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Spotlight on Commerce: Gilbert Resendez, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Gilbert Resendez, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Pride Month is a time for members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies to celebrate our history and continue the fight for equal rights. While we come from different places and different backgrounds, we all share the innate desire for acceptance.The...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dr. John Cortinas, Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

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Guest blog post by Dr. John Cortinas, Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory My name is John Cortinas, and I am the director of NOAA's Atlantic and Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) within NOAA Research. The laboratory is a world leader in conducting oceanographic and meteorological research in the areas of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Michael Marangell, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Beijing

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Blog post by Michael Marangell, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Beijing It still catches me off-guard when I realize that 2020 marks 10 years of Federal service, and all of it with the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA). I joined ITA after graduating from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Zach Lilly, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Zach Lilly, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Both my grandfather and father worked in cable. I used to joke with my dad that I fully intended to break that chain. I had, I thought, absolutely zero interest in the technical, often complicated world of telecommunications. As I got older, I began to realize what a...

Create the Conditions for First Generation Professionals to Thrive

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Blog post by Tinisha Agramonte, Director; Cristina Bartolomei, Senior EEO Specialist; and Hillary Shah, Emerging Professionals Pilot Program Intern, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Civil Rights The mission of the U.S. Department of Commerce is to “create conditions for economic growth and opportunity.” This mission makes it essential to have a highly qualified workforce that reflects all...

Commerce This Week: June 11

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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