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Facing Hurricanes with FirstNet on Your Side

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As the summer months heat up, so too does hurricane season. With the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season for 2020, first responders must be prepared. FirstNet, the only nationwide, purpose-built network for public safety, has been battle tested and designed to keep first responders connected...

Commerce This Week: July 22

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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

Commerce Department Adds Eleven Chinese Entities Implicated in Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang to the Entity List

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The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added to the Entity List 11 Chinese companies implicated in human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor, involuntary collection of biometric data, and genetic analyses targeted at Muslim minority groups from the...

July 2020 Updates Show Department of Commerce Making Progress Toward Accomplishing All Agency Priority Goals

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Guest blog by the Office of the Secretary CFO/ASA-Performance Excellence Team, Kathryn Miller, Graduate Student Intern; Elizabeth Guo, Undergraduate Student Intern. The Department of Commerce published progress updates on its five Agency Priority Goals (APGs) for the first and second quarters of FY 2020. The detailed action plans and Q1-Q2 progress for each APG can be found at https://performance...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on Schrems II Ruling and the Importance of EU-U.S. Data Flows

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement on the July 16 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. “While the Department of Commerce is deeply disappointed that the court appears to have invalidated the European Commission’s adequacy decision underlying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, we are still studying the decision to fully...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Regional Economic Development Alliance Virtual Roundtable

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Thank you Susan for co-hosting this teleconference with HREDA. I had planned to be in Houston with you, but the coronavirus continues to present challenges. However, we all know that when Houston confronts such obstacles, it always prevails. It last happened in August 2017, when Hurricane Harvey dumped 40 inches of rain on your city. It was the wettest storm ever to hit the United States, and it...

Commerce This Week: July 10

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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

Secretary Ross Traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania & Youngstown, Ohio

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On July 1, Secretary Ross traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania & Youngstown, Ohio to participate in events for the U.S. Mexico Canada agreement implementation, marking the beginning of a historic new chapter for North American trade with benefits for PA, OH & American workers, manufacturers, and businesses.