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As promised by President Obama in December 2014, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today issued regulations that lessen the...more
On December 10, 2014, Valerie Abend, Senior Critical Infrastructure Officer for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the...more
On January 2, 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order (EO) authorizing the imposition of sanctions against the Government of North Korea and the Workers’ Party of Korea. Pursuant to this EO, the United States added...more
In mid-December, President Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion spending bill known as the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015” or “Cromnibus.” This post explores provisions that relate to the...more
As states continue to search for ways to generate additional revenue, several states have explored the possibility of selling lottery tickets online. Online lottery ticket sales represent an untapped market for state...more
The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (CEA) was passed by the House and the Senate on December 11th, and signed by the President on the 18th. The bill formalizes the role of the National Institute for Standards and...more
The final spending bill of the 113th Congress, which keeps the government doors open until September 30th of 2015, was passed by the House on December 11th, the Senate on the 13th, and signed by the President on December...more
Why it matters -
Suffered a cyber attack over the last year? Members of Congress want to hear about it, and all financial institutions should be prepared to competently respond to government inquiries if they are a...more
On October 17, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order for its BuySecure Initiative requiring government agencies to transition payment processing terminals and credit, debit and other payment cards to employ enhanced...more
On December 3, the Merchant and Financial Associations Cybersecurity Partnership (“Partnership”) submitted a letter to Congress requesting its consideration of adopting cybersecurity information sharing legislation. ...more
On October 27, 2014, President Obama announced new plans to strengthen the manufacturing sector. One of the listed plans involved the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Agriculture, and the National Aeronautics and Space...more
The Obama Administration is taking new steps aimed at improving the security of consumer financial transactions. Specifically recognizing that identity crimes, including credit card fraud, are a risk to U.S. economic...more
On Friday, October 17, Obama signed his second major cyber-related executive order in the past two years. This most recent EO, entitled "Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions," focuses squarely on the...more
On October 17, 2014, President Obama directed the federal government to take steps to improve the security of financial transactions in the United States. As part of the “BuySecure” Initiative, the President pledged a...more
Last Friday, in the wake of numerous data breaches, President Obama signed a new Executive Order that will change how federal agencies use payment cards and allow access to certain government portals. Those changes include...more
In This Issue:
- Leading the News
- United States – Africa Relations
- North Africa
- East Africa
- West Africa
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- General Africa News
- Excerpt from Leading the...more
On Friday, the White House issued new sanctions against Russia in response to Russian troop advances in eastern Ukraine that helped turn the tide of the conflict. However, a fragile truce was struck a week ago between...more
Last week, a bipartisan coalition in the House of Representatives voted in favor of HR 5120, the Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2014. The Act, which seeks to reform the United...more
New EU restrictions and prohibitions -
As the crisis over Ukrainian sovereignty has deepened, notably following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the EU has sought to increase punitive measures on rebel groups...more
On August 6, 2014, Canada amended the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to further expand the list of “designated persons”, both individuals and entities, with...more
On July 18, 2014, the European Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 783/20141 which expanded the scope of individuals, entities and bodies who could be added to the list of sanctions targets. Those materially or financially...more
The European Union announced its intention to adopt a broad package of trade and economic sanctions against Russia, targeting access to EU capital markets, defence exports, energy related equipment and technology and...more
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On May 8, after nearly three months of consideration, the Federal Election Commission issued an Advisory Opinion in response to Make Your Laws (MYL) PAC's request that it approve a framework within which political committees...more
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