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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Earl Comstock

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I would like to thank Earl Comstock for honoring his commitment to serve for three years as Director of Policy and Strategic Planning at the Department of Commerce. I value his wise counsel, his deep policy expertise, his innovative thinking and leadership, and I thank him for his service to the American people. I know he will excel in whatever new role he takes on and wish him the very best.

Spotlight on Commerce: Steven Hall, Electronics Specialist, National Reconditioning Center, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by Steven Hall, Electronics Specialist, National Reconditioning Center, National Weather Service I am an Electronics Specialist at the National Reconditioning Center of NOAA’s National Weather Service in Grandview, Missouri. My responsibilities include conducting acceptance inspections, tests, and evaluations on Automated Surface Observation Systems such as the Radiosonde Tracking...

Statement by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Visit to Pakistan

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As President Trump said this week, “Our relationship with Pakistan is a very good one.” The United States is Pakistan’s largest export destination. U.S. companies have a long history of doing business in Pakistan, contributing to its economic development and providing high-value jobs. The work Pakistan has begun to do to fight terrorism and promote security is affording the United States and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Davetta Goins, Supervisory Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Growing up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, where my family, neighbors, and close friends were scientists, engineers, doctors, lawyers, and teachers, I was surrounded by professionals. My parents were very active in community organizations that helped encourage teens in local high schools to enter...

Commerce This Week: February 25

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Did you miss key news from Commerce this week? Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Spotlight on Commerce: Michelle Rogers, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Michelle Rogers, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Economic Development Administration My key responsibility is to support the Partnership Planning program in the U. S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Chicago region. In this capacity, I review all documentation for technical grant management and implementation, including proposals and the subsequent grant awards...

Spotlight on Commerce: Michelle Hawkins, PhD, Chief of the Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Weather Services Branch, National Weather Service (NWS)

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Guest blog by Michelle Hawkins, Chief of the Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Weather Services Branch in the Analyze, Forecast and Support Office of the National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) I am Chief of the Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Weather Services Branch in the Analyze, Forecast and Support Office of the National Weather Service (NWS) in...

Spotlight on Commerce: DaNa Carlis, Meteorologist and Program Manager, Office of Weather and Air Quality, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Guest blog post by DaNa Carlis, Meteorologist and Program Manager at NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, weather was always very important, but as a kid I didn’t know I could make a career out of it. The part that got me interested in science was that as a middle school student, one of my science teachers would set up competitions for every test. One of the...