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Spotlight on Commerce: Jeanita Pritchett, Academic Program Manager, International and Academic Affairs Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Guest blog post by Jeanita Pritchett, Academic Program Manager, International and Academic Affairs Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology Black History Month is a time of celebration, reflection, and engagement that is an essential part of American history. It began as a way to acknowledge important people and events in the history of the African diaspora and now serves a critical...

Spotlight on Commerce: Francine E. Alkisswani, Ph.D., Minority Broadband Initiative, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Guest blog post by Francine E. Alkisswani, Ph.D., Minority Broadband Initiative, National Telecommunications and Information Administration Although I grew up in Charleston, I am both a coal miner’s daughter and granddaughter from the hollows of Cabin Creek, West Virginia. As I reflect on Black History Month, I think of those who inspired and nurtured me while I lived in a segregated community and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jeanette Davis, Policy Analyst, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service

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Guest blog post by Jeanette Davis, Policy Analyst, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service Contributions by African Americans to science and society is undeniable and Black History Month is a time to recognize and celebrate such contributions, both past and present. It is a month that speaks to resiliency, creativity, and the ability to serve humanity...

Commerce This Week: February 18

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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: Wynn Coggins Steps into New Leadership Role at the Department

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Earlier this month Tom Gilman, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration conducted the ceremonial swearing-in for the new Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, Wynn Coggins. Coggins is no stranger to the U.S. Department of Commerce family. In her 29 years of public service, she rose through the ranks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...

Department of Commerce Renews Temporary General License for 45 Days

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Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it was extending a Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List for an additional 45 days. The TGL was implemented as a measure to prevent interruption of existing network communication systems in rural U.S. regions and permit global...

Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Leads U.S. Delegation to Africa to Promote Prosper Africa Initiative

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Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joe Semsar led a U.S. Government delegation to Tunis, Tunisia for the first-ever Prosper Africa Business-to-Business Summit, which attracted more than 1,000 people, 50 U.S. companies, and representatives from more than 30 African countries. The U.S. Government delegation underscored the Trump administration’s commitment to our African...

President Donald J. Trump Signs Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services to Keeping the Promise to Make America Safe and Resilient

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President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services takes important steps to help secure America’s critical infrastructure. The free, accurate, and reliable positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services provided by the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) have become integrated into the fabric...