Federal Executive Branch & Agency Find up-to-date releases regarding the administrative activities of the federal executive branch of government. This category includes information about federal government agencies such as the Small Business Administration, the Import-Export bank, the IRS, the United States Census, various safety agencies and many more. Also included is news about education, environmental, budget, tax, economic and other policy developments and responses to policy decisions from community and industry activists.

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Mar 23, 2017, 10:11 ET New Coalition Formed to Save NIH Funding

In response to last week's proposed budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a new organization has emerged to help preserve...


Mar 23, 2017, 10:00 ET BJS Releases Reports And Updates Data Tools On Federal Justice Statistics

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released a set of reports describing the annual activity, workloads and outcomes of...


Mar 23, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 23: Coining a Phrase

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: COINING A PHRASE Profile America — Thursday, March 23rd. One of the...


Mar 22, 2017, 23:45 ET Media Advisory: Trucking Executives, Professional Drivers to Visit White House

Tomorrow afternoon, leaders of the American Trucking Associations and members of ATA's elite team of professional drivers, America's Road Team, are...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:37 ET The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: The 2017 Census Test is Underway

The internet self-response for the 2017 Census Test is underway. This national test allows the U.S. Census Bureau to assess the integration of...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:26 ET SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Appoints Joseph Shepard as Head of Investment and Innovation

Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Joseph Shepard will serve as the Associate Administrator...


Mar 22, 2017, 14:40 ET Wounded Warrior Project Shares Top 5 Tips to Secure VA Benefits

With long-term financial and health support playing a critical, empowering role in the recovery process, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) created the...


Mar 22, 2017, 12:12 ET ATA Welcomes Withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

Today, the American Trucking Associations said the decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to withdraw its proposed safety...


Mar 22, 2017, 10:52 ET NASA-Supported FIRST Robotics Competition Returns to Rocket City March 24-25

The robots are returning! Huntsville, Alabama, is hosting a regional FIRST Robotics Competition for the second year in a row March 24-25 in the...


Mar 22, 2017, 09:34 ET SBA Administrator Announces National Small Business Week Awardees

Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced the 2017 National Small Business Week awardees for...


Mar 22, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 22: State Ban on Discrimination

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: STATE BAN ON DISCRIMINATION Profile America — Wednesday, March...


Mar 21, 2017, 18:25 ET NASA Acting Administrator Statement on the NASA Authorization Act of 2017

The following is a statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on President Trump signing Tuesday the National Aeronautics and Space...


Mar 21, 2017, 16:22 ET Census Bureau -- Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues: 4th Quarter 2016

The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: The summary provides quarterly estimates of state and local government tax...


Mar 21, 2017, 15:58 ET U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Women's History Month: March 2017 (Revised)

The roots of National Women's History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over working...


Mar 21, 2017, 15:17 ET FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson's disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease who...


Mar 21, 2017, 14:51 ET Golden Opportunity for the Golden State: More Clean Air, Faster and Cheaper Through Investing VW Mitigation Monies in Clean Diesel Technology

California's effort to improve air quality with $381 million funding from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust would achieve the most...


Mar 21, 2017, 10:37 ET ATCA Supports Full Funding of Contract Tower Program

Earlier this month, the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) joined industry groups in urging Congress to fully fund the Federal Aviation...


Mar 21, 2017, 10:13 ET Proposed Budget Cuts Could Impact Biotech, IVD Vendors

Kalorama Information says that cuts in the administration budget blueprint, particularly those aimed at NIH and "Cancer Moonshot" programs could...


Mar 21, 2017, 09:07 ET Trump Administration Budget to Dismantle $233 million Community Development Finance (CDFI) Program

City First announces its concern over the proposed 2018 budget outline released by the Trump Administration last week tips toward the elimination...


Mar 21, 2017, 08:39 ET Sometimes 'Free Really is Free', Free Tax Services Available for All Taxpayers at IRS.gov/freefile

With a little less than a one month left until the tax deadline, the Free File Alliance, a nonprofit coalition of industry-leading tax software...


Mar 20, 2017, 17:10 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Condemning Recent Hate Incidents and Calling for Federal Action

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, issued a statement regarding reports of a significant number of hate incidents across the...


Mar 20, 2017, 15:14 ET Emergency Management among Key Topics In Boston-Area IEEE Homeland Security Symposium

The IEEE Boston Section has since shortly after 9/11 sought to improve the security of our nation. Section leaders have continuously stressed to...


Mar 20, 2017, 12:34 ET MEDIA ADVISORY: 2017 Symposium Advances Crime Reduction Strategies

The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance will sponsor the 2017 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI) Symposium,...


Mar 20, 2017, 09:30 ET New County and Metro/Micro Area Population Estimates to Be Embargoed

The U.S. Census Bureau will offer an embargo period next week for members of the media to view the 2016 population estimates for counties,...


Mar 20, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 20: National Agriculture

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: NATIONAL AGRICULTURE Profile America — Monday, March 20th. Ask many...