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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...

Statement: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo On Her Meeting With The U.S. Travel Association

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Following her meeting with American travel and tourism CEOs convened by the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on the travel and tourism industry and has hurt far too many local economies, working people, and businesses. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the Biden-Harris Administration...

Unequally Essential: Women and the Gender Pay Gap During COVID-19

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Thirty-four million women work in jobs officially classified as essential; and women represent the majority of workers in several occupations, including health care, education, personal care and sales and office occupations. Because women make up a large portion of the essential workforce, they have played a critical role in the U.S...

Statement: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo On Intel’s Plan To Build New Semiconductor Facilities In Arizona

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Today, following her participation in Intel’s announcement of its plans to build two new semiconductor facilities in Arizona, representing an investment of $20 billion in American semiconductor manufacturing, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “Today, we celebrate American innovation and job creation. Intel’s investment will help to preserve U.S...

Spotlight on Commerce: Tricia Van Orden, Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat, International Trade Administration

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Guest blog by Tricia Van Orden, Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat, International Trade Administration As the Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat, an office within the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), I spend my days developing programs and strategies to promote U.S. exports. I work with a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Guest blog post by Valencia Martin-Wallace, Deputy Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) As the Deputy Commissioner for Patents at the Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I am responsible for leading the organization’s international patent cooperation programs and initiatives. I also have oversight of the technology centers...