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2022 Economic Census is Underway. Have you responded?

The March 15, 2023 deadline to respond to the 2022 Economic Census is fast approaching! Have you responded yet? Let me tell you why it’s important to do so. The economic census is, by far, the most comprehensive measure of our U.S. economy. Every five years we gather data about America’s businesses, its workforce, and trillions of dollars in sales by products and services. Data from the economic...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on the Introduction of the RESTRICT Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released the below statement on the newly announced Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act. “Protecting national security is one of our top priorities at the Department of Commerce, and I commend Senator Warner, Senator Thune, and the bipartisan group of senators...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Thank you, Dr. Locascio, and welcome, everyone. Thank you to Secretary Anderson and County Executive Elrich for being here. At the Commerce Department, we’re focused on supporting economic growth, opportunity, and innovation here in America. America is the world leader in technological innovation yet cyberattacks increasingly threaten our economic and national security. These attacks can endanger...

Women's History Month: Driving Change and Modernization in Information Technology Systems

By Deborah Stephens, Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office My name is Debbie Stephens, and I am the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Commerce Department’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). I have served at the USPTO for over 30 years in multiple leadership roles, during which I have worked to improve the automated tools and informational...

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Announces Senior Biden White House Staffer Chris Slevin as New Chief of Staff

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that Chris Slevin will be the Department’s new Chief of Staff. “I am proud to announce Chris Slevin as my new chief of staff here at the Department of Commerce,” said Secretary Raimondo. “Chris’ record speaks for itself. Between his decade of experience on Capitol Hill and his recent work at the White House Office of Legislative Affairs...

U.S. Deputy Secretary Don Graves Travels to Belgium and Croatia, Addresses Importance of U.S.-EU Strategic Economic Alliance to Combat Supply Chain Disruptions, Improve Energy Security

Last week, U.S. Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves traveled to Brussels, Belgium and met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. They discussed the close cooperation between the European Union and the United States on export controls to counter Russia’s war on Ukraine, the continued need for enforcement coordination, as well as European energy security. Deputy Secretary Graves’...

Secretary Raimondo to Travel to New Delhi to Deepen U.S.-India Commercial Ties, Participate in U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue and CEO Forum

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will travel to New Delhi, India to meet with Indian public and private sector leaders and participate in the U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue and CEO Forum. The Secretary will convey the importance that the Biden Administration places on U.S.-India relations and emphasize the significant opportunity to deepen commercial ties between the two countries...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Stresses Importance of Training Students for the Manufacturing Jobs of the Future

Earlier this week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo traveled to Austin, Texas where she toured Austin Community College (ACC) to see first-hand how they are equipping students with the knowledge and skills for the manufacturing jobs of the future. Last week, Secretary Raimondo spoke to Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where stressed the need for a trained workforce and the...