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Summer 2022 Internship Cohort Reflects on Impact of Public Service

Throughout the summer of 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce became home to some of the best and brightest interns our nation’s colleges and universities have to offer. Participating both in-person and remotely, this year’s cohort of summer interns worked across the department to gain insight and experience in public service and make memories that would last a lifetime. Sydney Lyn Lewis, a...

Strengthening Our Nation’s Preparedness with a Public Safety Broadband Network

By Stephen Benjamin, Chair of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) September marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It is also National Preparedness Month, which raises awareness about the need to be ready for any and all emergencies. Both serve as poignant reminders that disasters and emergencies can happen at any time, without precedent, and that we must do our...

Biden Administration Launches Portal to Help Communities Assess Exposure to Climate Hazards

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Today, the Biden-Harris Administration in partnership with Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) jointly launched a new website to help communities across the nation understand the real-time climate-related hazards in their area, analyze projected long-term exposure to those hazards, and identify federal funds to...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial Breakfast

Good morning, everyone. Welcome to Los Angeles. And thank you to my colleagues who made the trip across the Pacific. Katherine and I are thrilled to host you for the first in-person Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Ministerial for all four Pillars. This Ministerial is an opportunity to have constructive discussions, build rapport among our teams, align our expectations, and plan the path forward...

FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity Upskilling Initiative for Women and Girls

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On September 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched the IPEF Upskilling Initiative primarily for women and girls in support of the objectives of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth while advancing greater competitiveness in the region. Over the next decade, the Initiative will bring 7 million or more training and...

Commerce Department Launches the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Upskilling Initiative

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Private Sector Commitments Will Provide Digital Skills to Seven Million Women and Girls Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) launched the IPEF Upskilling Initiative, a public-private endeavor to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth by providing primarily women and girls in IPEF emerging economies and middle-income partners...

Susie Feliz Sworn-In as Assistant Commerce Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs

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Today, Susie Feliz was sworn-in as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, following a Senate confirmation by unanimous consent. In this role, Feliz will advise the Secretary on legislative issues, congressional relations and the Department’s relationships with state, county, Tribal, and municipal governments....

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at White House Press Briefing

Hello, everyone. It’s an honor to be here. Today is an incredibly exciting day for those of us who love CHIPS. Thanks to President Biden’s leadership and the bipartisan work in Congress, we have an incredible opportunity to unleash the next generation of American innovation, protect our national security, and preserve our global economic competitiveness. For decades, our innovation ecosystem has...