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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Virginia BEAD Event

Thank you, Congresswoman Wexton, for that introduction. Hello everyone! I’m so pleased to be here as we celebrate all of the exciting broadband investments being made right here in Virginia. I’d like to extend additional thanks to the congresswoman for welcoming us to her beautiful district for this event, and to Phyllis Randall and Tamarah Holmes for being able to join us today. This important...

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Releases 2023 National Export Strategy

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released the 2023 National Export Strategy (NES). This report to Congress establishes U.S. trade promotion priorities and a coordinated, whole-of-government framework to better equip American companies and workers to compete in global markets and grow through international trade. The NES highlights government programs and resources to assist U.S...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program Announcement

Thank you. It’s great to be at the White House to celebrate such an important milestone. More than two years ago, as President Biden took office, we were emerging from a pandemic that forced so much of our lives to move online. While many Americans could work from home, expand their business online, or have a virtual doctor’s appointment, there were millions who couldn’t connect just because of...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces State Allocations for $42.45 Billion High-Speed Internet Grant Program as Part of Investing in America Agenda

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced how it has allocated funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories to deploy affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service to everyone in America. This “Internet for All” initiative is a key component of President Biden’s “Investing in America” agenda. States...

The Election of Ian Saunders as Secretary General of the World Customs Organization

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Today, the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced the election of Ian Saunders as its next Secretary General. As Secretary General, Saunders will lead the only intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness of customs administrations worldwide. In recognition of Saunders’ successful election, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo issued the following statement:...

Biden-Harris Administration Outlines Plan to Strengthen Semiconductor Supply Chains as Part of Investing in America Agenda

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce shared the Biden-Harris Administration’s strategic vision to strengthen the semiconductor supply chain through CHIPS for America investments. To advance this vision, the Department announced a funding opportunity and application process for large semiconductor supply chain projects and will release later in the fall a separate process for smaller projects...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces New NIST Public Working Group on AI

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The group will build on NIST’s Risk Management Framework to tackle risks of rapidly advancing generative AI Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is launching a new public working group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will build on the success of the NIST AI Risk Management Framework (RMF) to address this...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the Aerospace Industries Association's Supply Chain Fireside Chat

Thank you, Eric, for the kind introduction. I’m delighted to be here today. The Aerospace Industries Association is an important partner of the Commerce Department. I know one issue on the front of everyone’s mind is supply chains. The Biden Administration is working hard to create a business environment that encourages reshoring of critical supply chain needs. The CHIPS and Science Act, the...