FirstNet: Improving Communications for Public Safety

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is an independent agency within the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration that oversees a communications network dedicated to emergency responders and the public safety community. The FirstNet Authority was established after the events of September 11, 2001 to create a nationwide broadband...

Commerce This Week: September 4


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

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: We’ll Deliver a Complete and Accurate Census Count

The 2020 decennial census will overcome delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and severe weather conditions, and we will finish, by Sept. 30, a complete and accurate field data collection. As secretary of Commerce, I am required to deliver the fully processed results to President Donald Trump by Dec. 31. We will meet those deadlines. Some have questioned our ability to perform on this timeline...

2020 Census Outreach – Final Stretch

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Right now, thousands of census takers across the United States are knocking on doors and calling households that have not yet filled out their 2020 Census questionnaire. We are in the final outreach stage of this massive effort to count everyone who still has not responded on their own. Dedicated census staff equipped with personal...

Spotlight on Commerce: Melvin Jones, Chief of Workforce Strategy Branch & Center of Expertise, Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services, NOAA

Guest blog post by Melvin Jones, Chief of Workforce Strategy Branch & Center of Expertise, Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) My name is Melvin Jones and I am a First Generation Professional (FGP). I currently work with the Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services in the National Oceanic...

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trump Continues to Fulfill his Promises on Trade

President Donald J. Trump has implemented more initiatives permanently improving our economy than any president who has preceded him. We have experienced tremendous accomplishments over the last three and a half years as the Trump administration has implemented tax, regulatory, workforce, and trade policies that make the United States the number-one country for investment in new and expanded...

Commerce Department Adds 24 Chinese Companies to the Entity List for Helping Build Military Islands in the South China Sea

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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their role in helping the Chinese military construct and militarize the internationally condemned artificial islands in the South China Sea. Despite protests from the United States and other countries, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been...