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Continuing to Combat Terrorists and Financial Criminals: The U.S. National Money Laundering Risk Assessment and National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment

By: Jennifer Fowler
Friday, June 12, 2015

​This afternoon, Treasury published the U.S. National Money Laundering Risk Assessment and the National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment.  Given the breadth of issues covered and the significance of these reports, we’d like to take this opportunity to contextualize our efforts, and help readers understand how we expect others to use these national risk assessments.
Posted in: National Money Laundering Risk Assessment

White House Issues Treasury’s 2014 Sustainability Scorecard

By: Brodi Fontenot
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today released the annual Strategic Sustainability and Energy Scorecards for federal agencies, including the U.S. Treasury Department. ​
Posted in: Council on Environmental Quality

Additional Details Regarding Financial Stability Oversight Council’s Nonbank Designations Process

By: Patrick Pinschmidt
Monday, June 08, 2015

​The Financial Stability Oversight Council has released guidance that provides additional details on these calculations. This information will allow companies to better understand the Council’s calculations in Stage 1 and provide the public with greater insight regarding the Council’s work.
Posted in: Financial Stability Oversight Council

New Members to the Community Development Advisory Board

By: Dan Cruz
Thursday, May 21, 2015

This week, the Community Development Advisory Board (Advisory Board) convened a public meeting at Treasury. Secretary Jacob J. Lew delivered opening remarks and swore in two new members. The Advisory Board provides advice to the Director of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) on the policies and activities of the CDFI Fund.
Posted in: CDFI Fund

Better data, Better decisions, Better government

By: David Mader and David Lebryk
Friday, May 08, 2015

A year ago, Congress passed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, or the DATA Act. Since then, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) have engaged with the communities that create and use this data and taken important first steps towards creating a more data driven government, and making federal data more transparent and available to the American people. Today marks the beginning of the next phase of implementation of the DATA Act.

Posted in: DATA Act

Administration Officials Join Baltimore Students to Discuss Opportunities

By: Louisa Quittman
Friday, May 08, 2015

Many young people in communities like Baltimore’s west side need opportunities to achieve their goals and contribute to the vitality and strength of their communities. We must consider what we can do on a variety of fronts to ensure that we can address economic disparities, especially those facing young people. 
Posted in: Financial Capability

Retirement Savings Made Easy for Small Business at Glen’s Garden Market

By: Dan Watson
Thursday, May 07, 2015

​​To mark National Small Business Week, Secretary Lew visited Glen's Garden Market in Washington, DC to thank a local small business owner for making myRA available to her employees. myRA has no fees, no required minimum contributions and no risk of losing money. ​
Posted in: myRA

The Importance of Women in Our Economy: Maintaining Progress and Removing Barriers

By: Jennifer Hunt
Friday, May 01, 2015

Yesterday, the U.S Treasury Department and the White House Council on Women and Girls held the fifth Women in Finance Symposium. This event brings together experts from the public and private sectors to discuss economic issues and the role of women as corporate leaders in the financial community, with a goal of inspiring the next generation of women and girls who may consider finance as a future career.
Posted in: Category 1

A Closer Look at Under Secretary Sheets’s Remarks on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at CSIS

By: Robert Sockin
Friday, May 01, 2015

​In his keynote address on Wednesday, at an event on “The U.S.-China Relationship in an Evolving Global Economic Order” hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Under Secretary Nathan Sheets discussed the importance of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) for U.S. engagement with China. As part of his remarks, Sheets outlined some of the key bilateral and global issues on which the two countries are engaged.
Posted in: International Affairs

PEPFAR - Treasury Collaboration to Combat HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Ramin Toloui and Dr. Deborah Birx
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In addition to the direct human suffering and death toll associated with HIV/AIDS, the disease also has severe economic consequences.  Often afflicting the heart of the working-age population, the illness — especially when left untreated — saps economy-wide productivity, keeps workers out of the labor force, disrupts investment, and undermines entrepreneurial energy.  Left unchecked, HIV/AIDS can devastate a country’s finances, crippling growth and turning back hard-won development gains.

Posted in: International Affairs
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