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Secretary Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Graves Reiterate Biden Administration Commitment to Equity and the Success of AA and NHPI Businesses and Communities

Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves provided opening remarks at the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) second annual AANHPI Business Summit . They reaffirmed the Biden Administration’s commitment to an equitable and prosperous future for Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) workers, entrepreneurs, and businesses...

Department of Commerce Ranks in Top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

The Department of Commerce ranked in Top 5 in the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Amongst Large Agencies for the 12th year in a row! The Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group joined the Washington Post to release rankings for the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government . It is our honor to announce that the Department of Commerce was ranked the...

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Applauds Kenya as a Leader in Africa’s Digital Transformation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently led members of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) to Nairobi , where she announced various commercial deals with U.S. companies and a historic partnership with Kenya to facilitate data flows, empower digital upskilling, and harness the potential of AI. The partnership is the first-of-its-kind with an African...

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...

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...

5x5 Summit: Commerce Agencies Work Together to Advance Public Safety Communications

This June, two agencies within the U.S. Department of Commerce are coming together to advance communications technology for public safety. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Public Safety Communications Research Division (NIST PSCR) have complemented each other’s work for more than a decade on projects ranging from...

Secretary Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Graves Honor Denim Day

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) and there are a myriad of ways to demonstrate your support for safe and healthy environments free of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other harmful behaviors. One way is to participate in Denim Day. Denim Day is a long-running internationally recognized grassroots sexual violence awareness and education campaign. It calls for...

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from the Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Programs (OSEEP)! We were delighted to receive many incredible photos in the 2024 Earth Day Photo Challenge. It's inspiring to see so many Commerce employees embracing the great outdoors and making efforts to reduce plastic waste. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did. Wishing you a happy Earth Day filled with...