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Spotlight on Commerce: John Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by John Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, National Weather Service The National Weather Service (NWS) is proud to employ 1,034 U.S. military veterans -- about a quarter of our total workforce. Veterans bring a wealth of experience and extensive training in many areas to the civilian federal workforce, and we are fortunate to have them in our ranks. As Chief Operating Officer, I am...

OECD Working Group on Bribery Issues Report Commending United States for Maintaining Leading Role in the Fight Against Transnational Corruption

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The Working Group on Bribery of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD Working Group) issued its Phase 4 Report of the United States, announced the U.S. Departments of Justice, Commerce, State, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Phase 4 Report is part of the OECD Working Group’s peer monitoring process and focuses primarily on the United States’...

Spotlight on Commerce: Andrew Fiddes, Attorney Advisor, Disaster Recovery Program, Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Andrew Fiddes, Attorney Advisor, Disaster Recovery Program, Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Economic Development Administration I am an Attorney-Advisor in the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Office of Chief Counsel, where I support the Disaster Recovery Program, including EDA’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance. My...

Spotlight on Commerce: Kevin Cooley Director, Office of Planning & Programming for Service Delivery, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by Kevin Cooley Director, Office of Planning & Programming for Service Delivery, National Weather Service President Reagan once said, "Some people live their entire lives wondering if they made a difference in the world…but Marines don't have that problem." This sentiment also applies to the dedicated career public servants I have had the honor to work with in government. As a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Brian Copello, Executive Officer, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Guest blog post by Brian Copello, Executive Officer, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I never feel worthy of the thanks some bestow upon me for my military service. First and of most importance, I have made so little sacrifice compared to so many brothers and sisters who have given more. And truth be told, my service was as much a...

U.S. Departments of Labor, Commerce and Education Sign Six Party Joint Declaration of Intent with Germany

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Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today ratified a Joint Declaration of Intent with their German counterparts concerning cooperation on apprenticeships, vocational education and training. The signing, during National Apprenticeship Week, represents the firm commitment of the U.S. Departments of Labor, Commerce and Education...

Spotlight on Commerce: Eric Atkisson, Director of Communications, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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Guest blog by Eric Atkisson, Director of Communications, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office As director of communications for “America’s innovation agency,” I lead a highly talented team of communication professionals charged, among other things, with promoting the vital role that patents and trademarks play in fostering innovation, competitiveness, and economic growth. I enjoy my job because I enjoy...

Veterans Day 2020

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On November 11, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully worked to defend the United States and our freedom.