Monthly Archives: August 2012

Managing Governmental Risk

In 2012, the words "dysfunctional" and "government" go hand in hand. As a result, the stakes for businesses that are regulated by, receive funding from or otherwise intersect with government at its various levels never have been higher. While the

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Posted in Articles, governmental risk, Howard Schweitzer, risk, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – August 9, 2012

  After failing to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, Congress began its August recess on Friday with members of the House and Senate out of town until the second week of September. At the state level, Georgia voters shot

Posted in Articles, Budget Control Act, Coast Guard, cybersecurity, dredging, FAA, Georgia, Highway Trust Fund, Massachusetts, National Petroleum Council, New York, Obama, public-private partnership, sequestration, Transportation Legislation, TSA, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – August 1, 2012

Over the past week, analysts at the Congressional Budget Office said they expect that the Supreme Court’s decision, which struck down the requirement that states expand their Medicaid programs, will result in 3 million more uninsured and reduce costs by

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Posted in Alaska, Arkansas, Articles, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, Health Reform, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, Kentucky, Medicaid, PPACA, Supreme Court, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
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