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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Presents Four Organizations with Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

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Noting that “this public-private partnership generates $1 billion per year in economic impact,” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented four U.S. organizations on April 2, 2017, with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's only presidential award for performance excellence and innovation. The four honorees are: Don Chalmers Ford, Rio Rancho, New Mexico (small business)...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Delivers Keynote on Federal Data at NTIS-Hosted Forum

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On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered opening remarks at a public data forum hosted by the Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to explore how the federal government can be more effective in its data management and delivery of public services. The event also featured presentations by federal agencies including the Food and...

Statement From U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. on International Trade in Goods and Services in February 2017

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. issued the following statement today on the release of the February 2017 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. In February 2017, the trade deficit stood at $43.6 billion compared to $45.6 billion in February 2016. In February 2017, exports of goods and services stood at $192.9 billion, compared to $180.7 billion in February 2016...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces FirstNet Public-Private Partnership

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Today, the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. This record-breaking public-private partnership to build a $46.5 billion wireless broadband network for America’s first responders will modernize emergency communications infrastructure...

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

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On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in honor of the 2017 Women’s History Month theme “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) hosted a panel discussion designed to highlight the achievements and contributions of women who work within the Department. Cristina Bartolomei, EEO Specialist at the OCR, moderated a panel comprised of four women who have made...

Spotlight on Commerce: Vonda Bell, Human Resources Director, U.S. Census Bureau

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Guest blog post by Vonda Bell, Human Resources Director, U.S. Census Bureau My name is Vonda Bell and I am thrilled to participate in the Department of Commerce’s celebration of Women’s History Month! I began my...

STEM Jobs: 2017 Update

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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers help drive our nation's innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas and new companies.1 For example, workers who study or are employed in these fields are more likely to apply for, receive, and commercialize patents.2 STEM knowledge also has other benefits; while often very specialized, it can be transferred to a wide...

FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build $46.5 Billion Wireless Broadband Network for America’s First Responders

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Today the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster...