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Infrastructure investment summit begins to chart course toward mobilizing private capital

By: Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Since his first day in office, President Obama has understood the importance of rolling back this infrastructure deficit, and investing in transportation has been a cornerstone of his economic policies.
Posted in: Infrastructure Investment

Combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s Access to Financing

By: David S. Cohen
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

​Tonight, President Obama will outline a comprehensive strategy to degrade, dismantle and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As part of this strategy, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will intensify our efforts to undermine ISIL’s finances.
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Treasury Launches the U.S. Currency Reader Program to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Denote Currency

By: Treasurer Rosie Rios
Thursday, August 28, 2014

​The Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is taking a number of steps to introduce technologies and features to make our nation’s paper currency more accessible to all individuals. ​
Posted in: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

A Brief History of U.S. Government, Currency, 1861 – Present: Part 2

By: Dr. Franklin Noll
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

​Currency in circulation has become much simpler, consisting of one type for each denomination up to $100; however the actual notes themselves have become more complicated.
Posted in: Bureau of Engraving nad Printing.

A Brief History of U.S. Government Currency, 1861-Present: Part 1

By: Dr. Franklin Noll
Monday, August 25, 2014

​The federal government began issuing its own currencies during the Civil War as it tried to meet funding and money circulation emergencies.
Posted in: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Treasury Office of Technical Assistance Has Small Program, Big Impact

By: Larry McDonald
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For more than 20 years, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) has helped developing and transitional countries build their capacity to manage government finances more effectively; deliver essential public services; and grow their economies. 
Posted in: International Affairs

Secretary Lew Highlights Importance of Open Capital Markets for Investment in African Economies

By: Anthony Reyes
Thursday, August 07, 2014

This week, President Obama hosted the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, presenting an historic opportunity to strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.​
Posted in: International Affairs

Update: Growing Strength in the U.S. Economy

By: Karen Dynan
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The U.S. economy continues to strengthen.  Last week, we learned that 209,000 jobs were created in July.  This increase represented the sixth consecutive monthly payroll gain of more than 200,000—the longest such stretch since 1997. 
Posted in: Economic Policy

Treasury Aces Small Business Procurement Scorecard for Third Year in A Row

By: Lorraine Cole
Friday, August 01, 2014

​Today the Small Business Administration (SBA) released its Small Business Procurement Scorecard, an annual report that assesses the progress made in prime contracting and subcontracting to small businesses by 24 federal government agencies, and we are proud to say that - for the third year in a row -Treasury received an score. ​
Posted in: Management

Treasury takes a big step to fight dirty money

By: David S. Cohen
Friday, August 01, 2014

​For years, the Treasury Department has worked to bring transparency to our financial system. Yet, one critical gap remains — banks and brokerages often do not know the identity of the people behind the businesses that open accounts.​
Posted in: Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
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