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Officials Say Automation Won’t Replace Humans
Technology
Officials Say Automation Won’t Replace Humans
2021-11-17 15:25:46
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON — Automation will not replace people nor take their jobs, according to two government officials who are implementing robotic process automation programs at federal agencies.  In fact, automation will allow federal employees to accomplish more than that they could... Read More

Climate
Tech Innovation ‘Fundamental Foundation’ of Feasibly Solving Climate Crisis
2021-10-15 20:21:27
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON -- The foundations of what could prove to be the next great innovations in climate change prevention technology were laid out and dissected during a Brookings Institution webinar this week. Sanjay Patnaik, director of Brookings Center on Regulation and... Read More

Think Tanks
Veterans Need to Be Part of the Fight to Preserve Democracy, Voting Rights According to Advocates
2021-08-24 20:02:10
by Victoria Turner

Jake Harriman, a veteran Marine who was deployed abroad for almost 15 years, did not recognize the country he left to fight for when he returned to the U.S. in 2015.  During two combat tours in Iraq, the now CEO... Read More

Foreign Affairs
NATO Chief Stoltenberg Says 'Political Unity Matters'
2021-06-16 23:56:49
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined his vision for a renewed trans-Atlantic Alliance before the Brooking Institution earlier this month, declaring that the alliance will “seize the opportunity to keep our people safe in a more contested world.”... Read More

Technology
NSCAI Urges Creation of US Digital Service Academy, Digital Reserve Corps
2021-05-18 13:09:03
by Victoria Turner

China wants to lead the world’s artificial intelligence by 2030 and Russian President Vladimir Putin has said whoever does become the AI leader “will rule the world,” according to Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, yesterday. And the US “cannot sit idly... Read More

Think Tanks
Middle East Needs to Move to 'A New Economic Model,' According to IMF Official
2021-05-07 19:54:36
by Daniel Mollenkamp

An official from the International Monetary Fund argued this week that the Middle East and Central Asia regions should shift towards a new and inclusive economic model as they emerge from the pandemic, echoing IMF claims that this is the... Read More

Think Tanks
Essential Workers Deserve More Than Praise
2021-03-18 20:55:55
by Victoria Turner

Lisa Harris has not physically seen her family since the beginning of the pandemic just to keep them safe from her. She is one of the 50 million essential workers fearing the virus every day, yet still going into work... Read More

Employment
Apprenticeships Benefit Individuals and Employers
2021-03-02 16:23:22
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON - The Department of Labor’s apprenticeship programs benefit individuals seeking to master skills while gainfully employed, and provides employers with the talent needed to fill the current workforce shortage, according to two Congressmen yesterday. Apprenticeships differ from paid internships... Read More

Economy
Economic Challenges Difficult, Not Insurmountable
2021-02-22 17:54:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — According to experts convened by the political advocacy group The Concord Coalition, the nation’s long standing fiscal, monetary, and economic challenges were made more difficult by the pandemic, but they are not insurmountable.  Leaders from the Congressional Budget... Read More

Finance
Blockchain Could Move Cryptocurrency to Pivotal Place in Economies
2021-02-12 20:55:07
by Reece Nations

Cryptocurrencies have the potential to decentralize systems of commerce across the world, leading to vast peer-to-peer markets absent of manipulation.   In order for this to come to fruition, Sheila Warren, head of data, blockchain and digital assets and member of... Read More

Think Tanks
Experts Call for More Federal Aid for State and Local Governments
2021-02-11 19:49:08
by Victoria Turner

State and local government revenues were not hit as hard as expected by the pandemic, but the looming uncertainty of its long-term impact points to the need for more federal aid, leading economists say..  At the start of the pandemic,... Read More

Think Tanks
Brooking Institution Explores Connections Between Race, Social Capital, and Vanishing Economic Mobility
2021-01-14 17:12:00
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The Brooking Institution’s How We Rise project last week presented the results from its study on the role of social networks and geography in economic mobility, offering data on this important factor for those attempting to understand or improve opportunities... Read More

Economy
Experts Lend Advice on COVID Relief Policy for Biden Administration, New Congress
2020-12-04 17:02:30
by Reece Nations

In a virtual roundtable event co-hosted Tuesday by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, economists discussed what economic policies should be prioritized by the in-coming Biden Administration and Congress.  The panelists... Read More

Think Tanks
‘Russia is a Predictable Power’ Says Federation Ambassador Antonov
2020-12-04 15:17:04
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Since the end of the Cold War, the relationship between the United States and Russia has been complicated, often described more as competitive and conflicting than cooperative. Yet a new administration in the U.S. could bring a fresh... Read More

Foreign Affairs
A Look at Trans-Atlantic Cooperation After the US Election
2020-11-17 20:34:46
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The recent U.S. election left much for both Americans and European allies to process in terms of the shaping of U.S. politics and global affairs.  President-elect Biden, historically a committed trans-Atlanticist, has reaffirmed his commitment to European allies... Read More

Transportation
Researchers Claim Reduced Traffic Caused by Pandemic Could Become Permanent
2020-05-06 12:47:10
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The coronavirus pandemic has made life harder for Americans, but one of the few upsides of the crisis has been a massive reduction of traffic across the country. With fewer cars on the roads, Americans have enjoyed cleaner... Read More

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