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Build Back Better Challenge Awardee Works to Ensure Black Community Thrives in an AI-Powered Economy

In conjunction with Black History Month, Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves recently released the U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2023 update to its Equity Action Report at a White House Convening on Equity . Among the plan’s highlights was the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) stewardship of $3 billion in funding distributed to 780 diverse grantees — many working at the forefront of...

Citing National Security Concerns, Biden-Harris Administration Announces Inquiry into Connected Vehicles 

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U.S. Department of Commerce Begins Regulatory Process to Consider National Security Risks Posed by ICTS Integral to Connected Vehicles The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Seeks Information Regarding the Security of Connected Vehicles with PRC Technology in the U.S. Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment to inform...

CHIPS for America Announces Funding Opportunity to Expand U.S. Semiconductor Packaging

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to seek applications for research and development (R&D) activities that will establish and accelerate domestic capacity for advanced packaging substrates and substrate materials, a key technology for manufacturing semiconductors. The CHIPS for America program anticipates approximately $300 million in funding...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea Ahn Duk-geun

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On Monday evening, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo spoke with Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy of the Republic of Korea Ahn Duk-geun. Secretary Raimondo congratulated Minister Ahn on his recent appointment as Minister and noted that she looks forward to working with him in his new role. The two also discussed planning efforts for the first U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral...

ICYMI: Secretary Raimondo Delivers Update on CHIPS and Science Act Implementation, Lays Road Ahead for Supercharging Innovation and Revitalizing American Semiconductor Manufacturing 

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This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo delivered a major policy address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies ( CSIS ) on the implementation of President Biden’s CHIPS and Science Act and the leading-edge technology investments by the Department of Commerce to boost innovation and revitalize American semiconductor manufacturing. President Biden signed the bipartisan...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the U.S. Caribbean Extreme Heat Summit in Puerto Rico

Hello, everyone! I’m so pleased to be here at the very first US Caribbean Meeting on Extreme Heat – organized by the Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network, one of 13 NOAA CAP/RISA teams and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation. I’d like to take a moment to recognize Dr. Pablo Mendez-Lazaro, Lead of the Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network, for chairing this summit, as well as Dr. Zheng O...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves Elevate Summit in Puerto Rico

Thank you, Manolo, for that introduction. Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be here to speak with you all about the efforts being made across the Biden-Harris Administration, including over at the Department of Commerce, to support the economic growth and development of Puerto Rico. I’m so pleased to be joined here by Governor Pierluisi and Secretary Cidre, who you all just heard from. I’d like to...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo: Investing in Leading-Edge Technology: An Update on CHIPS Act Implementation

Thank you to the Center for Strategic and International Studies for hosting us. Last February, the Commerce Department rolled out the funding applications for the CHIPS for America program. I said at the time that our effort mirrors the space race – and I meant it. President Kennedy’s historic call to put a man on the Moon spurred an unprecedented effort by the government, private sector, and...