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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces Appointment of Chief Richard Carrizzo as Chair of FirstNet Authority Board

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of Chief Richard Carrizzo to serve as Board Chair of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Carrizzo is the Fire Chief for the Southern Platte Fire Protection District in Missouri who was first appointed to the FirstNet Authority Board in 2018 and reappointed in 2021, serving as the Board Vice Chair and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Invites Industry Groups to Apply for Export Promotion Funding

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This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a new funding opportunity through the 2023 Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) to support projects up to $300,000 each aimed to generate U.S. exports, help address trade barriers, enhance U.S. industry competitiveness, and create American jobs. “This is an incredible opportunity to participate in a program with a track record of creating...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Continues Push for Higher Paying Careers for Women in the Skilled Trades

On Friday, April 14, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo toured a New York City community-based organization that trains women in the trade as part of the Administration’s “Investing in America” tour and as part of her ongoing commitment to boosting wages for women through access to higher-paying careers in the skilled trades. One of Secretary Raimondo’s top priorities at the Commerce Department...

Testimony by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies at the FY 2024 Budget Hearing

Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Cartwright, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to discuss President Biden’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Commerce Department is hard at work. Thanks to major investments like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the CHIPS and Science Act, and your support through the appropriations...

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the National Action Network National Convention

Thank you, Rev. Sharpton, and thank you to the National Action Network for your tireless work advancing civil rights and expanding opportunity for everyone in America. It’s an honor to be here today to talk about the work we’ve done and the work ahead of us to create a better, more equal, more prosperous United States of America. Now, I am the Secretary of Commerce. And we do a lot of things...

HHS and DOC Announce Plan to Review March-In Authority

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced efforts to pursue a whole-of-government approach to review its march-in authority as laid out in the Bayh-Dole Act, which promotes commercialization of research results, maximizes the potential for federally-funded technologies to become products, and serves the broader interest of the...

Commerce Department Announces Monthly Spotlight on Women and the Labor Force

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New dashboard to provide updated data alongside the monthly jobs report release Today, the Department of Commerce’s Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs (OUSEA) is announcing a new spotlight on women and the labor force. The dashboard will reflect new data each month, alongside the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly release on the employment situation . “The Department’s new...

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...