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Spotlight on Commerce: Tanika Hawkins, Acting Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary

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Guest blog post by Tanika Hawkins, Acting Director of Administration, Office of the Secretary I have served for 25 years at the U.S. Department of Commerce. I am the Acting Director of Administration with the Commerce Department’s Chief of Staff and oversee, coordinate, and perform all administrative functions and essential tasks for the Office of the Secretary. Each day, I directly support the...

Women-Owned Business Ownership in America on the Rise

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Women-owned firms made up only 19.9% of all firms that employed people in the United States in 2018 but their numbers are growing. There were 6,861 more women-owned firms in 2018 than in 2017, up 0.6% to 1.1 million, according to the Census Bureau’s Annual Business Survey (ABS). Women-owned employer firms reported nearly $1.8 trillion in...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Announces Efforts to Advance Offshore Wind Power Generation

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In a roundtable meeting convened by the White House today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced two new initiatives that will advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s clean energy goals by harnessing the economic potential of offshore wind power generation to combat the climate crisis and create more clean energy jobs. “These actions illustrate the Department’s commitment to...

Spotlight on Commerce: Rebecca Dorch, Senior Spectrum Policy Analyst, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Rebecca Dorch, Senior Spectrum Policy Analyst, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) I am the Senior Spectrum Policy Analyst at the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Institute for Telecommunication Sciences located in Boulder, Colorado. I have had...

Making a Place for Women in Manufacturing

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The following blog is from the Commerce Department’s National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Women continue to explore new opportunities and make inroads into industries once almost exclusively male, such as manufacturing. The evidence shows that attitudes both in the industry and among women are changing. The industry is seeing the inherent value of an integrated and inclusive...

Women in Commerce’s NTIA Leadership Making a Difference in Tech Equity

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As technology becomes more central to everyday life, policymakers are paying close attention to who is reaping the benefits of these advancements and who is being left behind. At the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), women in key leadership positions are working hard to secure our networks, close the digital divide and bring the next...

Spotlight on Commerce: Estela Currid, Export Compliance Specialist, Bureau of Industry and Security

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Guest blog post by Estela Currid, Export Compliance Specialist, Bureau of Industry and Security I began my career at the Commerce Department as an Export Compliance Specialist with the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Strategic Intelligence Division (SID) in July 2016. In this role, I provide analytical support to BIS’s Office of Enforcement Analysis (OEA) and lead OEA’s Russia portfolio...

Intensifying Negotiations on Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Flows: A Joint Press Statement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders

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The U.S. Government and the European Commission have decided to intensify negotiations on an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with the July 16, 2020 judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. These negotiations underscore our shared commitment to privacy, data protection and the rule of law and our mutual recognition of the importance of...