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Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves Meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between October 24-29 to attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute’s fifth conference where he advanced the Administration’s Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative; promoted U.S. green economy and infrastructure products and services as opportunities to support the Kingdom’s climate objectives; and promoted...

Cybersecurity Month: NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the Benefits of a Unified Approach in Securing our Cyberspace

Since 2004, October has been recognized as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Every year, the National Cyber Security Alliance, and the Department of Homeland Security raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity in our country. This year we continue this tradition with the theme “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” This year’s theme encourages individuals and organizations to understand their role...

Celebrating Our Nation’s First Responders

By Edward Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer, First Responder Network Authority First responders face challenges every day with grit, determination, and selflessness. We are thankful for the work they do to protect our communities, especially as a global pandemic has added extra obstacles, restrictions, danger, and stress to their mission. During this worldwide health crisis, natural disasters and...

Commerce Concludes Successful Hispanic Heritage Month Showcasing Resources for Hispanic Business and Outstanding Hispanic Employees and Leaders

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, the Commerce Department and many of its agencies held events. They showcased employees on their blog and social media platforms highlighting their achievements and what Hispanic Heritage Month meant to them. The Commerce Department is proud to honor and will continue to honor the many diverse agencies and programs and the Hispanic community throughout the year...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo to Chair Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2)

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In a letter to Council members this week, United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced her new role as Chair of the re-branded Council for Inclusive Innovation (CI2). With representatives from industry, academia, non-profit, and government, CI2 will assist the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in developing a comprehensive national strategy to build a more diverse...

Secretary Raimondo Statement on Extension of Conditional Sailing Order for Cruises

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement in response to new guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the extension of the Conditional Sail Order (CSO) governing cruise travel that will now expire on January 15, 2022. “After a year and a half of close collaboration between cruise line partners and the federal government, this major...

Keeping Your Data Safe: The Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge

Data is critical in modern society — it aids in decision-making for everything from fighting wildfires to solving homelessness and even promoting fitness. However, managing private data has become a serious security risk for individuals, companies, and governments. In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Department of Commerce (DOC) highlights how the National Institute of Standards...

Secretary Raimondo Appoints 11 Leaders to FirstNet Board, Names New Board Chair

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of 11 leaders in public safety, technology and finance to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Secretary Raimondo also named Stephen Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, as the FirstNet Authority’s new Board Chair. The appointed members, along with current Board member...