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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the White House Open-Source Software Security Summit

Thank you, Anne, for inviting me to join you this afternoon. I appreciate everyone’s willingness to come together to discuss the importance of open-source software security. At the Commerce Department, we understand that we need to get this right. And that means working together with all of you in the private sector. I was pleased to attend the White House Cybersecurity Summit last August. And I...

Department of Commerce Seeks Internet of Things Experts for New Advisory Board

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The U.S. Department of Commerce seeks qualified nominations for a new Internet of Things Advisory Board to advise the recently established Internet of Things Federal Working Group. The advisory board will include a wide range of stakeholders outside of the federal government with expertise relating to the Internet of Things (IoT). “The Internet of Things is already transforming our world...

New Commerce Initiatives for a Climate Ready Nation

Here at the Department of Commerce, we know that fighting climate change isn’t just good for the environment; it’s good for the economy. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, the Commerce Department is leveraging every tool we have to create economic opportunity in the clean energy economy. Alongside six other agencies, we are announcing clean energy projects that demonstrate the Administration’s...

Year in Review: Commerce's Top 21 Stories of 2021

As we welcome 2022, we reflect on some of the most popular stories and issues from the past year. Last year, the 40th Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo outlined how the Commerce Department contributes to President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. "Our strategy is designed to achieve an overarching goal: to improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Welcomes Bureau of Industry and Security Assistant Secretaries Kendler and Axelrod

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo welcomed President Biden’s nominees to serve as Assistant Secretaries of Commerce at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Thea D. Rozman Kendler and Matthew S. Axelrod, following their unanimous confirmations by the United States Senate. “The Bureau of Industry and Security is at the forefront of some of the most consequential matters facing...

Readout of Secretary Gina Raimondo’s Call with Turkey’s Minister of Trade, Mehmet Muş

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo held a virtual introductory meeting with the Minster of Trade of Turkey, Mehmet Muş. The Secretary and Minister Muş reaffirmed their commitment to deepening engagement aimed at increasing bilateral trade between the U.S. and Turkey. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo raised concerns about recent actions of the Turkish government that have undermined the security...

U.S. Population Estimated at 332,403,650 on Jan. 1, 2022

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the United States population will be 332,403,650 on Jan. 1, 2022. This represents a 0.21% increase in population or an additional 706,899 people since New Year’s Day 2021. Population increased 0.29% since Census Day, April 1, 2020, adding 954,369 people during...

Five Ways NOAA Helped Make America Climate-Ready in 2021

The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Record-setting summer heat baked the typically cooler Pacific Northwest. The third busiest hurricane season on record sent eight storms barreling into the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Devastating, record-setting tornadoes brought hundreds of miles of destruction across eight states in December. Tropical...