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The Census Bureau Is Keeping Your Data Safe

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Random Samplings Blog Blog post by Kevin Smith , Associate Director for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Census Bureau Protecting the data the U.S. Census Bureau collects is a critical part of our mission and our highest priority. We know the accuracy of our statistics depends on the accuracy of the data we...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Impose an Additional Tariff on Imported Steel

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Following President Trump’s signing of a Presidential Proclamation imposing an additional tariff on steel products from the Republic of Turkey, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the following statement: “Today, President Trump increased the Section 232 tariff rate on steel from 25 percent to 50 percent on imports of steel articles from the Republic of Turkey. Since the imposition of...

NOAA Forecasters Lower Atlantic Hurricane Season Prediction. Urge Continued Preparedness and Vigilance

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are conspiring to produce a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May, though NOAA and FEMA are raising caution as the season enters its peak months. “There are still more storms to come – the hurricane season is far from being over....

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Issues Directive for National Marine Fisheries Service to Facilitate Water Access in California Wildfire Relief Efforts

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross As Secretary of Commerce, today I directed the National Marine Fisheries Service to facilitate access to the water needed to fight the ongoing wildfires affecting the State of California. One of the fires, the Mendocino Complex Fire, has developed into the largest in the state’s history, consuming nearly 300,000 acres in Northern California....

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Laminated Woven Sacks from Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of laminated woven sacks from Vietnam, finding that exporters received countervailable subsidies ranging from 3.24 to 6.15 percent. The Department of Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of...

Scientists Complete Mission to Map Fast-Moving Fault off Alaska: Data to Help Coastal Communities Prepare for Risks from Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Researchers from NOAA, U.S. Geological Survey and their partners have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults in the world, located in southeastern Alaska. This information will help communities in coastal Alaska and Canada better...

Opinion: China is 'pouring money into Africa.' Here's how the US can level the playing field

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By Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Senator Chris Coons The African continent offers real opportunities thanks to some of the world's fastest growing economies and an expanding labor force. As a Cabinet Secretary and a Democratic Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, respectively, we agree that the United States must do more to present our African partners with better alternatives to...

More Than Four Trillion Dollars: FDI in the USA in 2017

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration By Elizabeth Schaefer, Director of Investment Research, SelectUSA Following the flurry of activity from the SelectUSA Investment Summit , it is always a welcome change of pace to take some time in the heat of Summer to reflect on the state of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United...