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Treasury's official blog, featuring blog posts from Treasury's senior officials and staff sharing news, announcements and information about the work done at the Treasury Department.
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Secretary Lew Highlights Importance of Innovation During Visit to California

By: Anthony Reyes
Friday, August 23, 2013

​Yesterday, Secretary Lew visited the San Francisco Bay Area to highlight the President’s plan to strengthen the middle class, put the economy on sounder footing and create jobs by improving the nation’s infrastructure, enlarging our manufacturing base and developing innovative technologies at home, while increasing our exports abroad.
Posted in: Secretary Lew

Treasury Continues to Aid Individuals and Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy

By: Matt Bevens
Monday, August 19, 2013

​Today, President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force (Task Force) released a Rebuilding Strategy to serve as a model for communities across the nation facing risks from extreme weather and to continue helping the Sandy-affected region rebuild. 
Posted in: Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

Curator's Blog: The Columbian Display Frames

By: Richard Cote
Thursday, August 15, 2013

​The two monumental Columbian display frames in the North Lobby of the Main Treasury Building hang as if crafted specifically for this space but their fascinating history stretches back to the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.
Posted in: Office of the Curator

A Research-Based Approach to Financial Capability for Young Americans

By: Melissa Koide
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

​The Financial Literacy and Education Commission​ is calling for research from any discipline that sheds new light on issues related to the financial knowledge of young people, from early age through the start of their careers.  Among FLEC’s interests is research that focuses on young adults, as many of these individuals are currently managing high levels of debt that impact investments in future homeownership and retirement saving. 
Posted in: Financial Literacy and Education Commission

Secretary Lew Thanks Class of 2013 Interns

By: Warren Gill and Kyle Massey
Thursday, August 08, 2013

This summer, approximately 165 interns from colleges and universities across the country contributed their time and expertise in a variety of roles throughout the Treasury Department, working in the offices of International Affairs, Economic Policy, Domestic Finance, and more.​
Posted in: Internship Program

Under Secretary Cohen’s Asia Trip Results in Renewed Commitment to Cooperate on Sanctions

By: John Sullivan
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Last week, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, David S. Cohen, traveled across Asia to meet with senior government officials and key representatives of the private sector.​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Incentives to Support Adoption of the Cybersecurity Framework

By: Michael Daniel
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

​Earlier this year, the President signed an Executive Order designed to increase the level of core capabilities for our critical infrastructure to manage cyber risk. The Order does this by focusing on three key areas: information sharing, privacy, and adoption of cybersecurity practices.​
Posted in: Cybersecurity

A One-Stop-Shop on the Health Care Law for Businesses Big and Small

By: Valerie Jarrett
Thursday, August 01, 2013

​Based on our many conversations with leaders of our nation’s businesses, large and small, today we are launching Business.USA.gov/healthcare, a one-stop-shop where employers of all sizes can go for information on the Affordable Care Act.
Posted in: Affordable Care Act

Brainard Op-Ed: Unleashing The Economic Potential of Women

By: Holly Shulman
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

​In an op-ed published by The Guardian, Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Lael Brainard outlines how the economic empowerment of women is essential to every country’s growth potential. Additionally, Brainard advocates for a new initiative to assess and measure how well nations around the world promote equal access to economic opportunities for women. ​
Posted in: International Affairs

Mark Your Calendars: Treasury Expects To Hold First Floating Rate Note Auction In January 2014

By: Matthew Rutherford
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

​Treasury announced today that it will hold the inaugural Floating Rate Notes (FRNs) auction in January 2014, making FRNs the first new Treasury security since we introduced Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) more than 15 years ago.
Posted in: Financial Markets
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