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Spotlight on Commerce: David Ziaya, Chief Administrative Officer U.S. Census Bureau

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Blog post by David Ziaya, Chief Administrative Officer U.S. Census Bureau My name is David Ziaya and I am currently the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau. I am a first-generation professional from a small, rural-based community of roughly 1,400 people in Michigan. Going to college was always the plan for me although my family couldn’t afford it. I earned some scholarships as...

Presidential Proclamation on Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2019

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The following is a cross-post from the White House During Minority Enterprise Development Week, our Nation celebrates the success of minority-owned businesses and recognizes their significant role in strengthening our country’s robust economy. The contributions of these enterprises ensure American companies remain world leaders in the global marketplace. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Thank you Diane for that kind introduction and good morning. On behalf of Secretary Ross, who is currently wrapping up an overseas trip to Turkey and Greece, I am very pleased to kick-off NTIA’s second annual spectrum symposium. We created this forum for you, our stakeholders – from both inside and outside the government – to discuss how our nation should manage radiofrequency spectrum. Everyone...

Spotlight on Commerce: Stephanie Mendez, Senior Management Analyst, Office of the Secretary

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Blog post by Stephanie Mendez, Senior Management Analyst, Office of the Secretary My name is Stephanie Mendez, and I am a first-generation professional. I work as a Senior Management Analyst in the Office of the Secretary and am currently finishing a duel MBA from Johns Hopkins University. My family circumstances led me to call home to more than two-dozen cities along the east coast; from...

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Imports of Ceramic Tile from China

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of ceramic tile from China, finding countervailable subsidy rates ranging from 103.77 to 222.24 percent. As a result of today’s decision, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of ceramic tile...

Spotlight on Commerce: Tariq Hafiz, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Blog post by Tariq Hafiz, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office My name is Tariq and I am a first-generation professional. I came to the United States of America at the age of 10 and immediately attended elementary school without knowing a word of English. I learned the English alphabet in the 4th grade. I was the only immigrant in the whole school. While growing up being an immigrant...

Spotlight on Commerce: Laura Shin, Deputy Chief, Federal Assistance Law Division

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Blog post by Laura Shin, Deputy Chief, Federal Assistance Law Division My name is Laura and I have encountered many of the experiences as a first-generation professional in the United States. My parents were college-educated in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the United States in the 1970s. Once they got to the U.S., they both had to begin their work lives all over again and in a new language...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ko Barrett, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Blog post by Ko Barrett, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) My name is Ko Barrett. I am a first-generation professional and the first person in my extended family to attend college. We were a working-class family of six, living in the “inner city” where crime was rampant and civil unrest was a fact of life during the turbulent late...