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The FirstNet Ecosystem: Exploring and Advancing Tech for First Responders

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From natural disasters to critical incidents and everyday emergencies, first responders have experienced time and time again why communication is so crucial to their operations. Since its creation, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) has worked with first responders to understand what they need in a network and what technologies can support and enhance those efforts. The...

Census Bureau Ramps Up Hiring Efforts for 2020 Census

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The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants. The positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks. To determine the pay rate in a specific area, learn more about these...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Collated Steel Staples from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of collated steel staples from China, finding that exporters from this country are dumping collated steel staples in the United States at a margin of 301.64 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concludes Successful 2019

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Throughout 2019, under the leadership of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the U.S. Department of Commerce and thousands of its employees worked together to maintain the safety of American citizens, fuel the continuing economic revival, and produce new data products while preparing for the 2020 Decennial Census. “During the past year, the work of the Department has proven to be essential to...

U.S. Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

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As the nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the U.S. population will be 330,222,422 on Jan. 1, 2020. This represents an increase of 1,991,085, or 0.61%, from New Year’s Day 2019. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 21,476,884 or 6.96%. In January 2020, the United States is expected to experience one birth every eight seconds and one...

Op-Ed: Has Robust Economy Benefited Working Ohioans?

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Blue collar workers are rising. After decades of their being left behind, President Donald Trump has helped grow a full-blown blue-collar boom that can be felt on manufacturing floors in Ohio, at steel production facilities in Pennsylvania and construction sites in Wisconsin. Instead of dismissing America’s blue-collar workers, as politicians had done for decades, the Trump administration has...

Measuring the Value of the U.S. Space Economy

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The Space Economy Satellite Account (SESA) is a new, collaborative effort to measure the relative importance of the space sector on the U.S. economy, with a special emphasis on the growing commercial space segment. This new account is part of the economic satellite accounts produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). A satellite account refers to statistics that complement BEA's official U...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passage of USMCA by U.S. House of the Representatives

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement upon the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the House of Representatives: “President Donald J. Trump has fulfilled his promise to secure a strong and fair trade agreement. The USMCA will fuel America’s continuing economic prosperity, create 176,000 new domestic jobs across several American industry...