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National Hurricane Preparedness Week

As hurricane season approaches, taking action is essential to better prepare for the worst. Begin pre-season preparations today to understand your risk from hurricanes. Ensure you know how to interpret forecasts and alerts and what to do before , during , and after a storm. Even if you are already well-prepared and knowledgeable, there may be additional things you could do or learn to be even more...

NOAA Breaks Ground on a New Marine Operations Center Facility in Newport, Rhode Island funded by President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

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NEWPORT, RI – Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility on Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island that will serve as the future home of the NOAA Marine Operations Center-Atlantic . In December, the U.S. Navy, on behalf of NOAA, awarded $146,778,932 to Skanska USA to build the new NOAA facility. The...

CHIPS for America Announces $285 million Funding Opportunity for a Digital Twin and Semiconductor CHIPS Manufacturing USA Institute

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Today, the Biden-Harris Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO ) seeking proposals from eligible applicants for activities to establish and operate a CHIPS Manufacturing USA institute focused on digital twins for the semiconductor industry. Digital twins are virtual models that mimic the structure, context, and behavior of a physical counterpart. The CHIPS for America Program...

U.S. Department of Commerce Launches CHIPS Women in Construction Framework with Initial Voluntary Commitments from Intel and Micron

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Announcement is Part of Secretary Raimondo’s Million Women in Construction Initiative Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the CHIPS Women in Construction Framework, a set of five best practices, as well as the first voluntary commitments to the Framework from Intel Corporation and Micron Technology. The Framework is part of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo’s ongoing Million...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Graves’ Meeting with Liechtenstein Deputy Prime Minister Sabine Monauni

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves met with Liechtenstein Deputy Prime Minister Sabine Monauni. During the meeting, the Deputy Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister talked about the U.S.-Liechtenstein commercial relationship and opportunities to deepen trade and investment ties. The two also discussed a recently established memorandum of understanding that will deepen...

U.S. Department of Commerce Celebrates World Trade Month 2024

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo celebrated World Trade Month by reaffirming the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to creating a more sustainable and inclusive economy through international trade. “International trade is essential to our nation’s economic growth and helps Americans build more resilient businesses and communities,” said Secretary Raimondo. “Throughout World...

U.S. Department of Commerce Directed More than Half of Federal Contract Dollars to Small Businesses in FY2023

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Today, the Department of Commerce announced that more than half of its federal contract dollars were awarded to small businesses in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, with a total investment of $2.8 billion in the small business economy. In addition, the Department of Commerce directed more than 25% of its contract dollars to Small Disadvantaged Businesses, for a total of $1.4 billion. As a result of these...

Publication of U.S. Government-Funded Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Handbook for Policymakers

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In support of the Clean EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Asia initiative, the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) Assistant Secretary Geoffrey R. Pyatt and the Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) Chief Counsel Stephen Gardner jointly announce the launch of the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Handbook for Policymakers...