – December 4, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. The President has no public events scheduled. VPOTUS’ Schedule* 9:25 a.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – November 25, 2020 (Thanksgiving Eve)

– This report will not circulate on Thursday, November 26, in observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving. – This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – November 18, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. The President has no public events scheduled. VPOTUS’ Schedule* 2:00 p.m. EST – THE VICE PRESIDENT attends a U.S. … Continue Reading

Transatlantic Trade: US and Europe – Week of October 26, 2020

There are a number of factors complicating transatlantic efforts to stem the novel coronavirus, such as lockdown fatigue and related impacts to economies.  Nonetheless, European governments continue to respond to the latest COVID-19 wave engulfing the region; the European Union (EU) is pushing Member States to remain coordinated.  While infections are similarly increasing in the … Continue Reading

Attention: Commercial Startups – Major DoD Announcements Regarding “Adaptive Acquisition Framework” and Support for Emerging Technologies

During a press conference on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD-A&S) Ellen Lord announced Department of Defense’s (DoD) latest efforts to overhaul how it intends to procure weapons, goods and services—with an emphasis on speed from design to fielding and on cutting operations and maintenance costs. Additionally, on August … Continue Reading

EU Public Policy Update ICT and Digital Markets – Select Developments from First Half of (H1) 2020

The European Commission (i.e. the European Union’s Executive Body) has started a new 5-year political mandate on 1 December 2019 under the leadership of its new President, the German Ursula von der Leyen. Three overarching priorities are woven into the EC policy agenda until 2024: (1) sustainability/climate neutrality (under the new European Green Deal), (2) … Continue Reading
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