united states – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ Sat, 19 Mar 2022 14:11:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://athenasite.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-1-120x120.png united states – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ 32 32 Global Channel Management Software for Hospitality Market Expected to Hit Highest CAGR During COVID 19 Crisis – MyAllocator, Staah, SiteMinder, WuBook https://athenasite.net/global-channel-management-software-for-hospitality-market-expected-to-hit-highest-cagr-during-covid-19-crisis-myallocator-staah-siteminder-wubook/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 13:19:37 +0000 https://athenasite.net/global-channel-management-software-for-hospitality-market-expected-to-hit-highest-cagr-during-covid-19-crisis-myallocator-staah-siteminder-wubook/ MarketQuest.biz has sent Global Channel Management Software for the Hospitality Market, another examination that incorporates local and global market data and is expected to pay out between 2022 and 2028. This market is fully examined during the evaluation. The review examines the capabilities, openings, cut targets, drivers, and generally plans for Hospitality Channel Management Software […]]]>

MarketQuest.biz has sent Global Channel Management Software for the Hospitality Market, another examination that incorporates local and global market data and is expected to pay out between 2022 and 2028. This market is fully examined during the evaluation. The review examines the capabilities, openings, cut targets, drivers, and generally plans for Hospitality Channel Management Software in the market.

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Using the application division as an assistant:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Large companies

The quantifiable investigation is linked to huge countries:

  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and rest of South America)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, South Africa and Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Next is how channel management software for hospitality focuses on the situation with major market members:

  • MyAllocator
  • Staah
  • SiteMinder
  • WuBook
  • Cubilis
  • Doctorate
  • Vertical reservation
  • United Rentals
  • Hotel link

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Global Land Management Software Market 2022-2028 Recent Industry Innovations – iLandMan, LandPro, TotaLand Technologies, Trimble, Tyler Technologies https://athenasite.net/global-land-management-software-market-2022-2028-recent-industry-innovations-ilandman-landpro-totaland-technologies-trimble-tyler-technologies/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 00:00:14 +0000 https://athenasite.net/global-land-management-software-market-2022-2028-recent-industry-innovations-ilandman-landpro-totaland-technologies-trimble-tyler-technologies/ MarketQuest.biz reported the consequences of a point-by-point research on Global Land Management Software Market from 2022 to 2028. It shows market size and CAGR for all parts and sub-fragments of the Land Management Software market. It gives market insights on advancements, improvements, article consignments, organizations, elite appropriation agreements and different points for the Land Management […]]]>

MarketQuest.biz reported the consequences of a point-by-point research on Global Land Management Software Market from 2022 to 2028. It shows market size and CAGR for all parts and sub-fragments of the Land Management Software market. It gives market insights on advancements, improvements, article consignments, organizations, elite appropriation agreements and different points for the Land Management Software business. The review also discusses market development factors, future opportunities, grower challenges, and other large-scale and microeconomic attributes.

Auditing is fundamental for companies or individuals needing to enter the land management software industry, as it provides both abstract and quantitative information. Additionally, the Creation Network Survey, Absolute Income Review, and Valuation Survey are extensively covered to help organizations and give them an idea of ​​the extent of capital needed to enter this industry.

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Global Land Management Software market is split by Type into

The report has been split by application into

  • For oil and gas
  • Lease management
  • Urban planning

Some of the main players in the market integrate

  • iLandMan
  • LandPro
  • Total Land Technologies
  • Trimble
  • Tyler Technologies
  • Bluetic
  • Enkon
  • FUELware
  • IT Companies Peloton
  • MaintStar
  • Quorum Business Solutions
  • P2 Energy Solutions
  • bitcoin software
  • Computronix
  • Pacific Geotechnical Systems

By area, the market has been split into

  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and rest of South America)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, South Africa and Rest of Middle East and Africa)

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Statement from HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace on International Women’s Day https://athenasite.net/statement-from-hhs-assistant-secretary-for-global-affairs-loyce-pace-on-international-womens-day/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 20:35:57 +0000 https://athenasite.net/statement-from-hhs-assistant-secretary-for-global-affairs-loyce-pace-on-international-womens-day/ Today, ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs of Health and Human Services (HHS), Loyce Pace, released the following statement: “Each March 8, International Women’s Day, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary women who are leading the way in this country and around the […]]]>

Today, ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs of Health and Human Services (HHS), Loyce Pace, released the following statement:

“Each March 8, International Women’s Day, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary women who are leading the way in this country and around the world.

“Women leading the way in business and government, in science and academia, in the arts and sports. The women who keep our homes, our communities and our countries strong. The women who have united us over the past two years – as teachers, health workers and caregivers.

“But on International Women’s Day, we also reflect on the gender inequalities that continue to plague our societies around the world. We are reminded that the barriers are especially steep for women of color and for those who have been historically excluded and marginalized in the United States and around the world. And it reminds us of the work we still have to do to build more equitable societies.

“At the Office of Global Affairs, we are committed to continuing this important work. As the diplomatic spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services, we work alongside our partners around the world to break down these barriers and expand opportunities so that the solutions we build are solutions that work for everyone. world.

“On this International Women’s Day, let us recommit to working together to build a better future for women, for girls and for all of us.

“Happy International Women’s Day! »

Read the HHS Fact Sheet and Secretary Becerra’s Statement Celebrating Women’s History Month.

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Best Cash & Cash Management Providers 2022: North America https://athenasite.net/best-cash-cash-management-providers-2022-north-america/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 02:13:50 +0000 https://athenasite.net/best-cash-cash-management-providers-2022-north-america/ AI, big data and cloud computing are improving forecast accuracy. Data-driven treasury has long been the holy grail of corporate treasury departments who look to their banking partners to add value to the mountains of data created by day-to-day cash management activities. Now, with the right technology and growing customer demand, banks […]]]>

AI, big data and cloud computing are improving forecast accuracy.



Data-driven treasury has long been the holy grail of corporate treasury departments who look to their banking partners to add value to the mountains of data created by day-to-day cash management activities. Now, with the right technology and growing customer demand, banks can provide corporate treasuries with valuable insights based on clean aggregate data.


“Corporate treasuries and finance teams face multiple challenges driven by fragmented technology infrastructures, multiple enterprise resource plans [ERP] systems, incomplete data and inefficient manual processes,” said Stephen Randall, global head of liquidity management services at Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions. “The result is poor visibility into current cash positions and inaccurate forecasts of future positions and liquidity risk.”


Citi has partnered with Cashforce to provide a solution that improves the accuracy of cash forecasting and working capital information. By extracting business data from a company’s multi-ERP infrastructure, Citi, winner of the Best Bank for Liquidity Management award, now provides a comprehensive, aggregated view of cash positions. Powered by algorithmic models and machine learning techniques, Citi’s offering leverages the Cashforce platform to help identify patterns in historical data and provide more accurate cash flow forecasts.


Faster and smarter AI


Bank of America, the Best Cash Management Bank of 2022, launched its CashPro Forecasting service, which is integrated with the bank’s CashPro banking platform, in mid-January. The new service uses artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to predict future cash positions based on the client’s historical cash flows.


The new features do not require any client integration: users simply log into CashPro; Then, the platform draws on two years of their data from their Bank of America and third-party bank accounts before beginning to forecast the client’s cash flow needs.


In May 2021, BoA launched its comprehensive AP to help businesses digitize and automate their Accounts Payable services. leveraging Erica’s technology, our consumer bank’s cutting-edge innovation [virtual voice assistant]“to develop AI and ML solutions that will generate better insights for our customers. This year, we will leverage the substantial technology investments we made in 2021 to expand our API offerings, payment channels and our mobile capabilities.


Innovation is the name of the game for US banks seeking to provide the best solutions for their customers. BNY Mellon, which won the title of Best Bank for Payments and Collections this year, was the first bank to offer real-time service for paying bills in the United States and recently collaborated with Microsoft to support high-value electronic payments through Microsoft’s Azure cloud. -IT environment. The bank’s blockchain-based platform uses cloud-native message processing and big data analytics to allow any transaction to be traced, enriched, organized and analyzed as it is processed.


Finally, the Wells Fargo Cash Investment Money Market Fund—WFAXX, our top provider of short-term investments/money market funds, has a large portfolio and invests almost exclusively in high-quality, short-term, denominated money market instruments. in US dollars which may have fixed, floating or variable interest rates from the United States or other issuers. Over a quarter of the fund’s total assets can be invested in US bank dollar-denominated bonds. The fund also guarantees to only buy securities with minimal credit risk.


Wells Fargo has long been a proponent of data-driven insights and announced a new digital transformation strategy in September 2021 that included strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Google as part of a multicloud approach with third-party data centers to drive technological speed, agility and scalability. for its customers and employees.


Partnering with leading cloud providers gives banks even more opportunities to help corporate customers make better use of their data.



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Three universities are awarded $20 million to make fuel management data more usable for managers https://athenasite.net/three-universities-are-awarded-20-million-to-make-fuel-management-data-more-usable-for-managers/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 20:08:46 +0000 https://athenasite.net/three-universities-are-awarded-20-million-to-make-fuel-management-data-more-usable-for-managers/ Will also evaluate the results to see what works Cameron Peak Fire smoke plume at Boyd Lake, InciWeb, October 14, 2020. In an effort to improve forest resilience and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the Western Interior, three organizations are receiving a total of $20 million from the U.S. government. The funds are […]]]>

Will also evaluate the results to see what works

Cameron Peak Fire smoke plume at Boyd Lake, InciWeb, October 14, 2020.

In an effort to improve forest resilience and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the Western Interior, three organizations are receiving a total of $20 million from the U.S. government.

The funds are part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed by President Joe Biden in 2021, which will be used to improve key systems and processes to mitigate the impact forest fires.

The award will be given to the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI), which includes the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI), the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute at Highlands University, and the Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona University. SWERI was created by an act of Congress passed in 2004 that directed the three institutes to promote adaptive management practices to restore the health of fire-adapted forest and woodland ecosystems of the Western Interior.

The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute is hosted by the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at CSU’s Warner College of Natural Resources.

The three institutes will work collaboratively on three key elements with the funding, to:

  • Develop a national database of existing data on fuel treatments and forest fires,
  • Work with managers, planners and decision makers to facilitate the use and applications of data, and,
  • Research forest management and forest fire results to find out what works.

“The work we are charged with developing under the Infrastructure Measure will create opportunities for land and fire managers, scientists and community actors to co-produce actionable knowledge to mitigate the adverse effects of forest fires on people and the environment,” said Tony Cheng. , Director of CFRI and Professor in the Department of Forest and Range Stewardship.

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Boulder County land and fire managers and community stakeholders gathered around CFRI’s geospatial mapping products, aided by CFRI science and outreach staff. Photo by Tony Cheng.

According to Cheng, the new funding aligns with CSU’s land-grant mission and provides an opportunity to expand CFRI’s existing data management, application and research efforts to be accessible to an audience. wider.

The funding is driven by the increase in fire activity and the length of the fire season due to climate change, the continued development of the interface between nature and urban areas and the interactions between fires and disturbances such as pests and pathogens.

CFRI recently completed a statewide forest vegetation and wildfire management database for Colorado, complementing a similar effort for New Mexico and southern Colorado led by the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute. The data serves as the foundation for decision support tools and collaborative processes deployed by CFRI in the state and throughout the Western Interior. The national database will be developed using similar data types across the country.

Data is just the starting point, said Brett Wolk, one of CFRI’s deputy directors. Making the data meaningful to land and fire managers, scientists, policy makers and community stakeholders working in their specific locations is a core function in which the institutes excel and is mentioned in the infrastructure provisions.

“Unless data is placed in a social context where people can understand how it applies to their work, all the best data and science in the world won’t change decisions or outcomes on the ground,” said Wolk. “That’s why SWERI strives to co-develop solutions with partners and make decisions that are science-informed but also locally relevant.”

A third element of funding is to research the results of past treatments to improve future decisions. This will draw on deep research expertise from the Arizona and Colorado institutes, exemplified by a recent CFRI co-led publication and accompanying podcast assessing the achievements of the Forest to Faucets partnership to protect the Denver’s water supply from devastating wildfires.

The challenge, Wolk said, is to apply the knowledge and expertise of collective institutes across the entire United States. At the same time, there is an opportunity for other states to benefit from the collective knowledge of the institutes.

“This is a huge opportunity to help accelerate the implementation of what works in forest and fire management. But the research also shows big gaps in who has access to and contributes to this forest data and decision-making processes. If we can increase the application of science, while making incremental changes to increase the equity of ideas and resources with a wider audience, these will be our measures of success.


From Colorado State University

Thanks and hats off to Gerald.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildfires for 33 years, he continues to learn and strives to be a student of fire. View all posts by Bill Gabbert

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Media Advisory – February 22 Digital Media Briefing with Deputy Under Secretary of State, Akunna Cook and Acting Chief Operating Officer of Prosper Africa, Leslie Marbury https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-under-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-acting-chief-operating-officer-of-prosper-africa-leslie-marbury/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 23:59:06 +0000 https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-under-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-acting-chief-operating-officer-of-prosper-africa-leslie-marbury/ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury […]]]>

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury will connect from Johannesburg during their February 14-March 1 trip to Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and in Namibia. After brief opening remarks, DAS Cook and A/COO Marbury will answer questions from participating journalists.

DETAILS:

Speakers:

Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook; and
Acting COO of Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury

Dated: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m. Johannesburg | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 Washington, D.C.

Language: English. Simultaneous interpretation in French will be provided.

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Biographies

Akunna Cook

AKUNNA COOK – Assistant Under-Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ms. Cook oversees U.S. foreign policy development for Southern Africa, as well as economic and regional issues, including trade, investment, climate, health, multilateral engagement, democracy and human rights. ‘man. Previously, Ms. Cook was the founder and director of Drake Road Strategies, where she advised individuals and organizations on strategy and public policy advocacy. She was also the first executive director of the Black Economic Alliance, a non-partisan organization focused on the economic advancement of the black community through policy development, advocacy, and support for election candidates.

Ms Cook practiced law at a major international law firm, where she advised former Attorney General Eric Holder on political and legal strategy related to redistricting in the country. She has also advised various clients on public policy, government affairs and corporate governance. Ms Cook also served as a lawyer in the office of US Senator Chris Coons. Ms. Cook began her career at the State Department more than 20 years ago as a Foreign Affairs Fellow from Pickering. She served for nearly ten years as a career diplomat in the Department of State where she focused on economic and political development. Ms. Cook’s foreign service assignments included overseas service in China, South Africa and Iraq, and several years in Washington with the Africa Bureau in various roles. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration. Ms. Cook is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Washington, DC Bar. She is also a board member of the Alliance for Justice.

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LESLIE MARBURY – Chief Operating Officer, Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury joined Prosper Africa in July 2021 as Acting Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, she toured as Mission Director in Rwanda and Burundi, where she led the development of a new country development cooperation strategy, established a leadership initiative to empower the staff the means to achieve better development results and led the response to COVID-19. . His previous posts include Honduras, Bolivia, South Africa and Burma. Throughout her tenure in the U.S. government, she has worked with governments, the private sector, and civil society to improve economic governance, private sector investment, trade, the financial sector, environmental policy, agricultural development and food security. Leslie is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She gained her formative experience as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and completed her Masters in Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Georgia.

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Media Advisory – February 22 Digital Media Briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-assistant-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-prosper-africa-acting-chief-operating-officer-leslie-marbury/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 16:17:13 +0000 https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-assistant-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-prosper-africa-acting-chief-operating-officer-leslie-marbury/ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury […]]]>

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury will connect from Johannesburg during their February 14-March 1 trip to Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and in Namibia. After brief opening remarks, DAS Cook and A/COO Marbury will answer questions from participating journalists.

DETAILS:

Speakers:

Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook; and
Acting COO of Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury

Dated: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m. Johannesburg | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 Washington, D.C.

Language: English. Simultaneous interpretation in French will be provided.

Basic rules: The briefing will be recorded.

Login information: To be provided by RSVP

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here

Twitter: Follow the conversation on #AFHubPress for the call. Follow us on @AfricaMediaHub.

Biographies

Akunna Cook

AKUNNA COOK – Assistant Under-Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ms. Cook oversees U.S. foreign policy development for Southern Africa, as well as economic and regional issues, including trade, investment, climate, health, multilateral engagement, democracy and human rights. ‘man. Previously, Ms. Cook was the founder and director of Drake Road Strategies, where she advised individuals and organizations on strategy and public policy advocacy. She was also the first executive director of the Black Economic Alliance, a non-partisan organization focused on the economic advancement of the black community through policy development, advocacy and support for electoral candidates.

Ms Cook practiced law at a major international law firm, where she advised former Attorney General Eric Holder on political and legal strategy related to redistricting in the country. She has also advised various clients on public policy, government affairs and corporate governance. Ms Cook also served as a lawyer in the office of US Senator Chris Coons. Ms. Cook began her career at the State Department more than 20 years ago as a Foreign Affairs Fellow from Pickering. She served for nearly ten years as a career diplomat in the Department of State where she focused on economic and political development. Ms. Cook’s foreign service assignments included overseas service in China, South Africa and Iraq, and several years in Washington with the Africa Bureau in various roles. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration. Ms. Cook is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Washington, DC Bar. She is also a board member of the Alliance for Justice.

Leslie Marbury

LESLIE MARBURY – Chief Operating Officer, Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury joined Prosper Africa in July 2021 as Acting Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, she completed a tour as Mission Director in Rwanda and Burundi, where she led the development of a new country development cooperation strategy, established a leadership initiative to empower the staff the means to achieve better development results and led the response to COVID-19. . His previous posts include Honduras, Bolivia, South Africa and Burma. Throughout her tenure in the U.S. government, she has worked with governments, the private sector, and civil society to improve economic governance, private sector investment, trade, the financial sector, environmental policy, agricultural development and food security. Leslie is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She gained her formative experience as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and completed her Masters in Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Georgia.

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  • The speaker will make brief opening remarks, then the moderator will open the floor to questions.
  • Participants will be prompted to type their questions or let the moderator know in chat that they want to ask a live question. Journalists can also submit written questions in advance when registering on Eventbrite or by email to [email protected].
  • If you encounter technical difficulties during the briefing, you can send an e-mail to [email protected] to alert the moderator of any problems.

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Doug Bush sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology | Item https://athenasite.net/doug-bush-sworn-in-as-assistant-secretary-of-the-army-for-acquisition-logistics-and-technology-item/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/doug-bush-sworn-in-as-assistant-secretary-of-the-army-for-acquisition-logistics-and-technology-item/ WASHINGTON – The Honorable Douglas R. Bush was sworn in February 11, 2022 as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology following his appointment by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and his confirmation by the US Senate. As ASA (ALT), Mr. Bush will lead the Army’s acquisition business and advise the Secretary […]]]>

WASHINGTON – The Honorable Douglas R. Bush was sworn in February 11, 2022 as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology following his appointment by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and his confirmation by the US Senate.

As ASA (ALT), Mr. Bush will lead the Army’s acquisition business and advise the Secretary of the Army on all matters related to acquisition programs and policies. He is also the Army’s Director of Acquisitions, Senior Director of Procurement, Scientific Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and Senior Army Research and Development Officer. In addition, he appoints, manages and evaluates program directors and directly subordinate program managers, and is responsible for the management of more than 43,000 professionals within the Army and Manpower Acquisition Corps. army acquisition work.

In March 2021, Mr. Bush was appointed by President Biden as Deputy Principal ASA(ALT) and, in that capacity, was designated as the ASA(ALT) on an interim basis until his appointment in September 2021.

Upon confirmation, Bush said, “It is a great honor to lead the vibrant Army acquisition community in fulfilling its mission to develop, acquire and deliver the capabilities needed by the Army, to our soldiers and the joint force”.

He listed several priorities that will guide his efforts, including:

(1) Focus on program execution and performance to ensure timely delivery of improved equipment to soldiers

(2) Improve and accelerate software acquisition

(3) Emphasize security in procurement, including cybersecurity and supply chain security

(4) Test systems realistically to ensure problems are identified and resolved quickly

(5) Work closely with Congress on Army modernization programs

Mr. Bush was a congressional staffer for nearly 19 years, serving in various positions in the US Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently, from 2019 to 2021, he served as Deputy Director of Staff for the House Armed Services Committee, where he was responsible for the administration and operations of the committee, while also advising Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) on political issues. From 2007 to 2018, he served on the HASC as a professional staff member, advising committee members on a wide range of acquisition programs and policy topics.

Mr. Bush began his public service career as an armored officer in the US Army, where he served with the 24th Infantry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science (American politics) from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.

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What is the prime rate? – Forbes Advisor https://athenasite.net/what-is-the-prime-rate-forbes-advisor/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 17:56:31 +0000 https://athenasite.net/what-is-the-prime-rate-forbes-advisor/ Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. The prime rate is one of the main factors used by banks to determine interest rates on loans. If you’re looking for a new variable rate mortgage or personal loan, understanding the […]]]>

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The prime rate is one of the main factors used by banks to determine interest rates on loans. If you’re looking for a new variable rate mortgage or personal loan, understanding the prime rate and how it works can give you a better idea of ​​how much you’ll pay and when is the best time to get a loan.

Definition of prime rate

The prime rate is the interest rate that banks charge their best customers for loans.

“The best in this sense are the borrowers with the lowest risk of default,” says Jeanette Garretty, chief economist and managing director of Robertson Stephens, a wealth management firm in San Francisco. This is usually the lowest interest rate that banks charge and is a benchmark for determining interest rates for other products, such as lines of credit, credit cards and small business loans.

But the prime rate is just one of many factors that determine how much you’ll pay for the loans. Banks also take into account your creditworthiness – the more likely you are to repay them, the lower the rate they would charge and vice versa.

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Who gets the prime rate?

Banks generally charge the prime rate only to large corporate customers with ample financial resources. This is because they have more money and assets to repay the loans. Since individual consumers do not have the same resources, banks generally charge them the prime rate plus a surcharge depending on the type of product they want. A credit card rate could be prime plus 10%, for example.

At the other end of the spectrum, a bank’s best borrowers may be able to negotiate an interest rate below prime. This type of trading occurred more frequently in the 1980s, Garretty notes, when interest rates were much higher. Lenders would try to attract prime borrowers by offering interest rates below prime.

What is the impact of the federal funds rate on the prime rate?

The federal funds rate is an interest rate range set by the Federal Reserve. The federal funds rate is the Fed’s recommendation for what banks should charge when lending money to each other overnight to meet reserve requirements.

“There’s a rule of thumb that the prime rate is ‘federal funds plus 3,'” Garretty explains. day.”

The prime rate only moves when the fed funds rate moves. “This is different from other rates (LIBOR, Treasuries), which move daily/weekly based on short-term financial market conditions (supply and demand),” says Garretty.

Once a bank changes its prime rate to reflect the new federal funds rate, it will then begin to adjust the rates of many of its other lending products in the same direction. And when the federal funds rate and the prime rate go down, other rates go down as well, making it cheaper to borrow.

Note that some lending products, like fixed rate mortgages and some student loans, are based on metrics like SOFR and are less tied to the movement of the prime rate.

What is the current prime rate?

As of February 8, 2022, the current prime rate is 3.25% in the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal. Table of monetary rateswhich lists the most common prime rates applied in the United States and other countries by averaging the prime rate of the 10 largest banks in each country.

The fed funds rate is currently 0.00% to 0.25%, so with that in mind, you can see how the rule of thumb of “federal funds plus 3” plays out: 3 + 0.25% = 3.25%.

Each bank has the option of setting its own prime rate. Most are based on the national average listed under the WSJ prime rate, but some might charge more or less depending on their goals.

Prime rate history

To give you an idea of ​​how the prime rate changes and how often, here is an overview of the changes to the prime rate over the past few years:

The 10 Most Recent Prime Rate Changes

As you can see from the chart, as well as the longer term chart below, the prime rate is at historic lows today. It can’t fall any further because the fed funds rate is as low as possible without going negative.

“The last time rates were this low was during the financial crisis, when prime rates were also 3.25% from December 2008,” says Daniel Milan, managing partner of Cornerstone Financial Services at Southfield. , Michigan.

“Rates started to rise around 2015 and continued to rise until March 2020 due to Covid-19. If you go back further in history, you have never seen rates as low as you would often see them in the mid single digits or even the low double digits, especially in the 80s and 90s,” he says.

What is the impact of the prime rate on you?

The prime rate sets the baseline for a variety of bank loans. When the prime rate increases, the cost of accessing small business loans, lines of credit, car loans, certain mortgages and credit card interest rates also increase. Since the current prime rate is at a historic low, it costs less to borrow than in the past.

The prime rate is also important if you have variable interest rate debt, where the bank can change your rate. This includes credit cards as well as adjustable rate mortgages, home equity loans, personal loans and adjustable rate student loans. If the prime rate goes up, the bank could end up charging you a higher interest rate, so your monthly payment on variable debt would go up.

“Decisions made by a bank’s asset and liability committee will ultimately determine where these other rates settle,” says Garretty. They could also consider their business strategies. For example, if one bank wants more credit card business on its books while another does not, it will offer different credit card rates, even though it is working with the same prime rate.

Therefore, the impact of a rise in prime rates may not be immediately obvious. However, over time, the prime rate pushes consumer rates in the same direction. By keeping an eye on prime rate trends, you can get an idea of ​​the cost of borrowing and can plan for any changes.

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Assistant Secretary of the Army Michael Connor #NCAIECWS2022 https://athenasite.net/assistant-secretary-of-the-army-michael-connor-ncaiecws2022/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/assistant-secretary-of-the-army-michael-connor-ncaiecws2022/ Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022. Connor’s job includes overseeing the United States Army Corps of Engineers, whose track record in Indian Country has been negative, both historically and more recently, especially with the illegal operation of the Dakota Access […]]]>
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022. Connor’s job includes overseeing the United States Army Corps of Engineers, whose track record in Indian Country has been negative, both historically and more recently, especially with the illegal operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Connor spoke at the winter session of the NCAI executive council, which was held virtually due to COVID-19[female[feminine. He answered questions from participants following his remarks. “We want to do more work in Indian country. We want to improve relations,” said Connor, who is a citizen of Pueblo de Taos, a federally recognized tribe in New Mexico. The moderator of the discussion is President Mark Macarro of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. He is the recently elected vice president of the NCAI.

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