General News / Posted on April, 7 2020
Workarounds include deeper outreach to think tanks, academia and other institutions.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on December, 10 2019
Defense bill bars spending federal dollars on vehicles made by state-owned or controlled companies.
Congress would approve 10 more years of critical federal funding for Metro, but only if the transit agency agreed to not buy its next generation of rail cars from China, legislation being proposed by the region’s senators stipulates.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on April, 5 2019 / Author: obert McCartney and Faiz Siddiqui
Congress, the Pentagon and industry experts have taken the warnings seriously, and now Metro will do the same.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on August, 3 2018 / Author: Erik Olson
Despite increasingly partisan rhetoric on a range of national security issues, this week showed us that bipartisanship is still alive and well when it comes to protecting American rail and other critical infrastructure against underhanded practices by foreign nations with questionable motives.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on June, 11 2018 / Author: Joshua Philipp
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is taking steps to control the U.S. rail industry, leveraging state funding to undercut competitors, force private companies out of business, and then dominate the market.
General News / Posted on June, 6 2018 / Author: Kyle Brown
The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to see some changes in midterm elections this fall, which could have repercussions for the polyurethanes industry, said Stephanie Silverman, CEO of Venn Strategies L.L.C.
General News / Posted on May, 20 2018 / Author: John Siciliano
Energy groups are pressing the Trump administration to weigh the economic harm of imposing tariffs on Chinese goods, while groups focused on transportation say China’s aggressive trade tactics must be a top concern.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on May, 16 2018 / Author: Stephannie Stokes
Typically, public transit is a very local issue. Where to put a bus stop, for example, depends on the needs of local residents. But recently, Atlanta’s transit agency got wrapped up in some concerns that are much more global. Erik Olson, a Washington, D.C., lobbyist, came to Atlanta to sound the alarm about the trend he’s seeing in public transit.
Health / Posted on May, 14 2018
In 2016, of the 115 Americans who died each day from an opioid overdose, nearly half were using prescription opioid medications. Studies have estimated that just a 10% reduction in surgery-related opioid prescribing in the U.S. would result in 300,000 fewer people each year transitioning to long-term use and make 332 million fewer opioid pills available for potential diversion and misuse.