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Spotlight on Commerce: June Lau, Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory

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Guest blog by June Lau, Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory My name is June Lau and I am a physicist at the Commerce Department National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our mission is to improve the quality of life and economic security of the American people through advancements in measurement science, standards, and technology...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Henry Childs

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Henry Childs, National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, is leaving the Department of Commerce for a new role promoting economic development in urban and distressed areas. I am very grateful to Henry for his three years of service to the Trump Administration and I wish him well in his new endeavors.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Q1 2020 GDP Advance Estimate

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Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate for gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2020, finding that real gross domestic product contracted at an annual rate of 4.8 percent. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement in response: "Today’s GDP numbers are weak, but in line with expectations as a...

Commerce This Week: April 28

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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

Commerce Tightens Restrictions on Technology Exports to Combat Chinese, Russian and Venezuelan Military Circumvention Efforts

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The Department of Commerce announced today new export control actions to prevent efforts by entities in China, Russia, and Venezuela to acquire U.S. technology that could be used in development of weapons, military aircraft, or surveillance technology through civilian supply chains, or under civilian-use pretenses, for military end uses and military end-users. "It is important to consider the...

Commerce Hosts Virtual Public Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

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Seventy-five years ago this spring, U.S. and other allied troops liberated Nazi camps across Europe. Holocaust Remembrance Day honors the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished as a result of Nazi persecution. The Department of Commerce will present Hope in Uncertain Times: A Virtual Holocaust Remembrance Program on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event...

Commerce This Week: April 14

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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

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

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The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48% of all households in America. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to: Protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees. Implement guidance...