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Federal Independent Agencies

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RFE/RL Expands Broadcasts To Afghanistan Despite Taliban Ban
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a subsidiary of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, issued the following news release:

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's (RFE/RL) award-winning programming is now available 24 hours a day for millions of Afghan listeners who have come to rely on the broadcaster in the last two decades. Two months after the Taliban removed RFE/RL from AM and FM radio transmitters in Afghanistan, Azadi, as RFE/RL is known locally, is doubling its time on air providing Afghans with independent news in the Dari and Pashto languages. From 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. ... Show Full Article

Export-Import Bank Of The United States Played Key Role In Today's Last-Ever Boeing 747 Delivery
NEW YORK, Jan. 30 -- The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. issued the following news release:

President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Reta Jo Lewis, met this morning with representatives from Atlas Air Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase to celebrate the last-ever delivery of the Boeing 747 aircraft model.

EXIM's Board of Directors, led by Chair Lewis, approved the final loan guarantee to Atlas Air in October to support the final delivery and continue EXIM's support of the aviation supply chain. A total of $304 million, the transaction was expected to support approximately ... Show Full Article

U.S. Postal Service Board Of Governors To Meet Feb. 9
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The U.S. Postal Service issued the following news release:

The U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors will meet Feb. 9, 2023, in open session at Postal Service headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Benjamin Franklin Room on the 11th floor. The Board is expected to discuss the following items:

* Remarks of the Chairman of the Board of Governors

* Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO

* Approval of the Minutes

* Committee Reports.

* Quarterly Financial Report

* Quarterly ... Show Full Article

National Gallery of Art: Acquisition - Kiki Kogelnik's Pop-Era Painting, "Night"
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The National Gallery of Art issued the following news release:

The National Gallery of Art has recently acquired Kiki Kogelnik's Night (1964), from the artist's breakthrough series depicting techno-bodies and avatars floating in vibrant compositions of bold shapes and patterns.

Born in Graz, Austria, Kogelnik grew up in the southern town of Bleiburg, making her way to the Academy of Applied Arts and then the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where she studied graphic art, painting, and sculpture from 1954 to 1958. In the late 1950s, she painted in the gestural abstract style ... Show Full Article

National Gallery of Art: Acquisition - 17th-Century Nautilus Cup
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- The National Gallery of Art issued the following news release:

In the 16th and 17th centuries, nautilus cups were among the most treasured objects in chambers of art and wonders (Kunstkammern in German)--collections of natural marvels and skillfully crafted artworks that became popular with princely collectors in Europe. The National Gallery of Art has acquired its first nautilus cup (c. 1650, etching; c. 1670, mount), an extraordinary object that may have been made for a member of the Swedish royal family.

The pinkish white shell, shaped like an oval bowl, is etched with ... Show Full Article

National Archives Publishes Customer Research Agenda
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (TNSrpt) -- The National Archives and Records Administration issued the following news release:

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has posted its Customer Research Agenda.

A draft Customer Research Agenda was open for public review and comment in October 2022. "We're grateful for the feedback we received during the public review and comment period. The information our customers and stakeholders shared helped better focus and finalize the agenda. The document truly reflects the agency's commitment to learn more about its customers prior to making improvements ... Show Full Article

Fannie Mae Multifamily Closes 2022 With $69 Billion In Volume
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 -- Fannie Mae issued the following news release:

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) provided more than $69 billion in debt financing to support the multifamily market in 2022. Through our Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS(R)) platform, along with our Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity, we delivered on our mission to provide access to affordable housing throughout the country.

"This year marks our 35th anniversary of DUS, a platform that relies on shared risk and strong lender partnerships to serve the needs of the rental housing market," said Michele Evans, Executive ... Show Full Article