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High School Debaters from the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues Visit Treasury

By: Victoria Suarez-Palomo
Thursday, August 29, 2013

​Earlier this week, a group of high school students representing debate teams from across the country met with Secretary Lew during a visit to Washington, D.C. ​
Posted in: Secretary Lew

In Case You Missed It: Secretary Lew Talks Debt Limit on CNBC

By: Anthony Reyes
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

​Yesterday, Secretary Lew appeared on CNBC to speak about the need for Congress to meet its responsibility to the nation by extending Treasury’s borrowing authority as soon as possible.
Posted in: Media Appearances

Five Questions with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

By: Anthony Reyes
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

​Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Leonardo Martinez-Dias sat down for an interview about his International Affairs office's work and engagement in the region.
Posted in: International Affairs

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
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