Commerce This Week: February 18


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

Spotlight on Commerce: Wynn Coggins Steps into New Leadership Role at the Department

Earlier this month Tom Gilman, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration conducted the ceremonial swearing-in for the new Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, Wynn Coggins. Coggins is no stranger to the U.S. Department of Commerce family. In her 29 years of public service, she rose through the ranks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...

Department of Commerce Renews Temporary General License for 45 Days

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Today, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it was extending a Temporary General License (TGL) for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List for an additional 45 days. The TGL was implemented as a measure to prevent interruption of existing network communication systems in rural U.S. regions and permit global...

Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Leads U.S. Delegation to Africa to Promote Prosper Africa Initiative

Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joe Semsar led a U.S. Government delegation to Tunis, Tunisia for the first-ever Prosper Africa Business-to-Business Summit, which attracted more than 1,000 people, 50 U.S. companies, and representatives from more than 30 African countries. The U.S. Government delegation underscored the Trump administration’s commitment to our African...

President Donald J. Trump Signs Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services to Keeping the Promise to Make America Safe and Resilient

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President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services takes important steps to help secure America’s critical infrastructure. The free, accurate, and reliable positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services provided by the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) have become integrated into the fabric...

Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Donald J. Trump’s Budget: A Budget for America’s Future

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President Trump’s dedication to the success of all Americans has fostered an unprecedented period of growth for our economy and created the biggest economic boom in our nation’s history. The President’s 2021 Budget for America’s Future exemplifies his bold leadership and commitment to tackling the big structural issues that will allow every American to have equal and limitless opportunities to...

And The Winners Are?

Each year the entertainment industry recognizes musicians, actors, and members of the film marking industry for their contributions to radio, television, and motion pictures. This year on February 9, the Academy Awards ceremony will conclude the 2020 Awards Season. This is a perfect opportunity to spotlight award-winning employees at the Commerce Department as Awardees are among our best and...