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Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

Federal Reserve Board proposes new data collection requirements related to money market instruments

“The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday proposed new data collection requirements related to selected money market instruments. To assist the Federal Reserve in monitoring money market conditions, the proposal would require insured depository institutions with total assets of $26 billion or more, and U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks with third party assets of $900 million or more, to report daily to the Federal Reserve on their federal funds transactions, Eurodollar transactions, and certificates of deposit. Comments to the Board on the proposal will be due 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register, which is expected shortly. The Federal Register notice is Attachment.”

Pew – Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie and Kristen Purcell Summary of Findings: “Younger Americans—those ages 16-29—exhibit a fascinating mix of habits and preferences when it comes to reading, libraries, and technology. Almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries’Continue Reading

FTC – Guidance to Search Engine Industry on the Need to Distinguish Between Advertisements and Search Results

News release: “In an ongoing effort to ensure that its guidance for online advertisers stays current with changes in digital media, the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection staff sent letters to search engine companies to update guidance published in 2002 on distinguishing paid search results and other forms of advertising from natural search results.  TheContinue Reading

Google’s new transparency report now tracking malware

Google Transparency Report:  “Google’s Safe Browsing technology examines billions of URLs per day looking for unsafe websites. Every day, we discover thousands of new unsafe sites, many of which are legitimate websites that have been compromised. When we detect unsafe sites, we show warnings on Google Search and in web browsers. These unsafe sites fallContinue Reading

National Archives FY 2014-2019 Draft Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan: Preserving the Past to Protect the Future “The Strategic Plan of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 2006-2016 details our goals for the next 10 years, the strategies we will use to achieve these goals, and the measures by which we will evaluate our progress. This plan was created with theContinue Reading

President Obama’s Plan to Fight Climate Change

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, June 25, 2013: The plan has three pillars – 1) Cut carbon pollution in America; 2) Prepare America for the impacts of climate change; 3) Lead global efforts to combat global climate change and prepare for its impacts. See also the accompanying infographic and read the text of the President’s remarksContinue Reading

Revised Basel III leverage ratio framework and disclosure requirements – consultative document

“An underlying feature of the financial crisis was the build-up of excessive on- and off-balance sheet leverage in the banking system. The Basel III reforms introduced a simple, transparent, non-risk based leverage ratio to act as a credible supplementary measure to the risk-based capital requirements. The leverage ratio is intended to: restrict the build-up of leverage inContinue Reading

Home Prices Set Record Monthly Rise in April 2013 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

News release: “Data through April 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed average home prices increased 11.6% and 12.1% for the 10-and 20-City Composites in the 12 months ending in April 2013. From March to April, the 10-and 20-City CompositesContinue Reading

Basel Committee concludes assessment of Basel III capital regulations in Switzerland

“The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today published a report assessing the regulations that implement the Basel capital framework in Switzerland. The assessment team evaluated compliance of Switzerland’s domestic capital rules vis-à-vis international Basel capital standards through its Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme (RCAP). The team held technical discussions with senior officials and staff of the SwissContinue Reading

ISOO releases the FY 2012 Annual Report to the President and Cost Report

“This report provides statistics and analysis of the system of classification and declassification based on ISOO’s review of Departments’ and Agencies’ programs, including agency self-reporting. It also contains information with respect to industrial security in the private sector as required by Executive Order 12829, as amended, “National Industrial Security Program.” This year, we have incorporatedContinue Reading