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HHS and DOC Announce Plan to Review March-In Authority

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced efforts to pursue a whole-of-government approach to review its march-in authority as laid out in the Bayh-Dole Act, which promotes commercialization of research results, maximizes the potential for federally-funded technologies to become products, and serves the broader interest of the...

Women’s History Month: Science is for Everyone

By Dr. Jeanette Davis, Marine Microbiologist and Policy Advisory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) My name is Dr. Jeanette Davis. I am Marine Microbiologist and Policy Advisor to the Deputy Undersecretary at the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). I started my journey as a scientist at Hampton University where, as a freshman, I...

Commerce Department Outlines Proposed National Security Guardrails for CHIPS for America Incentives Program

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Guardrails Will Ensure Innovations and Technology Funded by CHIPS Act Bolsters Technological and National Security for America and Our Allies The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the guardrails included in the CHIPS Incentives Program to advance America’s technological and national security. The national security guardrails are intended to ensure...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Call with German Vice Chancellor & Minister of Economic Affairs & Climate Action Robert Habeck

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo had a call with Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck to reaffirm the Department of Commerce’s commitment to working together in cooperation on Transatlantic trade concerning critical minerals, semiconductors, and clean technology. Secretary Raimondo noted the essential nature of critical minerals for...

Commerce Department Announces Monthly Spotlight on Women and the Labor Force

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New dashboard to provide updated data alongside the monthly jobs report release Today, the Department of Commerce’s Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs (OUSEA) is announcing a new spotlight on women and the labor force. The dashboard will reflect new data each month, alongside the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly release on the employment situation . “The Department’s new...

Joint U.S. Department of Commerce and USTR Readout from the Second Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Negotiating Round

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The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) participated in the second negotiating round for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) in Bali, Indonesia, from March 13-19, 2023. The U.S. interagency delegation was co-led by Sharon H. Yuan, U.S. Department of Commerce Counselor and IPEF Pillars II-IV Chief Negotiator...

Joint Statement of India-U.S. Commercial Dialogue

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1. India and the United States of America held the 5th Ministerial level meeting of the bilateral Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi on 10 March 2023. India’s Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, co-chaired and re-launched the Commercial Dialogue in accordance with the U.S.-India Joint Leaders’ Statement of September 2021, with a...

Secretary Raimondo Announces U.S.-India Semiconductor Supply Chain and Innovation Partnership MOU in New Delhi

On March 10, Secretary Gina Raimondo joined Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and announced a U.S.-India Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will establish a Semiconductor Supply Chain and Innovation Partnership. The MOU was announced at the relaunch of the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue and will focus on clean energy as well as semiconductor supply chains. The Secretary was...